• Actual - artificial: Images generated and presented in natural and digital environments

      Knight, Cassandra (Cassandra Ruth) (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This project explores the transformation of images through the use of digital media. It is an investigation into image manipulation and recontextualisation. It follows a circular concept – Nature to Digital to Nature, ...
    • All dolled up and no place to go

      Trussardi, Gabriella (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This body of work is the result of practice based research, culminating in a collection of five garments featuring pictorial prints, created through digital sublimation printing¹. The accompanying exegesis examines the ...
    • Anatomics

      Carthew, Richard (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      Abstract This project is concerned with visual representation of human gross anatomy*. The subject is complex because it derives from an intersection of artistic and scientific disciplines and is an active field of research. ...
    • The body upgrade: Aesthetics, value judgements and forces of choice

      Jansen, Dina (Dieneke) Susanna (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This Art project seeks to explore the culture of Appearance Medicine, through the investigation of processed image technology, body image and euphenics. It specifically examines power: the rhetoric of choice and the power ...
    • Building type: developing interpretive design strategies to translate selected New Zealand suburban architecture into type design

      Powley, Caroline (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Building type explores interpretation as a creative strategy for developing experimental design processes that translate architecture into type. The research sits within the experimental area of the contemporary type design ...
    • City centered cycling

      Reilly, Lyle (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This project explores design considerations and processes involved in the development of sports performance clothing specifically aimed at city cycling commuters. Research with a focus on smart clothing and electronic ...
    • Confronting design: case studies in the design of ceramics in New Zealand

      Thompson, Christopher (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      This study maps a way of looking at design history in New Zealand through the investigation of a taxon of industrially manufactured ceramics. Understanding design as an enfolded process of production, distribution, mediation ...
    • A couple of jokes: using humour in multicultural couples to study co-creation and methods of generative design

      Pierson, Lina (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This exegesis presents and discusses an exploratory Co-Design project that was conducted between June 2014 and February 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand as research for the Master of Creative Technologies degree at AUT ...
    • Design of a Wearable Vibration Therapy Device for Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain, Based on the Input of Clinicians

      Sarmast, Farshid (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This study explored the technical and design aspects and requirements underpinning the design process of a new wearable vibration therapy device for home users to reduce the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. The device has ...
    • Designing information websites

      Lu, Wenxin (Auckland University of Technology, 2002)
      This thesis is composed of a practical component involving the design of two websites and a written exegesis. The first site is the redesigned New Zealand Design Archive/Graphic project, which archives and profiles historical ...
    • Digital Dynamics: An Interactive Design Process for Generating Knitted Textiles

      Stephen, Caroline (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This practice-led research project investigates new generative ways of designing with interactive textiles, embracing their inherent active and temporal properties to develop alternative methods and open up new aesthetic ...
    • Disabled Monsters: performing prosthetic technologies and ambivalent bodies

      Alexander, Charlotte (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This practice-led research endeavours to recognise the consequences of dualistic knowledge systems on the way people with disabilities and their assistive technologies are framed, understood, and communicated. The researcher’s ...
    • Dress as ornament

      Lau, Kim (Auckland University of Technology, 2002)
      The approach to 'Dress as Ornament' is a specific focus on a subject that is broad and diverse. It is about design in dress as a messenger for the idea of excess through the details of ornamentation and focuses on the ...
    • Encouraging Everyday Cycling: A Phenomenological Journey

      Clist, Lisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis addresses the question: How can a phenomenological design approach help better understand and encourage everyday urban cycling for non-active cyclists? Cycling is a popular pursuit, yet cycling in an urban ...
    • Exercises in image

      Palmer, Julia Emmanuelle (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This research engages with interpretation and communication, through video and multimedia, to express a personal point of view. The challenge that has driven this project is to share an idea or a sensation without using ...
    • Fashion: the Missing Element in Wearable Technology Design

      Lin, Melissa (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      There have been significant advancements in the research and development of wearable technologies over the last decade; however, only a few of these products are commercially successful. This mixed-methods research ...
    • Feasibility Study of a Novel Electrospinning System with Uniform & Non-uniform Electric Fields

      Al-Hilali, Yasir (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Nanofibres are fibres that are 1000 times thinner than a human hair, they are a versatile form of material made from various polymers. They inherit the properties of the base material while also yielding the properties ...
    • Functional play: Playfulness in user interfaces

      Soegiono, Orry Wijanarko (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      The definition of a user interface varies, but in essence, a user interface stands between user and the content of a digital media. It can be seen as something that stands in the way and must be kept as transparent as ...
    • Future forms: a methodological investigation for garment shape innovation in knitwear design

      Evans-Mikellis, Sharon (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This practice based research project investigates the opportunities for invention and innovation within industrial fashion for the knitwear designer and focuses on experimental knitwear in which the fabric and the garment ...
    • In Search of No-self: An Installation Exploring Relations Between Notions of Selfhood, Transcendentalism and Sublimity

      Maher, Julian (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis examines two major arenas of enquiry. Firstly it explores the notions of selfhood, via a critique of Modernity’s subject. This is considered through the frameworks of both deconstruction and Buddhism’s anatta ...