• Chance, change, and making strange : the surprising aesthetics of electronic interaction 

      Bardebes, William (2013)
      This work is an exploration of how randomly generated electronic interaction can be employed to push beyond the sense of instrumentality defined by most domestic electronic experiences. This exegesis recounts a body of ...
    • Co-designing primary learning space in Aotearoa New Zealand 

      Haghighi, Mana Talebi (2017-03)
      Research Question: How can co-design assist students at a bicultural primary school in central Auckland transition into a ”Modern” or ”Innovative” learning environment (MLE/ILE)? New Zealand’s Ministry of Education ...
    • Courtship : a photographic investigation of romantic engagement 

      Cook, Lydia Ruth (2011)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How is contemporary romantic courtship evolving with reference to the influence of fairy tale convention? The research title of my project is: Courtship: A photographic investigation of romantic ...
    • Design of change in cycle commuting 

      McKernon, Stephen (2007)
      Cycle commuting is well-recognised but marginal in most English-speaking countries, following considerable popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. In recent decades, it has found favour among transport policy ...
    • Designing the Shaw 9 metre: How does the process of design inform the development of a 9 metre racing yacht? 

      Shaw, Robert (2011)
      This aim of this project was to explore how the process of yacht design informed the development of a 9 metre racing yacht with a canting keel. It explores the interrelationship of art and science in the process of developing ...
    • Erysichthon 

      Tiongson, Gabriel (2018)
      I have always been attracted to the asymmetrical, the uncanny, the mutated, the deviation, and the odd. These preoccupations were made manifest through my drawing practice. Friends, family, and acquaintances would often ...
    • Everyday liminality 

      Blinkhorne, Amy (2014)
      This painting project commenced through the activity of re-examining my previous practice, which prompted the desire to focus on the activity of painting through the plasticity of oil paint. The intention to focus on ...
    • Floating bodies : reconciling image and object through drawing 

      Ellis, Stephen (2014)
      This exegesis plots the course of the Floating Bodies project and its ambition to examine climate change iconography through a reconciliation of Image and Object. From an initial polarity, in both concept and outcome, ...
    • Flowers in a contemporary painting practice 

      Cervin, Janette (2013)
      This project originated from a cornucopia of personal experiences that informed a perspective shaped by a life growing up surrounded by flowers in the context of a large creative family and a domestic-craft background. ...
    • Fragmentation and the found in the production of contemporary jewellery 

      Bell, Rachel A. (2012)
      A Masters of Design by Research project that asks the question: “How can materials and histories be linked by a methodology of making that utilises fragmentation and the found?” Focussed primarily on the production ...
    • He reo, he tikanga e whare nei i a tāua 

      Ngatai, Deane-­Rose (2015)
      TE POU KŌRERO – ABSTRACT This exegesis documents the journey of He reo, he tikanga e whare nei i a tāua, a moving image and sound project, expressing the significance of bicultural experiences in bilingual units within ...
    • Horological furniture: An investigation into temporal form 

      Gamble, Simon (2011)
      Research Question: How can temporality be used to develop new strategies for the design of furniture? This exegesis documents the journey through my Masters of Design project Horological Furniture. An artefact’s ...
    • How can products adapt to the challenges of the experience economy? 

      Halfon, Amitai (2007)
      The basis of my research is an alternative approach to everyday-products design, which instead of catering for quick and clever functionality, comfort and aesthetics, seeks to deepen and augment users or audiences' experience, ...
    • Hunting : connecting hunter, animal and environment 

      Fraser, Jamaine (2012)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can we illustrate the respect the modern hunter conveys for the animal and the environment through containing the meat? Connecting the hunter, the animal and the environment is the basis for ...
    • Ideal worlds : an investigation into the role fantasy plays in constructing imagery for visual practitioners within the context of contemporary painting 

      Flynn, Myah (2010)
      This research aims to investigate how archetypal imagery, as seen in the literature of fantasy and mythology, can inform procedures for constructing contemporary painting within the figurative and abstract elements.
    • An investigation of interiority : beyond the boundaries of subject and into the practIce of painting 

      Roberts, Kirsten (2013)
      This document charts a painter’s intention to evolve ambiguous and geographically indeterminate spaces that are potentially neither inside nor outside, public or private that are constructed from two dimensional images, ...
    • Keeping watch : fabricating a space of hesitation 

      Treadwell, Sarah (2018)
      In 2011 the MV Rena struck the Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa New Zealand. Stacks of containers fell from the ship and household goods, industrial items and oil washed into the sea coating beaches and birds. ...
    • The knot not and the knot now 

      Boyle, Audrey (2014)
      Chapter one discusses the role of craft in my art practice, and the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach. The next chapter centres around the idea that art can be a simple process of stripping away the detritus ...
    • [Liberation by desecration] 

      Malone, Peter David (2011)
      This research aims to investigate how pictorial conventions used in a previous generation of expressionist painting (1980’s post avant-garde) can be reconstituted and appropriated to develop a contemporary painting practice. ...
    • Lost in the Translation: the Challenge of Managing New Zealand's Professional Service Organisations 

      Scott, Penelope (2006)
      The world of work is changing in ways that could not have been anticipated 20 years ago, when the theory and practice of management was being developed around concepts of best practice and implementation of a winning ...