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Qualifications

  • PhD (Design), University of Newcastle, 08/10/2012
  • Bachelor of Arts (Design), University of Technology Sydney
  • Master of Design (Honours), University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

  • Design

Research expertise

I have expertise in design theory, photovoltaic research, design for manufacturing, glass materials processing

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120399Design Practice And Management Not Elsewhere Classified100

Administrative

Administrative expertise

  • Assessed ARC grants,
  • Head of Discipline for Visual Communications
  • Student Academic Conduct Officer

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Design

Teaching expertise

I have expertise in both studio and theory based subjects within the design field delivered to both undergraduate and post graduate students

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Dickinson MR, 'Design: a harnessing of unintelligible causes', Design Systems Evolution: EAD 06, Bremen, Germany (2005) [E1]
2004Dickinson MR, 'Design scholarship: as we explore looking outwards to the theoretical principles and practice of other disciplines, is anyone looking at us?', Enhancing Curricula, Barcelona, Spain (2004) [E1]
2003Dickinson MR, 'The 'story' as an alternative mechanism for revealing the silent language of objects', ACUADS Conference 2003, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art (2003) [E1]
2003Dickinson MR, 'Umm and the Matchbox 'The Object of Desire and the Desired Object'', International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces dppi03, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (2003) [E1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Lawrence CL, Dickinson MR, 'Documenting Verbal Critiques in Design Education', Critique 2013 Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2013) [E1]
2009Turner PD, Dickinson MR, 'HyKim: Development of a robot bear: Bringing the strength and robustness of a bear's biomimetic features to a robot', ROBIO 2008 Proceedings, Bangkok, Thailand (2009) [E1]
2009Dickinson MR, Turner PD, 'Development of a biomimetic robotic bear: Or is a bare bear bearable?', ROBIO 2008 Proceedings, Bangkok, Thailand (2009) [E1]
2008Dickinson MR, 'Illuminating the experience of design through the unexpected: A lover, two lights and a murder', Designing Designers: Light as an Architectural Matter - Lighting Design: International Conference of University Courses in Design 2007, Milan, Italy (2008) [E2]
2007Lawrence CC, Dickinson MR, Chalup SK, 'Designing charm: Harnessing the affective power of form in robotic development', ConnectED'07, International Conference of Design Education. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: STEPHAN CHALUP

2007Dickinson MR, 'A re-assessment of design thinking through the experience of jury duty in a murder trial', ConnectED'07, International Conference of Design Education. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2006Chalup SK, Dickinson MR, Fisher RD, Middleton RH, Quinlan MJ, Turner PD, 'Proposal of a Kit-Style Robot as the New Standard Platform for the Four-Legged League', Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2005Dickinson MR, 'Design: a harnessing of unintelligible causes', Design Systems Evolution: EAD 06, Bremen, Germany (2005) [E1]
2004Dickinson MR, 'Design scholarship: as we explore looking outwards to the theoretical principles and practice of other disciplines, is anyone looking at us?', Enhancing Curricula, Barcelona, Spain (2004) [E1]
2003Dickinson MR, 'Umm and the Matchbox 'The Object of Desire and the Desired Object'', International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces dppi03, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (2003) [E1]
2003Dickinson MR, 'The 'story' as an alternative mechanism for revealing the silent language of objects', ACUADS Conference 2003, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Art (2003) [E1]
2003Eddison AJ, Dickinson MR, 'Design research and the five-legged dog', Doctoral Studies in Education and the Creative and Performing Arts - Program & Abstract Book, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [E2]
2002Dickinson MR, Clement CA, 'An Analysis of Developments Arising from Technology', Future History Papers, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst and University of Illinois, Chicago (2002) [E2]
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Creative Work (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Dickinson MR, D: Brief - Rocketart Exhibition, Rocketart Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Dickinson MR, D: Brief - Intrados Exhibition, Intrados Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Dickinson MR, D: Brief - Watt Space Exhibition, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$13,533

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2008 (1 grants)

IEEE ROBIO 2008 International conference on robotics and biominetics, Bangkok, Thailand, 14/12/2008 - 17/12/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Dickinson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189672

2007 (1 grants)

Designing Designers 2007 International Convention of University Courses in Design, Milan Italy, 18/4/2007 - 23/4/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Dickinson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187670

2005 (1 grants)

EAD06 design>system>evolution: 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, 29 - 31 March 2005, Germany$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Dickinson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185181

2004 (1 grants)

2nd International Conference CLTAD: Enhancing Curricula: Towards the Scholarship of Teaching in Art, Design and Communications, 15 - 16 April 2004, Spain$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Dickinson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0183954

2003 (1 grants)

DPPI 03 International Conference on Designing pleasurable Products and Interfaces, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 23-26 June, 2003$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Dickinson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020032003
GNo:G0183044

2002 (1 grants)

'Future History'$2,133
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Dickinson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,13320022002
GNo:G0182548
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Design)Principal SupervisorThe Power of Drawing: Art for Health's Sake

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012M Philosophy (Design)Principal SupervisorThe Relevance of the Graphic Novel as a Form of Visual Communication
2008M Design [R]Sole SupervisorNavigational System and Desktop Environment Design Within the Virtual Space
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAbby Farmer Does culture jamming affect brand equity?: Asocially responsible design perspective
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorClare Gleeson How does graphic design create change in society?
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorBrooke Partridge How does the designer's unique identity affect the creative process?
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorEmily Quail An investigation into developing environmental awarness through advertising campaigns in Australia
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorNaomi Ross Graphic design within government advertising
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorKjetil Skaug The Muhammad cartoons: Understanding the controversy
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorMark Taggart Is typographic knowledge of any significance to a designer?
2007Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAngela Vangelov Event design: An investigation into the relationship that exists between an event and its visual identity
2007 Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorNicole Leary How does the relationship between the graphic designer and thier client affect the design process
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAlanna Jang The role of the graphic designer in defining corporate identity
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorLouise Osborn Does design study reflect design practice?
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorSelina Wegener How design is changing to remain relevant in today's increasingly fast paced international marketplace
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorPeta Coulin Magazines: the role that design plays.
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorLouis Shea Illustration and the digital revolution
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorFelicity Moore Photography in the Digital Age: How good is a pixel anyway?
2006Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorNicole Meikle, Illustration that draws fashion design
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisorthe Simpsons: Why is it so successful?
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorStuart Baumann Design: art or science?
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorChristopher Sutherland Interactive Design: analysing interactive multimedia and its potential as a self-promotional medium.
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorIan Dowling Album cover design: the relationship between audio consumption and visual packaging.
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorRachel Symons The practical acquisition and application of knowledge in the design layout of posters.
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorVictoria Jean Bell Good and bad design; a journey of self discovery as a designer
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorRuwandi Perera Digital mayhem; typography in graphic design today.
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorJenny Drayton Use of colour in graphic design: colour psychology, connotations and effects.
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorTherese Olsen The muse within: discovering the design process as a tool for planned creativity.
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorPeta Coulin Magazines: the role that design plays
2005Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAnthony Healey, Exploring the design of an interactive website
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorRikki Gilbert Illustration and design: A study of examples of successful usage of illustration in answer to commercial design briefs
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorDaniel Massey The future of album cover design: Why downloadable music will make the internet the new cover
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorLachlan Webb Rebels with a cause: The ethical struggle in design culture
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorAdam Wilson Why are you telling me this: An investigation into what should be shown and said for a successful employment application in the Visual Communication Industry
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorMichael Widgery Interface design and its interactivity
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorBritt Katrin Voernes, Tuning in
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorShannon Harty What is cutting edge magazine design: A survey and analysis of the medium
2004Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorMatt Mckey Why is japanese animation apealling to Australian youths?
2003Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorLeigh Pasfield 2D animation, a time and a place: Exploring the music video and the appropriate utilisation of 2D animation within the industry
2003Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorDaniel Lynch Outlaw Art: Deconstructing Modern Graffiti
2003Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorKatrina Ryl Why use motion graphics instead of traditional graphic design?: An analysis from an industry perspective
2003Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorJessica Mayhew An exploration of the impact on the film industry of stop-motion animation
2003Honours Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorJenny Lui Historical and modern attitudes of animation: From its marginalised status to its rise of popularity
2003 Graphic Arts & Design Studies
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorLiam Hogan What are the implications of new technology for the graphic designer
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Dr Michael Dickinson

Work Phone(02) 4921 6397
Fax(02) 4921 8970
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaDesign and Natural History Illustration
Office
D2-04,
Design,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/michael-dickinson