An interdisciplinary team of design based-researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra.


Core Members
Our people work across the fields of Architecture, Industrial Design, Interaction Design and Visual Communication Design. 


Iain [Max] Maxwell

Max is a registered Architect, design researcher and educator. Max is a founding-director of supermanoeuvre, and internationally awarded design and innovation practice. His work has been exhibited globally, including the 2012 & 2016 Venice Biennale for Architecture.


Dr Ben Ennis Butler

Ben Ennis Butler is a Senior Lecturer, Design at UC. Ben completed his PhD, Escaping the search box: Developing digital interfaces that encourage exploration and discovery in cultural heritage collections, in 2017. His ongoing practice-led research is focused on the creation of novel exploratory interfaces for digital heritage collections.


Sam Tomkins

Sam Tomkins is an Industrial designer, educator and researcher. He holds First Class Honours Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Canberra. The work of his studio - Tomkins Design - has been exhibited nationally.


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An interdisciplinary team of design based-researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra.