Research

RESEARCH

The Creative Industries Research Institute comprise the research clusters shown below, and has a close affiliation with several other AUT Institutes. Besides these core research centre, CIRI also has a team of individual researchers and specialists working in a wide variety of areas related to the creative industries.

Listed below is a selection of the research projects that we are currently involved with, which will give a general idea of the variety of research projects that we are involved with. Note that this section will be updated regularly, so please visit often to see what’s new…

PROJECTS

Pacific Media Centre

Pacific Journalism Review: www.pjreview.info
Pacific Media Watch: www.pmw.c2o.org
Book Project: South Pacific Islands Communication: Local & Regional Perspectives:
www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/publications.shtml
Book project: Media and development in the South Pacific:
www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/publications.shtml
Kanak mining and media research project:
www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/niusbeat/071012_kanak.shtml
National NZ journalism survey project:
www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/niusbeat/071009_journ.shtml
Ngatihine indigenous land and the media project:
www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/niusbeat/070819_photographer.shtml
Centre for Rapid Product Development

Research into the Rapid Prototyping as Design methodology
Effects of CAD, technology and “inclusive development” on PD cycle
Tools for better managing innovation and creativity at the fuzzy front-end of NPD projects
Action based research through Industry Rapid Product Development Projects
Predictive Health Systems for home health monitoring
Regenerative computing
Curved layer Rapid Prototyping Project
Two-pot Rapid Prototyping Project
User Centered Design research
Healthworks free software for home health management
InnovationWorks II software for managing innovation during the fuzzy front-end part of the project
OASIS: Design Tools Online
Textile & Design Lab

Smart textiles for health
The development of a merino/possum knee support using Whole Garment® Knitwear Technology. Possumdown Ltd / Tapestry Knitwear Ltd in conjunction TDL
The redesign of an antenatal bonnet using Whole Garment® Knitwear Technology. Possumdown Ltd / Tapestry Knitwear Ltd in conjunction withTDL
The development of ‘the ultimate sock’ using Whole Garment® Knitwear Technology Possumdown Ltd Tapestry Knitwear Ltd in conjunction with TDL
Transformation of knitwear manufacturing processes from ‘cut and sew’ to ‘Whole Garment®’ Technology.
Using CAD and on demand garment printing technologies to improve capacity and enhance design, product differentiation and marketability across an apparel and textile range. Miranda Brown Ltd and TDL
The digital carpet, digital couch: Robert Wreisnik
Co-Lab

Symposia and workshops with international artists and technology developers experimenting in new technologies
3d and virtual reality workshops for staff, students and industry using Right Hemisphere Deep Server, 3D Digital Asset Management and Deep Exploration platforms and other 3D software
Development of software for a mobile content video repository
Development and performance of mobile phone applications
Motion Capture facilities for education, research and industry
Research on augmented reality systems using location based information
Interdisciplinary research on the nature of creative visualisation and visualisation of creativity
Physical computing workshops for staff, students and industry
A transdisciplinary Salon programme of specialist speakers for staff, students and industry
Performance Research Centre

Survey of work and attitudes amongst New Zealand Actors and Performers.
Research into New Zealand cultural identities as fundamentally performative and the part played by local and global media and culture in that process
Research into the use of dramaturgical prototypes for computer game development
Collaborative work with Professor Robert Burnett of Karlstad University in Sweden on the comparative differences in the reception of the Pop Idol format in Sweden and New Zealand.
Multimodal Research Centre

Activist Documentary in Latin America and Aotearoa New Zealand
Attention in the Age of Information Overload
Consumerism & Sustainability
Digital Art Discourse: Black Noise
German-speaking Immigrants in NZ
Horseback Riding Lessons – A Video Ethnography
Identity in Everyday Life
Interactive Gaming
Interface Discourse: Smart Systems
Multimedia Learning Objects
Patu! and its Audiences
Performance Motion Capture for 3D Animation
PR-isation in Journalism
Reincarnating Heroes
Ritualization in Social Practice: Aipan Art of India
Software Studies: Brainstorm
Workplace Practices – A Video Ethnography

about

ABOUT US

The AUT Creative Industries Research Institute (CIRI) was founded in 2007 in order to promote the interdisciplinarity that makes AUT and, in particluar, the Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies unique.

Ultimately, the most important measurable outcome for the Institute is to increase AUTs standing as a world-class university achieved, in principal, through an increase in tangible research outputs. To achieve this goal, CIRI will serve several main functions:

Encourage and foster cross-disciplinary collaborative research both across the University and between the schools within the Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies
Help to coordinate research activities within the various research centres
Mentoring of new and emerging researchers
Act as a champion in the collection of funding from a variety of sources
Attract industry projects and funding
The Creative Industries Research Institute will also act as a shop-front to showcase research being undertaken by the various research centres at AUT. The effect of this “Creative Industries Research Gallery” will be to promote and disseminate the work being undertaken, which will lead to attracting further research projects and funding as well as attracting both postgraduate and undergraduate students.

STAFF

Prof. Olaf Diegel, Director, Creative Industries Research Institute. Olaf’s Website
A. Prof. Frances Joseph, Acting Director, Textile Design Laboratory
A. Prof. Frances Joseph, Director, CoLab
A. Prof. Charles Walker, Director, CoLab
Deborah Lawler-Dormer , Director, CoLab
A. Prof. David Robie, Director, Pacific Media Centre. David’s Website
A. Prof. Barry King, Director, Centre for Performance Research
Dr. Sarat Singamneni, Director, Centre for Rapid Product Development. Sarat’s Website
A. Prof. Sigrid Norris, Director, Multi-Modal Research Centre. Sigrid’s Website

The AUT Creative Industries Research Institute is a hub which weaves together the many creative strands running through the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.

It is a focal point for collaborative research and practice between our varied areas of expertise, encourages excellence in our disciplines, and promotes the innovation that is core to many of our creative industries.

The strong research-led culture that permeates our environment allows us to promote the interdisciplinary synergies that not only should, but must, be a part of all creative endeavors, and positions us at the leading-edge of creative industry.

Construction Scaffolding Safety Methods

 

Construction Scaffolding Incorporated (CSI) was formed as an independent commercial construction and building materials industry association in 1972. Originally adopted in 1971, OSHA’s initial construction scaffolding standards stayed relatively static until 1996 when the National Industrial Safety & Health Act (NICHA) was enacted. The new Act established several mandatory construction activities that included the inspection of scaffold installations. The revised 1996 amendments are performance based, meaning that the criteria don’t tell employers exactly what to do with their employees.

The new Regulations contained ten different sections that addressed issues across the spectrum of scaffolding safety. It is important to read them in order and get familiar with them. For example, there was a discussion about the significance of the term “power lines” and the definition of a “ground safety fall line.” In both instances, the words “power lines” are subject to interpretation.

The Regulations also cover the ten “fall,” or “slippages,” that occur on scaffolds. The OSHA 1926 L Standard provides general guidance for the use of scaffolding, including its safe distances from power lines and other energized power lines. This reference number can be found on all construction equipment and at the site where the scaffolding is installed. Other important OSHA terms are: “fall distance,” “fall system,” and “drop location.” Other important OSHA terms relating to scaffolding include: “rafter distance” and “tension loads.”

The OSHA guidelines on fall protection are designed for workers using scaffolds on jobsites and for maintenance workers who use work towers. OSHA has created a list of qualified professionals who are able to offer qualified assistance in training prospective workers on how to safely use and maintain scaffold systems on job sites and maintenance towers. The professionals certified as fall protectors can also provide training to the workers who will be using the scaffolds on job sites. They are also certified in the use of drop locations. To be eligible for certification by OSHA, scaffold companies and workers must meet the following criteria: They must perform work under steady supervision, they must use personal protective equipment daily, and they must prevent employees from falling through the openings in the scaffolds.

In order for a person to become properly trained and certified as a scaffold safety specialist, he/she must attend and pass an approved scaffold training program. An approved scaffold training program consists of classroom instruction, practical training and other opportunities offered through a professional association or vocational school. Once a person has successfully passed the required training program, he/she will be considered a competent person scaffolding safety specialist.

There are some basic steps that are necessary for any individual to take when working with scaffolds. The worker should always document everything that is done so that there are no issues later. Construction workers and other individuals working with scaffolds should use hand signals when there is a change in the plans. They should also make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening around them. A competent and experienced worker would also advise the workers to be prepared before beginning work.

Construction workers and other individuals using scaffolds need to be responsible with the materials that they are holding. If something is not working correctly or if there is an issue, then the worker should make sure that everything is in good condition. Before leaving work, a worker should always check his or her harness and should ensure that the ropes are properly adjusted to any weight difference between the worker and the object. The harnesses should also be checked before entering the area. These are all part of good scaffolding safety procedures.

The materials that are used in scaffold plans should be secure and in place. Workers need to be trained to identify any problems that are related to the construction and visual inspection of the planks needs to take place before starting work. There should be a change made once a year to the designs and the materials that are being used. The workers will need to know what are the different materials that are being used so that they will be able to identify if there is a hazard with it and if the use of those materials is allowed.

Rhinoceros Architecture Tutorials

 

If you’re looking for some rhino design tips or designs, then look no further than some of the most amazing rhino architecture tutorials available online. From a simple, three dimensional image that you can print from your printer to a complete, multi-dimensional masterpiece you can view in 3-D, these rhino design tutorials provide just the right amount of insight and instruction that will help you learn how to design your very own rhinoceros home and business.

Rhinos are one of the most recognizable animals in the world, and as such, you can have a lot of fun designing your own home or business using rhinoceros architecture. Many of the best rhinoceros design tutorials will start with a sketch or a photo and then proceed to show you how to transform that basic sketch or image into a full-scale model, complete with all the bells and whistles that will help you bring it to life.

Even if you are not interested in creating your own unique rhinoceros home design, you will find plenty of other resources for rhinoceros sketches, plans and designs online that can help you get started on your own rhinoceros building project. If you find a good quality website with free, quality rhinoceros design tutorials, you should be able to quickly and easily access information about where to find rhinoceros designs, along with how to find different types of rhinoceros’ homes or businesses.

Rhinoceros design tutorials can provide you with ideas for the style of roof you will need, how to use your new materials and create a space that is both functional and beautiful. This knowledge can help you save time when it comes to your planning and design work and will also help you stay on budget.

If you enjoy designing but don’t have the time or expertise necessary to make your own home or business, you might want to consider hiring an experienced rhinoceros designer to create a professional looking rhinoceros design for you. An experienced rhinoceros designer will not only create a beautiful, realistic looking rhinoceros home or business, but they will also help you plan and execute your dream in a timely manner so that your project runs smoothly. Once you’ve chosen a rhinoceros design professional to help you design and create your dream, they will be there to answer any questions and concerns that you may have.

The number of rhinoceros design tutorials available on the Internet can be overwhelming, but by researching your specific rhinoceros design style and project, you can narrow down the vast amount of information available. to a handful of rhinoceros design tutorials that you are comfortable viewing.

Rhinoceros architecture tutorials will be able to help you in many ways, including giving you great ideas for your rhinoceros home or business, showing you exactly how to measure, prepare and plan your design, and providing you with tools and accessories that will help you finish the job on time. It will also help to provide you with valuable information on the materials that are used, including the type of wood and other building material that you will need, and the size, shape and weight of the structure. If you’re not familiar with the different types of wood used in your particular area, you’ll be able to learn about it and more.

Most of the rhinoceros design tutorials will also provide you with a lot of helpful hints and tips when it comes to designing a rhinoceros business or other type of home that uses rhinoceros. These tips will help you create the ultimate rhinoceros home or business that you will enjoy creating for years to come.

Online Shopping – Buy Leather Sneakers

 

In the past, you had to go out and try on shoes that you would buy online to check if they are comfortable. Now it is much easier for you to look for the perfect pair of leather sneakers. You just have to use the internet. There are many options that are available online for you to choose from.

The internet allows you to compare the prices, features and the quality of the different stores. Most people do not know where to look for the best prices or the best stores. Now you can use the internet to find the stores and the best prices online.

One of the great places to find the best deals on these shoes is through the internet. The reason you can shop online for shoes is that you have access to all of the stores that sell these shoes. You will have access to everything that is available. You will be able to search for all kinds of styles of shoes. You will also have the ability to compare the features and the prices between the different stores.

When you buy shoes online there are many benefits. The first benefit is the fact that you are able to find shoes in all of the different sizes that you would like. You have the ability to try on the shoes in all of the different sizes that you need.

There are some styles that are a little on the big side so having a pair that is a little smaller may work better for you. When you buy leather sneakers online, you will have the chance to try on the shoes and find out exactly what type of size you want.

The second benefit of shopping for shoes online is that it is much easier than you may think to find good deals on the local stores. When you go out to buy a pair of leather sneakers, it can be very difficult to find the best price. When you do this, it can take you a lot of time to try on all of the shoes that you are interested in buying and make sure that they are comfortable.

The good thing about shopping online is that there are many different stores that you can choose from. They all offer different prices and features so you can comparison shop all you want to. You will be able to compare all the features and all the prices between all of the stores that you choose.

The last benefit of shopping online is that you can save money. If you were to shop at your local store, you will have to pay more for the shoes because of the cost of shipping and handling the shoes. The only way that you could save money, in this case, would be to buy them at a discount online.

When you buy leather sneakers you have a few different options in order to get the best deal. You can buy your shoes on sale through one of the stores that are selling the shoes or you can buy them through another online store that is selling them. These two choices will give you a couple of different deals to choose from.

Many of the shops that are selling the shoes at sale prices will be offering special deals that are only available on certain days. Some of these days you will be able to get the shoes at discounted prices. You will have to be quick though in order to buy shoes at these discounts.

You will be able to save money if you take advantage of all of the discounts that are available through the online store. If you buy leather shoes online you are able to find the shoes at a great price and then you are able to put the shoes away for a long time.

When you shop at the online store you are going to be able to take advantage of all of the discounts and you will get the shoes at a great price. You will have all the comfort that you want when you buy the shoes. If you buy shoes on sale, you will be able to get all the comfort that you want when you buy the shoes.

Looking for a Gift For Someone Else? Try a Sex Shop

 

You may have thought twice about going to a sex shop NZ when you’re in NZ and planning on visiting New Zealand or maybe never thought about it. However, if you have been thinking about having a baby soon then you should consider heading to a sex shop NZ. There is nothing wrong with trying to find a gift for an expectant woman, for example, a baby bib. If the expectant mom has a baby bib that she can wear and hold over her belly as she breastfeeds, it will be a great gift, and it will show that you put thought into the gift and really know what you are looking for.

You can also go to a sex shop NZ for other needs as well. For instance, you can get a pair of sexy lingerie for your wife or girlfriend. There are many different types of sexy lingerie out there, so you don’t have to worry about finding something that is right for her. A pair of sexy underwear and a bra can make a great gift that she can wear during her pregnancy.

When you decide to head to a sex shop NZ, you can buy gifts for yourself as well as gifts for others. For example, if you are dating someone and think that you might want to make love more often, you can go to a sex shop NZ to see what the latest trends in love are. You can buy a new bedding set or lingerie set, which you can use during your time together or during the honeymoon period.

You can also go to a sex shop NZ for yourself if you are looking to make changes in your sexual life. You can buy some new toys or accessories for your personal pleasure. This is a great idea, because after all, sex is fun. You can purchase new sex toys or other items to spice up your sexual activities with other people. If you need a little more stimulation or you want to try something new, you can go to a sex shop NZ to get some new items.

If you are looking to do some traveling, you can head to a sex shop NZ to see what is available for you to do there. If you have already been to NZ, you can see what is available there to you if you are planning a trip there. You can take your laptop or iPad with you so that you can keep track of your travels as you explore the country.

Of course, when you go to a sex shop NZ you can also get gifts for someone else as well. For example, you can buy a gift certificate for someone who is just starting to try to be intimate. have some sex, and this certificate will help them get started.

You can also buy a gift certificate for someone else, if you think that they may want to try out a particular form of massage or perhaps they might want to try some sex positions that you would not normally think of. These types of certificates are sometimes available as gift certificates or even online, so you can browse the internet and find what they might be interested in. For example, you can go to a sex shop NZ and look for some certificates for people who want to try out a certain type of massage.

Of course, you can purchase a gift certificate for someone else’s birthday or for someone’s Valentine’s Day if they are in the middle of planning their wedding. When you go to a sex shop NZ and search around, you can also find lots of great deals. You can find some great deals and prices if you look around long enough.

Buying an Arm Chair

 

If you want a chair that is elegant and versatile, then you can consider purchasing armchairs. In choice, there are variously stylish, comfortable, indulgent and economical arm chairs to suit your requirements. They are also available in various sizes, shapes, styles and colors. The various types of arm chairs can serve a number of purposes in the home.

Arm chairs come in different forms. They include a number of chairs such as armless chair, armchair and arm chair recliner. The armless chairs are simple but can be very comfortable for the user. It is made up of wood or other lightweight material. The armchair recliner reclines and is often accompanied with footrests. The arm chair can be used for different purposes at home.

For a child, the arm chairs for children are an ideal furniture. They provide comfort, convenience and safety for a child while they play and study. You can buy these arm chairs in many of their online stores. You can have the arm chair delivered at your place or any place near you. There are several types of the arm chairs for children which include the monkey chair, swing chair and bouncy chair for kids. These chairs provide comfort and safety to the child at all times.

The arm chairs for elderly and old people can be found easily online. These chairs can be used as a bed or sofa. If you prefer the armchair sofa, you can get it at a very affordable price if you take the help of online stores. The armchair sofa can be used as a bed or couch, but if you want the arm chair recliner, then it is good option for you.

If you want to buy an armchair which is not very costly, then you can use a second hand arm chair. You can find the arm chairs for old people, handicapped people and elderly people in the market at an affordable price.

Some of the arm chair recliners are made up of leather and have padded cushions which are very comfortable to sit on. Sofa is commonly used for living room chairs. They are also used for sofa or other living room chairs.

The arm chairs for children are very common in the market. There are different kinds of the arm chairs for children such as baby rocking chair, small chair and kid rocking chair. There are many arm chairs for children which are designed and made in such a way that they will fit the child’s height and frame. Children rocking chair will give your children more comfort and ease.

The arm chair recliners are also known as sofa recliners. Sofa recliners are specially designed for adult and children.

One more type of recliner for arm chair is the swing chair. Swing chair recliner can be installed either in a bedroom or on the patio if there is a patio area in your house.

Another type of the arm chair recliner, which is used by children is the swing chair. The swings are also known as chair seats and the seat is hung from the ceiling by a metal or wood rod which is fixed in the middle of the swing.

There are also many recliners for old people such as recliners, chairs for senior citizens, chairs for handicapped people and sofas, and armchairs for seniors. Many companies who manufacture these recliners have a wide variety of armchairs and they also provide good customer service.

There are some things that you need to keep in mind while purchasing an arm chair. One thing that needs consideration while buying recliner for kids is that it should fit your child, so you should make sure that the seat should be comfortable and that it has enough space for the child to move around and the legs of the chair should be straight. You should not buy an arm chair for children if you do not know how to lift the chair or if it is too heavy for your child.

Black Mold – Learn About The Dangers And Special Techniques That You Can Use

The New Zealand environment is currently being bombarded with the toxic effects of black mould. Since 1970, there have been an estimated four million cases of people coming down with this type of illness.

While New Zealand has some of the best environmental regulations in the world, it also has some of the most toxic people in the world. This means that black mold can grow in the worst conditions, under some of the worst conditions, and is very difficult to eradicate. In fact, New Zealand has one of the highest levels of reported cases of this illness in the world, making it a great place for you to learn about how to remove black mould.

You may not realize that many of the toxic substances we use on a daily basis are often toxic to our bodies in more ways than one. For example, a household of three can use one product on a daily basis that will cause serious health problems. They may use this product to clean their carpets. Unfortunately, this toxic substance is often used as well.

Because of this, if you live in New Zealand, you are very likely to be exposed to some form of toxic material. If you’re exposed to black mould, you might already know about the serious problems that it can cause, but what you may not be aware of is that the harmful effects of this substance can also occur inside your home.

Black mould can be found almost anywhere – in the bathroom, in the basement, in the kitchen and everywhere else in the house. Some of the other toxic materials that are often found inside homes are household cleaners, paint, paints and other chemicals. These types of materials can be harmful to your health and they should be avoided at all times.

If you think that you are allergic to something, or that you have some type of respiratory problem, then you should make an appointment to visit your local health care professional. You should never attempt to remove black mould yourself, since you may have a reaction and your health could be put at risk.

It is important for you to find out what health risks are involved in your particular situation and what you can do to minimize your exposure to these toxic materials. There are many ways that you can reduce the amount of time that you are exposed to these harmful substances, including the use of special products designed to remove black mould from your home.

Because the amount of information about this type of exposure is so extensive, it is easy to find all of the information that you need on the Internet and it is important that you do your research before deciding where you will live and work in New Zealand. If you have any type of respiratory condition, you should avoid the use of any form of bleach, disinfectant, and even some forms of water treatment systems. In addition, if you have any allergies, it is important to make sure that you have your doctor’s or allergist give you the proper advice regarding any allergies that you may have, so that you can get the proper treatment.

Special types of treatments are available, but you should always do your research to ensure that you are using the right kind of product for the job. If you are in New Zealand and you think that you may be allergic to something, it is important that you visit your doctor or health care provider to make sure that there is no other reason for your allergic reaction and that the problem can be resolved by the use of the right products.

If you do think that you have any type of respiratory problem, make sure that you visit your doctor or health care provider for proper testing and to make sure that there is nothing that is causing the problem. The last thing you want to do is to end up paying for expensive treatments just because your allergy isn’t being correctly diagnosed.

For more information on the dangers and special techniques that you can use to get rid of black mould, you can visit the National Health and Medical Research Council website. This website has a number of resources that will help you understand what is involved with black mould, and how you can protect yourself and your family.

Furniture Movers In Christchurch – Get Your Items Moving Today

 

One of the things that you will be required to do when moving to Christchurch is hiring furniture movers. They are able to pack and move your belongings, as long as they have a good understanding of the city’s landmarks and can get the job done in a timely fashion.

When choosing your furniture movers, you need to make sure that they have experience in packing up and moving to and from Christchurch. This means that they should be able to make the necessary arrangements for your furniture to fit into their vehicle, as well as arrange for them to take the vehicle to the airport and then drop it off at the airport. It also means that they should be aware of the best times to leave the city for your final destination.

If you need to move from Christchurch to another country, such as New Zealand, you may be able to get a cheaper rate when hiring furniture movers than if you tried to move the items yourself. If you hire them, however, you are likely to pay more because they will probably charge you by the length of time it will take them to complete the move.

Most furniture movers can pack and unpack items for you in one day, but it will depend on how large your furniture is. They should also know how to load items onto your vehicle before the move, so you will not have to do this yourself. They can also take care of removing heavy items from your car, so that they do not damage your other items.

You may want to pack several items with you when moving to your new home. You can get some of your smaller belongings packed into your larger items, so you can keep all of your smaller items with you while you are moving.

Furniture movers may be able to pack the furniture up and put it in a secure place in your new home. They can also help you get the doors shut and have them locked when you arrive home.

You will find that you need the services of furniture movers in Christchurch for more than just the removal of items from your home. There are a few other things that you will need to have packed in advance as well, especially if you want to take them with you when you are away. You will need to pack your personal effects like jewelry and photos in case you leave behind them. if you don’t bring them with you.

If you are renting a house or apartment in Christchurch, you will probably need to hire furniture movers in the city as well, especially if you have many personal possessions there. and cannot move them into a rental unit. If you rent in the suburbs, then you may need to make arrangements to move them in with you.

Furniture movers in Christchurch are trained professionals that know what to do to help you move all of your belongings into your new home. You might need to give them a deposit, but you will usually be able to get this back once you have moved in. This will make moving easier for you.

Another way to save money on your move to Christchurch is to hire a company that will make it easier for you to pack your items and place them inside your truck, so that you do not have to worry about doing this yourself. You can also expect to get a discount for their service if you hire them in advance.

Many furniture movers in Christchurch will come to your home and will move all of your belongings on your behalf. so that you do not have to do any work. You can take all of your things with you when you leave, so you can go through the entire packing process yourself, and do not have to contact them to make sure that your boxes are packed and loaded into your car.

Make sure to choose a reputable company that has been in business for many years in Christchurch. There are many companies that have a great reputation in this area, so you can feel confident in the fact that you are hiring a professional moving company. You will get the best service, and also a lot of savings if you make your move to Christchurch in a timely fashion.