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© 2019 ANITRA NOTTINGHAM

I make tools for designers, give presentations and workshops and write academic papers and books.

CREATIVE THINKING TOOLS

My collegue Jeremy Stout and I made the Creative Connection Cards a deck of 107 cards to foster creative thinking in graphic designers. Buy cards here or download the app

BOOKS

We also just finished writing a book called “The Graphic Design Process: How to succeed in Design School" for Bloomsbury Press. It’s taken two years to write, so we are pretty excited that it's finally in official production — stay tuned for release details.

I contributed a piece on using an ANT approach to research for a book called Bite: Recipes for Great Research. It’s a neat little book, and you can download it for free too! 

 

PRESENTATIONS + WORKSHOPS

 

Every year I give lectures about slide design information design and typesetting for PhD students at the Australian National University (ANU) — where I hand out a ‘typesetting recipe’ for making a thesis text design. I recently started helping students with the Visualise your Thesis competition, here is a workshop I gave at LaTrobe University.

 

I regularly give presentations about online design learning and teaching to various groups —this is one I recorded for TypeCon way back in 2011 and a more recent one about online student engagement for RMIT.

 

My collegue Jeremy Stout and I made a workshop about using design research methods in curriculum development for DRS Cumulus in 2015 and the AIGA Frontiers Design Educators Conference in 2016.

 

BLOGS + ARTICLES

 

I’ve written posts about surviving the thesis experience for the Thesis Whisperer blog. One on Hating Derrida, one on Framing the thesis struggle as a cupcake and another on getting through the ‘Swamp of Sadness’

 

Here’s an interview I did for Explore + Create if you are interested in the practice of creativity there are many fascinating #exploreandcreatestories there to read.

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

 

My thesis Reshaping Design Education (2013) is about teaching graphic design in onsite and online spaces, it uses Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and Non-Representational Theory to suggest new ways to think about online design teaching and learning experiences. Email me for the full PDF.

 

I presented a paper about affect and design school hallways at DRS Cumulus in Oslo 2013 (proceedings here)