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Researcher: Smith, J (Mr John Smith)

Fields of Research

Design Innovation
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Visual Cultures
Visual Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Design History and Theory
Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice
Crafts
Ceramics
Built Environment and Design

Research Objectives

The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Arts and Leisure
Furniture
Manufacturing
Organised Sports
Ceramics
Residential Construction Design
Wood Sawing and Veneer
Ceramics, Glass and Industrial Mineral Products
Construction
Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard)
Timber Materials
Wholesale and Retail Trade
Civil Construction Design

Career Best Publications

Luminosity: Objects of Light
Points of Diversity
Small Claims Court furniture for Hobart Magistrates' Court
Torsion-Box Technology; Australian Wood Review
Wapping 'History Wall'

Research Publications

18th Biennial Craft Event
Designers Inc.
Hobart City Art Prize
Convergence: Crossing the Divide
Designed for Production
Different Readings: a contemporary interpretation of the Allport Furniture Collection; State Library of Tasmania
Future Past to Future Present; Woodwork
Liffey Falls Public Art Work
Luminosity: Objects of Light
Points of Diversity
Small Claims Court furniture for Hobart Magistrates' Court
The View from Beyond the Edge; The Furniture Society
Tidal Zone: an exhibition of contemporary furniture and objects
Torsion-Box Technology; Australian Wood Review
Wapping 'History Wall'

Research Projects

Collaborative application 1997; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exploration of translucent properties in timber veneers and slip cast ceramic forms to experiment with feature lighting; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Feature lighting, exploring translucent properties of timber veneers and ceramic materials; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Furnitecture - The Development of a Modular Domestic Kit Building System that Integrates the Combined Structural efficiencies of Furniture with Architecture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Furnitecture: The Development Of A Modular Domestic Kit Building System That Integrates The Combined Structural Efficiencies Of Furniture With Architecture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Island Perspective: A Critical Examination into Tasmania's Internationally Recognised Regional Identity through the Contribution of its Contemporary Studio Furniture, 1970-2003; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The development of three-dimensional veneering in furniture.; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Artefact
Contemporary Furniture Design- Exploring the Iconography of a Technological Aesthetic
Eastern philosophy, nature and harmony- implications for product design
Furniture as Form- A Visual Investigation Through the Drawer
How functional and sculputural objects, accessible on an individual visceral level, reflect and affect broader shared tendencies
Platforms for Imagination- Interaction with Minimal Furniture Forms
Props for Social Discourse
Soft Space- contemplative spaces through the modulation of light and form
Stasis and Dynamism- Bench Seating Inspired by Liminal Space
The Beautiful, Durable and Mundane - Exploring Notions of Value in Craft and Design Practice, in the Context of Sustainability
The connection of furniture through modular forms