CreateWorld Sessions – 2016


Conference Proceedings [25Mb PDF]

Conference Guide [2Mb PDF]

Keynote Presenters

Natalie Rusk

Natalie Rusk

Natalie is a Research Scientist in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where she develops creative learning initiatives.

She is one of the creators of Scratch, a graphical coding language that enables young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, and games, and share them with others around the world in a creative online community.

Earlier in her career, she started the Computer Clubhouse, a creative out-of-school learning environment where young people design projects with support from mentors—which now has sites in 20 countries, including four Clubhouses in Australia.

Recently, she has been inspired to meet the growing international community of educators and young people offering opportunities for others to learn coding for creative expression.

Adam Jefford

Adam JeffordAdam is the Head of Creative Industries at Pimpama State Secondary College and a past Queensland-Smithsonian (Cooper-Hewitt) Design Museum Fellow.

In 2016, Adam was awarded a Good Design Award (one of Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment programs) for Jump Start – a design thinking and social entrepreneurship program empowering school students to make a positive change in the world through design-led creativity and entrepreneurial endeavours.

Adam is passionate about opportunities to engage critically with contemporary learning experiences in Art & Design education in Queensland.


Papers and Posters

A Computational Approach to a Mobile Musical Structure
Andrew Garton

Collaborative Design of a Virtual Community: Engaging Students through Online Simulation
Caroline Robinson, Ryun Fell, Tracey Parnell, Rachel Rossiter, Jane McCormack and Kerri Hicks

Dancers & Technology, a Collaboration Celebrating “Corporeal Difference”
Sonia York-Pryce

Digital Disruption
Rae Cooper

Interpreting Complexity
Daniel Della-Bosca

Seeking Spectacle – Digital Design & Construction of Interactive Physical Sculptures
Brad Atkinson, Daniel Della-Bosca and Dale Patterson

The Craft of Creating Accessibility in the Post-Digital Era
Pamela See

The Power of Play Based Apps in Patient Self Management of Diabetes
Dale Patterson

Virtual Reality Rehabilitation for Special Needs
Anjelica Hazlewood

3D Scanning of Heritage Artifacts as an Interactive Experience – Creating a Window into the Past
Chris Little and Dale Patterson



Arduino + Music
Matt Gray

Cloud-based Data Collection in Academic Research
Stoo Sepp, University of Woollongong

Creating Apps and eBooks for Education with Adobe Experience Manager Mobile and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
Hohepa Spooner, Auckland University of Technology

Designing Meaningful Interactions for 3D Touch
Stoo Sepp, University of Woollongong

Developing Students’ Thinking Skills through Coding in the Primary School
Garry Falloon, University of Waikato

Final Cut Pro X: Way Better Than You’ve Heard
Iain Anderson

Human-machine Agency in Interactive Music Systems
Andrew Brown, Griffith University

HyperPad – Coding & Game Design
Steve Iuliano, MAC1

Podcasting for Fun and (sometimes, but rarely) Profit
Peter Wells, UNSW Australia

Using the Smithsonian Learning Lab to Promote Innovation Thinking
Chris Campbell & Kathy Mackey



Build Your Own Guitar Distortion Pedal – an Introduction to Electronics
Matt Gray

iPad Game Development Using Pythonista
Chris Robinson, Aberfoyle Park High School

Introduction to Robotics with Arduino and Scratch
Alex Jacobs & William Douglas, Coder Kidz

Makeblock and Mbot
Little Bird Electronics

TouchDesigner; Audio-reactive Visuals for Performance
Jason Haggerty


Adobe Workshops

Adobe’s 3D Solutions with Photoshop, Fuse and Project Felix
Richard Turner-Jones, Adobe

Great looking Websites without coding using Adobe Spark Post, Spark Page, Photoshop & Adobe Muse
Dr. Tim Kitchen, Adobe

HTML Animations & mobile app development with Adobe Animate CC
Richard Turner-Jones, Adobe

Simple Video Solutions with the free Adobe Premiere Clip (iOS & Android) & Adobe Spark Video
Dr. Tim Kitchen, Adobe

Mobile App Design with Adobe Experience Design
Richard Turner-Jones, Adobe

You’ll also be able to discuss Adobe, Microsoft & Autodesk Certification options with Xcerio’s JB Tinker in “The Shed” during the conference.