Program Overview

Tentative Agenda as below. Final program will be available around middle March, 2018.

April 20th, 2018 10:00-17:00 Registration, collecting conference materials
14:00-16:00 Lab Visit (3D printing lab; Motion capture lab; AUT textile + design lab; BioDesign Lab)
Limited to 50 persons. First come first served.
April 21st, 2018 09:00-12:00 Keynote & Plenary Speeches
13:00-18:00 Oral & Poster Presentations
April 22nd, 2018 09:00-12:00 Keynote & Plenary Speeches
13:00-18:00 Oral & Poster Presentations
18:00-19:00 Cocktail-closing Ceremony
April 23rd, 2018 08:30-12:00 Visit to Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory
Cooperated with NASA.
Limited to 35 persons. First come first served.
April 24th, 2018 09:00-17:00 Recommended One Day Walk in Waiheke Island

3D Printing Lab

Video Introduction

The 3D Printing Lab has the tools to help you mediate between digital and physical design. A multitude of hardware and software technologies are combined in the 3D Lab including a laser cutter and a variety of 3D Printers. We welcome designers, artists, architectural designers, engineers, curious creatives and anyone else that would like to fabricate using either 2D vector or 3D computer files.
The 3D Printing Lab provides the community with access to high-end technologies revolving around computer modeling and visualization of multi-dimensional environments as they apply to nearly any discipline. The Lab’s resources are available for students, faculty, staff and external partners interested in the exploration of innovative ways for the communication of information, the visualization of complex worlds and processes and the creative expression of ideas.

Motion Capture Lab

Video Introduction

The Motion Capture Lab is a new facility for research, development and teaching using high-end motion capture technologies.
The AUT Motion Capture Lab is dedicated to innovative Motion Capture research, teaching, and practice across a wide spectrum of applications and disciplines. This includes production in animation, gaming, visual effects, digital cinema, previsualization and virtual production, documentary, dance, performance, installation and the visual arts.

AUT Textile and Design Lab

Video Introduction

The Textile and Design Lab (TDL), established in 2006, is a unique research and development centre at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) that supports design and innovation through the application of new fashion and textile technologies for the purposes of research, prototyping, product development, sampling, small-scale production, training and education. The lab’s key objectives are to build research capability, contribute to the development and value creation of the NZ design and textile-related sectors and to promote knowledge sharing opportunities through workshops, short courses, master classes, symposia and conferences. The lab has invested in the expertise to utilise the latest Shima Seiki Apex 3 knit design systems, electronic intarsia and seamless knitting technology, digital textile and garment printing and an electronic felting machine. The lab is available to both AUT and external students, designers, commercial businesses and research organisations.

BioDesign Lab

The AUT BioDesign Lab engages biomedical engineering methodologies and expertise in human physiology with industrial and engineering design to deliver new and innovative therapeutic devices and treatments. The BioDesign Lab design ethos characterises it as the hub around which free sharing of ideas can occur which facilitates interdisciplinary research and innovation. Development of original therapeutic solutions and new understandings of physiological/neurological systems is achieved through the tight collaboration between biomedical engineers, clinicians, device manufacturers and end-users.