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CGD Research Group

Computer Graphic Design staff are involved in a diverse range of research areas such as:

  • appropriation and copying in graphic design;
  • children’s on-screen reading;
  • image selection in a design context;
  • internet design, technology and culture;
  • New Zealand graphic design history;
  • pattern making and typography;
  • print design and physical interaction design;
  • the uses and evolution of graphic design;
  • women and graphic design.

Recent Publications

  • Hinze, A., McKay, D., Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C. and Cunningham, S. J. (2012) “Book selection behavior in the physical library: implications for ebook collections.”  Proc Twelfth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2012), Washington, DC, 305-314. ACM, New York, NY. doi:10.1145/2232817.2232874
  • Timpany, C. (2012) “Designing the printed book as an interactive environment.” The International Journal of the Book 9(1), 11-28.
  • Jung, D., Laing, S., Jensen, M. H., Hunkin, P., Löf, A. and Tims, N. (2011) “Requirements on dance-driven 3-D camera interaction: a collaboration between dance, graphic design and computer science.” Masoodian, M. and Rogers, B. (eds),  Proc Twelfth Annual ACM SIGCHI-NZ Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CHINZ 2011), Hamilton, New Zealand, 25-32. ACM, New York. doi:10.1145/2000756.2000760
  • Timpany, C. and Vanderschantz, N. (2011) “Learning outcome dependency on contemporary ICT in the New Zealand middle school classroom.” Masoodian, M. and Rogers, B. (eds),  Proc Twelfth Annual ACM SIGCHI-NZ Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (CHINZ 2011), Hamilton, New Zealand, 65-72. ACM, New York. doi:10.1145/2000756.2000765
  • Turner, E., Hinze, A. and Jones, S. (2011) “A review of user interface adaption in current semantic web browsers.” Working Paper 02/2011, Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato, Hamilton. hdl:10289/5044
  • Vanderschantz, N. (2011) “A typographic case study: children's digital books in New Zealand primary schools.” The International Journal of the Book 8(4), 103-117.
  • Vanderschantz, N., Hinze, A., Cunningham, S. J. and McKay, D. (2011) “How to take a book off the shelf: learning about ebooks from using a physical library.”  Proc Workshop on Books, ebooks and Digital Documents, OzCHI 2011, Canberra, Australia, 1-4.
  • Cantlon, P. (2010) “Promiscous objects: hybridization, interpretation and valuation in two bi-cultural artefacts.” Gimeno-Martinez, J. and Floré, F. (eds),  Proc Seventh Conference of the International Committee of Design History and Design Studies, Brussels, Belgium, 416-419. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie, Brussel.
  • Timpany, C. (2010) “Developing key concepts for the design of hypertext for printed books.” The International Journal of the Book 7(1), 81-89.
  • Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., Whitehead, D. and Carss, W. (2010) “A small scale study into the effect that text and background colour has on processing and self-correction rates for childrens' on-screen reading.” The International Journal of the Book 7(4), 75-88.
  • Cantlon, P. (2009) “The localised global? Or globally localised? A study of an ideological graphic design cooperative, the Wellington Media Collective.” Glynne, J., Hackney, F. and Minton, V. (eds),  Networks of Design: Proc 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK), Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, 411-416. Universal-Publishers, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Cunningham, S. J. and Laing, S. (2009) “An analysis of lyrics questions on Yahoo! answers: implications for lyric/music retrieval systems.” Kay, J., Thomas, P. and Trotman, A. (eds),  Proc Fourteenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2009), Sydney, Australia, 137-140.
  • Laing, S. (2009) “Create a visual symphony on computer using multiple cores.” Waikato Times, 29 July.
  • Timpany, C. (2009) “The affect of type and colour on readability in print and screen based environments.” Fulford, C. and Siemens, G. (eds),  Proc World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 09), Honolulu, Hawaii, 797-806. AACE, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Timpany, C. (2009) “Hypertext functionality in non-fiction books.” Fulford, C. and Siemens, G. (eds),  Proc World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 09), Honolulu, Hawaii, 4003-4012. AACE, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Vanderschantz, N. (2009) “Greater understanding of spacing needs for children's eye movements during on-screen reading is required.” Fulford, C. and Siemens, G. (eds),  Proc World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 09), Honolulu, Hawaii, 807-813. AACE, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Vanderschantz, N. (2009) “Using digital storytelling as a methodology for the introduction of socially responsible graphic design in a university Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design programme.” Fulford, C. and Siemens, G. (eds),  Proc World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 09), Honolulu, Hawaii, 509-516. AACE, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Cantlon, P. (2008) “The design of design history.” Fujita, H. (ed), Proc Sixth International Conference of Design History and Design Studies, "Another Name for Design: Words for Creation", Osaka, Japan, 438-441. Osaka University CSCD, Japan.
  • Laing, S. J. (2008) “Applying graphic design terms to image tagging.” Proc 2008 International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR'08), Ontario, Canada, 3-8. ACM, New York.
  • Timpany, C. (2008) “Hypertext for printed books to aid learning.” Proc World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 08), Vienna, Austria, 5461-5466. AACE, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Vanderschantz, N. (2008) “Reviewing the understanding of the effects of spacing on children's eye movements for on-screen reading.” Working Paper 06/2008, Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato, Hamilton.
  • Vanderschantz, N. (2008) “Text spacing considerations for children's on-screen reading.” Proc World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 08), Vienna, Austria, 1609-1616. AACE, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Vanderschantz, N. (2007) “Consideration of on-screen typography can assist with children's comprehension: the influence of spacing in reading English.”, Master's Thesis, Whanganui School of Design, NZ, 249 pages.
  • Cantlon, P. (2006) “The Galapagos of design: design evolution in offshore islands.” Dde Rijk, T. and Drukker, J. W. (eds), Proc Design History Society Annual Conference 2006: Design and Evolution, Delft, The Netherlands, (CD ROM). Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • Witten, I. H., Jones, M., Bainbridge, D., Cantlon, P. and Cunningham, S. J. (2004) “Digital libraries for creative communities.” Digital Creativity 15(2), 110-125.


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