Dr Alan Young

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Senior Lecturer - Graphic Design

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 #8181

Email: alan.young@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:

School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Memberships and Affiliations:

Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Australian Graphic Designers' Association (AGDA)
Designers' Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)

Research Interests

Design history and theory; Oral history; Sustainability; Advertising; Marketing

Biography:

Dr. Alan Young is the Studio Head of Advertising, and Programme Leader in Communication Design at AUT. His PhD examined the political history of graphic design in Australia and his current research and teaching fields include semiotics, sustainability and design history and theory. Alan is the Research Leader for the Design History Research Group at AUT. The group aims to work collaboratively with universities, industry bodies and government to develop a New Zealand Design History Archive.

Teaching Areas:

Advertising: Art Direction; Advertising Design

Design History and Theory: Semiotics; Advertising and Design History; Sustainability

Postgraduate: Supervised to completion at Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels.

Publications:

2015

Young, A. (2015). Commercial art to graphic design: The rise and decline of commercial art in Australia. Journal of Design History, 28(3), 219-234.

Young, A., Gray, B., Blomfield, T. (2015). Altered Lives: assessing the effectiveness of digital storytelling as a form of communication design. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 29(2), 29-40.

Young, A., (2015). Engineering Sustainability Markets: Why T-Shaped engineers need Communication Design. The 7th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, Vancouver, Canada, June 9 - 12.

2014
Young, A., & Gray, B. (2014). Enlarging the Therapeutic Space: Using focus groups to determine the wider impact of digital storytelling by women who live with HIV. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy, 9(1), 635-649.

Young, A., de Freitas, N. A., & Bill, A. (2014). Re/materialising Design Education Futures. Studies in Material Thinking, 11.

2013
Young, A. (2013). Communication design and community: pedagogy and empowerment. In 10th European Academy of Design Academic Papers. Gothemburg, Sweden: European Academy of Design.

Young, A. (2013). The Value of a ’Semiotic Sensibility’ in Graphic and Communication Design. In L. Chen, T. Djajadiningrat, L. Feijs, S. Fraser, J. Hu, S. Kyffin, . . . D. Steffen (Eds.), Design and Semantics of Form and Movement: DeSForM 2013 Vol. 2013 (pp. 24-33). Wuxi, China: Philips.

Kaiser, L., Cochrane, T., Spooner, H., Karmokar, S., Austin,, L., Garden, E., Young, A., Wilczynska, K. (2013). Graphic Design and 21st Century Bookworks: Implementing multimodal strategies to include e-pub and interactive pdf formats to complement traditional book formats. In HERDSA. Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand.

2012
Young, A., & Gray, B. L. (2012). Empowering Art. In Northern World Mandate. Helsinki: Cumulus.

Young, A., & Gray, B. (2012). Communication design and cultural terrorism: using our skills to breath life into what hides in the shadows. In Confia: International Conference in Illustration and Animation Proceedings (pp. 216-229). Portugal: Confia.

Young, A. (2012). Graphic Design and the Tyranny of Connoisseurship: an Argument for a Semiotic Approach to Graphic Design Pedagogy.. In Graphic Design and the Tyranny of Connoisseurship: an Argument for a Semiotic Approach to Graphic Design Pedagogy. (pp. 120-129). Wellington, New Zealand Aotearoa: Desform.

2011
Young, A. (2011). Research Outputs in Art & Design. Studies in Material Thinking, 6.

Young, A. (2011). UNRESERVED: Stories from Truganina’s Explosive Reserve. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Centre for Moving Image, National Gallery of Victoria.

Young, A., & Gray, B. (2011). Not A Brown Paper Bag Or Shopping Trolley – Digital Media Storytelling With People Who Have Experienced Homelessness. Creative Technologies Journal, 1(2).

Young, A., & Gray, B. (2011). Digital Storytelling with Women who live with HIV: A Journey for Psychic Acceptance and Social Inclusion [proceedings]. In G. Peters (Ed.), 2011 Expanding Documentary Conference Proceedings (pp. 35-41). Auckland: AUT.

2009
Young, A. (2009). Design as Discourse: A Foucauldian Approach. In J. Glynne, F. Hackney, & V. Minton (Eds.), Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK). Boca Raton, Florida: Universal Publishers.

Young, A. (2009). The Politics of Oral History and Visual Representation. In The Talk about Town: Urban Lives and Oral Sources in 20th Century Australia Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Young, A. (2009). Design as Discourse: A Foucauldian Approach. In J. Glynne, F. Hackney, & V. Minton (Eds.), Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK). Boca Raton, Florida: Universal Publishers.

Young, A. (2009). Community Participation and Needs, Look, Think, Listen. In Expanding Documentary Conference 2009. Auckland, NZ.

Pre-2009
Young, A. (2008). Digital Storytelling and Community Media Practices. In Performing Environment: CoLab Conference. Auckland, NZ.

Young, A. (2008). Oral History and the Visual Image. In Oral History – A Dialogue with our Times: 15th International Oral History Association Conference. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Young, A. (2007). Equal Service: Homelessness: Myths and Memories. Melbourne, Australia: Victorian Department of Justice.

Young, A. (2006). Oral History as Emergent Paradigm. Oral History Association of Australia Journal, 28, 1-6.