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Creativity and Design in Tech

Tuesday 21 May 2024


Adult $5, Students free


Tue 21 May, 17:30-19:00


Cargo Shed, Dive Crescent, Tauranga

You will meet innovators, who are experts in tech and using design and creativity to create uniqueness. Gain insights into their creative processes, learn about groundbreaking projects, and discover the future of innovation.

There is so much diversity when it comes to working in technology and with this event we want to showcase that being creative and thinking outside the box are skills that are valuable when working in tech.

It is the perfect event for high-school and uni students to get inspired and meet role models but also for adults that are eager to explore the possibilities in tech.

Jessica Turner, Lecturer and Programme Lead for Au Reikura - School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences based at the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus. Her research is in the area of engineering interactive systems and human-centred computing. Jessica's latest projects involve work with the internet of things, social robotics and medical devices.

Blythe Ress-Jones, Creative Director of Virtuo Design - Multi award winning New Zealand product design and development company located here in the Mount. They build and realise remarkable new products, brands and experiences and partner with visionary purpose-driven companies and create ideas that change everything.

Lynley McNickle from Little Monkey NZ - Lynley is the Founder, creator and designer at Little Monkey NZ. She started this successful business in Pāpāmoa only four years ago using 3D printing technology and creativity. Through the years she learned that technology can develop her creativity and give endless possibilities when providing new products to her customers across Aotearoa.

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