Dr Peter Schumacher
|Position:||Program Director: Product Design|
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Art, Architecture and Design|
|Campus:||City West Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 20361|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 20211|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Peter.Schumacher|
|GRAP 2033||Product Design Studio 4 (Materials, Processes and Sustainability)|
|GRAP 1021||Technical Communication for Product Design|
|GRAP 3010||Product Design Studio 5 (Usability)|
|ARCH 3051||Aesthetics and Ergonomics in Product Design|
|GRAP 1025||Low Volume Manufacture for Product Design|
PhD Australian National University - Center of Public Awareness of Science and Communication Research Institute
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Hons. The University of South Australia, 1992-1995
Bachelor of Architectural Studies The University of Adelaide, 1989-1991
- Pictorial Assembly Instruction Design (PAIs) - The strategies, practices and knowledge that lead to the design of usable assembly instructions. This encompasses traditional paper based methods as well as exploring new digital methods of providing information.
- Technology communication - How images and text are used to convey technical information among technical communities and in public forums such as Make and Instructables.
- Furniture Design and Making - Exploring the craftmanship of digital fabrication.
Schumacher, Peter(2013) A Pattern Language for Pictorial Assembly Instructions (PAIs), Information Design Journal v20 no 2 pp111-135
Schumacher, P. (2007) ‘Creating effective illustrations for pictorial assembly instructions’ Information Design Journal v15 no 2 pp97-109
Schumacher, P. (2008) ‘Capturing Emergent Knowledge from Design Practice for Human Interaction Usability’ HFEAS National Conference: Sustainable Performance: Human Factors, Ergonomics and Work Environment UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia. 17-19 November, 2008
Schumacher, P. (2009) ‘A Pattern Language for the Design of Pictorial Assembly Instructions’ 17th World Congress of Ergonomics IEA 2009 August 9-14, Beijing
Schumacher, P. & Trathen, S. (2009) ’Changing the Structure of Industrial Design Education from Four Years Bachelor’s Degrees to Undergraduate plus Masters Degrees in the Australian Context.’ DesignEd Asia Conference: Forget the Future: What are Today’s Design Educayion Issues? 2009 December 1-2, Hong Kong
Schumacher, P. & Krish, S. (2010) ‘Teaching Generative Design Strategies for Industrial Design’ ConnectEd 2010 – 2nd International Conference of Design Education, Sydney 28 June - 1 July, 2010
Porter, S. R., Marner, M. R., Smith, R. T., Zucco, J. E., Thomas B. H. & Schumacher, P (2010) 'Spatial Augmented Reality for Interactive Rapid Prototyping'. In Twentieth International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT), Adelaide, Australia, December 2010. IEEE.
Schumacher, P. (2009) ‘Pictorial communication in developing countries: a literature review‘ Visual: Design: Scholarship v 4 no 1
2001 Xpo(sit)ion - DIA exhibition, Museum of South Australia - Count Zero chair exploring new fabrication techniques for ply wood.
2004 MARTa heford, Germany. 1m2 max. Furniture exhibition. Woody lamp developing techniques for shaping wood for transluceny and texture.
2009 ‘Travel’ DIA exhibition, Museum of South Australia. Viral Hat rack, developing CNC machining in conjunction with steam bending techniques for plywood construction.
2012 Embracing Innovatiom: Volume 2. Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre. Leaf Lamp – pendant lamp, the development of self assembly furniture based on plant growth geometric patterns. .
I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:
Discipline: Industrial Design
- Pictorial Assembly Instructions
- Digital Fabrication and Design
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