96 Bangalow

It's the mission of 96 Bangalow to create a diverse facility that will set a precedent for regenerative design, ecological values and sustainable economies while supplying the community with high quality products, services, employment and education.

What we did (and continue to do)

Vision workshops, masterplan workshop, experience design and masterplan design.

This work is in collaboration with Jon Henzell of People People Architecture. Photography by Jon.

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Alexandra Buchanan Architects

Alexandra Buchanan Architecture (ABA) is a boutique architecture studio based in Brisbane.  The ABA team joined us for Surroundings HOME for Designers. ABA joined us for a journey to uncover their unique design bias and what formed them as designers. During our session, the ABA team experienced new ways to work with clients to understand their preferences. Armed with a greater understanding of themselves as designers they can streamline their client interactions to create the perfect designs for their clients and themselves as designers.

What we did

A 4-hour group workshop with our team where we guided ABA through a framework to understand the diversity of human preferences in a home. They received a portfolio of your activities, exercises and ideas.

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The Farm

The Farm is a startup lab and workspace that leads creativity and thinking to solve big problems in Food. Bringing together the best equipment with the best brains to create a better future.

What we did

Two vision workshops developing the ideas and vision for The Farm Concept.

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Hummingbird House

Hummingbird House is Queensland's only children's hospice. Hummingbird House provides short break stays, family support services, creative therapies, and care at the end of life, for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. We designed and facilitated the community workshop series (hosted in collaboration wiht the client, Queensland Kids, and their architect, Thomson Adsett), we also travelled to host workshops and review the only other two kids hospices in Australia.

What we did

Community workshop design and facilitation, peer review of like facilities, preparation of a human centred design brief, peer review of design team on human experience outcomes.

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Falls Farm

Falls Farm is a family-run organic retreat in Mapleton, Queensland, Australia. The Falls Farm produces organic herbs, vegies and herbs in the loving hands of a green-thumbed family. We were hired by Falls Farm family to work with to develop their masterplan and vision for Falls Farm. Find out more about Falls farm by reading an article from Q-Weekend here

What we did

Workshop design and facilitation. Architecture and photography by People People Architecture (Jon Henzell)



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Aesop design and creative thinking workshop

Aesop is a retail company who offer skin, hair and body care formulations. The company is renowned for their sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design extends to every aspect of Aesop’s workings. Aesop invited us to host a design and creating thinking workshop at their strategic retreat held at Heide Museum of Modern Art.

What we did

Design and facilitation of a design and creative thinking workshop to allow the Aesop team to experience new design methodologies. We designed the session to explore and uncover their own memories and sensory experiences in retail to inform their work at Aesop.

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Food Pro Tradeshow Experience

“What food industry challenge are you facing?" We designed an exhibit and interaction experience for Wiley. A company that design and build food processing facilities and the process machinery within. This exhibit was to be human, interactive and provoke conversations with their key market at the 3 yearly Food Processing Tradeshow. Their long-term goal? To build a better food future for Australia.

WHAT HUMANS VALUE IN A FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY

Wiley asked us to design a human interaction and experience for their participation in Foodpro. We designed a design-thinking exercise developed to gather insights into what humans value in the working environment of a food processing facility, and a live building digital infographic to display the results over the 6-month campaign. The findings were to inform the design and delivery of integrated human-centred food facilities.

What we did

We designed an interactive game experience and infographic based on a card sort to explore the conditions for people working within a food facility. The game was both analogue (a physical card set), digital and the live results were updated in real time to large touch screens.

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Design Institute of Australia AGM

“What would you change about your industry and why?"The annual Design Institute of Australia AGM centred around the question, "What would you change about your industry and why?" They have 5 speakers from the different fields of design who will share their answer to the process. Surroundings ran an interaction experience before and after to share and capture conversations of our design peers who attended.

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