BSc (Hons) South Bank University., MA I.D Central St. Martins., PhD University of Central England.,
ProfileDr. Cris de Groot is both a commercial and consultant designer, and a research academic. Trained as an industrial designer and with a PhD in experience design, Cris then spent several years in London as an innovation consultant, setting up both the nowhere' group of companies and also the not-for-profit Design Transformation Group. Here at Unitec in Auckland Cris has lectured and supervised at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and in recent years has established New Zealand's first collaborative design and innovation research facility (aka the Hothouse).
Cris' interests include: Qualitative Design Research techniques, Phenomenology, Experience Design, Black-Boxes, Magic, Systemic and Strategic Design, Sustainable Design, Collaborative Innovation, Psychology and Physiology of Creaticity.
Supervised thesis projects
Key, Robert (2013). What is a design language in the service of the experience of light? Exegesis.
Gamble, Simon (2011). Horological furniture: An investigation into temporal form
Shaw, Robert (2011). Designing the Shaw 9 metre: How does the process of design inform the development of a 9 metre racing yacht?
Teinaki, Victoria (2008). Tactile technologies
Gargiulo, David (2008). Active objects, passive dramas: How may design re-appropriate tools from the art of dramaturgy in the service of developing more meaningful products?
Halfon, Amitai (2007). How can products adapt to the challenges of the experience economy?
de Groot, C. H., & Witehira, J. (2016). Inside the Aotearoa House. 'Open Design for E-very-thing'/Exploring New Design Purposes: Cumulus Conference Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong, China.
de Groot, C., Waghorn, K., and Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. (2011). Waghorn, K. E., De Groot, C., &
Kei konei koe: Tapuwae ki Tamaki Makaurau You Are Here: mapping Auckland . Exhibition in the Pictorial Gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira (September 30, 2011 - 12 August 2012). Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira (Pictorial Gallery).
de Groot, C. H. (2011). 'Developing Digital Tools for Sharing Geographical Narratives', in 'You Are Here: Mapping Auckland', by Waghorn, K. (ed). Published by The Centre for New Zealand Art, Research and Discovery (NICAI, University of Auckland) . Auckland: 2011. 'You Are Here: Mapping Auckland', by Waghorn, K. (ed), 978-0-9876548-1-6.
de Groot, Cristiaan, Parfitt, Bonnie, Reeves, Dory, and Waghorn, Kathy (2010). Demonstrating New Possibilities for Playful Collaboration: Claystation Making Auckland. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, ISSN: 1747-4205 (online) (Vol. Vol.5, Issue 2).
Davies, Renee, Simcock, Robyn, Ussher, Graham, de Groot, Cristiaan, Boult, Martin, and Toft, Richard (2010). ELEVATED ENCLAVES - LIVING ROOF BIODIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT THROUGH PROSTHETIC HABITATS . delivered at the "CitiesAlive 6th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference", Vancouver. Conference Proceedings: "CitiesAlive 6th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference".
de Groot, C.H. (2009). Collaborative Innovation: the Hothouse - chapter in 'Design Management:Vision and Values', ed. David Hands (AVA; Germany) 2009. Pages 171-178. 'Design Management:Vision and Values', ed. David Hands (AVA; Germany) 2009. 978-2940373796. 978-2940373796.
de Groot, C.H. (2008). C.H. de Groot, & Hughes, B. (2008), Magic as a Phenomenological Tool for Designing Technology, in Design & Emotion Moves, Desmet, P & Hekkert, P (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Design & Emotion Moves, Desmet, P & Hekkert, P (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2008, 978-1443800167.
de Groot, C. H. (2008). Claystation Making Auckland. A collaborative participatory exhibition on the future of Auckland City's infrastructure and architecture, held at the Gus Fisher Gallery over a period of 3 days. Gus Fisher Gallery.
Prebble, D., De Groot, C., and De Waal, G. (2006). Applying multiple perspectives to the design of a commercialisation process. Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference 2006 Taiwan 'Creativity innovation and entrepreneurship' (Vol. CD Rom).