The Lab culture: does the petri dish approach work?

Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader, State Library of New South Wales

Keynote address
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 4:00pm - 4:55pm


The DX Lab is the first experimental lab to exist in a cultural heritage organisation in Australia. The lab supports new ways of design thinking, experimentation and deep research in the digital humanities.  The DX Lab is a place of collaboration and builds new ways to experience the Library’s collection and data online + onsite.

On the 13th February 2017 the DX Lab will have been around for:

  • 53,740,800 seconds, 895,680 minutes, 14,928 hours, 622 days or  88 weeks and 6 days

What have we been able to do in this time, has it been meaningful, how do we measure success and have we built a culture where experimentation and pushing boundaries in user-led design thinking work?

This presentation will take a look ‘under the hood’ of  DX Lab projects to reveal how and why they have been built. It will explore learnings and failures.

Presentation - Not available.

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