Page Screen is a design research studio, based at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Our research interests are: hybrid texts and visual writing (texts that are neither purely verbal nor purely visual); the future of publication design in a digital age; poetic information visualisation; experimental and speculative design practice; the role of the designer as a cultural critic and agent.
Our work makes connections between texts, objects, and images, using practice-led methods of inquiry. Our research starts by asking: within this text/dataset/collection, is there a story to tell that has not yet been discovered, or has not yet been told in a visual way? We visually communicate our research findings as creative works, through: information visualisation; publication design; visual essays; installations/exhibitions.
The studio also aims to expand the ways design researchers disseminate their research – scholarly writing is not always the most effective way to communicate our research process or findings. Here, we test alternatives models, considering: How could a design research project be communicated by showing as well as telling? What kinds of content are most effectively communicated in print (page)? In digital forms (screen)? How can you make an argument using images as well as words? How could design installations inspire people to think differently about space We invite feedback and opportunities for collaboration.