Open call for strategic designers

UPDATE: Applications are now closed for this residency.

Our initial 2017 research residency is an opportunity for candidates researching or working in the fields of design research, user experience research, sociology, ethnography or critical engineering.

We are inviting researchers and practitioners to consider, research and prototype an interior community, or shared-space, connected experience designed for micro-communities.

The remit is to develop a prototype that seeks to identify and address ongoing internet related social issues such a trust, data ownership and identity within a family or share-house-like context. Additional considerations will include ethical, sociological and technical aspects of the imagined interfaces. The devised experience might cover physical and digital conversational user interfaces, collaborative and communication features.


  • Application deadline: May 26, 2017 (Update: Applications closed)
  • Duration: 6 week, part-time based in our lab in Cremorne (Melbourne).
  • Payment: Our research residents receive a $5000 payment on completion.

Download this PDF for more information. Or feel free to contact Louise Richards, Y2 Program Manager:



Advance Party offers a series of residencies to academics and researchers, design thinkers, innovators, technologists, artists, who are smart, tenacious and hungry to build knowledge and prototype their ideas. These programs offer candidates the unique opportunity to advance their research in media and creative technology while contributing meaningful and innovative work that conceive a new frontier for a variety of different organisations.