Dr Carly Vickers

Dr Carly Vickers

2022 Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW

2011 BDes (1st Class Honours), UNSW

2005 BMus Studies (Perf.), Sydney Conservatorium, The University of Sydney


Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Carly is an interdisciplinary designer, researcher and Lecturer in the school of Art & Design within the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Music Studies (Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a Bachelor of Design (First Class Honours) from UNSW and is currently completing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice (UNSW.) Carly's research is practice-based and explores the visualisation of gesture in live music performance contexts.

Carly's work is engaged with the application of interdisciplinary design methodologies in both personal practice and team contexts, and she currently holds the position of Academic Lead for the ADA Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is a faculty-wide program that works with interdisciplinary teams of staff, students, community and industry partners to seek and solve problems through project-based initiatives. 

  • Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Staying the course: The making of responsible designers', NiTRO, https://nitro.edu.au/articles/2021/7/30/staying-the-course-the-making-of-responsible-designers
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    2021, 'Online Together: Creating Connections in Online Teaching', presented at UNSW Global Planning and Development Day, UNSW Global, 23 November 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    2021, 'Resilience Building In Graduating Students: The Role Of Scalable Communities Of Practice', Online, presented at 2021 ACUADS/DDCA Conference NEW NETWORKS, Online, 28 October 2021 - 29 October 2021, https://acuads2021.com.au/resilience-building-in-graduating-students/
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    2021, 'Resilience Building in Graduating Students: The Role of Scalable Communities of Practice', presented at UNSW Art & Design Education Forum 2 2021, Online, 30 September 2021
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    2019, Placing Process, Ligature Journal Issue 07, Oppen F; Riley K, (ed.), Tiliqua Press, https://www.ligaturejournal.com/issues/ligature-journal-issue-seven-place-mind/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    2019, 'Narratives in the Exhibition of Design: Materials, Processes and Contemporary Challenges', in Narratives in the Exhibition of Design: Materials, Processes and Contemporary Challenges, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, presented at Real/Material/Ethereal: The 2nd Annual Design Research Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 03 October 2019 - 04 October 2019, https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/1986702/adr19-schedule.pdf
    Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    2019, Ideas Intersecting: Innovation and Design, exhibited at: The Black Box, UNSW Sydney, 01 March 2019 - 10 March 2019, https://www.ideasintersecting.com/exhibition-1
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    2019, Performance Annotations, Films: Ideas Intersecting: Innovation and Design, Australian Design Centre: Object Platform, 03 June 2019 - 01 July 2020, medium: Video, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-platform/films-ideas-intersecting-innovation-and-design/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    2019, Performance Annotations, Ideas Intersecting: Innovation and Design, The Black Box, UNSW Art & Design, 01 March 2019 - 10 March 2019, medium: Video, at: https://www.ideasintersecting.com/exhibition-1
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    2018, 'Exploring Gesture in Performance as Visual Communication', presented at Seeing Sound, Bath Spa University, 23 March 2018 - 25 March 2019
    Designs / Architecture | 2014
    2014, The Bushfire Collection, publication category: Designs / Architecture
    Curatorial Outputs | 2011
    2011, ReForm, Sydney Design Festival 2011, exhibited at: Sydney, 30 July 2011 - 14 August 2019

Education Focussed School Grant 2022


2019 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence

2014 Yatzer Best of Milan Design Week for Integument 

2011 Nomination: MAPDA 'Best Design of an Education Kit' for Now + When: Australian Urbanism 

My Teaching

Convenor, DDES3100 Design Studio 5 (Capstone Project 1/2 for the Bachelor of Design Program)

Convenor, DDES3101 Design Studio 6 (Capstone Project 2/2 for the Bachelor of Design Program)

Convenor, SDES9203 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (Masters of Design)