About

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Biography

Dr Ben Ennis Butler is Assistant Professor in Visual Communication in the School of Design and the Built Environment, within the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. Ben completed his PhD, Escaping the search box: developing digital interfaces that encourage exploration and discovery, in 2017. His ongoing practice-led research is focused on the creation of novel exploratory interfaces for digital heritage collections.

Qualifications

2017

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication. University of Canberra. Thesis title: Escaping the search box: developing digital interfaces that encourage exploration and discovery

2010

First Class Honours in Creative Communication (Honours) from University of Canberra 2010.

Teaching

Assistant Professor in Visual Communication in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. Since 2019.

I have taught at UC since 2010 across a wide range of different roles. View my teaching experience here.

Research

A list of my publications, conference presentations and other research experience is available on my research experience page.

Consultancy

Website design and development:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • Wordpress/Symphony CMS

A bit about me

I like design, both online and in the real world, and designing (mostly online). I am a big fan of Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, and love travelling. I'm interested in all forms of media, from traditional print to radio, broadcast and exciting new media stuff.

I lived in Denmark in 2006, where I learnt a new language, experienced a different culture and had a great time, my experience there continues to influence my design work.

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Dr Ben Ennis Butler
Canberra, Australia

Assistant Professor in Visual Communication in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra.

Area of research: creating visual information seeking interfaces for large digital cultural heritage collections.

Interested in data visualisation, visual communication, media, politics, urban planning, Scandinavian design, gardening & sustainability.

Amateur horticulturist.

Contact

Email: ben@beneb.com
Twitter: @beneb
Online: beneb.com
benennisbutler.com.au