About

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Biography

Ben Ennis Butler completed his PhD, Escaping the search box: developing digital interfaces that encourage exploration and discovery, at the University of Canberra in 2017. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of Arts and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. He is an independent web developer with a focus on access to cultural 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

Lecturer in the School of Arts and Communication, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. Since 2016.

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 here.

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.

The short

Dr Ben Ennis Butler
Canberra, Australia

Lecturer, School of Arts and Communciation, Faculty of Arts and 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