Laurene Vaughan is an Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication and Research Leader within the Design Research Institute at RMIT University. Between 2005 - 2009 she was a Project Leader and Chief Investigator within ACID (the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design). Originally coming from an art and design education background with a major in sculpture, Laurene has melded a career of practicing artist, designer and educator in Australia and internationally. Within her practice and scholarship Laurene endeavours to explore and present comment on the interactive and situated nature of human experience, particularly creative practice. Laurene regularly publishes and exhibits across the fields of place, design, communication and interaction. Throughout her academic career Laurene has made a significant contribution to the scholarship of postgraduate research education. She has had over 30 successful PhD and Master’s completions. She has a particular interest in the field of practice-orientated research across disciplinary contexts.