Unleash Space On Demand
Our entry-level workshops are designed to help you familiarise yourself with the equipment by doing a project. Learn how to use the software that will help to bring your ideas to life and in most cases if you are a University of Auckland student or staff member you may be able to access software for free using the University’s Software Centre.
To access Unleash Space On Demand content:
Step 1: Become an Unleash Space member. University of Auckland students and staff can become a member for FREE by completing orientation here.
Step 2: Sign in whenever you like, 24/7, to access our range of on demand workshops on the Unleash Space Canvas page. For an easy shortcut to access workshops, bookmark www.cie.auckland.ac.nz/ondemand
On-demand workshops currently available are:
Learn how to create vector graphics using Illustrator, useful for prototyping, showing off product designs, creating illustrations, designing game assets and more.
An introduction to InDesign, a program used to collate and format documents for publishing. Learn how to design things like posters, business cards, banners, templates, magazines, menus and more.
An introduction to Photoshop, the industry-standard photo editing and graphic design program. Photoshop is useful for touching up images, drawing digital art, processing photos and more.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Learn the basics of Premiere Pro, video editing software that can be used to combine footage, add effects, edit audio, and adjust colour to create HD broadcast-quality video.
Augmented Reality with Unity
An introduction to Unity, a program for creating augmented reality applications that overlay virtual components onto a user’s view of the physical world.
Customer Journey Maps
Learn how customer journey maps can help you examine your service through the eyes of the customer. Plot out different levels of your customer’s experience to identify opportunities for improvement.
An introduction to the Design Thinking process, a methodology for creative problem-solving. Often associated with innovation, it is a human-centred, non-linear iterative process that involves five phases: empathise, define, ideate, prototype, and test.
An introduction to Fusion 360, a 3D modelling program free for students and educators. It is a powerful, easy to use tool for modelling organic shapes and mechanical designs that you can then go on to 3D print, CNC route and more.
Graphic Design Principles
Understand eight basic graphic design principles to keep in mind when working with visual content to ensure that you’re communicating your ideas as clearly and effectively as possible. Includes real-life examples and practical project ideas.
An introduction to Inkscape, a free, open-source vector graphics editor. It is commonly used for preparing 2D designs for our laser cutter and vinyl cutter. Vector design can also be useful for showing off product designs, laser cutting prototypes, creating illustrations, artwork, game assets, and more.
Marvel – App Wire-framing
Learn how to create interactive mock-ups of websites and mobile apps using Marvel App, a free online digital wireframing tool. Turn an idea into a high-fidelity wireframe that can be navigated with taps and swipes.
An introduction to Python, a clear and logical general-purpose programming language with a vast range of uses including machine learning, spreadsheet automation, data visualisation, data mining, and web development.
An introduction to TinkerCAD, a free 3D modelling program known for its simplicity and ease of use. 3D modelling is useful for showing off product designs, 3D printing or CNC routing prototypes and more.
Learn how to manage your workflow effectively using Trello, a free online digital organisational tool.
A short video covering tips and tricks for creating virtual presentations that help you communicate your topic clearly, deliver ideas effectively, and ensure that your listeners are engaged.