Jonathan Duckworth


interactivity designer

Jonathan Duckworth was a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow (2012–15), and is now Senior Lecturer – Games and Director of Creative interventions, Art and Rehabilitative Technology lab [CiART] at RMIT University. His work specialises in digital media art, virtual reality, human computer interaction and design. Duckworth is a two-time recipient of an Australia Council Synapse grant, which has enabled him to collaborate on two major projects with leading national and international researchers in psychology and the neuroscience of movement rehabilitation and learning. He has designed two interactive artworks called ELEMENTS (2006–) and RESONANCE (2012–) for movement rehabilitation of acquired brain injury at RMIT. ELEMENTS won the 2015 Premier’s Design Award, and 2016 Good Design Award for Best in Category for Digital Design. Duckworth has exhibited at peer reviewed major national and international venues for creative work including Craft ACT, Canberra (2013), Melbourne Festival (2014) and Sónar+D Festival, Barcelona, 2015. The Resonance interactive tabletop artwork exhibited at Sónar+D attracted over 4500 visitors and was nominated as one of the top 10 ideas to see at the festival by Spanish national media El Mundo.