Creative Leader, Web and Learning Interface Design
Phone: +61 2 9351 5139
Fax: +61 2 9036 5205
Learning sciences; psychology of education
- Learning technologies and new media
learning interface design, design for the learning experience, user experience, educational multimedia, positive computing
Dorian works as combination user experience designer, online strategist and project coordinator for the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Dorian has designed for Carnegie Mellon, Cambridge University, ABC, Channel 10 and BMG music and publishes articles on design in journals, conferences and trade magazines.
Research and Practice
Dorian works towards developing best practice guidelines specific to the design of digital spaces for learning (which she refers to as eLearning Interface Design). Her upcoming book, eLearning Interface Design - Guidelines for the Design of the Learning Experience will be released in December of 2013 by New Riders press.
She is also driven by an interest in discovering how technologies can be designed to better support wellbeing and human potential. She is co-authoring the book Positive Computing with Rafael Calvo for MIT Press. See the information hub on Positive Computing at PositiveComputing.org.
Previously Dorian worked as a Multimedia Designer for the CoCo Research Center, where she designed online learning and software interfaces, created marketing materials, websites, podcasts and coordinated internal projects like the development of the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology.
Current projects include the design of a virtual learning space for the Laureate project on learning, technology and design and involvement in a working group developing blended models for elearning university-wide.
Experience and Education
Previously, she worked as an instructional designer for Savv-e, pty ltd., a leading corporate eLearning company. While at Savv-e she worked on a project for Westpac Bank which won an AITD award for best Learning Design.
In 2006, Dorian did work for the team at Cambridge University's Centre for Advanced Research in Educational Technology, designing an interface skin for the popular Learning Management System, Sakai.
Dorian moved to Sydney from her hometown, Los Angeles, in 2001. She received a Masters in Multimedia Design from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor's in Writing and Film Directing from Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S.
Elearning Interface Design, Design for the Learning Experience (LX), (see her designer elearning blog), multimedia design, web design, communication design, usability, UX, information architecture, accessibility, film, video, new media (and old media).
In 2009 Dorian lead an interface design upgrade of "SUMO". As part of the SUMO team she won a Vice-Chancellor's award for "Systems that acheive collective excellence".
As an instructional designer for Savv-e, pty ltd, Dorian lead the design of a program for Westpac which won the 2004 AITD award for Excellence in Learning Design.
- T. Kalnins-Cole, D. Peters. (2007). Towards an Accessible Learning Management System. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning.
- D. Peters . (2005). "Accessibility - an inclusive approach to online learning". Synergy , (21).
- Ullman, A., Peters, D., Reimann, P. (2005). Developing a research supportive web-based learning system. In 17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA 2005).
- R. Calvo, R. Ellis, D. Peters. (2005). "Internationalisation and E-learning Systems: .LRN Case Studies". In OnlineEDUCA 2005.
- R. A. Calvo and D. Peters. (2002). Teaching by Design: Visual Design for Multimedia Education. In AusWEB 2002. (pp. 646–649).
- D. Peters. (2011). Say Hello to Learning Interface Design, UX Magazine.
- D. Peters . (2005). "50 Ways to Experience the Web - Designing for all possibilities", Desktop Magazine, June Issue.