Dr Skye Doherty


School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 68260


My research straddles journalism and interaction design and aims to show how one can help the other innovate. I teach practice-led courses, including Journalism Design, in which students used design methods to envisage the future of journalism. My PhD project, the NewsCube, won an industry grant for journalism innovation.

Research Interests

  • Journalism
  • Interaction Design

Research Impacts

Winner, Walkley Grant for Journalsim Innovation, 2014


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Diploma in Digital Media Management, University of London
  • Bachelor of Business (Journalism), Queensland University of Technology


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Doherty, Skye and Worthy, Peter (2017). Exploring journalistic values through design: a student perspective. In: Alessandro Soro, Dhaval Vyas, Bernd Ploderer, Ann Morrison, Jenny Waycott and Margot Brereton, Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Brisbane, Australia, (376-380). 28 November-1 December 2017. doi:10.1145/3152771.3156140

Other Outputs

  • Doherty, Skye (2017). Journalism Design: The NewsCube, Interactive Technologies and Practice PhD Thesis, School of Information Technol and Elec Engineering, The University of Queensland. doi:10.14264/uql.2017.402

  • Doherty, Skye, Epifani, Andrea, Lloyd, David, Harrison, John and Viller, Stephen (2015) NewsCube. Samford, QLD, Australia, NewsCubed.

  • Doherty, Skye (2013) Hypertext and news stories. ITEE Technical Report 2013-03, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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