Dr Skye Doherty

Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Global Change Scholars Prgrm Coord.

Graduate School
s.doherty@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68260

Overview

Skye Doherty is a leader in journalism innovation. Her research explores how technology can be designed to tell public interest stories and to address social issues. Her work has resulted in an award-winning storytelling tool, legislative change, and future-focused design prototypes. She came to academic research after an international career and as a journalist. She is a member of UQ’s Human-Centred Computing research group and leads the Design for Social Change theme within the Centre for Communication and Social Change.

Research Interests

  • Journalism design
    Prototypes, processes, and theories that explore the technological possibilities for journalism and the journalistic possibilities for technology.
  • Design for social change
    New ways to think about and respond to social issues and wicked problems through creative communication, participation, and technology.
  • Design research and methods
    Developing and documenting custom research tools for specific people and situations.

Research Impacts

Winner, Walkley Grant for Journalism Innovation, 2014

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Diploma in Digital Media Management, University of London
  • Bachelor of Business, Qld UT

Publications

  • Skye Doherty, Ben Rose, Kathleen Jennings, Stephen Snow, Ben Matthews and Stephen Viller (2020). Vim. Brisbane: University of Queensland.

  • Doherty, Skye and Worthy, Peter (2020). Sketching: a method for imagining journalistic tech. Digital Journalism, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2020.1764373

  • Doherty, Skye and Viller, Stephen (2020). Prototyping interaction: designing technology for communication. Reimagining communication: experience. (pp. 80-96) edited by Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351015356-5

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • I am interested in supervising projects in these areas:

    • Journalism Design: exploring the intersection of technology and public interest storytelling;
    • Design for social change: participatory and co-design projects for people and communities.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Doherty, Skye and Viller, Stephen (2020). Prototyping interaction: designing technology for communication. Reimagining communication: experience. (pp. 80-96) edited by Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351015356-5

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Doherty, Skye, Snow, Stephen, Jennings, Kathleen, Rose, Ben, Matthews, Ben and Viller, Stephen (2020). Vim: a tangible energy story. 13th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2020, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 3-6 November 2020. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-62516-0_24

  • Doherty, Skye and Worthy, Peter (2017). Exploring journalistic values through design: a student perspective. 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Brisbane, Australia, 28 November-1 December 2017. New York, NY United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3152771.3156140

Other Outputs

  • Skye Doherty, Ben Rose, Kathleen Jennings, Stephen Snow, Ben Matthews and Stephen Viller (2020). Vim. Brisbane: University of Queensland.

  • Skye Doherty, Kathleen Jennings, Ben Matthews and Stephen Viller (2019). Physical News Card Deck. Brisbane: University of Queensland.

  • Doherty, Skye, Worthy, Peter and Lloyd, David (2017). JxD process. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland.

  • 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.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am interested in supervising projects in these areas:

    • Journalism Design: exploring the intersection of technology and public interest storytelling;
    • Design for social change: participatory and co-design projects for people and communities.