Dorian Peters has spent the last 10 years specializing in design for learning. She currently heads up Educational Multimedia Design at CoCo (the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning & Cognition). At CoCo she designs online learning and software interfaces, marketing materials, websites, podcasts and coordinates internal projects like the development of the Master of Learning Science and Technology program.
Her favourite part of the job is Learning Interface Design and she hopes to start a revolution to build best practices in this new area. She is currently working on the design of a virtual+physical design studio for the Laureate Fellowship project on Learning, Technology and Design. In 2009 she lead an interface design upgrade for the "SUMO" platform which won a Vice-Chancellor's award for "Systems that achieve collective excellence". In 2006, she had the opportunity to work with the team at Cambridge University's Centre for Advanced Research in Educational Technology (CARET), designing an interface skin for the enterprise Learning Management System, Sakai.
Previously, as an instructional designer for Savv-e, pty ltd, she designed corporate eLearning programs including a program for Westpac Bank which won the 2004 AITD award for Excellence in Learning Design and was also featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age.
Dorian was a founding member of the Elearning Network of Australasia (ElNet).
She moved to Sydney from her hometown, Los Angeles, in 2001. She started her career on a Lite-Brite in the 80s, and later got degrees in Writing, Directing and Multimedia Design from Carnegie Mellon and The University of Sydney.
Find out more about Learning Interface Design at her blog: designerelearning.blogspot.com