RESEARCH + PRACTICE
When Dean found himself at a career dead-end here in Australia due to being considered too experienced; he took the opportunity to review his career so far. What he discovered was that key to all his work was ‘stories’.
5 star hotels in China, Museum Exhibitions in Australia, and Entertainment Gaming Venues in Australia and Malaysia have all required strong story narratives to drive the design in the form of concept or content.
Spring-boarding off his career experiences and personal interests, in additional to teaching design studios and design history, Dean is working on two personal projects using narrative backbones  socially responsible and sustainable small scale property development  integration of tourism with virtual reality in a live context.