Education

University Degrees

Master of Arts in the subject of Art History

University of South Africa (UNISA) (2008 - 2011)
Dissertation: DIEK GROBLER: AN ARTIST’S MONOGRAPH WITH INTERACTIVE CATALOGUE
Supervisor: Prof Bernadette Van Haute (DLitt et Phil) 


Honours Bachelor of Arts in the subject of Art History

University of South Africa (UNISA) (2005-2007)
Passed with distinction:

  • Research Article: NEW-MEDIA, GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNO-CULTURE
  • Contemporary International Art
  • Memory and Identity
  • Revising Modernism


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Communication studies

North-West University (NWU), South Africa (1993-1995)
Previous named Potchefsroom University (PU for CHE)
Major subjects: 

  • Graphic Design
  • Communication studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Art History
  • Journalism
  • Marketing

Passed with distinction:

  • Communication studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Art History
  • Philosophy


Secondary Education

Senior Certificate with University Admission Endorsement

Pro Arte School for Art, Music, Ballet and Drama (1992)
Passed with distinction:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art History
  • Graphic printmaking

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Graduation Ceremony, 2011

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Nielsen Norman Usability Week, 2012

Training Courses

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Psychology of Interaction Design

2014-
Presented by: Interaction Design Foundation

  • All aspects of Human Cognition
  • The difference between controlled and automatic processing
  • Haptics and the psychology of touch
  • The difference between a user interface and a tangible user interface
  • Physical controls Vs. touchscreen displays
  • The effect of aesthetics on user behaviour
  • The Gestalt principles of perceptual organisation...

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Nielsen Norman Usability Week, London

2012 
Presented by: The Nielsen Norman Group

  • Interaction design - Bruce Tognazzini
  • Managing user experience strategy - Christian Rohrer
  • Research beyond user testing - Christian Rohrer
  • Mobile application usability for touchscreen phones and tablets - Raluca Budiu
  • Agile development and usability - Lynn Pausic & John Morkes
  • The human mind and usability: How your customers think - Raluca Budiu
  • The design of everyday things in the 21st Century - Donald A. Norman

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Management & Leadership
Training Program

2012 - 2013
Presented by: ThinkTalent, Malta
A personal and professional development programme aimed at furthering the development of established managers as well as equipping potential managers to take leadership roles.