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Dr Kaja Antlej

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Industrial Design

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2019

Contact

kaja.antlej@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79546

Biography

Dr Kaja Antlej is Lecturer in Industrial Design and CADET Virtual Reality Lab Researcher – Museums and Heritage at the School of Engineering, Deakin University, interested in human-centered design and digital heritage/virtual museums (design and evaluation). She has an MSc in Industrial Design (2008, 3D printing, 3D scanning and parametric design) and a PhD in Museum and Heritage Studies (2013, VR/AR, serious games and 3D printing for museum exhibitions), both from the University of Ljubljana. In 2015, Kaja completed her Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra. She has been involved in NMC Horizon Reports (Museum Edition 2015, 2016), eCultValue (EC FP7), and ViMM - Virtual Multimodal Museum TA2.2 (EC Horizon 2020). Dr Antlej is one of the leading researchers of The Little L Project, a Mixed Reality experience of a small Victorian polar dinosaur, recently held at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. The project was featured as one of the case studies in the City of Greater Geelong’s successful application for the UNESCO City of Design, has been highly commended in the category The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award 2018 for Medium Museums and presented at the Melbourne Pavilion Shared Values exhibition during the Business of Design Week Hong Kong 2018.

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Research interests

Digital heritage/virtual museums (experience design and user evaluation), human-centered design, design thinking, museum foresight, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, virtual reality, augmented reality, cross reality, mixed reality, serious/applied games

Units taught

SED304 - Product Development

SEM721 - Product Development

Conferences

- Kaja Antlej, Ben Horan, Michael Mortimer, Robert Leen, Marie Allaman, Pat Vickers-Rich, and Thomas Rich: Mixed Reality for museum experiences: a co-creative tactile-immersive virtual coloring serious game, DigitalHERITAGE 2018, New Realities: Authenticity & Automation in the Digital Age, 3rd International Congress & Expo, 26-30 October 2018, San Francisco, USA

- Kaja Antlej, Matthew Bykersma, Michael Mortimer, Pat Vickers-Rich, Thomas Rich, and Ben Horan: Real-world data for Virtual Reality experiences: interpreting excavations, Digital HERITAGE 2018, New Realities: Authenticity & Automation in the Digital Age, 3rd International Congress & Expo, 26-30 October 2018, San Francisco, USA

- Kaja Antlej: Mixed Reality museum experiences: Victorian polar dinosaurs, Digitally Driven Engineering: Deakin Digitally Driven Engineering Centre (3DEC), 19 June 2018, Engineers Australia, Melbourne

- Kaja Antlej, Ben Horan, Marie Allaman: Re-imagining the little Leaellynasaura polar dinosaur: a co-creative tactile mixed reality museum experience, MEET DAY 2018 (Museum Education Evaluation and Technology), in conjunction with the 22nd annual Museums Galleries Australia National Conference, National Sports Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

- Kaja Antlej: 3D Printing Heritage, Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo: Strategies for the 3D printing ecosystem, National Manufacturing Week, 10 May 2018, The Dome at Sydney Showground, Sydney

- Kaja Antlej: Creative re-use of heritage: 3D food printing for promoting Slovenian cuisine in Australia, Risk Change (Creative Europe) Double-Lecture: Kaja Antlej (AUS) & Tadej Vindiš (UK): New technologies: between creation, usefulness and tools, 28 November 2017, KIBLA PORTAL, Maribor

- Kaja Antlej: Creating engaging tactile-immersive museum experiences utilising user-centered design, H2020-CS8-CSA Virtual Multimodal Museum (ViMM), Thematic Area 2 Directions: Expert Working Groups Meeting / International Conference in Maribor, Slovenia: Virtual Storytelling in Cultural Heritage, 27 November 2017, Multimedia Centre KIBLA and KIBLA PORTAL, Maribor 

- Kaja Antlej: Connecting Slovenia, Australia and their respective regions, RMIT Futures Conference 2017: Research requires Collaboration, 4 September 2017, EU Centre at RMIT, Melbourne

- Kaja Antlej, Ben Horan, Georgia Melville: Merging tactile experiences with Virtual Reality in museums: Bringing little Leaellynasaura from the Otways to life, 2017 Deakin Cultural Heritage Seminar Series, 19 July 2017, Deakin Downtown, Melbourne

- Kaja Antlej, Robert Leen, Angelina Russo: 3D Food Printing in Museum Makerspaces: Creative Reinterpretation of Heritage, International Conference on Design & Technology - DesTech 2016, 5-8 December 2016, CADET, Deakin University, Geelong

Publications

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2018

Identifying lead users for user-centered design (UCD) in sports product development

Robert Leen, Clara Usma, Kaja Antlej, Paul Collins

(2018), Vol. Volume 2, pp. 1-6, ISEA 2018 : Proceedings : The 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

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Mixed reality for museum experiences: A co-creative tactile-immersive virtual coloring serious game

K Antlej, B Horan, M Mortimer, R Leen, M Allaman, P Vickers-Rich, T Rich

(2018), pp. 1-7, DigitalHERITAGE & VSMM 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHERITAGE) held jointly with 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2018), San Francisco, California, E1

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Real-world data for virtual reality experiences: interpreting excavations

K Antlej, M Bykersma, M Mortimer, P Vickers-Rich, T Rich, B Horan

(2018), pp. 1-8, DigitalHERITAGE & VSMM 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHERITAGE) held jointly with 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2018), San Francisco, California, E1

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2017

Shape optimisation of a snowboard binding highback. A case study of generative design process comparison

R Leen, K Antlej, C Usma Alvarez, P Collins

(2017), pp. 73-83, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Vic., E1

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3D food printing in museum makerspaces: creative reinterpretation of heritage

K Antlej, R Leen, A Russo

(2017), pp. 1-7, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Victoria, E1

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2010

Use of 3D technologies in new product development

K Antlej, B Rebersek, D Cugelj, J Jelenc

(2010), pp. 268-273, MIPRO 2010 - 33rd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, Proceedings, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Virtual Reality Confined Space Entry (CSE) Training Systems.

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Kaja Antlej

  • 2019: $133,019
  • 2018: $66,509

Virtual Reality Heavy Vehicle Awareness Platform

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Kaja Antlej

  • 2019: $87,828

Industry and Other Funding

Gale Pacific Design Investigation

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Kaja Antlej, Dr Clara Mansfield

  • 2017: $10,000

Geelong Orthotics Design Investigation

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Kaja Antlej, Dr Clara Mansfield, Dr Mazher Mohammed

  • 2017: $10,000

3D digitisation of performing arts costumes.

Dr Kaja Antlej, A/Prof Ben Horan

  • 2019: $14,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report