In 2016 I signed myself up to be a web content intern with the Human Interface Technology Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand – also known as HIT Lab NZ. Go to the HITLabNZ website
As part of a special scholarship programme with my university, I had a stipend to use on research. So I contacted research labs affiliated with public universities in the South Island of New Zealand, offering my skills as a science writer and web designer.
My proposed internship was happily accepted by Rob Lindeman and Christoph Bartneck at the HIT Lab NZ.
So for about ten weeks, I worked part-time at the lab. I wrote new content and updated graphics and photography on the website.
I interviewed students and staff to create content about the primary research areas at the HIT Lab:
I also wrote “featured student” profiles for several of the PhD candidates.
I directed a professional photographer to take these shots. I then wrote the content that accompanies each photo.
I used Adobe Creative Cloud tools to create new graphics that align with the lab’s refreshed branding guidelines.