Public talks and events
16 October: Optimising Health Environments - The Florey Institute
16 August: SPARKS – igniting multidisciplinary research event
30 May: IP and the Designer, RMIT Research and Commercialisation
13 May: CaT Pin - Conversation as Therapy at Friends for Good Alleviating Loneliness Symposium
11 May: Designer talk at Artisan Gallery
3 May: IGNITE RMIT + Victorian Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne view here
May: Leah is a judge on the 2019 Good Design Awards
6 March: Lecture: Sensilab talk - Emotional Technologies
28 February: Panel discussion: FASHIONABLE SCIENCE: WEARABLES, FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES & CIRCULAR FASHION, The Royal Society
20 February: Protect, Publish, Engage - Research Commercialisation Fundamentals with IP Australia Panel at RMIT Engaging for Impact Conference
February: RMIT News, Wearable tech lends an ear to lonely elderly
7 December: Leah speaking at Business of Design Week in Hong Kong as part of the Product & Technology panel.
9 November: Marius Foley and I speaking at the MARC End of life care forum on Design Thinking in end-of-life experience
17 October: Leah Speaking at Experimenta Social on Wearable Technologies at ACMI X
11 October: Facett at The Art and Consequence of Collaboration, SASA Gallery, Adelaide
3 October: Leah doing the locknote for WT Wearable Technologies conference
15 September: Leah speaking at Humanise solo exhibition at Warrnambool Art Gallery
11 September: Melbourne Magazine story: Health Tech with Heart
6 September: Australia Unlimited Feature Story goes live: Health by Design: Wearable Tech
3 August: The Age and Sydney Morning Herald Article: Perfect humans: good or bad? Science and art examine tomorrow's brave new face
August: Impactboom podcast: Leah Heiss On How Human Centred Design Methodology Can Create Social Impact
August: Unisuper cover story released: Making medical gems
15 August: Speaking at Humans 2.0 at National Science Week
10 August: Leah on the panel of internet TV sensation That Startup Show, talking biotech, medtech and healthtech
13 July: The Augmented Humans Melbourne Museum exhibition webpage is live!
17 June: Leah on Augmenting Ability panel at the Melbourne Museum
12 June: Submitted my PhD Designing Emotional Technologies!
18 May: Article in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Listen up: hearing aid takes out top design award, Ray Edgar, The Age
17 May: FACETT won the 2018 Good Design Award!
12 May: On Future Patient panel at Melbourne Knowledge Week
12 May: Exhibiting at MKW Future Hospital Tech Demo Floor
3 May: My Melbourne Knowledge Week micro-film here
3 May: Presentation at Top Designs Education Forum
16 March: I launched Top Designs 2018
7 March: FACETT Victorian Government film
6 March: FACETT public launch at RMIT University
5 March: Channel 7 News on launch of Facett hearing aid, the design story
5 March: FACETT models on display at Melbourne Museum
5 March: FACETT press launch at Melbourne Museum: TV news here
5 March: RMIT articles on Facett design and collaboration
14 February: Leah co-facilittaing One Good Death workshop at RMIT
3 February: My hearing aid project is part of a great article in The Age Beyond the Beige by Ray Edgar
January: The Facett design process has been acquired by Museums Victoria
20 January: Panel discussion at the MPavillion If it feels good build it: Design for wellbeing, health and the senses
20 December: RN Drive, Radio National, talking about the upcoming launch of the hearing aid I have been working on for 3 years!!
28 November: Deloitte panel - Women in consulting, theme Working with Passion and Purpose.
15 November: D-School Stanford - Assisting John Kembel in D-Global's Designing Thinking workshop for NAB
10 November: PhD completion seminar
Panel: Professor Paul Gough, Professor Harriet Edquist, Dr. Fleur Watson, Assoc. Professor Lawrence Harvey
29 May: Building the Future Engineer, facilitation of Design thinking workshop with Aurecon Engineers.
3 April: Presenting at Deloitte, Melbourne for the Designing Frontiers Symposium. Presentation: Designing Practice.
9 March: Co-facilitating the ONJ Vision Workshop at Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre with Luke Hockley from MidnightSky.
7 June: Presenting the Smart Heart necklace at Designing Interactive Systems conference, QUT Brisbane. Link to paper here
21 April: Leah presented at The Future of Work: People, Place, Technology at Federation Square, Melbourne.
15 April: Co-designing the Future of our health technologies workshop with Kat Bond from MAAS at The Australian Design Centre, Sydney
March: Interview on Radio National Afternoons with Michael McKenzie, Designing technology with a social conscience, listen here
March: Speaking about working with advanced materials in creative practice at LINK Festival - Design, Technology and Social Change
February: CUSP at the Australian Design Centre, Sydney
November: Speaking at Design Buzz - Design Canberra Festival
November: Guest blog on designing for hearing loss here
August: IHearYou self fit hearing system shortlisted for World Impact Design Prize
July: Leah speaking at Women In Design event in Launceston
June: IHearYou self fit hearing system wins Good Design Award for Social Innovation
June: CUSP opening at QUEEN VICTORIA GALLERY & MUSEUM,
April: Watch ABC TV documentary about Leah's practice here
April: CUSP: Designing for the Next Decade at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
November: Leah interviewed by ABC Splash to inspire young people to embrace STEM. Watch video here
September: A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity open at The Powerhouse, Sydney. Leah's Diabetes Jewellery and SOS Jewellery (with Macarow and Beckett) are in the show.
August: The Future is Here opens at RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne. Leah's project with Blamey Saunders Hearing 'The Incus' is in the show.
July: Leah speaking at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne as part of Art and Us: Art and Science with Briony Barr, James Saunders, moderated by Alicia Sometimes.
May: Speaking at DESIGNEX, Sydney. More information here
April: Presenting at the CUSP symposium UniSA, Adelaide
March: Presenting at Driving Forces: The Role of Artists and Designers in Interdisciplinary Research, at ANU School of Art, Canberra.
March: Designer in residence at NGV for Melbourne Now
February: Women In Design exhibition at 45 Downstairs, Melbourne.
February: CUSP at the Jam Factory, Adelaide
August: Article about my practice in the Australian Financial Review
July: CUSP Designing into the Next Decade opening on 3 July at Sydney's Casula Powerhouse and travelling around Australia from 2013-2015
July: Panel Discussion with Phenella Kernebone from Radio National The Heart of it: Can Design Humanise Medical Technologies. Listen here
June: Paper presentation at ISEA 2013, Sydney
May: Leah presents to 2000+ people at AG Ideas International Festival of Design, Melbourne. Watch here
April: Article in Melbourne Review
April: Article in Time Out. Read here
November: Links to GOMA videos of interview with Leah here and film of National New Media Artist Award panel discussion here
October 2012: Art and Humanity article in RMIT press about Leah's Polarity and Ian Haig's Some Thing works in the National New Media Artist Award at GOMA 2012.
July 2012: Article in Powerhouse D-Hub site Creative Life Support: why supporting Australian design matter
June 2012: New magnetic liquid work 'Polarity' part of the National New Media Art Award at GOMA/Queensland Art Gallery, August-November 2012
June 2012: Seed Sensor 3D polymer print exhibited in Embracing Innovation: Volume 2
March 2012: Journal article published Therapeutic Art Practice: How experimental art practice can radically inform the development of our therapeutic technologies SMT Studies in Material Thinking, University of Auckland.
August: Presentation at NIEA conference on Experimental Arts, COFA
July: Presenting at Australian Design Alliance Design-Led Solutions to Wicked ProblemsState of Design, GPO, Melbourne.
April: Presenting at National Institute for Electronic Arts, COFA
April: Presenting at AIA Conference Natural Artifice
March: Proem exhibited at PinUp Gallery, Melbourne
January: genart_sys exhibition for The Australia Council, Sydney
April-July: Signs of Change - Jewellery to Create a Better World, FORM, Perth
March: Journal article "Therapeutic Collaborations: Informing the development of therapeutic nanotechnologies through creative practice", Leah Heiss & Dr. Sarah Morgan. Second Nature: International journal of creative media, Vol 2, No 1 (2010)
November: Drift in Super Human exhibition at RMIT Gallery
November: Humanising Technology article about Leah's work, RMIT Gallery
November: Finalist in RMIT International Stars of the Media Awards
August: Nano projects in Showing Off Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
August: Interviewed on Radio Australia 'Innovations'. Transcript here
July: 'Luminesce' in Convergence, State of Design, Melbourne
May: Presenting at Design Island, Hobart, Tasmania
May: Nano projects featured in ABC US article. Read here
March: Levitas solo exhibition at fortyfive downstairs
November: "i love my device" presentation at AusMedTech
November: in.tangible.scape.s exhibition, Belgium.
November: Presentation at IMEC, Leuven
November: Liminal solo exhibition, RMIT Gallery Melbourne.
November: Leah on ABC TV's New Inventors. Watch here
November: Leah on ABC Radio National By Design. Listen here
August 2008: Sydney Morning Herald article - read here
August: $10,000 Australia Council Visual Arts New Work Grant for Material Poetic