Dr Claudio Aguayo
Senior Researcher and Research & Development Director of the App Lab
Claudio coordinates and provides leadership on research projects exploring innovative emerging learning technologies and pedagogies. Claudio also provides academic advice and support, and supervises Masters and PhD students.
Victorio Burcio-Martin
Digital Media Producer
Victorio has been working in Digital Production for over a decade, navigating through all the changes and challenges the digital universe has gone through. He has a strong passion in what he does, and is always learning the new trends and latest applications of emerging technologies. Working in different countries in the past has given him a multicultural perspective that he brings and uses in his work environment, allowing him to be more culturally aware. Here at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) his work is driven by Learning and Teaching support and research, developing and publishing apps designed for students and other services within AUT. His role as Digital Media Producer allows him to work independently, but been part of the App Lab team and to achieve common goals is very important for him.
Taylor Pringle
Digital Media Designer
Taylor is a Creative Technologist with experience in website and mobile app UX/UI design, augmented reality, and 3D modelling and printing. Her primary focus at CfLAT will be mobile app design and development.
James Smith
Digital Media Designer
James is a designer and educator developing emerging digital tools for teachers and learners. His skillset includes UX/UI development, designing for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments, and data visualisation.
Sophia Spivak
Digital Designer
Sophia has an extensive background in communication design, spanning over a decade and across brand, print, web and mobile. At the App Lab, her skills are put to use primarily in mobile app UX/UI design and development. She has a Master’s in Communication Studies (First Class Hons) and is currently a doctoral student in at AUT.
Hohepa Spooner
Lecturer (Te Ara Poutama and CfLAT) and Operations Director of the App Lab
Hohepa Spooner is lecturer at Te Ara Poutama, The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development, and member of the Digital Media team at the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT). He is engaged in the revitalization of Māori language, culture and knowledge through digital media. His interests include developing digital resources like eBooks and Apps for teaching and learning.