I began my training at Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua, before moving to Wanganui to study graphic design, ultimately gaining a Masters in Computer Graphic Design. Along the way I have worked in roles such as pre-press and as a designer in various media, as well as tutoring within the Wanganui School of Design.
I am currently pursuing study on image selection in a design context. The study seeks methods for the description of visual imagery to support effective browsing and retrieval in a creative discipline such as graphic design, rather than for exact match queries.
Most Recent Publication
Laing, S. J. 2008. Applying graphic design terms to image tagging. In Proceedings of the 2008 international Conference on Content-Based Image and Video Retrieval (Niagara Falls, Canada, July 07 - 09, 2008). CIVR '08. ACM, New York, NY, 3-8. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1386352.1386357