Jono Shaw

Human Experience Designer
Affective Interaction Explorer
Speculative Art Attempter
Social Robotics Practitioner

What People Say


Jonathan was professional in every way, a delight to work with. He initiated problem-solving ideas and applied creative talents to visualize the artistic aims of the project we were developing. He has a good general knowledge of coding and mechatronics and finds creative solutions that leverage his skills. Jonathan is an intelligent, creative, capable and courteous person and an asset to any creative design team. I will be shortlisting him for any future work and would highly recommend him as a valuable member of a creative design team.Dr Tricia Flanagan
Lecturer & Co-Director of Interactive Media Lab, UNSW

“I’ve known Jonathan since his first year at UNSW. He was an Interaction Design student of mine, and he always had a keen interest in the discipline and showed the skills of a competent researcher. Jonathan and myself along with others at the Creative Robotics Lab have collaborated on multiple projects including the Labs Pathway Project an initiative that pulled Jonathan into future-focused design research during his postgraduate. I’ve always found him a keen learner and focused problem solver willing to take on any challenge with a drive to find unique and provocative solutions. Throughout his time at UNSW he has taken on complex challenges in design as both a student and researcher and I've never seen him shy away. He will most certainly make an excellent addition to any team.”Dr Haider Akmal
Lecturer & Researcher, UNSW

“In my work with Jonathan he has exhibited outstanding work ethic, producing top tier quality output and creative capabilities. He is clear and concise in his communication. He is hard working, reliable and resilient to change. I run my own ideas and projects past him for his input, as his insights are informed and always offer value. In my experience, Jonathan enjoys his work and is deeply passionate about design, typography, user experience and all product interactions. The only limit I see to Jonathan's potential is there are only 24 hours in each day.
Mr JP Daneel
Product Strategy + Innovation Director
Design + Industry, Australia’s Most Awarded Product Development Company

“I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Jono on several academic and professional occasions. His exceptional communication and presentation skills are second to none, enabling him to clearly convey complex design concepts. His interdisciplinary approach to design, combined with good listening skills, allows him to output innovative and meticulously executed projects. This, combined with his ability to thrive in team settings, makes Jono a valuable asset to any organization.
Ms Carol Sae-Yang
Australian Stylist, Fashion Designer & Interior Designer
Director at Carol Sae-Yang Pty Ltd

“A simple but brilliant idea. You controlled the flow of information well in a thoroughly engaging presentation. It takes great commitment and resilience to change the project so late in the process. Not only did you do this but created an infinitely stronger result. Your attitude to problem-solving and the design process is strong. Keep doing what you are doing. This is an excellent project.”Mr Micheal Donohue
Multi-Award Winning Australian Creative Director & Designer
Artist in Residence, The Ethics Centre
in CosMob, a Community-Based Design Project

“Your scoping of the existing literature and practice was diverse and thorough. The mapping was the highest standard I have ever seen in this course. Your methodology was highly detailed and could easily be applied in a real-world research setting. If you are able to apply the same rigor and attention to detail in the coming years, you will make a fantastic researcher in the art and design space.”
Mr Jack Grant
Sessional Academic, UNSW
in a Research Proposal Project

“I have no words! Wow. A succinct and well-argued paper. Great preparation for the essay. I look forward to seeing where your research takes you. You are a star!”
Mrs Annabelle Lewer-Fletcher
Sessional Academic, UNSW
in a Design Theory Essay Task