Frank is a lecturer in industrial design at RMIT University.
In 2009 he completed a Masters in Design research examining physical to digital sound-making with primary school-aged children. This research generated the Sonic Blocks, a system of timber building blocks that are embedded with switching technologies to physically build digital soundscapes. Since 2009 Frank has explored the agency of pressure sensitive surfaces for expressive sound-making. Part of this work has included the development of the Musical Staircase in 2010 for the City of Melbourne, a system of pads overlayed onto a public stair to trigger semitone sound intervals. Currently, he is developing the Slow Floor walking interface to encourage kinaesthetic awareness and movement expression through sound.
School of Architecture and Design