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 Urban Design