Dr. Noor Hasbi Yusoff is an assistant professor and the Department Chair for media and communications in the College of Media and Mass Communications. Dr. Noor is a visual artist who explores ways to increase intercultural competency across academia and professional practice through inclusively responsive visual epistemology. He created #visualepistemology on social media to understand and develop strategies to acquire intercultural knowledge through creative practice. The journey started in 2007, with the guidance of his mentor, Qais Al Muhib, Dr. Noor presented his mixed and new media solo exhibition, titled Tirta Nirmaya, at the Frankston Art Centre in Victoria, Australia. The exhibition was recognized as a visual epistemological discourse and accepted as part of Dr. Noor’s practice-based research dissertation. Dr. Noor current research is tied to #visualepistemology, is focused on intellectual identity, cross-cultural media and visual representation, inclusive media communications, responsive user experience, Arabic typography and religious symbolism. Dr. Noor continually challenges himself to produce, research and study artworks that can be catalysts for knowledge acquisition and construction.
Dr. Noor’s career as an international educator have its beginning in Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education as a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator in 2002. The journey continued in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University’s International Centre for Graphic Technology, RMIT’s School of Media and Communications and Monash University’s School of Film, Media and Journalism. Along the way guiding under-graduate and post-graduate students in strategic media projects and industry-related learning. Dr Noor’s journey as an educator includes a stint as an International Baccalaureate (IB) teacher, coordinator and examiner for Visual Arts, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. Dr. Noor was also the Managing Editor for an Australian Muslim organization’s monthly publication.. Dr. Noor continues to be an active visual arts and calligraphy practitioner, commissioning and exhibiting his creative works online and in galleries. He has worked on branding, multimedia and design projects with clients from Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Noor has also taught and practiced visual and media arts in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the UAE and Turkey. He spends his free time meditating and travelling with his family.
Dr. Noor earned a PhD in Media and Communications from the RMIT University and a Master of Teaching and Graduate Diploma in Multimedia from Monash University in Australia.. He also has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology from RMIT University (with the final semester at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University School of Computer Engineering). Specializing in intellectual identity, social semiotics, user experience (UX), new media production, visual communication design, cultural studies and inclusive education.