Publications

Peer-reviewed Books, Book Chapters, Journal Articles and Conference Papers  

O’Connor, Z. & Sheibani, H. (2022). Environmental color mapping in an historic UNESCO Heritage context: Urumanat, Iran. Peer-reviewed paper presented at AIC2022 – Conference of the International Color Association (AIC), Toronto, Canada, June 13-16, 2022.

O’Connor, Z. (2022). Exploring the origins of Itten’s color theories using digital color mapping. Peer-reviewed paper presented at AIC2022 – Conference of the International Color Association (AIC), Toronto, Canada, June 13-16, 2022.

O’Connor, Z. (2021). Traditional colour theory: A review. Color Research and Application. 46 (4), pp838-847. https://doi.org/10.1002/col.22609

O’Connor, Z. (2021). Data visualization: The power and persuasive capacity of color. In: Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2021. Milan, Italy. AIC, pp1159-1164.

O’Connor, Z. (2021). Tactical urbanism: Colour interventions with purpose. Color Research and Application. 46 (3), pp516-523. https://doi.org/10.1002/col.22613

O’Connor, Z. (2021). Color, power and identity. In C.P Biggam & K. Wolf (Eds.) Cultural History of Color in the Modern Age. New York: Bloomsbury. ISBN: 978-1-474-27373-2

O’Connor Z. (2021) Traditional color theory. In: Shamey R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_453-1

O’Connor Z. (2021) RYB Color. In: Shamey R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_453-1

Nemcsics, A., O’Connor, Z. & Pompas, R. (2021). Color Harmony. In Shamey, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_239-5

O’Connor, Z. (2021). Color Psychology. In: Shamey, R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_228-2

O’Connor Z. (2021) Color Field Painting. In: Shamey R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_240-2

O’Connor, Z. (2020). Tactical urbanism: Colour interventions with purpose. In: Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2020. Avignon, France, 120-124. https://aic-color.org/publications-proceedings

O’Connor, Z. (2020). Reframing colour within the context of design education: Applying Q-methodology to enhance insight and learning. In: Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2020. Avignon, France, 221-225. https://aic-color.org/publications-proceedings

O’Connor, Z. (2020). Colour design and dementia: Evidence-based strategies to enhance environmental visual literacy. In: Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2020. Avignon, France, 173-177. https://aic-color.org/publications-proceedings

O’Connor, Z. (2020). Legendary pigments: Bridging the gap between the natural world and the digital world. In: Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2020, Avignon France, 125-129. https://aic-color.org/publications-proceedings

O’Connor, Z. (2020). Colour design and dementia: Harnessing HCI to improve environmental visual literacy. In: Brankert, R.G.A. & Kenning, G. (Eds.) HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia. Heidelberg: Springer.

O’Connor, Z. (2020). A defense of traditional colour theory: Exploring the impact and relevance of ontology and epistemology. Color Impact 2020 Symposium, 6 June 2020 (online).

O’Connor, Z. (2019). Effective environmental visual literacy: Pedestrian crossing design and the key roles of colour and contrast. Plenary lecture in ‘Color and Landscape’ Proceedings of AIC2019, International Association of Colour Conference (ed. José Luis Caivano, Grupo Argentino del Color), pp41-47.

O’Connor, Z. (2019). The Shillito Design School: An influential colour curriculum with historical links to the Bauhaus. Proceedings of AIC2019, International Colour Association Conference (ed. José Luis Caivano), pp513-519.

O’Connor, Z. (2019). Colour Harmony: A 2020 Perspective. ‘Color and Landscape’ Proceedings of AIC2019, International Association of Colour Conference (ed. José Luis Caivano, Grupo Argentino del Color), pp520-526.

O’Connor, Z. (2018). Environmental visual literacy: Examining the roles of colour and contrast. Proceedings of AIC2018, Interim meeting of the International Colour Association, Margarida Gamito and Maria João Durão (Editors), AIC: Lisbon, pp151-157.

O’Connor, Z. (2018). Colour interventions with purpose: Sydney | Australia. Conference presentation, AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design at the Interim meeting of the International Colour Association, Lisbon, 27 September 2018.

O’Connor, Z. (2018). Exploring colour contrast interventions to improve environmental visual literacy. Annual Conference of the Colour Society of Australia, Melbourne, 8-9 September 2018. 

O’Connor, Z. (2016). Colour/contrast strategies to improve environmental visual literacy, Universal Design Symposium, ANZ Viaducts Event Centre, Auckland, NZ, 26 October 2016.

O’Connor, Z. (2016). Color Field Painting. In R. Luo (Editor) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. New York: Springer, pp310-321. ISBN: 978-3-642-27851-8

Nemcsics, A., O’Connor, Z. & Pompas, R. (2016). Color Harmony. In Ronnier Luo (Editor) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. New York: Springer, pp322-328. ISBN: 978-3-642-27851-8

O’Connor, Z. (2016). Color Psychology. In R. Luo (Editor) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. New York: Springer, pp365-375. ISBN: 978-3-642-27851-8

O’Connor, Z. (2016). Optical Art. In R. Luo (Editor) Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. New York: Springer, pp985-987. ISBN: 978-3-642-27851-8

O’Connor, Z. (2015). Colour, contrast and Gestalt theories of perception: The impact in contemporary visual communications design. Color Research and Application, 40 (1), 85-92.

O’Connor, Z. (2015). Extreme plagiarism: The rise of the e-Idiot? The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 20 (1), 1-11.

O’Connor, Z. (2014). Elements and principles of design: Tools to identify, analyse and evaluate the visual (Chapter 6). In A. Rourke and V. Rees (Eds.), Researching the visual: Demystifying “the picture that’s worth a thousand words” Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing (pp94-125).

O’Connor, Z. (2014). Colour as code: Obscure dialect or lingua franca? (Chapter 8). In A. Rourke and V. Rees (Eds.). Researching the visual: Demystifying “the picture that’s worth a thousand words” Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing (pp144-164).

O’Connor, Z. (2013). The Shillito Design School:  Australia’s link with the Bauhaus. The International Journal of Design in Society, 6 (3), 149-159.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2013). Threshold concepts: Overcoming the stumbling blocks to learning design history and colour theory in higher education. International Journal of Design Education: An International Journal, Annual Review, 6, 23-31.

O’Connor, Z. (2013). Colour as catalyst: Using colour differentiation to enhance learning. In A. Rourke and V. Rees (Eds.) Building minds, forging bridges: Teaching in a visually littered world. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing, pp43-70.

Rourke, A. & O’Connor, Z. (2012). Effective use of visual materials in higher education. New York: Nova Science.

O’Connor, Z. (2012). Learning style modalities and visual literacy (Chapter 4). In A. Rourke and Z. O’Connor, Effective use of visual materials in higher education. New York: Nova Science, pp51-70.

O’Connor, Z. (2012). Gestalt theories of visual perception and visual communication materials (Chapter 7). In A. Rourke and Z. O’Connor, Effective use of visual materials in higher education. New York: Nova Science, pp107-118.

O’Connor, Z. (2012). Visual perception: The roles of colour and contrast (Chapter 8). In A. Rourke and Z. O’Connor, Effective use of visual materials in higher education. New York: Nova Science, pp119-156.

O’Connor, Z. (2012). Design factors (Chapter 9). In A. Rourke and Z. O’Connor, Effective use of visual materials in higher education. New York: Nova Science, pp157-180.

 Rourke, A. & O’Connor, Z. (2011). Visual teaching materials: The role of visual literacy and predominant learning modality. In M. L. Falese (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Education Research. New York: Nova Science, pp209-244. 

O’Connor, Z. (2011). Façade colour and judgements about building size and congruity. Journal of Urban Design, 16 (3), 397-404. (ERA Rank A*)

O’Connor, Z. (2011). Colour psychology and colour therapy: Caveat emptor. Color Research and Application, 36 (3), 229-234.

O’Connor, Z. (2011). Logo colour and differentiation: A new application of environmental colour mapping. Color Research and Application, 36 (1), 55-60.

O’Connor (2011). Valuation of cultural heritage: Towards a conceptual model and potential evaluation strategies. In D. Mittleman & S. Augustin (Eds.) EDRA42: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Chicago (pp189-196).

Rourke, A. & O’Connor, Z. (2010). Improving Visual Teaching Materials. New York: Nova Science. ISBN: 978-1616682941.

Rourke, A. & O’Connor, Z. (2010). Examining ways to improve visual materials: The role of visual literacy and predominate learning modality. In M.L. Albertson (Ed.) Developments in Higher Education. New York: Nova Science, 1-37.

O’Connor, Z. (2010). Colour harmony revisited. Color Research and Application, 35 (4), 267-273.

Throsby, D., Deodhar, V., Hanna, B., O’Connor, Z. & Zednik, A. (2010). Measuring the economic and cultural values of historic heritage places. Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports, Number: 85, November 2010.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2010). Visual literacy levels and predominant learning modality among first year design students: The influence of teaching intervention. International Journal of Design Principles and Practice, 4 (1), 347-360.

O’Connor (2010). Universal Design and retirement village environments in Sydney, Australia. In J. Bissell, M.Chapin, T. Rosenheck & M. Murtha (Eds.). EDRA41: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Washington (pp116-122).

O’Connor, Z. (2010). Facade colour and planning policy in Sydney: The need for paradigm change. In T. Rosenheck & M. Murtha (Co-chairs), EDRA 41: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association. Washington, USA; 2-6 June 2010.

O’Connor, Z. (2010). Black-listed: Why colour theory has a bad name in 21st century design education. Proceedings of ConnectED 2010: 2nd International Conference on Design Education (Ed. Graham Forsythe), University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-646-54506-6

O’Connor, Z. & Rourke, A.J. (2010). Making it relevant: Strategies to link design history and theory to contemporary design practice.  ConnectED 2010: 2nd International Conference on design education, Sydney.

Throsby, D., Deodhar, V., Hanna, B., O’Connor, Z. & Zednik, A. (2010). Measuring the economic and cultural values of historic heritage places. Proceedings of the Economics and the Environment Network Symposium, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 22-24 November 2010.

O’Connor, Z. (2010). Colour psychology and colour therapy: Ancient knowledge or New Age nonsense? M. Kyrios (Chair) Scientific Program Committee, ICAP2010 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, 11 to 16 July 2010.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2010). The expectations-reality interface: Visual literacy, predominant learning modalities and preferences among first year design students. In J. Thomas (Ed.) 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane

O’Connor, Z. (2009). Digital colour mapping. In T. Porter & B. Mikellides (Eds.), Colour for architecture today (2nd edition) London: Taylor & Francis, pp45-47.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2009). Look before you leap: Testing some assumptions on visual literacy and predominant learning modalities of undergraduate design students in Australia and New Zealand. International Journal of Learning. 16 (8), 33-45.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2009). Investigating visual literacy levels and predominant learning modality among undergraduate design students in Australia: Preliminary findings. International Journal of Design Principles and Practices 3 (2), 17-28.

O’Connor, Z. (2009). Façade colour and judgements about building size. In D. Smith, P. Green-Armytage, M.A. Pope & N. Harkness (Eds.) AIC 2009: 11th Congress of the International Colour Association (CD-Rom), Sydney: AIC.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2009). Recommendations for intervention in the visual domain: A study of undergraduate design students’ visual literacy and predominate learning style. In R. Woodrow (Ed.) Interventions in the public domain: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools. Griffith University, Brisbane.

Rourke, A.J. & O’Connor, Z. (2008). I can see it but I don’t understand it! Investigating visual literacy skills and learning styles in a higher education design history curriculum. International Journal of the Humanities, 6 (6), 19-26.

O’Connor, Z. (2007). Retiring gracefully? Older people and retirement village environments.  In J.Bissell (Ed.) EDRA38: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Sacramento. (pp41-45). Edmond, OK: EDRA.

O’Connor, Z. (2006). Bridging the gap: Façade colour, aesthetic response and planning policy. Journal of Urban Design, 11(3), 335-345 (ERA rank A* and USYD Research Paper Prize)

O’Connor, Z. (2006). Environmental colour mapping using digital technology: A case study. Urban Design International, 11 (1), 21-28. (USYD Research Paper Prize)

O’Connor, Z. (2006). Happy campers? The interface between older people and retirement village environments.  In C. Shanley & T. Roberts (Eds.) Research informing positive outcomes in older persons: 5th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (pp 152-155). Sydney: University of Sydney (University of Sydney Research Paper prize).

O’Connor, Z. (2006) From conflict to concord: façade colour and aesthetic response (Preliminary findings). In M.K. Chapin & A.N. Greenberg (Co-Chairs), EDRA37: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Atlanta, USA; 3-7 May 2006.

O’Connor, Z. (2005) Environmental colour harmony & preference: A case for diversity? In B. Schermer (Chair), EDRA36: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Vancouver, Canada, 27 April -1 May 2005.

O’Connor, Z. (2004). Environmental colour mapping using digital technology. In D. Miller & J.A. Wise (Eds.), EDRA35: Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Albuquerque USA(pp 71-80). Edmond, OK EDRA.

O’Connor, Z. (2004). Concord v discord: A new approach to environmental colour.  In Spatial Environments Agreeable for Human Beings: Proceedings of the 6th Int. Symposium for Environment-Behaviour Studies (pp 250-256). Tianjin, China: Baihua Literature & Art.

O’Connor, Z. (2003). Pixel perfect? Environmental colour mapping using digital technology. In S. Hayman (Ed.) Proceedings of the 37th Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference (pp 686-716). Sydney Australia: University of Sydney.

Consultancy Projects, Insight Reports, Industry Articles  

O’Connor, Z. (2006 – ongoing). Numerous evidence-based colour consultancy projects including façade colour projects for small to large-scale commercial, strata and residential buildings.

O’Connor, Z. Branding and new logo development team, International Color Association (AIC), 2020-2022.

O’Connor, Z. Colour design for aged care and dementia care. Aged Care Industry Association, June 2022.

O’Connor, Z. Colour in interior design. Suncorp Bank (The Block), August 2021.

O’Connor, Z. Specified colour vs. perceived colour: Strategies to manage factors that impact interior and exterior colour [Industry webinar]. Resene, New Zealand, March, 2021.

O’Connor, Z. Colour and AI application. Norna.ai, Sweden, December 2020.

O’Connor, Z. Colour design for aged care and dementia care. Aged Care Industry Association, September 2021.

O’Connor, Z. Demystifying colour: Making sense of different colour models and systems [Industry webinar]. Resene Paints, New Zealand, August 2020.

O’Connor, Z. The role of colour and contrast in the healthcare and dental care sector. Haugstad Mobel, Norway, July 2020.

O’Connor, Z. Colour design for engagement, orientation and wayfinding in aged care and dementia care [Industry webinar]. Resene Paints, New Zealand, May 2020.

O’Connor, Z. Effective colour design in aged care. Deicke Richards Architects, June 2019.

O’Connor, Z. Colour in education buildings. Deicke Richards Architects, June 2019.

O’Connor, Z. The impact of colour and contrast in film relevant to ‘Vanguard’. Arthrofilm Production Company, UK, October 2018.

O’Connor, Z. The impact of colour on behaviour: Evidence-based colour strategies for interior design. Artichoke (magazine of the Design Institute of Australia), Issue 65, pp104-105; 2018.

O’Connor, Z. Colour/contrast interventions to improve environmental visual literacy. Annual Conference of the Colour Society of Australia, Melbourne, 8-9 September 2018.

O’Connor, Z. Packaging colour options. In-Flight Magic Skincare, November 2018.

O’Connor, Z. Brand colour evaluation and data visualisation report. Taylor Fry, Sydney; 2017.

O’Connor, Z. CIGA, Christchurch: Interior colour scheme review. INTERIOR magazine, March/April, Auckland; 2016.

O’Connor, Z. Insight research and report. Arts Health Institute, Sydney; 2016.

O’Connor, Z. Facade colour report – Heritage building Rockcliff Mansions, North Sydney; 2015

O’Connor, Z. Design psychology (Contributor). Aircraft Interiors International, March; 2015.

O’Connor, Z. Colour psychology insights report: Brand launch. Porter Novelli; 2012.

O’Connor, Z. Brand and logo colour mapping study. ING Communities Pty Ltd; 2009.

O’Connor, Z. NSW Central Coast retirement & aged care facilities analysis. Aevum Ltd; 2009.

O’Connor, Z. Research report: New residents survey. Aevum Ltd; 2008.

O’Connor, Z. Ashfield area: Retirement & aged care facilities analysis. Aevum Ltd; 2007.

O’Connor, Z. Milstern: Competitor retirement & aged care facilities analysis. Aevum Ltd; 2007

O’Connor, Z. Insights report: Extra care aged facilities. Aevum Ltd; October 2007.

O’Connor, Z. Southern Highlands: Competitor retirement & aged care analysis. Aevum Ltd; 2007.

O’Connor, Z. Cromer/Northmead: Competitor retirement & aged care analysis. Aevum Ltd; 2007.  

O’Connor, Z. Port Macquarie: Post-occupancy evaluation, Aevum Ltd; March 2007.

O’Connor, Z. Western Sydney: Competitor retirement & aged care facilities. Aevum Ltd; 2006.  

O’Connor, Z. Research report: Resident survey. Aevum Ltd; May 2006.

O’Connor, Z. Research report: Façade colour analysis: Ensemble Theatre, January 2006.

O’Connor, Z. Research report: Post-occupancy evaluation and client survey at four Inner West (Sydney) retirement villages. Aevum Limited, June 2006.

Invited Webinars, Public Forums, Talks & Seminars

Invited speaker: The Architecture of Human Happiness. Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas, Sydney, 19 October 2019.

Invited workshop: Colour Fundamentals. Norna AI (Sweden), 1 November 2018.

Invited speaker: Colour, Power and Identity: From Impressionism to Branding and Social Media. Art Gallery of NSW, 24 October 2018.

Invited speaker: Colour, materials and finishes: The impact on mood and behaviour. Design Speaks Artichoke session, Melbourne, 15 August 2018.

Invited speaker: Signage and wayfinding evaluation: Auckland District Health Board, Auckland City Hospital, 25 October 2016.

Invited speaker: The key roles of colour and contrast in environmental visual literacy. New Zealand Health Design Council, BECA, Auckland, 25 October 2016.

Invited speaker: The key roles of colour and contrast in environmental visual literacy. Auckland District Health Board, Clinical Education Centre, Auckland, 26 October 2016.

Invited speaker: The key roles of colour and contrast in environmental visual literacy. Klein Architects, Auckland, 25 October 2016.

Invited speaker: The key roles of colour and contrast in environmental visual literacy. BUPA head office, Auckland, 28 October 2016.

Invited speaker: The key roles of colour and contrast in environmental visual literacy. Arvida Retirement Group, Auckland, 28 October 2016.

Invited speaker series in New Zealand: Colour in architecture: Beyond aesthetics. 23 February (AAG Auditorium, Auckland Art Gallery); 24 February (Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery); 25 February (Auditorium, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington); 26 February (AAG Auditorium, Auckland). Sponsored by ArchitectureNOW and Resene, 2016.

Invited speaker: Colour psychology: Caveat emptor. Colour Society of Australia, Sydney, August, 2015.

Artist introduction: Almanac of the Everyday, Mel George, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, July 2015.

Artists Voice series: Evaluating colour in Rebecca Baumann’s ‘Automated Colour Field’ (2011) and Robert Owen’s ‘Sunrise #3’ (2005). Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, July 2013.

Invited public talk: Music and colour: Exploring David Aspden’s works. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, May 2012.

Invited public talk: Not through a glass, darkly. Colour forum with John Gage and David Briggs, ‘Paths to Abstraction’ exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, August 2010.

Invited public talk: Colour theory and application. Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Take Your Time’ exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, February 2010.

Scientific & Journal Peer Review Committee, PhD thesis Examiner

Scientific peer review committee member: AIC2021 – Annual Conference of the International Colour Association (AIC), Milan, Italy.

Scientific peer review committee member: AIC2020 – Annual Conference of the International Colour Association (AIC), Avignon, France.

Occasional peer review committee member – Color Research and Application, International Journal of Design Principles and Practices, Urban Design International.

Committee member: AIC Branding & Visual Identity Project for the International Colour Association (AIC), 2019-2021.

PhD thesis examiner: Elizabeth Reed (2021). Griffith University, QLD, Australia

PhD thesis examiner: Dominique Falla (2014), Griffith University, QLD, Australia.

PhD thesis examiner: Christopher Waller (2015), Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Social Media, Exhibitions, Photography

O’Connor, Z. (current). Instagram @the.colour.collective, launched April, 2017.

O’Connor, Z. (current). Instagram @colour.design.palettes launched March 2017.

O’Connor, Z. (current). Instagram @cinema.palettes launched October 2016.

O’Connor, Z. (2021). Sydney Lockdown Jigsaw (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition

O’Connor, Z. (2020). Bayou at Greenwood, Mississippi (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition, online exhibition due to Covid-19.

O’Connor, Z. (2019). Out Of Thin Air (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition at 541 Artspace, 541 Kent Street, Sydney.

O’Connor, Z. (2018). Maritime signals (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition at 541 Artspace, 541 Kent Street, Sydney.

O’Connor, Z. (2017). Heraclitus’ Tree (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition at Paddington Town Hall, Sydney. ISBN 978-0-9925075-65

O’Connor, Z. (2016). Red (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition at Central on Broadway, Sydney.

O’Connor, Z. (2016). Architectural photography: Melissa Ward, Architect.

O’Connor, Z. (2015). Stingrays (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition, Gallery 2, Danks Street, Sydney Catalogue: ISBN 978-0-9925075-27.

O’Connor, Z. (2014). The Tourist (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition, Gallery 2, Danks Street, Sydney.

O’Connor, Z. (2013). Approaching Storm (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition, Depot II Danks Street, Sydney. ISBN 978-0-9803631-28.

O’Connor, Z. (2012). Cleito in Atlanta (digital photograph). AddOn, satellite exhibition of the HeadOn Foundation exhibition, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington. ISBN 978-0-9803631-73.

PhD thesis & Master of Design thesis

O’Connor, Z. (2008). Façade colour and aesthetic response: Examining patterns of response within the context of urban design and planning policy in Sydney. University of Sydney.  

O’Connor, Z. (1994). A review of the key design elements of direct marketing catalogues. Supervisor: Prof. David Denne, Head, Design School, University of Technology, Sydney.

Grants & Grant Applications

O’Connor, Z. (2010) ARC Discovery Project Application DP110102282: From speculation to theory: Investigating the interface between colour and human response.

University of NSW SoLt Research Grant 082014 (2008). An investigation into undergraduate student visual literacy skills and learning styles. Research program with Dr A.J. Rourke.