Design for Ability

Studio Leader: Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: Jayco Caravans, CDRN Car Design Research Network, other partners to be advised.

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

This Studio is about a design challenge set by industry partner to create a next generation concept caravan. Our ultimate goal is to create a digital prototype that will be

No Connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Lecturer: Rob Eales

Partners: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

Wednesday 9.30 until 12.30 and Thursday 5.00pm until 8.00pm

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmers Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the

CycleFuturesLAB: designing for after the auto-diseconomy

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mayson

Given Australians buy more new bicycles than they do cars what if Melbourne redirected its car parts manufacturing capabilities towards innovation in the cycling product/service ecosystem? Auto parts manufacture in Melbourne has been the mainstay of the local manufacturing sector for the best part of a century and is now at

Advanced Computer Aided Industrial Design

Tutor: Dr Scott Mayson & Dustin Bayley

In this course, you will extend your knowledge and skills in the digital design and development process to design and produce complex forms, products and assemblies. You will design, revise, animate and evaluate three-dimensional forms within a digital environment including mechanical simulations, finite element analysis, software enabled life cycle

Schlicht Fabrik

 

When: Wednesdays 5.30-830pm, Thursdays 5.30-830pm & international intensive times / travel)

Lecturers: Dr Malte Wagenfeld (RMIT) & Prof Wolfgang Laubersheimer (KISD).

Partner: KISD (TU Koln)

This is a ‘Global Intensive’ exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany. The studio will include two intensive mode sessions, in mid March KISD students will spend 2 weeks at RMIT, and

Maria Kinas

Maria completed her studies in the field of Industrial Design in 2006; her thesis centred on the study of the acculturation and transculturation of the body ornament in the ethnic evolution of persons in the western context. Her resulting collection won Maria first prize in an international jewellery design competition; the prize being a full

XZT Creative Futures

Studio Tutors: Scott Mayson & Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm & Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This studio addresses a client brief to develop affordable luxury products for Chinese Market. These product categories are Tea Thermoses and Desktop organising objects. As a Designer in this studio you are expected to generate and prototype designs that meet and extend

Dowel Jones

Dowel Jones is an Australian design brand producing furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as working on various installations and site-specific works. The studio was established in 2013 by Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch.

Dowel Jones is interested in simplifying objects to their bare essentials without compromising on aesthetic values while also minimising materials and processes, working with

Absurdity and your ID

Tutor: Rob Eales

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

As designers, we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways to design and by shifting our viewpoint and considering the absurd, the ridiculous and the silly we can develop alternative ways of designing and other ideas about the practice and roles of designers.
During the course,

Mobility +

Studio Tutor: Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Monday 13:30- 16:30 | Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

Studio Partners: ATN Universities School of Design Workshops

This Studio is about the digital workflow of vehicles, in particular, we are looking at a new generation of ultra lightweight and energy efficient vehicles.

The digital design ecosystem supports creative visualisation, form development, integration of human