Juan Sanin

I’m a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. My research looks at the broad field of Design Anthropology. I’m particularly interested in the material culture of everyday life, the articulation of ethnographic fieldwork and design practice, and the use of co-design methods to involve users in the design process. More recently, I’ve come interested in

Stuffed, Starved and Salvaged

Studio Leader: Juliette Anich and Maddison Ryder

Studio Timetable
Monday | 8:30 – 11:30 AM | 045.01.005B
Wednesday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.005C

Ingrained within habits and behaviours of individuals, consumption has reached a critically dominant position in modern society. We are defined no longer by what we do, but rather, what we have and display (Humphrey, 2009).

[un]valued

Studio: Dr Areli Avendaño Franco & Hieco Wesselius
Studio Partners: Salvos and Australia Post

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This design studio aims to expose students to the challenges of engaging in a real service design project through a collaboration among the key main stakeholders: SALVOS Stores, Australia Post and Industrial Design

Dirt Dreams 2016

Studio Leaders: Dr Judith Glover & Mehrnoush Latifi

Studio timetable: Tuesday 5pm and Wednesday 1.30pm

Industry Partners: Clayworks Australia and Northcote Pottery

Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of

Andrew Louey

Andrew Louey is an experienced industrial designer and educator. An RMIT University and Art Center Europe alumni, his skills and insights in transportation (automotive, motorcycles, trucks) and product (power tools, consumer goods) design have been gathered working locally and internationally with companies such as Ford, SAAB, Nissan, BlueSky Design, GMC and Electrolux amongst others.

Andrew is passionate

De-constructing the status quo

Studio Leader: Dr. Areli Avendano Franco

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 5:30-8:30 | Thursday 5:30-8:30

Studio Partner: Australian Red Cross

Globally, there are more frequent and severe natural hazards affecting communities due to climate change. To minimise the impact of humanitarian scenarios, preparedness and emergency response are two fundamental processes that need to be integrated together. The most critical challenges faced include:

TerraBot: Robotic Ceramic Production

Wednesday: 8.30 – 11.30  | room 45.01.05B
Wednesday: 1.30 – 4.30 | room 45.01.010 Wetspace

Lecturers: Hamish Maggs and Phoebe Richardson

This studio looks at the intersection of new technology and an ancient material- Terracotta ceramic. Students will work with the UR10 robots to extrude Terracotta clay as a manufacturing process. UR10’s are developing as new types of

Soumitri Vradadarajan

An Associate Professor in the Industrial Design Program, School of Design, at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia my design approach focuses upon proposing a future that contains visionary products and services. I am excited by design projects that focus on the small and big challenges facing humanity. I see design projects as campaigns and so

SCHLICHT! what would the Shakers have done with digital fabrication technology?

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

Partner Program: Integrated Design, KISD (Köln International School of Design), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany & Industrial Design.

KISD Cologne: http://kisd.de/en/kisd-online/

IMM Cologne: http://www.imm-cologne.com/en/imm/home/index.php

This is an exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany. KISD students will visit RMIT in April and RMIT students will have the

Augmented Bodies: The Crafting of Wearable Technology

Studio Tutors: Emma Luke and Dr Scott Mitchell

This studio explores the body as a site of interaction and expression. Located at the meeting of emergent digital technologies and contemporary jewellery design practice, the studio asks students to imagine, design, develop and prototype new wearable objects for communication, self representation, and augmentation.

The ever increasing availability of low