The Body Ornament

Wednesdays, 5.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Room: 88.5.20/20A
At the surface, the body ornament concerns itself with notions of beautification, self-image & expression, emotional symbolism, social, religious & ethnic identification, familial connectedness etc. The practice of body adornment is deep rooted in human history; a practice which continues to progress & regress in the many evolving, tangible forms

Scott Mayson

Dr Scott Mayson is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. Scott has research interests in Additive Manufacturing , Inclusive Design and Digital Design pedagogies in learning and teaching. He received his PhD in 2006 where he developed an inclusive designed method that both externally and internally locates damaged anterior cruciate ligaments

Design Innovation for Safer Farms

Studio Leader: Robert Eales

Industry Partner: The Victorian Farmers Federation

In this studio, we will be working to improve farm safety and occupation health and safety (OHS) outcomes for Victorian farmers.  Working with the VFF, your task will be to engage with safety issues and identify opportunities that you can use to drive the design and development

MYOM (Make your own machine)

Ben Landau + Lucile Sciallano

The widespread adoption of rapid prototyping and 3d printing has completely connected 3d digital design to manufacturing. Meanwhile, in a backlash against mass-produced objects, the aesthetic of handmade objects have become increasingly desirable. As designers, we need to conceive not only new objects, but also new ways of making them.
In this

SuperStrusion

Lecturers: Scott Mayson & Scott Mitchell

The Dr Scott’s SuperStrusion Fun Time Studio Good Times.
Participants in the SuperStrusion studio will develop and build unique extruder heads for use in a 3D printer. These print heads will not extrude plastic, instead they will enable interesting soft materials to be extruded even eaten! Your design will be based

Shawn Ashkanasy

Shawn is a trained industrial designer and postgraduate student with extensive professional and academic experience in user-centered design and qualitative research methods in human-technology interaction.

He has a long history of cooking and exploring new food experiences, including moonlighting as a part-time food writer for Broadsheet and The Age. In 2011, he spent a three-month sabbatical in

From sketching to manufacturing – Planex

Ronnie Lacham

The studio aims to expand the understandings and articulation of the industrial manufacturing design process. There main focus of this studio is to develop a better understanding in the process from the first sketch to production This studio is on a rigorous industrial manufacturing process in collaboration with manufacturing company – Planex. Planex  is a

Marcus Cher

Marcus Cher is a Melbourne based freelance industrial designer with a passion for the kitchen. After completing the Harvard Science cooking course he has appeared on Master Chef Series 7 as a contestant and has since worked as a part of a team in a number of Melbourne’s best restaurants.
He graduated industrial design at RMIT

Design for Distribution | Furniture & Lighting

Working alongside practising designers Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch of Dowel Jones, Design for Distribution (Furniture and Lighting) will work with one of Australia’s leading furniture distributors Cafe Culture + Insitu as a client to produce a piece/s of furniture or lighting with the intention of distribution. Market research has long been a tiring task

Susan Cohn

Susan Cohn is an artist jeweller, designer and curator. She is creative director of Workshop 3000, an access metal working workshop based in Melbourne since 1980. Her broad experience of design and making has enabled her to combine traditional craft skills with mass production industrial technologies in jewellery and everyday objects. She is represented by