Creative Strategies for Movement Awareness: documenting and interrogating movement for the design of interactive technologies

Lecturers: Areli Avendano Franco and Frank Feltham 

Studio Timetable: Tuesdays 3.00 pm – 6pm & Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Research Partners, Dr. Lian Loke, Health and Creativity Research Node, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

We have seen a rapid change in the lifestyles of people living in urban centres throughout Australia. One startling finding is the rise in sedentary

Urban Hacking: The Street Library Project

Design in SocietyGRAP-2919-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/02   Monday 11:30am-2:30pm                  515.03.005  Meg Mundell

How can we collaborate with our local communities
to improve urban hacking projects? How can use urban hacking to promote
reading, creative writing, storytelling and other creative practices around the
idea of a ‘street library’?

In recent years street libraries, also known as
little libraries or community libraries, have been popping up in

Sangam Studio_ Artisan & Designer: Design dialogues of Contemporary Craft Practice

Matthew Butler & Phillipa Abbot & Judith Glover

This studio aims to engage students around different modes of research, collaborative design and cross pollination of age-old technique and cultural practice with contemporary design and innovation. It looks to situate this within dialogues of sustainable development – cultural, social, environmental and economic – within Semerang, Indonesia and

Liam Fennessy

Concerned with how design practice might attend to the socio-cultural-environmental implications of new product and service development Dr Fennessy teaches across a range of design studio, theory and methodological domains at RMIT University. His research has two key foci: on industrial design pedagogy and practice after the project of industrialization; and on design projects that

Assistive Technologies for Positive Ageing

Lecturer : Frank Feltham

Research Partner : Dr Elizabeth Cyarto, NARI.

Australia’s population is ageing. Advances in health care, living standards and technology have contributed to lower fertility rates and increased life expectancy meaning that Australians are living longer and in the future older people will make up a larger percentage of our population* .

This population growth

The Body In Design

Frank Feltham

& Scott Mitchell for 3 workshops (12hrs)

The body remains to some degree an elusive entity in our understandings of human cognition and our evolving relations with technology. With the advent of mobile and wearable sensor technologies, the body is brought to the fore as the essential and defining site of interaction and experience. Devices

First Class

Studio Tutors: Arthur Georgalas

Studio  Timetable:
Wednesday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.005D
Thursday    | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.003

The studio focuses on future urban mobility that networks to provide universal publicly accessible transport between Melbourne and Sydney.

Rapid mass transit is a necessity for urbanised global communities, the Japanese Shinkansen, Shanghai Maglev trains and conceptual Hyperloop

Ceri Hann

Ceri Hann is a sessional tutor in the Industrial Design program at RMIT. He also has an ongoing engagement with the School of Art in the Art in Public Space Post-Graduate program. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Design. The primary focus of his research is the development of

Tracy Tung

Tracy Tung has been a car designer, a furniture exhibitor, and is currently dividing her time between freelance design and being a market gardener at Days Walk Farm, a 16 acre certified organic farm just outside of Melbourne.

During her studies in Industrial Design, Tracy was selected as one of five Melbourne designers to exhibit her

Schlicht Fabrik

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 then in early June RMIT students (you) will be in