Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

with Judith Glover

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 form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?

This studio will explore the rigours of slip-cast production. Students

Human + Studio

with Soumitri Varadarajan + Rob Eales
Human+ is a Design in Industry consulting studio responding to 2 Industry briefs about Health innovation. The Studio will include site visits/ expert consultation and prototyping solutions for end of semester Industry Review.
Control Bionics
‘Cylon’ Helmet for People with Locked In Syndrome: The design brief is to develop headsets for Control

Nomadic Affordances

Led by Ronnie Lacham & Ido Bruno, partnered with Jayco Caravans, Testing Grounds and Interior Design at RMIT

Nomadic Affordances initiate a dialogue between temporary spaces and a life on the move. Student will design temporary and flexible spaces responding to the new demands on urban places, cities, buildings, residences, and small- scale spaces. This studio will design a new

Ecoville Antarctic

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Lockery & Karli Vergese

Ecoville is a concept that now casts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Centre for Design and Society has partnered with the Australian Antarctic Division  to investigate the environmental impacts of Australia’s Antarctic infrastructure (Casey

Sleepish: Research to Understand and Design for Drowsiness

Lecturer: Stuart McFarlane with guest researchers from the School of Media and Comms, RMIT University

Studio Timetable: Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm & Wednesday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sleep has been a subject of research for several centuries. Current research estimates that there are over one hundred different types of sleep disorders, all of which vary

Charlwood Product Design Studio 2013

Semester 1, 2013

With Luca Abate

Are you keen to experience how successful industrial design firms develop products? Luca Abate, from leading Melbourne industrial design studio Charlwood Design will be giving the opportunity for students to experience life as a consulting designer.

Returning for a second semester the studio will focus on exploring health monitoring technology to get

Design Pioneers: 20th Century Furniture Design

Design in Society GRAP-2919-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/03   Monday 2:30pm-5:30pm        515.03.003  Malcom Thomas

This class will introduce the designers of the most
recognizable furniture pieces in the context of the 20th Century and study
design movements such as the Bauhaus, Danish Modernism, Swedish Grace and
Post-modernism amongst others—students will reflect on these designers work in
the context of the society it was produced in.

Soumitri Varadarajan

Soumitri Varadarajan is an Associate Professor in Industrial Design, at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia).

“My design approach focuses upon proposing a future that contains preferred/ 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 have developed, and therefore

Arjun Jayendran

Arjun has 9 years of industrial experience with Automotive, EME (Earth Moving Equipments), MHE (Material Handling Equipments) manufacturers like Caterpillar, Hyundai and Maini. He holds Masters in Product Design from Coventry University and has a background in Automobile Engineering . He has expertise in Electric Mobility, Human powered vehicles, exterior/ interior styling and concept art.

Lance Rake

I have been learning, practising, and teaching industrial design since 1970.  I received my BFA in Industrial Design from Kansas University and my MID in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University. Currently Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Kansas, I have also taught full-time at Auburn University and Carrington in Auckland, New