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

Bendigo Hospital: Mobile & Sensory

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy & Melisa Duque

Partners: Digital Ethnography Research Centre (RMIT) & Bendigo Hospital

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm & Thursday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This studio tackles an aspect of a larger ethnographic study being undertaken by DERC on the transition of numerous regional health care service functions into a single site

No Offence

Studio Tutors: Juliette Anich,  Jessica Bird & Soumitri Varadarajan

Studio Timetable:

Wednesday 3.30pm-6.30pm
Plus a week long intensive in week 4 (details to be confirmed)

Note: the studio may occasionally require alternative times for its weekly sessions

Research Partners: Victorian Legal Aid & Centre for Innovative Justice.

This studio is a must for anyone interested in social design, social innovation, change making, service design and making

Sarah Webber

Sarah Webber has professional IT background, mostly in client-facing and user advocacy roles. Most recently, she worked in user research and UX evaluation, but before that in business analysis and project management, for a range of corporate, government, academic and non-profit organisations.
In recent years Sarah has collaborated on academic projects designing and researching novel applications

Re-imagining human-computer interaction (HCI) for the mobile environment

Studio Leaders: Scott Mitchell & Sarah Webber

Studio Partner: Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 100.05.005 & Thursday 12:30 am – 3:30 pm 8.07.44

Mobile computing has had a huge impact on our lives – smart phones and tablet computers have changed the way we move through the city,

Design Drawing

With Charles Lin

This elective is all about developing and maintaining your drawing skills. It’s very important as designers, that we have the ability to think visually. That means using our drawing skills to develop our ideas, as a tool to help us flesh out concepts and thoughts. Whether you intend to pursue a career in

Ryan Pennings

Ryan Pennings is an Industrial Designer from Melbourne, Australia; with an avid interest in 3D printing and algorithmic design. His curiosity in algorithmic design and it’s application to product design is a key focus of his work. Ryan has worked on a number of professional projects, including promotional designs for RMIT University alongside academic research into

Dr Liam Fennessy

I am interested in supervising projects that explore difficult problems of need, use and mis-use in the sustainability, social design and health domains.  These projects might take the form of product service systems (PSS) propositions, technical product designs for mass manufacture that are supported by service provision element or integrated products and services that attempt

Social Repair Tool Kit – Designing for Community Wellbeing

Lecturers: Matthew Butler and Dr, Kevin Murray

Australia ranks as one of the worlds wealthiest countries but is placed at only #76 on the happy planet index in between Iran and Romania. Costa Rica is #1 and Vietnam is #2. The reasons for Australia’s relative social unhappiness is complex. This includes fear driven by political leaders

Edge 2 Edge

with Ronnie Lacham

STUDIO EDGE2EDGE aims to design “furniture” to initiate a dialogue between design manufacturing and community skills. The main focus of this studio is to develop a stronger understanding of the design process from a concept  to the complete product. Students will research tessellated patterns, design a large scale 1:1 prototypes seating furniture. The design ideas will be