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Humanitarian Design (TBC)

Tutor: Areli Avendano

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 051.02.015


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: to fully acknowledge the complexity of

Nick Johns

After completing a BA in Industrial Design at RMIT University


Nick has worked with the former, Centre for Design at RMIT University and has been teaching in Complex fabrication and Design studies classes.

As a practicing industrial and product designer, Nick has his own label, Black Panda.

Nick also works at Quirk and Co , in store you can

The Reuseful Project 2.0


Lecturers: Nick Johns

Monday | 11:30am 2:30pm | 045.01.005C
Wednesday | 3:30pm 6:30pm | 045.01.005A

As we watch our household recycling industry falter –  with the local market value of recycled materials collapsing, and off-shore processors refusing to accept our post-consumer packaging waste – we are facing major environmental and resource availability challenges.

These challenges are ultimately design problems, in

Digits: Design Before and Beyond Form

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy and …

Tuesday | 3:30pm 6:30pm | 045.01.005B
Monday | 11:30am 2:30pm | 045.01.005D

The first wave of IoT (Internet of Things) is well upon us – where products are designed to autonomously gather user and environmental data to both inform their realtime function with other object/systems and to provide valuable commercial data

Humanitarian Design


Studio Tutor: Areli Avendaño Franco and Emily Ballantyne-Brodie

Monday | 8:30am to 11:30am | 045.01.005B
Wednesday | 3:30pm to  6:30pm | 045.01.005D

In collaboration with Shelter Advisor Leeanne Marshall from the Australian Red Cross (ARC), this class looks at innovative transformation of both preparedness and emergency response activities. As a team, you will select a country and will respond

Health Care Co-Design

Studio Tutor: Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable:
Wednesday 2:30pm – 6:30pm | 045.01.005C
Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm | 045.01.005B

Studio Partner: RMIT University and Royal Children’s Hospital.

This studio addresses concerns in the field of healthcare provision within the hospital ecosystem as a Co-Design project.

This Studio proceeds workshops with Health care staff who have highlighted issues in their professional practice.
You will

Augmented Bodies: The Crafting of Wearable Technology

Studio Tutors: Emma Luke and Dr Scott Mitchell

Studio Timetable:
Thursday | 11:30am 2:30pm | 045.01.010
Monday  | 11:30am 2:30pm | 045.01.005A

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


Lecturers: Arthur Georgalas, Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: ATN Solar Car, RMIT University Solar Team

Monday 3:30pm 6:30pm        | 45.01.003 Digital Studio
Wednesday 11:30am 2:30pm |45.01.003 Digital Studio

The future of transport and travel is largely about the interior user experience of drivers and passengers. Moreover, the future of vehicle development is going to require well defined and visualised


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

Making it Real

Studio Tutor: Jonathan Ben – Tovim & Dani Storm-Hoogland

Studio Timetable:
Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm  045.01.005B
Wednesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm 045.01.005B

Designers sit at the nexus between idea and reality. Every choice designers make sets off a chain of events in the future life cycle of their products. This studio seeks to take young designers and expand their understanding of new