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Brad Erickson

A recent graduate from the Industrial Design program at RMIT, Brad has a strong interest in robotic technology and its intersection with modern design practice. Following his honours studies on the design and development of a unique robot end effector, Brad has continued to hone his skills in the areas of programming, electronics and integrated

Cycle Craft

   

Studio Leaders:  Scott Mayson & Brad Erickson

Studio Timetable:
Monday | 15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.003
Tuesday | 15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.005A

Studio:

Cycle Craft, explores the potential of a hybrid digital practice. You will explore a hybrid practice based approach through developing a concept bicycle – Road, MTB or Commuter bike, through

Luft | Flow & Fly

Studio Tutors: Michael Gray & Simon Curlis

Studio  Timetable:
Monday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.005A
Tuesday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.003

The rise of electric vehicles and drones has brought about an interesting synergy with emerging viable flying cars. Through this studio will explore and develop a digital workflow for designing flying vehicles that could replace the

Stuffed, Starved and Salvaged

Studio Leader: Juliette Anich and Maddison Ryder

Studio Timetable
Monday | 8:30 – 11:30 AM | 045.01.005B
Wednesday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.005C

Ingrained within habits and behaviours of individuals, consumption has reached a critically dominant position in modern society. We are defined no longer by what we do, but rather, what we have and display (Humphrey, 2009).

Maddison Ryder

Maddison is a recent graduate from Industrial Design here at RMIT. Her honours project explored current patterns and behaviours of throwaway culture, specifically surrounding food. Through extensive research and exploration, Maddison discovered that perceptions of food waste were a root cause for the vast amounts wasted each day by consumers. This project worked to re-define

Caravan

Studio Leaders: Tracy Tung & Simon Curlis

Wednesday  |  15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.005B
Thursday      | 15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.005D

Industry partners: TBC,

Caravans are tiny homes, efficiently designed to meet user requirements and desires. Victoria is home of 30% of Australia’s Caravan production. The caravan is effectively a lounge, bedroom and kitchen rolled

Bamboo Bike

Studio Leaders: Lance Rake & Michael Efford

Studio Timetable:
Monday       | 15:30 6:30 PM | 045.01.005B
Wednesday | 15:30 6:30 PM | 045.01.005D

Note: This is a  cross-disciplinary studio with Communications Design *CAPED at 10 ID students.

Over the past ten years I have designed and built bamboo bikes in India, Nepal, Alabama, Haiti, and Sweden.  Each design

Leah Heiss

I am a Melbourne-based designer and RMIT researcher working at the nexus of design, health, and technology. My practice traverses device, service and experience and my process is deeply collaborative, working with experts from nanotechnology, engineering and health services through to manufacturing. My health technology projects include jewellery to administer insulin through the skin for

Trevor Streader

Trevor Streader is an experienced design leader with expertise in creative process, design education, and building and supporting creative teams to deliver excellent experiences and communications. As Design Manager at Museums Victoria, Trevor established a multidisciplinary team of communication, interior, industrial and digital designers. He applied strategic and design thinking to support the development of

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