Techno-Comfort: everyday amulets, interactive technologies and crafts

Industrial Design Tactics GRAP-1043-AUSCY-S1-TUT01/03   Thursday 2:30pm-5:30pm      013.04.007  Ana Davila

This course will
focus on the research of emotional comfort relationships developed between
humans and objects. Techno-Comfort encourages students to explore the way we
perceive and interact with the amulets that accompany us through life as buffers
for difficult times. Why do we have them? What’s so special about them? What

Play as tactic

Industrial Design Tactics GRAP-1043-AUSCY-S1-TUT01/01   Tuesday 8:30am-11:30am051.07.004  Ronnie Lacham

This tutorial will critically explore
‘Play’ as an approach and method in design practice. It aims to undertake a
careful, reflective engagement with a range of design thinking and approaches –
to examine and create a dialogue between fiction and
reality, irrelevant and substance. This subject does not attempt to
define the design, but rather to

Lifestyle Narratives and Consumption Patterns

Tutor: Juliana Luna

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

Many consumers in the 21st century are well informed, global and mobile. We create and construct our identities through a collection or system of objects that represent our values, beliefs and lifestyles. This system of objects is hacked, altered, modified or transformed by the body, as well as by the

Absurdity and your ID

Tutor: Rob Eales

Friday 1:30 – 4:30

As designers, we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways to design and by shifting our viewpoint and considering the absurd, the ridiculous and the silly we can develop alternative ways of designing and other ideas about the practice and roles of designers.
During the course,