CycleFuturesLAB: designing for after the auto-diseconomy

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mayson

Given Australians buy more new bicycles than they do cars what if Melbourne redirected its car parts manufacturing capabilities towards innovation in the cycling product/service ecosystem? Auto parts manufacture in Melbourne has been the mainstay of the local manufacturing sector for the best part of a century and is now at

Design for Ability

Studio Leader: Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: Jayco Caravans, CDRN Car Design Research Network, other partners to be advised.

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

This Studio is about a design challenge set by industry partner to create a next generation concept caravan. Our ultimate goal is to create a digital prototype that will be

Towards Ecoville

Stephen Clune and Simon Lockrey

Ecoville nowcasts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Focusing on three related themes of food, the household and health. The household will be studied in relation to how we live, our health and wellbeing. The studio develops products that facilitate a reduction in

Furniture Design

Semester 2, 2011

With Kjell Grant

 

This studio will be directed by Prof. Kjell Grant.

 

organized around 3 ideas resolved into one final piece of furniture presented at the graduation assessment. Areas of choice are, concept (cutting edge design) and Commercial design  –   for offices, hospitality,airports And public areas.

About the Image: Oliver Field’s Hedge is a bench in the form of a squiggle in metal,

Concept Boat Design

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Curlis

This studio in concept boat design combines the ideas that sailing boats have been a most effective forms of sustainable mobility and that the role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company

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

Brewing Senses

Gyungju Chyon

Our sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. Our senses enable us to experience the world intimately, personally, and singularly.
Focusing on Tea culture from two different places (Japan and UK), students will design ‘experience’ for/around tea engaging the range of tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and auditory senses.

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

Urban Food Interventions: food as a way to build resilience in cities

Tutors: Kate Archdeacon & Juliette Anich

This studio uses a design research process to explore small-scale design interventions in the Melbourne landscape working towards building urban resilience, focusing on the culture of growing food. The rise of design engagement in urban agriculture has seen a wide range of visualisations and experimental test projects emerge in

Radically SCHLICHT!

Dr Malte Wagenfeld, RMIT & Prof Wolfgang Laubesheimer, KISD, Cologne Germany

This is a ‘Global Intensive’ exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany.This studio has received a $20,000 Endeavour grant to help RMIT students cover travel costs. The studio will include two intensive mode sessions, in April KISD students will visit RMIT and in mid-June