No Connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Lecturer: Rob Eales

Partners: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

Wednesday 9.30 until 12.30 and Thursday 5.00pm until 8.00pm

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmers Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the

Immersive Büro

Studio Leaders: Scott Mayson & Dustin Bailey

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 100.06.06 & Thursday 9:30 – 12:30 pm 100.05.007

This studio explores future of design practice, one that is situated within the premise: How will we as designers utilize digital tools to design out future world.  Immersive Büro will explore latest digital developments with specific interactive

Rusta

with Jessica Bird & Soumitri Varadarajan

Currently, 4.5 million people live in Melbourne. By 2050, it’s likely that 7 million people will call Melbourne home. We’ll need more homes, schools and jobs, better transport, energy and health care networks. To support our growing infrastructure needs, we’ll need innovative and adaptive services. What will this look like

Future of Cleaning

with Simon Curlis and industry partner www.oates.com.au
The Future of Cleaning.
Melbourne is facing a future where the population will reach 8 million people by 2050, climate change and peak oil will cause many of our current systems to become redundant. For Companies such as Oates, business as usual will be adapting to changes and devising better ways of

Nomadic Affordances

Led by Ronnie Lacham & Ido Bruno, partnered with Jayco Caravans, Testing Grounds and Interior Design at RMIT

Nomadic Affordances initiate a dialogue between temporary spaces and a life on the move. Student will design temporary and flexible spaces responding to the new demands on urban places, cities, buildings, residences, and small- scale spaces. This studio will design a new

Bio Design Futures

Lecturers : Boo Chapple and Malte Wagenfeld

I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning…’ – Steve Jobs

The next phase of human technology looks likely to be driven by the potential of manipulating biological matter, from growing human body parts to biological

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger | Workplaces of the near future

with Jonathan Ben-Tovim and Kim Vien

What will the workplace of the future look like in 5 to 10 years time? How will disruptive technologies shape professions  and industries? How can designer help the future workforce be more productive, healthier and happier?

Students will be given a range of analytical techniques and strategies to help explore and understand current work

Assistive Technologies for Positive Ageing

Lecturer : Frank Feltham

Research Partner : Dr Elizabeth Cyarto, NARI.

Australia’s population is ageing. Advances in health care, living standards and technology have contributed to lower fertility rates and increased life expectancy meaning that Australians are living longer and in the future older people will make up a larger percentage of our population* .

This population growth

Eco Moto

With Simon Curlis
This studio is about world changing, it is about creating viable visions of technical innovation for personal transportation as a provocation for radical revision of mobility systems.
There are a number of themes to be encountered, considered and answers to be articulated by you as a designer in the realm of sustainability (both equity

Bespoke Maker of Cars

Semester 1, 2013

With Simon Curlis, Dilip Chhabria and Georgia Hutchison

 

Dilip Chhabria trained at Art Centre Pasadena and worked with GM before establishing his own practice in India. He has been a charismatic influence on car design in India and abroad. Mr Chhabria produces bespoke on-set vans for Bollywood film stars and on screen cars such