3 Ways Forward

Simon Curlis
Melbourne is projected to host 7.7 million citizens in 2051 as the population densifies and climate change creates more weather impacts with greater frequency, our transport systems and infrastructure will be overwhelmed. As such it is wise to observe mobility service systems that work in densely populated cities and more impactive conditions than we

From Sketch To Manufacture

Studio leader: Ronnie Lacham

Studio partner: Planex

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 17:00 – 20:00 and Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30

The studio aims to expand your understanding and articulation of industrial manufacturing and overlapping relationship with the creative design processes.

We will focus of this studio on maintaining the integrity of your vision and concept by improving your understanding of the process  as

Exhibition design and curatorship: Contemporary cultures of display

By Deanne Koelmeyer
The studio will explore the contemporary practices of display and exhibition.  The studio will expose students to the process of curatorial theme development; object and artifact selection, interpretation, exhibition design and audience participation and interaction.
Students will engage with current critical debate on topical ideas/issues including:
-the idea of audience-centered institutions,
– the idea that visitors

Post-Fordism: Designing futures in the wake of industrial design.

Jess Bird (VEIL) and guests

The Ford Assembly Plant has been part of the Broadmeadows landscape for 55 years, manufacturing cars and providing local jobs. In October 2016, the plant will close and Ford will cease manufacturing in Australia. So when the last car is rolled off the assembly line, what happens to all this potential?

Design for Distribution | Furniture & Lighting

Working alongside practising designers Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch of Dowel Jones, Design for Distribution (Furniture and Lighting) will work with one of Australia’s leading furniture distributors Cafe Culture + Insitu as a client to produce a piece/s of furniture or lighting with the intention of distribution. Market research has long been a tiring task

Space Travel Capsule

Yan Huang
The Virgin Galactic project is the first of many companies that will make commercial space travel an imminent reality. In the not too distant future, one can expect to journey to the moon and back in a day.
The space travel capsule studio is an Advanced Design exercise to visualise the human experience when travelling

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

[un]valued

Studio: Dr Areli Avendaño Franco & Hieco Wesselius
Studio Partners: Salvos and Australia Post

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This design studio aims to expose students to the challenges of engaging in a real service design project through a collaboration among the key main stakeholders: SALVOS Stores, Australia Post and Industrial Design

Footprint Tools

with Robert Eales & Dr Soumitri Varadarajan:

Small-acre farmers need tools!  Work in collaboration with the industry partner, an industrial designer and farmer to design tools for this emerging market that can offer great opportunities for designers. (Website coming)

This studio is about,

working with a client group  that is under-served by designers
exploring the huge opportunities available to

Sustainable Vacation 2013

With Jessica Bird

Sustainable Vacation? Every year 2 million people travel along the Great Ocean Road, some staying a few days, some just doing a whirlwind trip to see the sights. The Otway Ranges and Great Ocean Road serves international and domestic tourists to drive (consume resources) and eat (consume food) and view natural phenomena such