Future Sex Studio

With Dr Judith Glover, Victoria Cullen and Margaux Hayes

This studio will investigate the potential for design research methods and practice to be applied to the genre of sexual health and wellbeing. While sex toys have been around for an extremely long time the field of design has ignored the potential of this important area of human

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

Jaliangan

 

with Ian Nazareth

Jaliangan is a portmanteau of Jaali, a perforated screen and Aangan, a residential courtyard. The studio will engage with strategies for micro urban living through the design of a multi-residential community.

Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation within dense urban conditions.

Power and People

in collaboration with

Neal Haslem & SLOW Lab students, RMIT Media and Communications;

Ceri Hann RMIT Postgraduate participatory art researcher;

THE VILLAGE Festival   www.thevillagefestival.com.au

Wednesdays, 1.30 PM to 5.30 PM

Room: 88.5.20/20A

This studio course is a creative investigation of the relationship between power and people.

POWER as energy, capability, force.

PEOPLE as individuals, collectives, societies.

The studio will explore playful social participation in

Toy Design

With Simon Curlis

This studio tutorial is an industry based project collaborating with the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP), it is the first of a series of Industry Projects to be conducted in this way. The project involves the design development of a range of toys and accessories following the initial creative visualisation of core toys. The

Hack Espresso

With Youseff Tayeb
This studio tutorial is an industry based project collaborating with the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP),
The project involves the design development and prototyping of a domestic coffee espresso machine in the open source paradigm. The intention is to gain crowd funding at the conclusion of the studio.
You will immerse yourself in the culture of

SynAesthesia designlab: heath and well-being

Lecturers: Dr Malte Wagenfeld & Simone Steel

The SynAestheia designlab investigates the design of objects, systems, environments, experiences and spaces which present the user with a multitude of sensory data; tactile, olfactory, auditory, kinaesthetic and so on, as well as temporal dimensions; to create what may be called a hyper-sensorial design paradigm.

Theme 1: Healthcare – Consider

Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

Lecturer: 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

Addi-Facture

Semester 1, 2013

With Dr Scott Mayson (Tuesday Afternoons) and Nigel Brockbank (Thursday Afternoons)

Keywords: additive manufacture | flexible design | bespoke production | crowdfunding

Technology evangelists imagine the future where you download and manufacture you own products straight from your own personal manufacturing machine, a future where the traditional industries no longer exist. This studio will allow

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