No connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Studio Lecturer: Rober Eales

Guest Lecturer: Simon Lockrey

Research Partner: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmer’s 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 government will fix

Eco Moto EV

Studio Leaders: Simon Curlis & Alistair McInnes.

What happens when Silicon Valley takes over from Detroit as a leading influence in transport design?

The rise of Tesla is an interesting shift from the dominance of Detroit only a century earlier. A perfect storm of intellectual and financial capital has demonstrated for us the potential of disruptive businesses

Design for the Other 90%

Semester 1, 2013

With Judith Glover

Key words: Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development, Product Design innovation, User-Centred Design, prototyping

Activist designer Paul Pollack (2007) states in Design for the Other 90% that:
“Ninety-five percent of the world’s designers focus all of their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest ten percent of the world’s customers.”
This studio looks

How to Make It…

with Ed Linacre and Victor Legin

This studio is lead by the founders of Copper Industrial Design, who specialise in developing products for local manufacture and international promotion. Lighting offers a deceptively simple yet sophisticated product to learn a series of production and commercial skills through.

The Studio will focus on developing your Design process in the

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

Creative Strategies for Physical Health: designing interactive applications for creative active living

With Frank Feltham (RMIT) and Lian Loke, Design Lab, University of Sydney

Research Partner:  Assoc. Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, Charles Perkins Centre , USyd.

Three key challenges for healthy sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking the design of devices and environments to better support physical health and well-being. With the advent of the compact city, it

Shell Works

Youssef Tayeb & Jim Lavranos
The Studio is an RMIT Industrial Design industry project in conjunction with Shell Works a prosthetic product innovation company formed by Youssef Tayeb (Industrial Designer) and Jim Lavranos (Prosthetist/Orthotist)
The project’s primary focus is the design and development of a fixation system and a detachable and modifiable ‘shell’ or casing for prosthetic

From sketching to manufacturing – Planex

Ronnie Lacham

The studio aims to expand the understandings and articulation of the industrial manufacturing design process. There main focus of this studio is to develop a better understanding in the process from the first sketch to production This studio is on a rigorous industrial manufacturing process in collaboration with manufacturing company – Planex. Planex  is a

CONTAINMENT: Metal Craft studio

Studio Leader: Susan Cohn

Studio timetable: Tuesday 1.30 and Thursday 1.30pm

Industry Partner: Susan Cohn and Workshop 3000

Susan Cohn is an artist jeweller, designer and curator. She is creative director of Workshop 3000, an access metal working workshop based in Melbourne since 1980. Her broad experience of design and making has enabled her to combine traditional craft

Altruism & design (industry of one)

Tim Collins

with Justin Hutchinson

Philanthropy is often left to the wealthy, charity groups, companies and organisations. This doesn’t need to be the case. Designers with good ideas can be just as philanthropic, all it takes is time, energy and positivity. This studio will be looking at areas in your neighbourhood where we can provide altruistic design