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

SuperStrusion

Lecturers: Scott Mayson & Scott Mitchell

The Dr Scott’s SuperStrusion Fun Time Studio Good Times.
Participants in the SuperStrusion studio will develop and build unique extruder heads for use in a 3D printer. These print heads will not extrude plastic, instead they will enable interesting soft materials to be extruded even eaten! Your design will be based

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

Social Repair Tool Kit – Designing for Community Wellbeing

Lecturers: Matthew Butler and Dr, Kevin Murray

Australia ranks as one of the worlds wealthiest countries but is placed at only #76 on the happy planet index in between Iran and Romania. Costa Rica is #1 and Vietnam is #2. The reasons for Australia’s relative social unhappiness is complex. This includes fear driven by political leaders

Food Terroir

Lecturers: Scott Mayson & Marcus Cher

Guest Lectures: Leading Chefs & Food technologists.

Research Partners: Melbourne Food Depot, Koko Black & more

Food is often consumed in order to sustain us through our day, but how often do we consider the food context within a dining experience? Modernist cuisine sits within a research context where restaurants like The Fat Duck &

Swipe and Drive Public Car

Simon Curlis (& Soumitri Varadarajan)

Keywords: Public Transport | Transport design | Sustainability | Service Design | App Development | CAD digital Sculpting

Imagine a future where you can get off a train and swipe straight into a ‘metro car’ that takes you to your final destination. This is the future public transport network that extends into

Wearable Technologies for Creative Active Living

Studio Lecturer:                 Frank Feltham (RMIT)

Guest Lecturer:                  Joshua Batty (RMIT)

Research Partners:           Lian Loke (Design Lab, The University of Sydney) and Jodie McNeilly (Monash University)

Three key challenges for healthy sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking

Sustainable Vacation 2012

with Simon Curlis

This studio considers service design tools and social innovation as a means of developing tourism and sustainable vacation potential in post-carbon localised economies situated in regional Victoria. You will encounter notions of local and regional self-sufficiency in meeting food, water, and energy production and economic needs. You will also proposes activities & services

Shell works

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

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