Fantastic Tactics for Plastic Pioneers (FTPP)

Studio Leaders: Dr Juliette Anich & Dr Liam Fennessy

Studio Timetable: Monday 13:30- 16:30 | Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

Studio Partners: Patagonia, Metropolitan Waste Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG (Vic Govt)) & RMIT Design With/Without/Out Waste Outreach Platform (DWOP)

No longer something we can assume is recycled, post-consumer plastics waste is an unavoidable concern for environmentally concerned designers.

With the

De-constructing the status quo

Studio Leader: Dr. Areli Avendano Franco

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 5:30-8:30 | Thursday 5:30-8:30

Studio Partner: Australian Red Cross

Globally, there are more frequent and severe natural hazards affecting communities due to climate change. To minimise the impact of humanitarian scenarios, preparedness and emergency response are two fundamental processes that need to be integrated together. The most critical challenges faced include:

The Peter Mac Design Studio

Studio Leader: Dr Juan Sanin

Studio Timetable: Monday 9.30-12:30- 16:30 | Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30

Studio Partners: Peter Mac Cancer Centre and RMIT Policy & Impact Team

The right information, in the right place, at the right moment

This multidisciplinary design studio held in collaboration with the Peter Mac Cancer Centre and RMIT Policy & Impact Team takes on the challenge to imagine what a

[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

Health Care Co-Design

Working together to design better patient experiences

Led by Dr Juan Sanin, partnered with staff from Austin Health and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.

 

‘Healthcare Co-Design’ is an inclusive approach to the design of healthcare experiences based on the collaboration of healthcare practitioners, patients and designers. This approach aims to create new and improve existent products and

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

Urban Commons Living Laboratory

With Shawn Ashkanasy and Justin Hutchinson

The Urban Commons Living Laboratory is an ongoing experimental studio exploring products and services to reconnect people to food and each other in high density urban environments.

The studio responds to the many challenges associated with high destiny urban living. Namely, smaller footprint living, social connection and engagement, food systems, and

Casey Food Hub

A globally innovative and live project with the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab to re-vitalise peri urban farming in Melbourne and convince people that eating veggies is cooler than eating McMansions

Semester 1, 2013

With Kirsten Larsen and Jessica Bird

Keywords: Sustainability, service design, food systems, local food, community, eco-acupuncture

This studio is about the future of food and farming.

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

Swipe and Drive Public Car 2012

Simon Curlis , Robert Eales & 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