Marcus Cher

Marcus Cher is a Melbourne based freelance industrial designer with a passion for the kitchen. After completing the Harvard Science cooking course he has appeared on Master Chef Series 7 as a contestant and has since worked as a part of a team in a number of Melbourne’s best restaurants.
He graduated industrial design at RMIT

Personal Data Futures

Dr Frank Feltham

Mon 11.30 – 2.30

Weds 3.30 – 6.30

Partners – W+SN/ Biomechanical Engineering RMIT

Data has become essential in communicating the spread of pandemic and the ferocity of bushfires that has characterised the year 2020. These events have translated personal devices and their information from the fringe to essential to survival. As an emerging industry, research

Sarah Webber

Sarah Webber has professional IT background, mostly in client-facing and user advocacy roles. Most recently, she worked in user research and UX evaluation, but before that in business analysis and project management, for a range of corporate, government, academic and non-profit organisations.
In recent years Sarah has collaborated on academic projects designing and researching novel applications

Speculative Design Studio

Speculative Design is about propositional design concepts that embrace change and radical innovations or revision rather than iterative re-design. Speculative design embraces the ideas of Critical Design, Discursive Design and Product/Service/Systems Design to achieve our studio practice and project resolution. 

“Let’s call it critical design, that questions the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies.

Soumitri Varadarajan

Soumitri Varadarajan is an Associate Professor in Industrial Design, at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia).

“My design approach focuses upon proposing a future that contains preferred/ visionary products and services. I am excited by design projects that focus on the small and big challenges facing humanity. I see design projects as campaigns and so have developed, and therefore

Maria Kinas

Maria completed her studies in the field of Industrial Design in 2006; her thesis centred on the study of the acculturation and transculturation of the body ornament in the ethnic evolution of persons in the western context. Her resulting collection won Maria first prize in an international jewellery design competition; the prize being a full

Dustin Bailey

Dustin graduated from RMIT’s Industrial Design program in 2015. Consulting independently, Dustin has worked across various fields including medical product design, through to large gallery installations. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of production processes within 3D printing and low volume production, but also how real world design challenges are tackled within industry.

Dustin is

Tim Collins

Tim Collins completed his studies in Industrial Design at RMIT, including a semester at London’s prestigious Ravensbourne College. His work in varying areas of design from furniture to product, industrial, installations and interior design has allowed him to consider new possibilities in experimental design. He is guided by the notion of morphing familiar objects into

Leah Heiss

I am a Melbourne-based designer and RMIT researcher working at the nexus of design, health, and technology. My practice traverses device, service and experience and my process is deeply collaborative, working with experts from nanotechnology, engineering and health services through to manufacturing. My health technology projects include jewellery to administer insulin through the skin for

Arjun Jayendran

Arjun has 9 years of industrial experience with Automotive, EME (Earth Moving Equipments), MHE (Material Handling Equipments) manufacturers like Caterpillar, Hyundai and Maini. He holds Masters in Product Design from Coventry University and has a background in Automobile Engineering . He has expertise in Electric Mobility, Human powered vehicles, exterior/ interior styling and concept art.