Malte Wagenfeld

Malte Wagenfeld is Senior lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT; he is a design practitioner, academic, artist, curator and researcher. As an industrial design practitioner, Malte has extensive experience in the design of furniture, appliances, objects and interiors with a specialisation in low volume manufacturing and prototyping. The designs resulting from this have been internationally

Ronnie Lacham

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

I’m a designer by training, I think in terms of creative patterns and relationships between form and narrative. I play in the space in-between research and practice, always moving between what we think and create, and what we experience.

My work has evolved over time. Initially

Ian Nazareth

Ian Nazareth is an architect practicing between Melbourne and Mumbai. His professional experience spans a range of projects for the public and private sectors, comprising strategic urban projects, residential and institutional architectural work as well as design-research consultancies.

Ian is a Research Associate in Architecture and Urban Design at the School of Architecture and Design at

Travis Cox

Graduating with his doctorate from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015, Dr. Travis Cox’s ongoing theoretical and artistic exploration seeks to examine the relationships between the user and the computer. The mediation of both the artist and the user within digital code produces a shared act of meaning creation and he has

Juliana Luna

I’m an Industrial and fashion designer, lecturer and creative problem solver with a passion for designing sustainable and socially meaningful futures. I specialise in creative methodologies design research whilst focusing on consumer behaviour and its correlation with the philosophical, environmental and cultural aspects of contemporary society. I’m a PhD candidate at Monash University where I’m

Dilip Chhabria

Dilip Chhabria is an automobile designer based in Mumbai – and working across India, United States and the Middle East. He trained in Transportation Design from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, U.S. and worked with General Motors USA in their Design Centre.

He is the founder of DC Design – www.dcdesign.co.in/ – a

Yan Huang

Yan Huang is innovative designer with extensive experience in all aspects of automotive interior creative styling and design, expert in bringing design concepts into production.

With a design career spanning 19 years, Yan has worked with Australian, American, Chinese and Italian automakers on many successful automotive programs. These include the 2014 Buick Lacrosse interior components, 2013

Associate Professor Mick Douglas

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30 – 2.30 in B.45

Mick is a transdisciplinary designer-artist-researcher and experienced supervisor of doctorate degrees through creative research, and a teacher of design studios and design studies in the Industrial Design program. His wide ranging work explores creative approaches to collaboratively address social and ecological concerns. 

Honours Interests

I invite honours students to

Juan Sanin

I’m a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. My research looks at the broad field of Design Anthropology. I’m particularly interested in the material culture of everyday life, the articulation of ethnographic fieldwork and design practice, and the use of co-design methods to involve users in the design process. More recently, I’ve come interested in

Malcolm Thomas

Malcolm formally trained in 3 Dimensional design specialising in furniture design. His Masters culminated in a project investigating fixing systems that required no glue or metal fasteners. The idea of how something goes together and influences form remains one of his many fascinations.

Arriving in Australia Malcolm worked in the Interior design departments of Architectural practices