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

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

The Body In Design

Frank Feltham

& Scott Mitchell for 3 workshops (12hrs)

The body remains to some degree an elusive entity in our understandings of human cognition and our evolving relations with technology. With the advent of mobile and wearable sensor technologies, the body is brought to the fore as the essential and defining site of interaction and experience. Devices

Urban Food Interventions: food as a way to build resilience in cities

Tutors: Kate Archdeacon & Juliette Anich

This studio uses a design research process to explore small-scale design interventions in the Melbourne landscape working towards building urban resilience, focusing on the culture of growing food. The rise of design engagement in urban agriculture has seen a wide range of visualisations and experimental test projects emerge in

Immersive Büro

Studio Leaders: Scott Mayson & Dustin Bailey

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 100.06.06 & Thursday 9:30 – 12:30 pm 100.05.007

This studio explores future of design practice, one that is situated within the premise: How will we as designers utilize digital tools to design out future world.  Immersive Büro will explore latest digital developments with specific interactive

Melisa Duque

Melisa Duque-H is a Colombian Industrial Designer, based in Melbourne since 2010, where she completed her Masters by Research at Monash, which furthered her motivation to continue her design practice towards sustainability.

Melisa is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT. Her study takes place at a second-hand charity (op-shop), and

Michael Efford

After completing a BA Design (Honours) in Multimedia Design in 2001, and after a 3-year stint as a sessional academic in the fields of web design and 2d & 3d animation, Mik became, amongst other things, a freelance web and graphic designer. Through his freelance and studio experience he has developed a broad spectrum of creative

Regenerative Design: Recovering Resources within Circular Systems

Studio Leaders | Sarah Naarden and Alexi Freeman

Studio Timetable
Monday | 3.30pm – 6.30pm | 45.01.010
Thursday | 11.30 am – 2.30pm | 45.01.010

This studio explores the speculative area of Biodesign through regenerative prototypes to address the challenges of climate change and local waste. This studio aims to recover local waste streams as a resource for new

Future musics: Designing envirosonics for the post-human city

Studio Leaders: Dr Jordan Lacey & Dr Ceri Hann

Studio Timetable: Monday 9.30-12:30| Wednesday 5:30-8:30

Studio Partner: Testing Grounds

 

In the posthuman city, interactive technologies and mashed up audio systems provide new ways for imagining evolving identities in the city streets. No longer just transition spaces for movement between points, the posthuman city will become a place for

Furnitecture: Macro furniture / Micro architecture

Ronnie Lacham

Studio FURNITECTURE macro/micro aims to design furniture/architecture for living within a given volume. A studio based on making, both in process and 1:1 scale outcomes.
Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation. Students will be given a set volume in which they will