Electronic and Interactive Prototyping

This course provides a technical exposure to methods of developing, programming and testing Electronic and Interactive prototypes. This form of prototyping is increasingly useful in understanding how environmental and user data might effect the functionality and affect of a complex product. The rapid shift toward that ubiquitous computing systems and data feeds means that many

E-Waste Consultative Design Solutions

Tutor: Gordon Young

Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30

E-waste is a relatively new and fast-growing challenge facing designers, with significant environmental and social implications – all of which makes it a perfect opportunity for industrial designers to build the professional skills necessary to address complex problems with broad consequences.
In this subject, students will develop a design solution to

Provocation Supa Dupa

Tutor: Emma Gerard: designer, singer, musician, and researcher at Melb Uni (VEIL)
 
Guest Speakers: Dave Roper (CEO Supa Dupa – ex CEO Crumpler),
Chris Ryan,
Michael Trudgeon
 
Supa Dupa Industries is a building venture between 3 friends who share
a common interest in recycling, repairing, art, integrity and affordability
in construction. We provide interior construction, fabrication,
architectural joinery and bespoke furniture manufacturing services

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

Pierre Proske

Pierre Proske is an internationally recognised electronic media artist and creative technologist specialising in interactive installations. Having worked extensively in Europe on various commissions and artistic projects in conjunction with organisations such as the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Future Applications Lab, his work involves exposing the unspoken relationships we have with technology as well as

Ben Landau

Ben Landau is a designer working in critical experimental design. He is currently undertaking a Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Ben’s aim is to unwrap contemporary social, political, cultural, and technological discourses to reveal unknowns, and in doing so instigate awareness, change and growth.

Gordon Young

Gordon Young is the principal of Ethilogical Consulting. As a professional ethicist he offers extensive understanding of decision-making methodologies, value articulation, challenge management and strategic planning necessary for success in today’s hyper-connected, complex world.

Gordon is a lecturer in Professional Ethics with RMIT University’s School Design, and has worked extensively with volunteer organisations in rural communities,

Ryan Pennings

Ryan Pennings is an Industrial Designer from Melbourne, Australia; with an avid interest in 3D printing and algorithmic design. His curiosity in algorithmic design and it’s application to product design is a key focus of his work. Ryan has worked on a number of professional projects, including promotional designs for RMIT University alongside academic research into

Dr Juan Sanin

Supervisor Meeting Time: Tuesday 11.30-2.30 (City Campus; Social Innovation Hub, Carlton; Gregory Lodge, Kensington)

I’m interested in how ‘design’ (in a very broad sense) can be used to create everyday experiences that contribute to people’s wellbeing. In my research and practice I combine a variety of methods from design, ethnography and cultural studies to embed myself

Design for Ability

Studio Leader: Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: Jayco Caravans, CDRN Car Design Research Network, other partners to be advised.

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

This Studio is about a design challenge set by industry partner to create a next generation concept caravan. Our ultimate goal is to create a digital prototype that will be