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

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

Furniture Collective

Studio Tutor: Arthur Georgalas

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 5:30-8:30 & Thursday 1:30-4:30

Furniture manufacturers will often design ‘collections’, which are pieces of furniture that share consistent design language with overarching thematics. Collections allow for the effective outfitting of an Architecture designed home, office, cafe, etc..

Furniture Collective focuses on developing your parametric modelling skills to design a range of

Prototyping and Complex Fabrication

Industrial Design Prototyping and Complex Fabrication engages you in a technical prototyping environment to translate designed products into production ready prototypes for exhibition, presentation and for accurately communicating design intent, usability, materiality and mechanical performance to manufacturers, and product engineers.

You will engage in a wide array of prototyping tools, machines and techniques and undertake a

Cycle Craft

   

Studio Leaders:  Scott Mayson & Brad Erickson

Studio Timetable:
Monday | 15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.003
Tuesday | 15:30 – 6:30 PM | 045.01.005A

Studio:

Cycle Craft, explores the potential of a hybrid digital practice. You will explore a hybrid practice based approach through developing a concept bicycle – Road, MTB or Commuter bike, through

Wastification: the beautification of waste

Industrial Design Ecologies GRAP-2920-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/02               Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm515.03.003Giorgia Pisano

How can things go
from trash to treasure? Can waste be beautiful? Why do we feel attracted to old
things, second-hand products or discarded objects? How can we create or
increase the emotional or economic values of waste?

This course invites
you to explore answers for these questions and engage in creative practices to
make

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

Everyday Design: Hacking Ikea

Tutor: Juan Sanin

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: 009.02.018

This class builds on frameworks of Design Anthropology and the notion of everyday design to analyse the things that people do with ‘design objects’ at home, and you will hack an Ikea product so people can do other things with it.

The design objects that we find in a

Creative Strategies for Movement Awareness: documenting and interrogating movement for the design of interactive technologies

Lecturers: Areli Avendano Franco and Frank Feltham 

Studio Timetable: Tuesdays 3.00 pm – 6pm & Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Research Partners, Dr. Lian Loke, Health and Creativity Research Node, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

We have seen a rapid change in the lifestyles of people living in urban centres throughout Australia. One startling finding is the rise in sedentary

Making it Real

Studio Tutor: Jonathan Ben – Tovim & Dani Storm-Hoogland

Studio Timetable:
Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm  045.01.005B
Wednesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm 045.01.005B

Designers sit at the nexus between idea and reality. Every choice designers make sets off a chain of events in the future life cycle of their products. This studio seeks to take young designers and expand their understanding of new