The Technology Puzzle

Ceri Hann

Is life a puzzle? Is technology a puzzle? What questions need to remain unanswered?
While tomorrow remains in question, designers still have a future to be designing for…?
Designing puzzles maybe one solution to the problem of understanding problems both individually and collectively. This studio will investigate many of the philosophical puzzles that relate to design

Bio Design Futures

Lecturers : Boo Chapple and Malte Wagenfeld

I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning…’ – Steve Jobs

The next phase of human technology looks likely to be driven by the potential of manipulating biological matter, from growing human body parts to biological

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

Acknowledging the Anthropocene

Tutor: Björn Rust

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm  – 5:30pm

Location: 051.07.004

This tutorial proposes that in this epoch of human design, we must forge our built environments in response to vernacular peculiarities such that they fulfil local needs while also enriching the entire system beyond our immediate concerns.

The profound influence of humans on the environment and its climate systems

Scott Mayson

Dr Scott Mayson is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. Scott has research interests in Additive Manufacturing , Inclusive Design and Digital Design pedagogies in learning and teaching. He received his PhD in 2006 where he developed an inclusive designed method that both externally and internally locates damaged anterior cruciate ligaments

Dowel Jones: Design for Self-employment

Adam Lynch & Dale Hardiman

 

We began exhibiting and selling work in our 2nd year of university, we saw the importance of both developing projects for University but also how being active in the design industry within Melbourne was fundamental. By the time we reached 3rd year uni we were close to living entirely off sales

Campbell Drake

Currently undertaking a PhD by practice at RMIT University in the School of Architecture and Design, Campbell Drake completed a Masters of Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University and a Bachelor of Architecture at RMIT.

Focusing on architecture, design, contemporary art and social practice, Campbell Drake is a multidisciplinary practitioner who seeks to challenge conventional interpretations of

Melbourne Street Furniture

Studio Tutor:  Ronnie Lacham

Studio Timetable:
Thursday          11:30 am – 2:30 pm 045.01.005C
Thursday          3:30 pm – 6:30 pm 045.01.005C

This studio is on a rigorous industrial manufacturing process in collaboration with Maynard. The focus of this studio to develop and design of a product range for a new Metro line or creating a collection of street

Hack Espresso

With Youseff Tayeb
This studio tutorial is an industry based project collaborating with the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP),
The project involves the design development and prototyping of a domestic coffee espresso machine in the open source paradigm. The intention is to gain crowd funding at the conclusion of the studio.
You will immerse yourself in the culture of

Industry of One

Semester 1, 2013

With Youssef Tayeb

We are on the precipice of a personal manufacturing (r)evolution .  The barriers to product manufacturing are falling fast and access to affordable, high precision machining need not be further than your work bench or your keyboard.

Records are now cut in bedrooms, their music videos shot in the basement. Software is