Sustainability Think Tank: Mobility for Humans

Semester 1, 2010

With simon Curlis

Resolving ways of Living , working and getting around in a post carbon community is a complex and challenging scenario. Suburbs such as Broadmeadows were constructed to service the local manufacturing industry and to house a population with aspirations towards a family a nice house on a ¼ acre block and

Charlwood Product Design Studio 2013

Semester 1, 2013

With Luca Abate

Are you keen to experience how successful industrial design firms develop products? Luca Abate, from leading Melbourne industrial design studio Charlwood Design will be giving the opportunity for students to experience life as a consulting designer.

Returning for a second semester the studio will focus on exploring health monitoring technology to get

Charles Lin

Charles Lin is a freelance concept artist currently based in Melbourne. From a young age Charles has been passionate about storytelling leading to an interest in illustration, comic books, video games, and film. This has led to work ranging from storyboard artist to 3D design consultant.

Charles graduated Industrial Design with Honours from RMIT in 2006

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

Behaviour Changing Products

Semester 1, 2013

With Leyla Acaroglu

Everything that we design influences our behaviours and changes the way we do things and our perceptions of the world. This studio is all about finding and solving real world problems by designing behaviour changing products and then communication them to the world.

Flies etched into urinals to reduce spillage, kettles that

Joshua Batty

Dr Joshua Batty a Melbourne based contemporary instrument builder, sound and real-time animation artist and creative software developer.

Josh completed a Bachelor Degree in performing Arts playing jazz trumpet, completed his honours exploring multimedia interactivity with Max/MSP/Jitter and openFrameworks, and received a scholarship in order to undertake his doctoral studies. Josh’s PhD research into creating synergistic relationships

The Re-Usefuls Project

 

When: Mondays 1.30-4.30 & Thursdays 1.30-4.30

Lecturers: Nick Johns, Bonnie So & Dr Liam Fennessy

Partner: Sustainability Victoria

As we watch our household recycling industry falter –  with the local market value of recycled materials collapsing, and off-shore processors refusing to accept our post-consumer packaging waste – we are facing major environmental and resource availability challenges.

These challenges are ultimately design problems,

Hapticware

 

 

With Gyungju Chyon

We experience our world through diverse stimuli perceived by our brain. As we grow from infant to child to adult, these stimuli develop into awareness, meanings and values. Sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. A move to a more ecological future requires a deeper connection to the world

Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird is a designer and researcher motivated by working collaboratively to affect change. Since graduating with honours from Industrial Design, Jess has taught at RMIT and worked as a Project Facilitator at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) at University of Melbourne. She is currently the Co-design Lead at VicRoads and is focused on facilitating

Design as Narrative: Explorations in Object Making through Storytelling

Lecturers: Simone LeAmon and Din Heagney

Stories are ubiquitous – they surface everywhere; we hear them, read them and watch them unfold in art as we do in life. Through narrative stories transmit messages and inspire meaning; they are deployed as fiction, parables and myth. They also locate us in time and place; committed to memory,