Areli Avendaño Franco

Dr Areli Avendaño Franco is a lecturer in Industrial Design with expertise on environmental and social design for sustainability. Her research and teaching interest include design practice as well as design thinking for social problems, humanitarian design, social innovation and service design, and business innovation.

Recent research and industry projects range from packaging sustainability, design management for

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

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

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

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

Hunting-Wajima

with Ronnie Lacham + Soumitri Varadarajan
The Hunting Wajima Project responds to the brief from CHL to design furniture for manufacture in Timor Leste.
The name, Hunting Wajima, refers to two aspects of the brief – to develop timber furniture and to develop furniture craft skills in the workforce. Hunting visually connects the project to the values of the

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

Robert Eales

In 2012 Robert completed a Masters of Design by Research at Monash investigating the possibilities of closed loop production at a desktop scale by creating a system and machinery that converted waste plastic into 3D printer filament which was then used to create new products.
He is interested in how open-source approaches to design practice, digital

Marc Pascal

Marc Pascal has been working in the field of designer maker for almost 20 years. He studied Fine Art, painting and printing at VCA and then Industrial Design at RMIT. He is very interested in the “hands on” approach to design, and as such makes most of the production work in his studio where all

The End, Dying Studio

Studio Leaders: Dr Soumitri Varadarajan & Dr Juliette Anich

The leading cause of death is birth, and since we have all been born, we will all die. Despite death’s certainty and a rapidly ageing population, Australian society struggles with accepting the final gesture of dying.

Moving against the mainstream tide of the pursuit for eternal youth and