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

Sustainable Bodies and Urban Playgrounds: Movement Based Interaction for an alternative now

Frank Feltham & Jeffrey Hannam

Three key challenges for sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking how the designed environment can better support physical health and well-being. With the advent of the compact city, it is anticipated that a large proportion of the Australian population will be living in urban centres in medium-to-high density

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

Parag Anand

Parag Anand is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the SPA, New Delhi. He has a Masters Degree in Design from IIT, Delhi and has also trained at the TU Delft, the Netherlands. He was the co-founder of 5th Quadrant Design and has more than 15 years of experience in the field. He has undertaken

CycleFuturesLAB: designing for after the auto-diseconomy

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mayson

Given Australians buy more new bicycles than they do cars what if Melbourne redirected its car parts manufacturing capabilities towards innovation in the cycling product/service ecosystem? Auto parts manufacture in Melbourne has been the mainstay of the local manufacturing sector for the best part of a century and is now at

SynAesthesia Design Lab

With Malte Wagenfeld

In Greek synaesthesia translates into ‘union of the senses; syn- (union) and aesthesis (sensation).  In contemporary usage synaesthesia refers to a rare neurological condition in which two or more streams of sensory data interlink or cross resulting in synaestheses; having the sensation of hearing colour, seeing sound, smelling pictures and so on.It can

Future of Cleaning

with Simon Curlis and industry partner www.oates.com.au
The Future of Cleaning.
Melbourne is facing a future where the population will reach 8 million people by 2050, climate change and peak oil will cause many of our current systems to become redundant. For Companies such as Oates, business as usual will be adapting to changes and devising better ways of

Simon Curlis

Masters of Design (Research), RMIT University
The context that I practice in is: enabling people to move about the world so they may have enriched lives within an ethical code of responsibility and accountability for one’s actions. As such, I seek to supervise projects that follow the mantra that “design is demonstrating the potential of an

Dr Liam Fennessy

I am interested in supervising projects that explore difficult problems of need, use and mis-use in the sustainability, social design and health domains.  These projects might take the form of product service systems (PSS) propositions, technical product designs for mass manufacture that are supported by service provision element or integrated products and services that attempt

Human + Studio

with Soumitri Varadarajan + Rob Eales
Human+ is a Design in Industry consulting studio responding to 2 Industry briefs about Health innovation. The Studio will include site visits/ expert consultation and prototyping solutions for end of semester Industry Review.
Control Bionics
‘Cylon’ Helmet for People with Locked In Syndrome: The design brief is to develop headsets for Control