GID

With Gavin Bufton,

Want to be an independent designer creating commercial projects for international clients; design, pitch and produce? Weather you want to create furniture projects, or revolutionary information technology products, you can design and pitch to see your idea commercialised for international distribution. This studio will help you to understand the process and hurdles you’ll

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

Exhibition design and curatorship: Contemporary cultures of display

By Deanne Koelmeyer
The studio will explore the contemporary practices of display and exhibition.  The studio will expose students to the process of curatorial theme development; object and artifact selection, interpretation, exhibition design and audience participation and interaction.
Students will engage with current critical debate on topical ideas/issues including:
-the idea of audience-centered institutions,
– the idea that visitors

Eco Moto EV

Studio Leaders: Simon Curlis & Alistair McInnes.

What happens when Silicon Valley takes over from Detroit as a leading influence in transport design?

The rise of Tesla is an interesting shift from the dominance of Detroit only a century earlier. A perfect storm of intellectual and financial capital has demonstrated for us the potential of disruptive businesses

Visualising the Invisible: designing for climate change

Studio Tutors: Pierre Proske (of Media Lab Melbourne & Sensory Empire) & Jodi Newcombe (Carbon Arts)
Studio Timetable: Tuesday 10:00am – 12:01pm  and Wednesday 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The most difficult aspect of managing our carbon footprint is that though we can measure our energy use, we can’t readily see it. Data visualisation is an important tool towards helping us

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

Design for Dementia Studio: with Alzheimer’s Victoria

Lecturers : Dr Judith Glover and Dr Areli Avendano

Research Partners :  Alzheimer’s Victoria

 

Alzheimer Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting half to 2/3rds of dementia suffers *. Governments and health services worldwide identify it a major health challenge in the coming decades. The Gavan Institute of Medical Research states ‘In 2009 the

The Deer Park Project

Parag Anand, Aditi Singh & Robert Eales

Scores of triumphant para-gliders, having just landed, make a spirited dash up narrow pathways flanked by exquisitely carved vernacular houses. A group of very amiable Buddhist monks on their way back to their monasteries make way for this exuberant bunch while the stoic Indian village lady, bent in double

Immersive Büro

Studio Leaders: Scott Mayson & Dustin Bailey

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 100.06.06 & Thursday 9:30 – 12:30 pm 100.05.007

This studio explores future of design practice, one that is situated within the premise: How will we as designers utilize digital tools to design out future world.  Immersive Büro will explore latest digital developments with specific interactive

Malcolm Thomas

Malcolm formally trained in 3 Dimensional design specialising in furniture design. His Masters culminated in a project investigating fixing systems that required no glue or metal fasteners. The idea of how something goes together and influences form remains one of his many fascinations.

Arriving in Australia Malcolm worked in the Interior design departments of Architectural practices