XZT Creative Futures

Studio Tutors: Scott Mayson & Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm & Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This studio addresses a client brief to develop affordable luxury products for Chinese Market. These product categories are Tea Thermoses and Desktop organising objects. As a Designer in this studio you are expected to generate and prototype designs that meet and extend

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

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

Travis Cox

Graduating with his doctorate from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015, Dr. Travis Cox’s ongoing theoretical and artistic exploration seeks to examine the relationships between the user and the computer. The mediation of both the artist and the user within digital code produces a shared act of meaning creation and he has

Frank Feltham

Frank Feltham is a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University and the coordinator of the Honours Projects 1 and 2. His work explores the interrelationship between information technologies and the human as a physical and social agent. These design explorations are focussed on movement-based and tangible (or physical) interfaces that extend our traditional screen-based

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

Urban Innovation District

Studio Leaders:  Dr Juliette Anich & Ronnie Lacham

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne. Michael Trudgeon, Soumitri Varadarajan, Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & Thursday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Urban Innovation District is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). This

Design for the Other 90%

Semester 1, 2013

With Judith Glover

Key words: Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development, Product Design innovation, User-Centred Design, prototyping

Activist designer Paul Pollack (2007) states in Design for the Other 90% that:
“Ninety-five percent of the world’s designers focus all of their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest ten percent of the world’s customers.”
This studio looks

CONTAINMENT: Metal Craft studio

Studio Leader: Susan Cohn

Studio timetable: Tuesday 1.30 and Thursday 1.30pm

Industry Partner: Susan Cohn and Workshop 3000

Susan Cohn is an artist jeweller, designer and curator. She is creative director of Workshop 3000, an access metal working workshop based in Melbourne since 1980. Her broad experience of design and making has enabled her to combine traditional craft

Juliana Luna

I’m an Industrial and fashion designer, lecturer and creative problem solver with a passion for designing sustainable and socially meaningful futures. I specialise in creative methodologies design research whilst focusing on consumer behaviour and its correlation with the philosophical, environmental and cultural aspects of contemporary society. I’m a PhD candidate at Monash University where I’m