Feedforward: prototyping for social connection

Lecturers: Malte Wagenfeld, Chuan Khoo and Charles Anderson
Tuesdays 9.30 until 12.30 and 1.30 until 4.30
Feedforward is an interdisciplinary design studio bringing together students studying industrial design and landscape architecture. You will work alongside a team of academics/practitioners who have extensive expertise in the manipulation of sensorial phenomena in the production of public works of art

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

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

Eco Moto EV

Studio Leaders: Simon Curlis & Alistair McInnes.

Studio Partners: TBC

Studio Timetable: Monday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm & Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Shell works

The Studio is an RMIT Industrial Design industry project in conjunction with Shell Works a prosthetic product innovation company formed by Jim Lavranos (Prosthetist/Orthotist) and Youssef Tayeb (Industrial Designer).
The project’s primary focus is the design and development of a fixation system and a detachable and modifiable ‘shell’ or casing for prosthetic devices. The system will need to

Re-imagining human-computer interaction (HCI) for the mobile environment

Studio Leaders: Scott Mitchell & Sarah Webber

Studio Partner: Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 100.05.005 & Thursday 12:30 am – 3:30 pm 8.07.44

Mobile computing has had a huge impact on our lives – smart phones and tablet computers have changed the way we move through the city,

Food Terroir

Lecturers: Scott Mayson & Marcus Cher

Guest Lectures: Leading Chefs & Food technologists.

Research Partners: Melbourne Food Depot, Koko Black & more

Food is often consumed in order to sustain us through our day, but how often do we consider the food context within a dining experience? Modernist cuisine sits within a research context where restaurants like The Fat Duck &

Youssef Tayeb

Youssef Tayeb is a maker.  He is fascinated by the opportunities which the world of digital fabrication can afford designers.  Heavily influenced by an open-source ethos, he firmly believes that the disruptive technologies which the personal manufacturing movement develops will result in the democratisation of manufacturing.

Working as a freelancer after graduating from RMIT’s Industrial Design

Ceri Hann

Ceri Hann is a sessional tutor in the Industrial Design program at RMIT. He also has an ongoing engagement with the School of Art in the Art in Public Space Post-Graduate program. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Design. The primary focus of his research is the development of

Culpra Station

Campbell Drake

Known as Culpra Station, this multidisciplinary studio is centered around a 8500 hectare site in rural New South Wales and will explore social enterprise and design systems that provide economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to local communities. The studio has been formulated following an invitation by the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation to assist