Virality

Tutor: Emma Luke

Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30

The social graph, virtual currency, digital surveillance, prosumers, IOT, AI, Black mirror. Welcome to the fourth wave.
The rise of digital technology, data visualization and distribution, ‘changes both the things we make and how we use them’ (Sennett, 2008). This tactics research studio will consider the relationship between the digital

Addi-Facture

Semester 1, 2013

With Dr Scott Mayson (Tuesday Afternoons) and Nigel Brockbank (Thursday Afternoons)

Keywords: additive manufacture | flexible design | bespoke production | crowdfunding

Technology evangelists imagine the future where you download and manufacture you own products straight from your own personal manufacturing machine, a future where the traditional industries no longer exist. This studio will allow

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

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

Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

with Judith Glover

Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?

This studio will explore the rigours of slip-cast production. Students

Bio Design Futures

Lecturers : Boo Chapple and Malte Wagenfeld

I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning…’ – Steve Jobs

The next phase of human technology looks likely to be driven by the potential of manipulating biological matter, from growing human body parts to biological

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

…DAS IST NICHT SCHLICHT !!!

Studio Tutor: Ronnie Lacham

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This studio will simulate a design manufacturing factory; students will work collaboratively as individuals in a team producing a product – furniture and objects. The studio will have two key learning outcomes. The first, understanding industrial manufacturing processes and interrogate these processes. The second learning outcome is how designers can generate

Brad Erickson

A recent graduate from the Industrial Design program at RMIT, Brad has a strong interest in robotic technology and its intersection with modern design practice. Following his honours studies on the design and development of a unique robot end effector, Brad has continued to hone his skills in the areas of programming, electronics and integrated

Rusta

with Jessica Bird & Soumitri Varadarajan

Currently, 4.5 million people live in Melbourne. By 2050, it’s likely that 7 million people will call Melbourne home. We’ll need more homes, schools and jobs, better transport, energy and health care networks. To support our growing infrastructure needs, we’ll need innovative and adaptive services. What will this look like