Human+

Soumitri Varadarajan & Robert Eales

The Human+ studio is looking for students keen to develop products and prototype them for presentation to an industry partner. The studio is for students who are keen to develop and push their abilities in a few areas: product sketching, doing CAD and realising designs in 3D (CNC milling, vacuum forming,

Emma Luke

 
Bio:
Emma Luke is a designer and researcher currently completing a PHD focused on aesthetics and wearable technology. Passionate about elegant design interventions that challenge digital obsolescence and the loss of lasting cultural narratives, she has an extensive design background traversing watches, bags, jewellery and wearables. She is currently involved in a series of multifaceted wearable

Pierre Proske

Pierre Proske is an internationally recognised electronic media artist and creative technologist specialising in interactive installations. Having worked extensively in Europe on various commissions and artistic projects in conjunction with organisations such as the Ars Electronica Futurelab and Future Applications Lab, his work involves exposing the unspoken relationships we have with technology as well as

Speculative Design Studio

Speculative Design is about propositional design concepts that embrace change and radical innovations or revision rather than iterative re-design. Speculative design embraces the ideas of Critical Design, Discursive Design and Product/Service/Systems Design to achieve our studio practice and project resolution. 

“Let’s call it critical design, that questions the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies.

Absurdity and Design

Tutors: Rob Eales
with guest appearances by Ceri Hann

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 009.02.016

This course looks at how ideas about absurdity intersect and interact with design thinking, design practice and design methods to develop other ways of thinking about and doing design.

As designers we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways

Melbourne Street Furniture

Studio Tutor:  Ronnie Lacham

This studio is on a rigorous industrial manufacturing process in collaboration with Maynard. The focus of this studio to develop and design of a product range for a new Metro line or creating a collection of street furniture.

Maynard which is a design practice that creates wayfinding, graphics, products and environments for clients

Cockpit

Lecturers: Arthur Georgalas, Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: ATN Solar Car, RMIT University Solar Team

The future of transport and travel is largely about the interior user experience of drivers and passengers. Moreover, the future of vehicle development is going to require well defined and visualised

The ATN Solar car is a vehicle that has been largely driven by the

Shawn Ashkanasy

Shawn is a trained industrial designer and postgraduate student with extensive professional and academic experience in user-centered design and qualitative research methods in human-technology interaction.

He has a long history of cooking and exploring new food experiences, including moonlighting as a part-time food writer for Broadsheet and The Age. In 2011, he spent a three-month sabbatical in

Heico Wesselius

Heico Wesselius (M.Phil in Economics) received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.  He worked for several leading management consulting practices in The United States, Europe and Asia.

Since 2005, he has collaborated with various strategic design consultancies and agencies in New York City, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. 

Luft | Flow & Fly

Studio Tutors: Michael Gray & Simon Curlis

Studio  Timetable:
Monday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.005A
Tuesday | 11:30 – 2:30 PM | 045.01.003

The rise of electric vehicles and drones has brought about an interesting synergy with emerging viable flying cars. Through this studio will explore and develop a digital workflow for designing flying vehicles that could replace the