Assistive Technologies for Positive Ageing

Lecturer : Frank Feltham

Research Partner : Dr Elizabeth Cyarto, NARI.

Australia’s population is ageing. Advances in health care, living standards and technology have contributed to lower fertility rates and increased life expectancy meaning that Australians are living longer and in the future older people will make up a larger percentage of our population* .

This population growth

Urban Commons Living Laboratory

With Shawn Ashkanasy and Justin Hutchinson

The Urban Commons Living Laboratory is an ongoing experimental studio exploring products and services to reconnect people to food and each other in high density urban environments.

The studio responds to the many challenges associated with high destiny urban living. Namely, smaller footprint living, social connection and engagement, food systems, and

Design Aesthetics: the visual language of designed meanings

EMMA LUKE

GRAP-2919-AUSBR-S2-TUT01/02

Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (ONLINE)

Symmetry, proportion, scale, weight, texture, olfactory sensation. What makes the aesthetic coding of a product or experience at times so powerful in eliciting an emotional response from us? Beauty, the sublime, manufactured desire, aspirational consumerism, planned obsolescence…. Some of these concepts are as old as time whilst others

Systems and Service Visualisation for Industrial Design

This course gives you an introduction to specialist visualisation techniques and adaptation of existing ones to communicate the design of complex services and systems. You will deploy a user-centred approach to visualisation as a core capability for industrial design to ensure that a system or service under design is targeted to specific audiences and strategically

Metal studio: Hand and Machine

Studio Leaders | Rose Boddam-Whetham and Brad Marmion

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30 (Room 45.01.010)

Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30 (Room 45.01.010)

In this studio, you will explore the captivating world of metal object design. Metal fabrication encompasses an important range of principles and techniques for Industrial Designers that are relevant at all scales of production. Metal is a wonderfully

Humanitarian Design (TBC)

Tutor: Areli Avendano

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 051.02.015

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Globally, there are more frequent and severe natural hazards affecting communities due to climate change. To minimise the impact of humanitarian scenarios, preparedness and emergency response are two fundamental processes that need to be integrated together. The most critical challenges faced include: to fully acknowledge the complexity of

Biodesign Challenge

http://biodesignchallenge.org/Lecturers: Dr. Leah Heiss and Emma Luke

Studio Partners: Biodesign Challenge 2019,
Fashion Design RMIT University and MDIT Masters of Design Innovation and Technology

Timetable:
Wednesday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 1:30pm – 4:30 pm

Brunswick Campus Building: 516-02-001

The 2019 Biodesign Challenge offers students the opportunity to explore how cells, microbes, and other living things can remake the products and processes of

Urban Hacking: The Street Library Project

Design in SocietyGRAP-2919-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/02   Monday 11:30am-2:30pm                  515.03.005  Meg Mundell

How can we collaborate with our local communities
to improve urban hacking projects? How can use urban hacking to promote
reading, creative writing, storytelling and other creative practices around the
idea of a ‘street library’?

In recent years street libraries, also known as
little libraries or community libraries, have been popping up in

No connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Studio Lecturer: Rober Eales

Guest Lecturer: Simon Lockrey

Research Partner: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmer’s Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the government will fix

V.2018

Wednesdays, 9.00AM to 1.00 PM

Room: 88.5.6/6A

Did you ever want to know what its like to work as a designer … for real? This studio puts all your skills to the test. See if you’ve got what it takes to make the grade.

JonesChijoff, an industrial design consultancy, are running V.2018 to give students the opportunity to