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Dr Caroline Francis

Caroline is an established Industrial Design professional and academic, whose career spans over 19 years of design, consultancy management, consumer and product research and education delivery experience. She has worked throughout Asia and Australia in leading design studios including Outerspace Design (Melbourne), Infinity Design (Brisbane and Hong Kong), and her own consultancy, Fordholm Design (Melbourne


Lecturers: Juliette Annich & Simon Curlis

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

The design discourse on sustainability often centres around the materiality of the products we use and the waste we produce. In researching environmental impacts of our profession, we find an increasing influence of impacts invisible to

Safeness in the Gig Economy

Lecturers: Ian de Vere and Malte Wagenfeld 

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.005D)

The studio will focus on issues of safeness for workers in the gig economy. These workers who are typically paid per job/task are classed as independent contractors and often have minimal training nor access to safety

Ethical AI

Lecturers: Gordon Young and Pierre Proske

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.005D)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

A.I. is already here…but what is it and how will change our lives? It has been touted as a dramatic game changer for humanity—a powerful new tool. This studio starts with questioning the ethics of AI development

Wearable Sports Technology

Lecturer: Emma Luke  

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

This studio develops speculative scenarios for integrating IoT technologies into sports and performance apparel through wearable technology and flexible fabrication outcomes with Industry partner Ventou. Using a Product Service System (PSS) approach with strategic direction from Ventou, students will engage in a process of iterative concept development that

Stuff Matters

Lecturer:.John Cherrey

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (049.01.001) Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (049.01.001)

In this course your understanding of materials will be challenged, developed, and deepened through reading and watching as well as designing and making. This is most definitely a studio where the act of making will be central to what

Vision through Materials

Lecturer: Ronnie Lacham 

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30Thursday 9.30 – 12.30

To live as a person with low vision or blindness it requires focus and awareness of surrounding sounds, touch, smells, movement around you in addition to residual vision especially while facing risk in the world outside. This research project will explore the psychological and physical

Rising Future

Lecturer: Tim Denshire-Key 

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.010) Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.008)

This studio will explore materials and how they can be used to create public sites of spectacle. How can we design spaces and objects that bring together communities for celebration and enjoyment of culture(s). How do materials inform

Personal Assistive Technologies for Health

Lecturer: Frank Feltham

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.005A) Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

The personal tracking and display of human movement data is an area of research that aims to improve both self-care and rehabilitation in physiotherapy and other related health care practices. Research has shown that personal-tracking technologies, using real time

Generative Futures

Lecturer: Arthur Georgalas

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.003) / and online  Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (045.01.003)/ and online 

Is mass customisation and generative design the future of industry 4.0? Why do designers choose this route, what are the benefits of generative design within Industrial Design and how can this method be