Eco Moto EV

Studio Leaders: Simon Curlis & Alistair McInnes.

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 perfect storm of intellectual and financial capital has demonstrated for us the potential of disruptive businesses

CBD North

Studio leader: Wil Campbell

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne.

Studio Timetable:
Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 17:00 – 20:00

CBD North is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). We speculate on the future development of the area between RMIT and UoM. This small district

Design for Ability

Studio Leader: Simon Curlis

Studio Partners: Jayco Caravans, CDRN Car Design Research Network, other partners to be advised.

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

This Studio is about a design challenge set by industry partner to create a next generation concept caravan. Our ultimate goal is to create a digital prototype that will be

RE | Design Studio

with Simon Curlis & Soumtiri Varadarajan

The RE|Design Studio addresses the concerns of a motorcycle company with a proud history & brand identity that is facing increasing pressure in the global market place.In the footsteps of other heritage such as Harley Davidson (USA) or Triumph (UK), we are tasked with visualising the evolution of the brand

SynAesthesia designlab: heath and well-being

Lecturers: Dr Malte Wagenfeld & Simone Steel

The SynAestheia designlab investigates the design of objects, systems, environments, experiences and spaces which present the user with a multitude of sensory data; tactile, olfactory, auditory, kinaesthetic and so on, as well as temporal dimensions; to create what may be called a hyper-sensorial design paradigm.

Theme 1: Healthcare – Consider

Footprint Tools

with Robert Eales & Dr Soumitri Varadarajan:

Small-acre farmers need tools!  Work in collaboration with the industry partner, an industrial designer and farmer to design tools for this emerging market that can offer great opportunities for designers. (Website coming)

This studio is about,

working with a client group  that is under-served by designers
exploring the huge opportunities available to

Personal Data Futures

Dr Frank Feltham

Mon 11.30 – 2.30

Weds 3.30 – 6.30

Partners – W+SN/ Biomechanical Engineering RMIT

Data has become essential in communicating the spread of pandemic and the ferocity of bushfires that has characterised the year 2020. These events have translated personal devices and their information from the fringe to essential to survival. As an emerging industry, research

Brewing Senses 2012

Gyungju Chyon

Our sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. Our senses enable us to experience the world intimately, personally, and singularly.
Focusing on Tea culture from two different places (Japan and UK), students will design ‘experience’ for/around tea engaging the range of tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and auditory senses.

Exhibition design and curatorship: Contemporary cultures of display

By Deanne Koelmeyer
The studio will explore the contemporary practices of display and exhibition.  The studio will expose students to the process of curatorial theme development; object and artifact selection, interpretation, exhibition design and audience participation and interaction.
Students will engage with current critical debate on topical ideas/issues including:
-the idea of audience-centered institutions,
– the idea that visitors

From Sketch To Manufacture

Studio leader: Ronnie Lacham

Studio partner: Planex

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 17:00 – 20:00 and Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30

The studio aims to expand your understanding and articulation of industrial manufacturing and overlapping relationship with the creative design processes.

We will focus of this studio on maintaining the integrity of your vision and concept by improving your understanding of the process  as