The Body In Design

Frank Feltham

& Scott Mitchell for 3 workshops (12hrs)

The body remains to some degree an elusive entity in our understandings of human cognition and our evolving relations with technology. With the advent of mobile and wearable sensor technologies, the body is brought to the fore as the essential and defining site of interaction and experience. Devices

Book—Lab

Georgia Hutchison and Sophie Gaur

Book Lab addresses the spatiality, culture and intangibility of reading. The traditional artifact of the ‘book’ is transforming, mutating. New forms are celebrated: art book fairs, independent publishing, handmade books, podcast libraries, long-form and micro-publishing, twitter feeds, publication as exhibition, storytelling nights and reading rooms, book clubs, etcetera.

This studio explores and celebrates the

SCHLICHT! what would the Shakers have done with digital fabrication technology?

With Dr Malte Wagenfeld (RMIT) & Prof Wolfgang Laubersheimer (KISD).

Partner Program: Integrated Design, KISD (Köln International School of Design), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany & Industrial Design.

KISD Cologne: http://kisd.de/en/kisd-online/

IMM Cologne: http://www.imm-cologne.com/en/imm/home/index.php

This is an exchange studio between RMIT and KISD, Cologne Germany. KISD students will visit RMIT in April and RMIT students will have the

Concept Boat Design

NOTE: SPRING SCHOOL | November – December 2015

with Simon Curlis

This studio in concept boat design combines the ideas that sailing boats have been a most effective forms of sustainable mobility and that the role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company

SynAesthesia Design Lab 2012

With Malte Wagenfeld

In Greek synaesthesia translates into ‘union of the senses; syn- (union) and aesthesis (sensation).  In contemporary usage synaesthesia refers to a rare neurological condition in which two or more streams of sensory data interlink or cross resulting in synaestheses; having the sensation of hearing colour, seeing sound, smelling pictures and so on.It can

Lean & Green – SLC

with Simon Curlis

Lean and Green is a concept vehicle design project to provoke and promote sustainable mobility. The role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company to rally behind.

During this semester you will be inducted into design teams that generate

Jaliangan

 

with Ian Nazareth

Jaliangan is a portmanteau of Jaali, a perforated screen and Aangan, a residential courtyard. The studio will engage with strategies for micro urban living through the design of a multi-residential community.

Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation within dense urban conditions.

Swipe and Drive Public Car 2012

Simon Curlis , Robert Eales & Soumitri Varadarajan

Keywords: Public Transport | Transport design | Sustainability | Service Design | App Development | CAD digital Sculpting

Imagine a future where you can get off a train and swipe straight into a ‘metro car’ that takes you to your final destination. This is the future public transport network

Connect Collaborate: The nature of work in the digital age

Oliver Field & Stephen Wallace

We are living amongst the greatest shift in workplace design since the industrial revolution. Production based economies are diminishing under the rise of a knowledge based global economy.

Data is the new oil; 3rd wave technologies enable workers to create, manipulate, collaborate and distribute information in unprecedented ways.

The workplace is global; businesses

Furniture Design

Semester 2, 2011

With Kjell Grant

 

This studio will be directed by Prof. Kjell Grant.

 

organized around 3 ideas resolved into one final piece of furniture presented at the graduation assessment. Areas of choice are, concept (cutting edge design) and Commercial design  –   for offices, hospitality,airports And public areas.

About the Image: Oliver Field’s Hedge is a bench in the form of a squiggle in metal,