After completing a BA Design (Honours) in Multimedia Design in 2001, and after a 3-year stint as a sessional academic in the fields of web design and 2d & 3d animation, Mik became, amongst other things, a freelance web and graphic designer. Through his freelance and studio experience he has developed a broad spectrum of creative
I have a broad and varied range of experiences in design, fabrication, research and teaching. My own practice/ studio produces high quality sex toys in ceramic slip- cast batch production. This production aligns to my PHD thesis on the sex toy industry and its potential relationship to Industrial Design. This thesis not only explores the
Ben Landau is a designer working in critical experimental design. He is currently undertaking a Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Ben’s aim is to unwrap contemporary social, political, cultural, and technological discourses to reveal unknowns, and in doing so instigate awareness, change and growth.
Jodi Newcombe founded Carbon Arts following an international career as an environmental economist and sustainability consultant. Her work on natural resource management and policy design, green technology and low-carbon urban design inform her work with the creative sector.“At the heart of my practice is the belief that creativity is essential in making the transition to a
Concerned with how design practice might attend to the socio-cultural-environmental implications of new product and service development Dr Fennessy teaches across a range of design studio, theory and methodological domains at RMIT University. His research has two key foci: on industrial design pedagogy and practice after the project of industrialization; and on design projects that
I’m a lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. My research looks at the broad field of Design Anthropology. I’m particularly interested in the material culture of everyday life, the articulation of ethnographic fieldwork and design practice, and the use of co-design methods to involve users in the design process. More recently, I’ve come interested in
Arthur Georgalas is a graduate of Industrial Design (Honours), which he undertook after graduating from the Associate Degree in Furniture Design with RMIT.
Arthur has great enthusiasm as a designer for emerging technologies in virtual & augmented reality (VR/AR) and how it can be integrated into large scale industrial operations and personal recreational activities.
During my Honours
Alban Mannisi is a Landscape Urbanist whose research focus is on the emerging political ecology implementation in landscape planning and the social ecology deployment through various indigenous environmental mediation. His recent projects decipher the globalisation of sustainable narrative and the foundation of localised citizen resistance to translate intangible landscape components in environmental design.
Deeply concerned with
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Mick is a transdisciplinary designer-artist-researcher and experienced supervisor of doctorate degrees through creative research, and a teacher of design studios and design studies in the Industrial Design program. His wide ranging work explores creative approaches to collaboratively address social and ecological concerns.
I invite honours students to
Kate Archdeacon is an industrial designer who focuses on systems and service design, community development and urban resilience. Having recently submitted her MPhil thesis, “Urban agriculture design for resilient cities”, Kate is now obsessed with the role that the culture of food–growing, preparing and consuming–plays in building urban social and ecological resilience.