Bio Design Futures

Lecturers : Boo Chapple and Malte Wagenfeld

I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning…’ – Steve Jobs

The next phase of human technology looks likely to be driven by the potential of manipulating biological matter, from growing human body parts to biological

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

Scott Mitchell

Scott Mitchell holds an undergraduate honours degree in fine art and a PhD in design. He is a practicing artist and works across a diverse array of fields from public sculpture to interactive objects and environments. He exhibits widely as both an individual artist and as part of the collaborative groups Open Spatial Workshop with

Campbell Drake

Currently undertaking a PhD by practice at RMIT University in the School of Architecture and Design, Campbell Drake completed a Masters of Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University and a Bachelor of Architecture at RMIT.

Focusing on architecture, design, contemporary art and social practice, Campbell Drake is a multidisciplinary practitioner who seeks to challenge conventional interpretations of

Aditi Singh

Aditi Singh, Architect & Industrial Designer, holds a Masters Degree in Design from SPA, New Delhi, where she is presently Assistant Professor of Industrial Design. She has worked in a variety of domains ranging from Architecture, Product & Lighting Design, UX and Communication guided by interdisciplinary design and sustainable systems as proponents to better human

Towards Ecoville

Stephen Clune and Simon Lockrey

Ecoville nowcasts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Focusing on three related themes of food, the household and health. The household will be studied in relation to how we live, our health and wellbeing. The studio develops products that facilitate a reduction in

Design for the City

Studio Leaders: Pierre Proske & Travis Cox

Studio Partner: Media Lab Melbourne

Studio Timetable: Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 100.05.006 & Thursday 9:30 am 12:30 pm 100.05.006

“We need a reflective urban unplanning, an understanding of the organic ways in how cities should work, the anarchy of the everyday. This is a vision of cities that values improvisation versus rigidity,

Joshua Batty

Dr Joshua Batty a Melbourne based contemporary instrument builder, sound and real-time animation artist and creative software developer.

Josh completed a Bachelor Degree in performing Arts playing jazz trumpet, completed his honours exploring multimedia interactivity with Max/MSP/Jitter and openFrameworks, and received a scholarship in order to undertake his doctoral studies. Josh’s PhD research into creating synergistic relationships

Shell works

The Studio is an RMIT Industrial Design industry project in conjunction with Shell Works a prosthetic product innovation company formed by Jim Lavranos (Prosthetist/Orthotist) and Youssef Tayeb (Industrial Designer).
The project’s primary focus is the design and development of a fixation system and a detachable and modifiable ‘shell’ or casing for prosthetic devices. The system will need to

Ceri Hann

Ceri Hann is a sessional tutor in the Industrial Design program at RMIT. He also has an ongoing engagement with the School of Art in the Art in Public Space Post-Graduate program. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Design. The primary focus of his research is the development of