Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger | Workplaces of the near future

with Jonathan Ben-Tovim and Kim Vien

What will the workplace of the future look like in 5 to 10 years time? How will disruptive technologies shape professions  and industries? How can designer help the future workforce be more productive, healthier and happier?

Students will be given a range of analytical techniques and strategies to help explore and understand current work

Robert Eales

In 2012 Robert completed a Masters of Design by Research at Monash investigating the possibilities of closed loop production at a desktop scale by creating a system and machinery that converted waste plastic into 3D printer filament which was then used to create new products.
He is interested in how open-source approaches to design practice, digital

Design Innovation for Safer Farms

Studio Leader: Robert Eales

Industry Partner: The Victorian Farmers Federation

In this studio, we will be working to improve farm safety and occupation health and safety (OHS) outcomes for Victorian farmers.  Working with the VFF, your task will be to engage with safety issues and identify opportunities that you can use to drive the design and development

Nigel Brockbank

Industrial Designer, conscientious citizen and proud father

Having completed a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1998, he has travelled a diverse path through design.

Upon graduation, he worked on computer games for two Melbourne based game design companies. Later moving on to freelancing and working within his own business on projects as varied as TV commercials, 3D

Simon Curlis

Masters of Design (Research), RMIT University
The context that I practice in is: enabling people to move about the world so they may have enriched lives within an ethical code of responsibility and accountability for one’s actions. As such, I seek to supervise projects that follow the mantra that “design is demonstrating the potential of an

Design Pioneers: 20th Century Furniture Design

Tutor: Malcolm Thomas

Tuesday 5.30pm

 

Pre-­‐postmodern design historians liked to treat the great modernist designers of the 20th century as individual design geniuses. The design media today still presents designers as individual greats when all acts of production require a collective effort. Adrian Forty in ‘Objects of Desire’ in 1986 argued that designers where a product of

Rusta

with Jessica Bird & Soumitri Varadarajan

Currently, 4.5 million people live in Melbourne. By 2050, it’s likely that 7 million people will call Melbourne home. We’ll need more homes, schools and jobs, better transport, energy and health care networks. To support our growing infrastructure needs, we’ll need innovative and adaptive services. What will this look like

Gordon Young

Gordon Young is the principal of Ethilogical Consulting. As a professional ethicist he offers extensive understanding of decision-making methodologies, value articulation, challenge management and strategic planning necessary for success in today’s hyper-connected, complex world.

Gordon is a lecturer in Professional Ethics with RMIT University’s School Design, and has worked extensively with volunteer organisations in rural communities,

Taxa Lab: Agile Design for Technologically Mediated Conservation

Lecturers: Liam Fennessy and Scott Mitchell
Wednesdays 9.30 until 12.30 and 1.30 until 4.30 ( please note there will be an intensive at Mid semester which will reduce the hours in the second half of the semester)
We live in a time of human induced climate change and seemingly insurmountable challenges to the future of our natural systems,

Scott Mayson

Dr Scott Mayson is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design at RMIT University. Scott has research interests in Additive Manufacturing , Inclusive Design and Digital Design pedagogies in learning and teaching. He received his PhD in 2006 where he developed an inclusive designed method that both externally and internally locates damaged anterior cruciate ligaments