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

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.

Dowel Jones

Dowel Jones is an Australian design brand producing furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as working on various installations and site-specific works. The studio was established in 2013 by Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch.

Dowel Jones is interested in simplifying objects to their bare essentials without compromising on aesthetic values while also minimising materials and processes, working with

Eco-Accupuncture (VEIL)

Jess Bird

To develop low-carbon resilient communities from within the existing fabric of urban and regional life it is important to have two things: visions of desirable future living scenarios and visible interventions, today, that can re-orient the path of future development. This studio looks at the challenges facing the town of Anglesea, on the Great

Haptic-ware

Gyungju Chyon

We experience our world through diverse stimuli perceived by our brain. As we grow from infant to child to adult, these stimuli develop into awareness, meanings and values. Sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. A move to a more ecological future requires a deeper

Tim Denshire-Key

   

Tim Denshire-Key is an independent designer based in Melbourne. His practice currently spans a number of areas from bespoke furniture to exhibition design. He works across a range of projects that have social/ sustainability outcomes at their core.

3 Ways Forward

Simon Curlis
Melbourne is projected to host 7.7 million citizens in 2051 as the population densifies and climate change creates more weather impacts with greater frequency, our transport systems and infrastructure will be overwhelmed. As such it is wise to observe mobility service systems that work in densely populated cities and more impactive conditions than we

Studio Zoo: Design for Welfare, Conservation and Communication

Liam Fennessy & Scott Mitchell plus special guests

Research partner: Zoo’s Victoria – Wildlife Conservation and Science Department

http://www.zoo.org.au/

http://www.zoo.org.au/fighting-extinction/research

 

Contemporary Zoo’s occupy a particular role in primary research into animal welfare, species conservation, and the public communication of issues of biodiversity loss and environmental concerns. These activities often require the artful combination of material, informational and technological

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

Think Tank: Wearables

with Dr Scott Mitchell

Studio: 2018 Sem 1
This studio investigates the body as a site of technological intervention. Looking beyond our current obsession with smart watches and activity trackers, we will imagine a future where computing power is distributed through and across bodies, opening up new lines of communication, representation, aggregation and augmentation.

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