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,

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

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

Simon Lockrey

Simon is a Research Fellow in the Sustainable Products and Packaging team at the Centre for Design. He has worked as a Product Design Engineer both in Australia and Europe for almost a decade. His work has crossed a large range of industries, including design consultancies, leading commercial interior furniture manufacturers, and multinational appliance companies.

Ecoville Antarctic

Simon Lockery & Karli Vergese

Ecoville is a concept that now casts “A place where people live and work under the ‘eco’ banner of holistic sustainability”. Centre for Design and Society has partnered with the Australian Antarctic Division  to investigate the environmental impacts of Australia’s Antarctic infrastructure (Casey station operations in detail). Focusing on three related

Hyperspeed

Studio Tutors: Scott Mayson & Arthur Georgalas

Guest Critics: Simon Curlis Industry Partners

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & Thursday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The studio focuses on future urban mobility that networks to provide universal publicly accessible transport between Melbourne and Sydney.

Rapid mass transit is a necessity for urbanised global communities, the Japanese Shinkansen,

Studio Roboto

Studio Roboto

Studio directors: Scott Mayson & Ryan Pennings

Studio partnership with Autodesk and RMIT Architectural Robotics Lab

 

This studio introduces you to robotic fabrication and its application in product design. Roboto will provide you with 3 different fabrication techniques, which you will apply to a product design process through the creation of a series of artefacts.

These techniques are: Robotic

Bendigo Hospital: Mobile & Sensory

Studio Tutors: Dr Liam Fennessy & Melisa Duque

Partners: Digital Ethnography Research Centre (RMIT) & Bendigo Hospital

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm & Thursday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This studio tackles an aspect of a larger ethnographic study being undertaken by DERC on the transition of numerous regional health care service functions into a single site

Future Sex Studio

With Dr Judith Glover, Victoria Cullen and Margaux Hayes

This studio will investigate the potential for design research methods and practice to be applied to the genre of sexual health and wellbeing. While sex toys have been around for an extremely long time the field of design has ignored the potential of this important area of human

Din Heagney

Din Heagney is a writer, editor, researcher, and specialist in art and design communication.
He has worked on design projects for companies including MAB, Becton, Build Architecture, Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Sensis, Seven Network, Australian War Memorial, and Evian. Along with managing recent

catalogues for the Biennale of Sydney, and the Venice Biennale Australian