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

Mobility +

Studio Tutor: Simon Curlis

Studio Timetable: Monday 13:30- 16:30 | Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

Studio Partners: ATN Universities School of Design Workshops

This Studio is about the digital workflow of vehicles, in particular, we are looking at a new generation of ultra lightweight and energy efficient vehicles.

The digital design ecosystem supports creative visualisation, form development, integration of human

Critical Information

 

Key Dates:

19 – 29 March:  KISD students in Melbourne

04 – 15 June: RMIT students @ KISD in Cologne Germany

 

Theme: Design Factory; enterprise formation, furniture & object focus; from conception to market.

Extra trave time: At the end of the studio – 15th June – you will have about 4 weeks of free travel time

Expenses: There will

David Flynn

The consistent theme across David’s career, whether at Ogle Design, Bayly Design, Niche Design, Fuse or Willow Ware Australia, is his ability to innovate in areas that seem impenetrable to new ideas. David’s passion for creating products takes the users’ needs as the platform to evolve truly innovative engaging designs.

True innovation can be defined as

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

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

Absurdity and Design

Tutors: Rob Eales
with guest appearances by Ceri Hann

Timetable: Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: 009.02.016

This course looks at how ideas about absurdity intersect and interact with design thinking, design practice and design methods to develop other ways of thinking about and doing design.

As designers we are expected to work rationally and reasonably. However, there are other ways

Making: VR to Manufacture

with Dr Scott Mayson

Studio: 2018 Sem 1

Making: VR to Manufacture explores Furniture & Lighting Design through the intersection between new virtual reality tools, VIVE/ Gravity Sketch VR, CAD tools Fusion360,  Rhino3d & Umake on iOS as well as CNC prototyping Building 45. You will have some access to Scott’s VIVE in class to develop your understanding of these new technologies. From here you

Future musics: Designing envirosonics for the post-human city

Studio Leaders: Dr Jordan Lacey & Dr Ceri Hann

Studio Timetable: Monday 9.30-12:30| Wednesday 5:30-8:30

Studio Partner: Testing Grounds

 

In the posthuman city, interactive technologies and mashed up audio systems provide new ways for imagining evolving identities in the city streets. No longer just transition spaces for movement between points, the posthuman city will become a place for

Shell Works

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