Sustainability Think Tank: Mobility for Humans

Semester 1, 2010

With simon Curlis

Resolving ways of Living , working and getting around in a post carbon community is a complex and challenging scenario. Suburbs such as Broadmeadows were constructed to service the local manufacturing industry and to house a population with aspirations towards a family a nice house on a ¼ acre block and

Aged Care Living Lab

Wednesday: 2:30 – 5:30 | 045.01.005C
Thursday: 11:30 – 2:30 | 045.01.005B

Lecturers: Juan Sanin and Meg Mundell

How would a living-lab in a nursing home look like? How can we incorporate creative practices into aged care services? How can we use social innovation to transform an aged care centre into a creative hub?

This studio is a social

Design for one, Design for All

Co- Studio with COMM2747 – Digital Media Studio 3

Monday: 8:30 – 11:30 | 045.01.005B
Wednesday: 3:30 – 6:30 | 045.01.005D

Lecturers: Juliette Anich and Li Ping Throng

How can design be used to make life easier, more equal, better for all? How can we use design to take things from a place of abundance to a place of

Wearable Sports Technology

Lecturer: Emma Luke  

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – Online (V-Practical)

This studio develops speculative scenarios for integrating IoT technologies into sports and performance apparel through wearable technology and flexible fabrication outcomes with Industry partner Ventou. Using a Product Service System (PSS) approach with strategic direction from Ventou, students will engage in a process of iterative concept development that

Design for the Other 90%

Semester 1, 2013

With Judith Glover

Key words: Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development, Product Design innovation, User-Centred Design, prototyping

Activist designer Paul Pollack (2007) states in Design for the Other 90% that:
“Ninety-five percent of the world’s designers focus all of their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest ten percent of the world’s customers.”
This studio looks

SynAesthesia Design Lab

With Malte Wagenfeld

In Greek synaesthesia translates into ‘union of the senses; syn- (union) and aesthesis (sensation).  In contemporary usage synaesthesia refers to a rare neurological condition in which two or more streams of sensory data interlink or cross resulting in synaestheses; having the sensation of hearing colour, seeing sound, smelling pictures and so on.It can

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

Marc Pascal

Marc Pascal has been working in the field of designer maker for almost 20 years. He studied Fine Art, painting and printing at VCA and then Industrial Design at RMIT. He is very interested in the “hands on” approach to design, and as such makes most of the production work in his studio where all

Edge 2 Edge

with Ronnie Lacham

STUDIO EDGE2EDGE aims to design “furniture” to initiate a dialogue between design manufacturing and community skills. The main focus of this studio is to develop a stronger understanding of the design process from a concept  to the complete product. Students will research tessellated patterns, design a large scale 1:1 prototypes seating furniture. The design ideas will be

Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird is a designer and researcher motivated by working collaboratively to affect change. Since graduating with honours from Industrial Design, Jess has taught at RMIT and worked as a Project Facilitator at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) at University of Melbourne. She is currently the Co-design Lead at VicRoads and is focused on facilitating