Design for Health

Design in SocietyGRAP-2919-AUSBR-S1-TUT01/01   Monday 8:30am-11:30am                  515.03.005  Victor Bejan

This class explores the emergent field of Design
for Health and provides students with conceptual and methodological tools that
will help them to conduct design research and develop products, services and
systems in this area. In the first part of the semester, students will learn
about this field by documenting case studies,

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

Health Care Co-Design

Studio Tutor: Simon Curlis

Studio Partner: RMIT University and Royal Children’s Hospital.

This studio addresses concerns in the field of healthcare provision within the hospital ecosystem as a Co-Design project.

This Studio proceeds workshops with Health care staff who have highlighted issues in their professional practice.
You will work in groups and individually to investigate, analyse, and provide solutions

Heico Wesselius

Heico Wesselius (M.Phil in Economics) received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.  He worked for several leading management consulting practices in The United States, Europe and Asia.

Since 2005, he has collaborated with various strategic design consultancies and agencies in New York City, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. 

Dr Liam Fennessy

I am interested in supervising projects that explore difficult problems of need, use and mis-use in the sustainability, social design and health domains.  These projects might take the form of product service systems (PSS) propositions, technical product designs for mass manufacture that are supported by service provision element or integrated products and services that attempt

Creative Strategies for Movement Awareness: documenting and interrogating movement for the design of interactive technologies

Lecturers: Areli Avendano Franco and Frank Feltham 

Studio Timetable: Tuesdays 3.00 pm – 6pm & Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Research Partners, Dr. Lian Loke, Health and Creativity Research Node, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

We have seen a rapid change in the lifestyles of people living in urban centres throughout Australia. One startling finding is the rise in sedentary

Around Sound [2015]

With Sophie Gaur

Human beings react to sound in various ways. Sounds can excite, soothe, heal or energise, as well as offer a range of emotional, intellectual and physical responses, based on how they are delivered. This studio explores this area of this sensory delivery through the design and construction of objects that either respond to existing musical traditions

bioMatters

With Gyungju Chyon with a special guest Aidyn Mouradov (Algal Biologist)

After the digital revolution, a new revolution is on the way, and it is not about digital printing but about growing living tissues and cells. Thanks to the development of biotechnology, bioengineering, and nanotechnology, the revolution is not just about changing methods, but shifting our lives in an entirely different

Hunting Wajima 2.0

with Ronnie Lacham

Studio Timetable: Wednesday 1.30 pm – 4:30 pm & Wednesday 5.30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Hunting Wajima Project responds to the brief from CHL to design furniture for manufacture in Timor Leste.
The name, Hunting Wajima, refers to two aspects of the brief – to develop timber furniture and to develop furniture craft skills in the

ThingSpeak

Tutor: Sophie Gaur

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm  – 5:30pm

Location: 051.08.004

The course aims to direct and assist a methodology of understanding objects both in a contemporary and a historical context.

ThingSpeak is a course to get you to think about Objects and ‘things’ in relation to ideas, prejudices, technologies and history. It questions how we look at objects and