Everyday Design: Hacking Ikea

Tutor: Juan Sanin

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: 009.02.018

This class builds on frameworks of Design Anthropology and the notion of everyday design to analyse the things that people do with ‘design objects’ at home, and you will hack an Ikea product so people can do other things with it.

The design objects that we find in a

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

Feedforward: prototyping for social connection

Lecturers: Malte Wagenfeld, Chuan Khoo and Charles Anderson
Tuesdays 9.30 until 12.30 and 1.30 until 4.30
Feedforward is an interdisciplinary design studio bringing together students studying industrial design and landscape architecture. You will work alongside a team of academics/practitioners who have extensive expertise in the manipulation of sensorial phenomena in the production of public works of art

Virality

Tutor: Emma Luke

Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30

The social graph, virtual currency, digital surveillance, prosumers, IOT, AI, Black mirror. Welcome to the fourth wave.
The rise of digital technology, data visualization and distribution, ‘changes both the things we make and how we use them’ (Sennett, 2008). This tactics research studio will consider the relationship between the digital

Acknowledging the Anthropocene

Tutor: Björn Rust

Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm  – 5:30pm

Location: 051.07.004

This tutorial proposes that in this epoch of human design, we must forge our built environments in response to vernacular peculiarities such that they fulfil local needs while also enriching the entire system beyond our immediate concerns.

The profound influence of humans on the environment and its climate systems

Droid Assistant

Studio Tutor: Arthur GeorgalasWednesday 2:30 – 5:30 pm | 45.01.05AThursday 3:30 – 6:30 pm | 45.01.05B

The technocentric future of Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) is, for most people, a scenario of a dystopian march of technology over humanity. For Industrial designers, it is a frontier of possibility.

In the last decade, we

Techno – Comfort

ANA DAVILA

GRAP-1043-AUSCY-S2-TUT01/02

Monday 2:30 pm 5:30 pm (ONLINE)

This course will focus on the research of emotional comfort relationships developed between humans and objects. Techno-Comfort encourages students to explore the way we perceive and interact with the amulets that accompany us through life as buffers for difficult times. Why do we have them? What’s so special about

The End, Dying Studio

Studio Leaders: Dr Soumitri Varadarajan & Dr Juliette Anich

The leading cause of death is birth, and since we have all been born, we will all die. Despite death’s certainty and a rapidly ageing population, Australian society struggles with accepting the final gesture of dying.

Moving against the mainstream tide of the pursuit for eternal youth and

Emma Luke

 
Bio:
Emma Luke is a designer and researcher currently completing a PHD focused on aesthetics and wearable technology. Passionate about elegant design interventions that challenge digital obsolescence and the loss of lasting cultural narratives, she has an extensive design background traversing watches, bags, jewellery and wearables. She is currently involved in a series of multifaceted wearable

Health Care Co-Design

Working together to design better patient experiences

Led by Dr Juan Sanin, partnered with staff from Austin Health and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.

 

‘Healthcare Co-Design’ is an inclusive approach to the design of healthcare experiences based on the collaboration of healthcare practitioners, patients and designers. This approach aims to create new and improve existent products and