The Social Turn in Industrial Design

This is a post that responds to the statement – “I would like to understand more about Industrial design”.    Industrial Design – lets start with Jonathan Ive the designer at Apple – is a vast profession. If you have an appliance you are encountering the work of a designer or design team. So Industrial…… Continue reading The Social Turn in Industrial Design

Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Over the past two decades Design has actively engaged with sustainability as both a topic for, and as an agenda for intervention in entrenched social and technical practices. The collective expertise of the authors is in the area of design for sustainability, which we articulate as the practice of Social and Sustainable Design. Our work…… Continue reading Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice
Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

When Design is Research: A proposition realised as artefact constitutes design’s knowledge contribution

Austrailan modes of Practice based PhDs have gained currency the world over within the creative disciplines. However with time and translation into other contexts the operating models often lose the core spirit that the focus on ‘practice’ as both a method and topic was intended to privilege the useful knowledge domain of creative practitioners. Written…… Continue reading When Design is Research: A proposition realised as artefact constitutes design’s knowledge contribution

Speaking cloth: Including women’s account of body experiences in health innovations

This paper is about a project that works upon getting women to reflect upon their bodily experiences and to draw and paint their experiences as a way to communicate-out their journeys of childbearing. I arrived at this project of visual narratives because of the dissatisfaction I felt upon reading the solutions within texts on the…… Continue reading Speaking cloth: Including women’s account of body experiences in health innovations

Designing for autonomy. Immersive design strategies in a wicked age

A Design Studies Lecture by Michael Trudgeon At 12.30. On Monday the 7th of March in building 88, level 5, Lecture room. Michael Trudgeon is one of the most powerful design thinkers in Australia. To those, who know little about Dr Michael Trudgeon or his company Crowd Productions, you are about to discover a remarkable…… Continue reading Designing for autonomy. Immersive design strategies in a wicked age

Indian students in Melbourne

Rogue colleges in cash-for-certificates scam | theage.com.auA federal immigration source said some migration agents, often unlicensed, set up organised crime networks and got away with “massive” frauds. A multi-agency probe involving immigration, education and tax office investigators is closing in on several people in the migration and vocational education sectors.The Age has also found that…… Continue reading Indian students in Melbourne

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Research at NID

Happens, and alsso gives a feeling that it doesnt happen. I make the call that there is a lot of amazing stuff going on. And here is a short note about it.RA Projects.doc