Courses Taught

Archive (1986 ~ )

This is a list of my teaching preoccupations and stimulations over the years. In the old days, I would have made a stack of cards. This is also where the students assess themselves, using instruments such as a learning contract.

Current Studios

  1. User-Centered Design (MF6M)
  2. Design for Sustainability (MF6M)

Health and CoDesign Studios

  1. Fifth Goal 2009: Design projects focussed upon Maternal Deaths in Assam (India), 2010. (Studio Pitch on Youtube and Prezi)
  2. The End: Ways of Dying 2016
  3. Human+ (poster human)
  4. Project Diabetes (PDF of LTIF Application ways-of-working-together-project-diabetes)
  5. Collaborations
    1. ONJ – Austin Health
    2. Royal Dental Hospital
    3. CoHealth

Sustainability Studios

As an aside – this is a Prezi on teaching Sustainable Design.

  1. Locavore Project: Exploring the 100 mile diet as a design proposition, 2008. (PDF the-locavore-project)
  2. Campaign Projects: Projects as Campaigns for change, 2008.
  3. Campus Recycling Project: A zero waste community recycling project, 1998-2003.
  4. No Bottled Water (PDF of Course Poster 2008_no-bottled-water_poster)
  5. Wallahs Project PSS 2002
  6. Footprint Tools: Project to develop lo-carbon farming equipment and solutions, 2015. (With Rob Eales)

Vehicle Design Studios

  1. Car of the Future: Projects proposing Cars for a Sustainable Future, 2008~2012.
  2. Melbourne Icarus Project (PDF melbourne-icarus-project)
  3. Electric Bike (With Simon Curlis)
  4. Enfield Studio: Motorcycle Design with Enfield India as the goal, 2014.

Design Thinking Studios

  1. Corporation GameThe Corporation Game evaluation summarises the outcomes, 2005.
  2. Problem Kya hai
  3. Nomadic Affordances

Furniture Studios

  1. Hunting Wajima
  2. Edge to Edge 2015
  3. Furnitecture

Material Culture Studios

  1. Mythical Objects
  2. Design and the Everyday 2004
  3. The Informal Sector
  4. The Food Project

Honours and Capstone Projects

  1. Social and Sustainable Design: Honours Projects in the Sustainability pathway. (PDF Course Handout socialsusdesign_premajor)
  2. Rickshaw Project: The Agra Cycle Rickshaw Project, ITDP, 1998~2003.
  3. Embedded Projects
    1. Health Innovation
    2. Service Design

Also – Useful Docs for Teaching Honours Project Here.

History & Theory, aka Design Studies

  1. 305 Service Design: Prototyping a portable service design course for implementation in India, 2010.
  2. Asian Design: Developing an appreciation of Asian material culture, 2009. (PDF ad_handout)
  3. Born Global
  4. Cultural Amplification: Reprising Anxious Objects, exploring Fear, Anxiety and Intolerance through artefacts, 2005.
  5. DeerPark Project 2014
  6. Design Activism: Making activist designers of students, 2010~ongoing.
  7. Design Thinking 2006 (Pitch on Prezi)
  8. Disruptive Innovation 2007
  9. Global South: To develop an appreciation of Innovation in Sustainability in the Global South, 2016.
  10. Great Civilizations: Developing capacity in working in the Asian Context (China, India, South Korea, Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia), 2005~ongoing.
  11. Green Maps Melbourne
  12. Grow Your Inner Entrepreneur (Course Post)
  13. lOO Years – Womens Suffrage Victoria
  14. POMO: Getting under skin of post-modernism, 2000.
  15. Reading India (PDF Course Handout reading-india-handout)
  16. Recycling Incubator (Course Poster PDF recycling-incubator)
  17. Serving the Unserved: Developing service design capability, while reading Henry Reynolds, 2010.
  18. Social Innovation: Developing social innovation micro-ventures, 2006.
  19. Spending Habits (video): Developing capability in Sustainable Consumption, 2006 (Course Handout PDF spending-habits-handout)
  20. Teaching History
  21. The Most Good You Can Do (tbc)
  22. World Changing (Video Pitch)

Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing

  1. Austin 7: Educating for Manufacturing Capability by restoring a 1929 Austin 7, 2003.
  2. Industrial Design Engineering, 2018- (Mf6M)
  3. AMPF – Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Finishes (Course Plan ampf-course-planner-1998)

International Intensives

  1. Story Telling: Project taught at Bezalel (Jerusalem), 1999.
  2. Anxious Objects: Project taught at Les Ateliers (ENSCI, Paris), 2002.


  1. Drawing 1995-2001 (Teaching Presentation drawing)
  2. Professional Practice 2012 (Note and Handout: professional-practice_industryofone & professional_practice)
  3. Research Methods 2006 (PDF Reading List researchmethods_readinglist)
  4. Advanced Form and Aesthetics
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