Swinburne Design Week | 21 – 25 November 2016. Graduate Exhibitions, Design Factory Gala, Centre for Design Innovation. Book now

Swinburne Design Week presents a week-long program of events that showcase the breadth of Swinburne’s teaching and research across a range of design fields. From graduate exhibitions to international collaborations – discover how Swinburne is working with Australian and international partners to innovate and excite through design.

All events are free and open to the public – registration is essential.


Graduate Exhibition: Product Design Engineering

Monday 21 – Friday 25 November
Hawthorn


What comes next is the future – Exclusive Melbourne Premiere

Thursday 24 November
6.30pm for 7.00pm screening
Hawthorn


Design Factory Melbourne Gala

Friday 25 November
5.00pm for 5.30pm start
Hawthorn

Centre for Design Innovation

Explore partnerships opportunities with Swinburne

Design Factory Melbourne

Swinburne Design courses

 

Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne – Official Launch

Monday 21 November, 2pm–5pm

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Level 3
463 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Swinburne’s Centre for Design Innovation has been established to investigate the key factors that underpin the innovative design of products, services, systems, spaces and symbols in order to improve user uptake and impact. The centre places emphasis on understanding the user and their context to apply design research that increases the productivity and effectiveness of the world of things, spaces and graphics we create around us.

Join us to officially launch the Centre for Design Innovation and hear about the centre’s key projects:

  • Smart Cap and Gear looks at sensing devices and smart wearables designed to monitor and improve health and sports performance.
  • Humanitarian Habitat and Design aims to understand the human experience design factors that affect how people respond to both established habitat design, including urban and rural towns, as well as how quickly they recover and return to a normalised sense of wellbeing after small and mid-sized disasters.
  • Future Self and Design Living Lab looks at design for ageing in the context of real facilities – this project has received international recognition from the European Network of Living Labs.
  • Project Geldom looks at the use of new materials to increase condom usage and decrease the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

The presentation will run from 2.00pm to 3.30pm, followed by the opportunity to meet staff from the Centre for Design Innovation.

Attendance is free and registration is essential. Light refreshments will be served.

Graduate Exhibition: Industrial Design and Interior Architecture

Tuesday 22 November, 6pm–9pm

Mycelium Studios
255–259 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Join us to celebrate the achievements of graduating students of Swinburne’s Industrial Design and Interior Architecture degrees in this showcase of their final-year projects.

Discover more than 30 individual projects in these 3D design fields, developed over the past year. Our students have created detailed design outcomes offering practical solutions to complex issues.

View innovative industrial design solutions including an ergonomic condom application aid designed to increase successful condom use; an autonomous vehicle designed to provide disaster relief supplies quickly and safely to those who need it; and retrofitting aids for power tools aimed at minimising the risk of injury by high school students learning to use adult-sized tools.

Our interior architecture students have taken on housing challenges such as protecting people and their possessions from natural disasters like catastrophic bushfires; and how the design of public spaces can encourage interaction between generations, community units and different socioeconomic groups.

You’re invited to speak to students about their projects; staff will also be available to answer questions.

Attendance is free and registration is essential. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibition opening hours:

  • Tuesday 22 November, 10am–4pm
  • Wednesday 23 November, 10am–4pm
  • Thursday 24 November, 10am–4pm

Graduate Exhibition: Communication Design and Digital Media Design

Wednesday 23 November, 6pm–9pm

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Level 3
463 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Join us to celebrate the achievements of graduating students of Swinburne’s Communication Design and Digital Media Design degrees in this showcase of their final-year projects.

Discover our students’ versatility in their design work for print, digital media, mobile devices and branded environments. See how they have applied strategic and critical thinking skills to create powerful, innovative design solutions to meet the needs of clients and audiences.

The exhibition will feature social innovation projects completed in partnership with the City of Boroondara and submissions to the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers 2016 student assessment scheme.

The event will commence with the presentation of awards recognising student excellence in design craft and technical skills, creative thinking and strategy, and research. You’re invited to speak to students about their projects; staff will also be available to answer questions.

Attendance is free and registration is essential. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is now fully booked.

Graduate Exhibition: Product Design Engineering

Monday 21 – Friday 25 November

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Level 6
463 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Join us to celebrate the achievements of graduating students of Swinburne’s Product Design Engineering degree in this showcase of their final-year projects.

Discover how product design engineering students combine the human-centred approach of industrial design with the material and manufacturing knowledge central to mechanical engineering to create innovative new products.

Our students have employed technical innovation to solve a wide range of problems by creating products that are competitive in quality and design. This event showcases these outcomes – projects that have applications in military, medical and manufacturing industries, ranging from sporting equipment to food storage.

Exhibits include prototypes and displays outlining how products work and how they solve problems. You’re invited to speak to students about their projects; staff will also be available to answer questions.

Registration for this event is not required.

Exhibition opening hours:

  • Monday 21 November, 1pm–5pm
  • Tuesday 22 November, 9am–5pm
  • Wednesday 23 November, 9am–5pm
  • Thursday 24 November, 9am–5pm
  • Friday 25 November, 9am–5pm

What comes next is the future – Exclusive Melbourne Premiere

Thursday 24 November, 6.30pm for 7.00pm screening

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Level 3
463 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Join us for the exclusive Melbourne premiere screening of an exciting documentary about the world wide web told by the people who imagined it, built it and continue to shape it.

The invention of the internet and the world wide web revolutionised information technology and communications like nothing else. It is a global broadcasting device; a mechanism for information dissemination; and a medium for collaboration and interaction between people and technology. Its reach seems almost boundless – the internet transcends traditional borders including geographic, national, cultural and linguistic.

Much has been written and filmed about the web in the last 25 years, but its history is incomplete without insight from the people who made it possible. This film reveals their stories.

Film duration: approximately one hour.

Attendance is free and registration is essential. Limited seats available! Light refreshments will be served.

Design Factory Melbourne Gala

Friday 25 November, 5.00pm for 5.30pm start

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Level 3
463 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Design Factory Melbourne at Swinburne brings students, industry and researchers together to turn ideas into reality.

The Design Factory Melbourne Gala is an opportunity to celebrate our students’ achievements collaborating with Australian and international organisations as well as international universities. The projects challenge students to move outside of their comfort zone to create innovative solutions focused on user needs.

Join us as we showcase this year’s projects, designed to:

  • give doctors a comfortable work setting and provide patients with a welcoming experience in consulting environments – in collaboration with Access Health
  • enhance the way teams communicate and collaborate across multiple digital devices – in collaboration with CISCO
  • find innovative ways to gather weather data from remote regions, apply it to farming and other industries, and incentivise community participation – in collaboration with the Bureau of Meteorology
  • develop a new economical pesticide sprayer; the solution reduces waste by up to 30 per cent and led to a patent application – in collaboration with Yanmar and Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • redesign the bicycle for European commuters’ needs; the solution was to create a three-wheel, folding electric bike and let to two patent applications – in collaboration with Berg Cycles and Porto Polytechnic (Portugal)

You’re invited to view prototypes and speak to students about their projects; staff will also be available to answer questions.

Attendance is free and registration is essential. Light refreshments will be served.

Design Factory Melbourne is a partner in the Design Factory Global Network.

Register for Swinburne Design Week

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 Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne – Official Launch (Monday 21 November)
 Graduate Exhibition: Industrial Design and Interior Architecture – Opening Night (Tuesday 22 November)
 What comes next is the future – Film Screening (Thursday 24 November)
 Design Factory Melbourne Gala (Friday 25 November)


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