School of Design invites industry and partners to Design Week

Monday 26 November 2018

Swinburne Design Week advertising poster

Swinburne School of Design invites guests to Design Week.

In summary

  • Swinburne School of Design opens its doors from 23-30 November
  • Week-long program of graduate exhibitions and opening nights
  • Showcase of achievements at the School of Design

Swinburne Design Week 2018 is an impressive showcase of graduate and postgraduate achievements across the School of Design.

From 23-30 November the Swinburne School of Design opens its doors and invites industry, alumni, colleagues and future students to experience the best of design at Swinburne.

Crowds mingle at 2017 School of Design exhibitions Crowds mingle at last year’s School of Design exhibitions.

Kicking off the week on Friday 23 November, the Design Factory Melbourne Gala and exhibition showcase celebrates outcomes co-created by diverse teams of students, researchers and industry partners, locally and globally.

Design Factory Melbourne students Melika Kamali, Arusha Siddiqui, Michelle Rabino with proof of concept prototype for industry partner Access Health Design Factory Melbourne students Melika Kamali, Arusha Siddiqui, Michelle Rabino with proof of concept prototype for industry partner Access Health.

For one week each level of Swinburne’s Advanced Manufacturing Design Centre (AMDC) in Hawthorn will feature exhibitions, showcases, presentations and launches across all design disciplines.

Networking in the exhibition space at Swinburne’s AMDC in 2017 Networking in the exhibition space at Swinburne’s AMDC.

From Tuesday 27 November, the Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours) graduate exhibition will explore Future Habitats for Melbourne in 2068. Visitors can envisage what interior spaces will be fifty years from now.

Works will consider people, population, community living and working, technology, transport, entertainment, health, hospitality, materials, mechanisms, communications, and learning, working roles and environments.

The Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a major in Product Design exhibition will open on Wednesday 28 November. Thirty-five exhibits will showcase future products to capture the imagination across furniture, assistive products, safety equipment, automotive, outdoor equipment, toys, industrial equipment, construction systems and lighting.

The exhibition will feature projects with major manufacturers from Hong Kong and China, illustrating Australia’s contribution to design at a global level.

Joe LaDelfa, Ali Bahrman and Chia-Hung Lu, photography by Phoi San Ho, 2017 Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering exhibitionJoe LaDelfa, Ali Bahrman and Chia-Hung Lu, photography by Phoi San Ho, 2017 Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering exhibition.

Wednesday 28 November is the invitation-only VIP Industry night and launch of architecture education and research at Swinburne. Vice Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, will open the event, followed by Dean of Design, Professor Jane Burry with a short presentation from the Architectural Design academic team and a panel discussion about the future of architectural and design education.

Thursday 29 November is Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours) and Bachelor of Design with a major in Digital Media Design’s GradX show at Swinburne’s AMDC Sky Lounge. GradX celebrates what it means to be a Swinburne design graduate. It highlights diversity and individuality, transition to professional practice and industry readiness.

Work developed for both industry and independent creative briefs across branded environments, communication design and photo media to digital media design and user experience design will be on show.

Work on display at the 2017 Communication Design and Digital Media Design exhibition, photography by Jeanie BehWork on display at the 2017 Communication Design and Digital Media Design exhibition, photography by Jeanie Beh.

Master of Design and Bachelor of Innovation and Design students will also be exhibiting over the week. The new Bachelor of Design (Architecture) will feature works by undergraduate students, postgraduate researchers and practitioners in a showcase event.

To find out more, request a program or register for the VIP Industry night, keep an eye on the Swinburne Design Week website or contact the Dean of Design’s office at deanofdesign@swin.edu.au

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