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Deakin Students make big impact at the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

The Vital Signs Alternative Futures team attended the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards ceremony on 22 November to support A+B’s students Julie Pham, Tom Barker, Blake Sipek, Jarrod Argent and Jack Hirini for their amazing visions of Geelong 2050 and 2100. We were all in admiration that they were included in the very high calibre of design thinking …

Discussing smart cities on Australia’s Science Channel

Tuba Kocaturk, Professor of Integral Design at Deakin University, shares her insights and expertise on designing the smart cities of the future and the role of technology in two new videos on Australia’s Science Channel. Professor Kocaturk is a member of Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment and is also the founding Director of the …

Geelong takes the lead in its commitment to design

DesignMind Co-directors Professor Tuba Kocaturk and Dr Russell Kennedy discussed the City of Greater Geelong’s commitment to design in an article featured in Distruptr, Deakin’s new research-centred communications platform …… The City of Greater Geelong was designated a UNESCO City of Design in 2017 and you don’t need to look too far into Geelong’s past …

Extended Reality will Recreate Geelong’s Waterfront History

The rich heritage of Geelong’s Western Beach will be brought to life through eXtended Reality (XR) when Deakin University researchers and the City of Greater Geelong create a multimedia storytelling experience for the newly revitalised Western Beach Boat Yards. Since the establishment of Geelong in the 1800s, the Western Beach Boat Yards site has been …

Good Health by Design a Clever and Creative Lecture

Deakin DesignMind and the City of Greater Geelong invite you to the second lecture in the Clever and Creative Lecture Series for 2019: Good Health by Design Transdisciplinary design culture has the potential to improve outcomes across the globe, optimising responses to growing health challenges such as ageing populations, inactivity and poor diets. At this …

Geelong Design Week – Submission Open

Geelong’s design-driven future will be showcased at Geelong Design Week 2020, presented by Geelong UNESCO City of Design. Organisations, community groups, schools and individuals in the Geelong region are invited to participate and host their own exhibition, tour, workshop, or event that explores new ideas, challenges what is possible and showcases our achievements in design …

Exploring Smart Materials for in Home Care Systems for the Elderly

Deakin University is exploring how ‘smart’ materials can be used in home care systems to help elderly people stay safer in their homes. Researchers in Deakin’s Mediated Intelligence in Design (MInD) Lab are working with Imagine, a Geelong-based innovator of intelligent materials, to investigate the application of graphene sensing surfaces on walls and floors inside …

DesignMind @ Melbourne Design Week

It was exciting to see DesignMind featuring alongside Deakin staff and students from the School of Architecture and Built Environment when Melbourne Design Week expanded to Geelong for the first time earlier this year. The Vital Signs: Smart city, living city exhibition was coordinated by the School of Architecture, MInd Lab and DesignMind in collaboration …

Design and the Circular Economy: 2019 Clever and Creative Lecture Series

The first lecture in the 2019 Deakin Clever and Creative Lecture Series Lecture was given by Alfred Deakin Professor Matthew Barnett, Director, Institute for Frontier Materials and Mr Brett Wickham, Managing Director, ACCIONA Energy Australia who explored the circular economy concept as a key driver of product, service and business innovation, economic growth and sustainable …

DesignMind in Milan Design Week

MInD Lab, Deakin’s Mediated Intelligence in Design Research Laboratory took center stage at Milan Design Week in April when the School of Architecture and Built Environment’s Professor of Integral Design and MInD Lab Director, Tuba Kocaturk, gave a talk at the Dassault Systèmes Design for Life Conference. The conference offered in-depth experiences with leading voices, …