COVID-19 Collaboration – The Ventilator Splitter

Deakin researchers have collaborated with Anaesthetists from the Alfred Hospital and the Baker Institute to address the lack of ventilators available for seriously ill COVID-19 patients. The ventilator splitter and Deakin University collaboration came about through Dr Jennifer Hall, who’s an anaesthetist at the Alfred Hospital. Ms Hall had been observing what’s been happening in …

Intelligent Surfaces that Interact with Space

This technology could help us save energy, live independently, and pinpoint our whereabouts in times of crisis. Imagine walking into a room, and the automatic lights turn on immediately. There’s no need to do that awkward hand wave to activate them, and no fumbling for the light switch. How did they know you were coming? The floor told them. Or, …

An Innovative Way to Beat the Housing Crisis

An innovative prefabricated unit designed to meet the social housing crisis accommodation needs has been unveiled in Geelong. The project which has been underway for some time and was due for public reveal during Geelong Design Week, however with COVID-19 seeing an end to public presentations, the public unveiling was cancelled. So it was behind closed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …