Soumitri in 2016

Design is vehicle for change. A Design Project can be a campaign. In a furiously online world I see design projects as either a first step towards a business venture or a campaign that changes the way people think. Design innovations can change the way we deal with ageing and death. Design projects can change…… Continue reading Soumitri in 2016

We have to change the world

Or so goes the sentiment in”design thinking” – and well its possible. Or alternately – let look back to see how we HAVE changed the world. From 2004 till now we (my colleagues and I) have shaped 321 minds and put them out into this city, Melbourne. Of these, lets say for the sake of…… Continue reading We have to change the world

Design Manager (job) in Sydney

Design Manager – Design + Industry, Australia – Balmain, Sydney | Job Postings from Coroflot.comAn exceptional position exists for a Design Manager to work within our concept team in our Sydney office.The Design Manager will enjoy freedom to implement their own vision in the conceptual design of commercially competitive products. This individual will be exposed…… Continue reading Design Manager (job) in Sydney

Industrial Design Jobs – RitaSue Siegel Resources

In the mid nineties I used to send my students to look at Rita Sue’s site for Design Jobs. There seems to have been a bit of a change since then – the focus now seems to be – not just any designers – but ‘leaders’ and ‘innovators’. The question of course is in this…… Continue reading Industrial Design Jobs – RitaSue Siegel Resources

Taking on Australian Industrial design education: current practice and future directions

Draft abstract. Mr. Stephen Trathen, University of Canberra Australia and Dr. Soumitri Varadarajan, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia There is much international discussion regarding the role of Industrial Design in a rapidly changing world, from the view to focus solely on the need for relevant design skills and knowledge as fundamental for employment; to a recognition…… Continue reading Taking on Australian Industrial design education: current practice and future directions

Reading India

Industrial Design Studies, 12 Credits, February 2007  Lecturer: Soumitri Varadarajan (soumitri.varadarajan@rmit.edu.au) Contact Hours / Duration: 3 hours per week over 13 weeks. [39 hours contact] Non-Contact / Self Directed Hours: 6 hours per week over 13 weeks [78 hours expected] Location: Building 87 [rooms TBC, levels 4 & 5] Time: 9.30am –12.30pm Fridays Introduction I…… Continue reading Reading India

The Corporation Game: Learning and Teaching Evaluation

Industrial Design, Semester 2, 2005 Background The Corporation Game (CG) was a studio conducted in Semester 2 for first year Industrial Design students. The studio was different to usual studios in the program in that its learning objectives were not solely focused on developing technical skills and determining a design solution to a problem or…… Continue reading The Corporation Game: Learning and Teaching Evaluation