Industrial Design: Design Evolution

Noted industrial designers, Dr. Simon Lockrey, Dr. Liam Fennessy, and Dr. Leah Heiss will discuss how design can shape life.

rom product development to the new wave of system and service design thinking that emerged in the 1990s, this seminar will cover products such as the Britax Safe'n Sound Baby Capsule (RMIT Design Archives's Robert Pataki collection), the Protector Eye Wash Station (Form Australia), and the Facett Hearing Ad (Heiss for Blamey Saunders.How can design shape life? In this seminar the panel and audience will consider ideas around product and service development with regard to health and well being. We'll explore the new wave of design thinking that emerged in the 1990s, and contrast contemporary practices with examples from the past held in the RMIT Design Archives collections. 

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.


Image credit: Robert Pataki and Philip Slattery, Page featuring photographs of 'Safe n' Sound' baby capsule prototype and concept sketches for Safe n' Sound babycapsule prototype, c. 1984 Gift of Jackie and Robert Pataki, 2012, RMIT Design Archives Collection


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