Ensuring social connection and sustainability are enhanced by new technologies through design and creative practice research that draws on social and digital innovation.
We ask how design and creative practice can be deployed to reimagine health, resilience and wellbeing; how play can be used as a probe for creative solutions; how to re-imagine a world that has equality, biodiversity and sustainability at its core; and, how to look at the models for conceptualising design and creativity as creating value for industry.
Through existing research at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and the School of Media and Communication, we have highlighted how looking at media practice ethnographically can bring about important and nuanced understandings of today’s evolving technology, particularly the underlying motivations around social experiences.
Larissa Hjorth, Director, RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP
We will apply an inventive, explorative and rigorous approach to addressing real-world problems that lie at the intersection of digital design, health, sustainable practice and material innovation.
We are committed to advancing social, health and digital innovation and developing alternative pathways for producing knowledge and achieving impact through collaboration.
Along with harnessing existing research networks and projects to respond to COVID-19, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) launched five cross-platform initiatives in June 2020 to address various key areas for post COVID-19 recovery.
Exploring how design and creative practice can be deployed to:
Investigating how play and the notion of ‘the playful’ can be used as a mechanism for:
How we envisage a world:
Identifying and evaluating how design and creative practice:
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Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer