Democratising Design: Making New Futures By Breaking Old Rules

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ALT 1, The Wilkinson Building

148 City Rd

Darlington

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This session explores how design thinking and technological advancements are changing industries in design and the built environment.

The session builds on two observations:

First, digital design is playing an increasing role in architecture, while at the same time the design of digital products increasingly needs to take into account the physical qualities of the built environment.

Second, new digital technologies are offering unprecedented possibilities for disrupting existing industries and business models. Uber and AirBnB are heralded as poster childs for disruption through digital design. In architecture, the availability and increasing affordability of 3D fabrication tools are seen as enabler for new approaches to providing affordable housing solutions for everyone.

This session will feature a conversation between academics from architecture, design and business, who are leading researchers at the University of Sydney. Each speaker will present case studies from their field that exemplify how digital technologies are changing the rules within existing industries, followed by a discussion of discipline-specific methodologies and their applicability across domains.

The event is open to anyone interested in architecture and 3D fabrication, digital and interaction design, and the intersection between these fields. The event is a unique opportunity to hear from leading academics and to learn about methodologies used in research and practice that drive innovation and disruption.

Speakers include:
Mathew Aitchison, Chair of Innovation in Applied Design at the University of Sydney
Martin Tomitsch, Head of Design at the University of Sydney
And more to be confirmed



This event is part of SYDNEY DESIGN 2016


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ALT 1, The Wilkinson Building

148 City Rd

Darlington

NSW

Australia

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