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reFrame: evolution of design // workshops

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Intergenerational perspectives are key to addressing the urgent social challenges and complex wicked problems we face. These 2-hour co-design workshops will scaffold how design frames and reframes a situation to support the work of imagining new tomorrows. Across the five-day program a different social theme will be addressed — safer cities, sustainable mobility, diversity and inclusion, innovative learning and healthcare. With agency comes action. These workshops amplify the voice of students, giving younger generations a chance to prototype their future.


reFraming Augmented Reality // Mon 16 March

This Masters of Design workshop playtests using public augmented reality to reframe how we see and explore cultural diversity in Melbourne.

Facilitator: Dr Indae Hwang, Interactive Design, Monash University

reFraming Mobility Design // Tue 17 March

Mobility Design Lab's prototyping-our-future workshop is dedicated to using lived experience to reframe how we see, explore and make sense of an integrated transport network.

Population growth. Finite space. The climate. Life, but not as we know it. Melbourne has profound challenges. Design’s contribution to solving them has never been more important. This workshop actively explores this contribution by introducing and then actively using the integrative, problem solving, technical and emotional power of design in the specific space of urban mobility. Melbourne’s key urban mobility challenges will first be introduced, with provoking future scenarios then presented. Next, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Mobility Design Lab’s hands-on toolkit to design the future products, systems, services and experiences which will help make a preferred future into reality.

Facilitator: Robbie Napper, Selby Coxon and Amy Killen, Mobility Design Lab, Monash University


reFraming Gender Sensitive & Safer Cities // Wed 18 March

XYX lab's prototyping-our-future workshop is dedicated to using co-design and participatory design methods to reframe how we see, explore and respond to the escalating data pertaining to sexist harassment in our urban environments.

The statistics pertaining to sexist harassment in cities around the world are both devastating and escalating; and Australia is not immune to its impact. How women and girls, non-binary and LGBTQI+ communities access, occupy and engage with our public spaces is severely impacted by experiences of sexist harassment and gender based violence. Self-exclusion, hyper-alertness, anxiety and fear are just some of the frequent responses to feelings of unsafety in the city. Whether they are perceived to be unsafe or are genuinely unsafe, these spaces need to be re-imagined in the cities of our future. This workshop responds to the statistics presented in HyperSext City by imagining their opposite: what interventions might we design to encourage our communities to respect and facilitate the tenets of public safety and inclusion? How might we use the collaborative powers of the community to imagine a future city that is safe, respectful and inclusive?

Facilitators: Gene Bawden, Nicole Kalms, Jess Berry and Isabella Webb, XYX Lab, Monash University

reFraming Co-Design Materials / Thu 19 March

Wonderlab's prototyping-our future workshop is dedicated to reframing how we see, explore, and make sense of our emotional states to cultivate agency.

What does an emotion look like? How heavy is it? Is it smooth, or dynamic, or densely layered? Being able to articulate something so ambiguous is a tough challenge, though one that is familiar to many designers. During the design process, ideas constantly shift between verbal, written, visual and physical states slowly developing our understanding of them from abstract to more concrete. Building upon psychology research that draws the connection between naming emotions and personal agency, we will use materials and metaphors to explore the power of design to help us recognise, understand and express emotions.

Facilitators: Allison Edwards and Ilya Fridman, WonderLab, Monash University

reFraming Healthcare // Fri 20 March

Health Collab's prototyping-our-future workshop is dedicated to using collaborative speculation to reframe how we see, explore and make sense of the future of hospitals and healthcare.

Facilitator: Troy McGee, Health Collab, Monash University


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