Knowledge Tram

 

MASTER OF DESIGN INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIO 2017

KNOWLEDGE WAYFINDING

ross mcleod + greg more + ollie coftaltis + carter

 

The Knowledge Wayfinding design studio explored the idea of wayfinding in two ways. Firstly, as an aid to the physical navigation of space through the design and application of urban informatics, and secondly, to enable the finding of knowledge.

The central project of the studio explored the emerging precinct of Melbourne City called ‘The Innovation District’. A space between two universities (RMIT & Melbourne), a museum (Melbourne Museum), and an urban market (Queen Victoria Market). This district is currently being explored as a hot-house for innovation between the city, academy & business: connected directly the City of Melbourne’s Smart City Office and Knowledge Strategy.

The studio encouraged students to explore the role of information within the digital and built environments. It asked, how as designers can we generate ideas that successfully connect people, information, place and technologies? The main learning goal from the studio was to engage in a design process that incorporated research, ideation, prototyping and documentation: where a design idea, and its communication, were pursued in an iterative fashion to enable a general audience to engage with and see the future potential of the idea.

 

Signpost

 

 

Illuvigate

 

 

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