24th March 2017 New Horizons Building 82
Registrations Open: 15th Mar 17 9:00 AM Registrations Close: 24th Mar 17 5:00 PM Places Available: 40

Innovators - Australian Design & Innovation is an award winning exhibition that celebrates design and innovation from Australia. The exhibition features sixteen digital archives with iconic Australian innovations like wifi, the bionic ear, polymer notes, and innovators including Marc Newson, Susan Cohn, Michael Simcoe and Denton Corker Marshall.

The theme of innovation is carried into the exhibition design through cloud based content using augmented reality. Curator Ian Wong collaborated with collegue Dr Indae Hwang and traditional Chinese artist Minghua Zhang, merging ancient Chinese craft with the latest lightweight metal 3D printing technology from the CSIRO. The resulting 3D printed titanium Chinese seals (yang) are featured as the “trigger” for this sustainable and innovative interactive exhibition.

Commissioned by the Australian Embassy in Beijing as part of the Australia@BJDW program the exhibition was awarded the most innovative exhibition award at Beijing Design Week 2016. Ian Wong is the China representative for the Design Institute of Australia and Program Director for the Master of Industrial Design program at the Southeast University - Monash University Joint Graduate School (Suzhou).

Join the curator Ian Wong at this DIAlogue PM event as he discusses Australian design and innovation and provides insights into our increasing engagement in China.

Innovators: Australian Design and Innovation

Furniture - Mark Newson

Car - Michael Simcoe - Vice President of Design GM Detroit.

Architecture - Denton Corker Marshall - Venice Pavillion

Bionic Ear - Blue Sky Design/Cochlear

Table - Susan Cohn - Cohncave Bowl Alessi

Agriculture - Flow Honey

Bicycle - Oi bicycle bell - Knog. Winner Victorian Premiers Design Award

Science - Agilent 4300 FTIR Cobalt Design

Guitar - Fusion Guitar - Outerspace

Homewares - Adam Cornish - Trinity Bowl Alessi

Money - Polymer Notes - CSIRO

Camera - Black magic Design - Red Dot Design team of the year 2016

Wifi - Wifi CSIRO

Water - Solar Hot Water CSIRO

Health - Ultrasound - Signos portable Ultrasound D+I

Pregnancy - Gavi and Geri IVF Instruments - Planet Innovation

Winner - Innovative Design Award at the Beijing Design Week 2016 - 751 International Design Festival Design

DIAlogue PM is in keeping with the DIA's commitment to promote design as a profession and a core contributor to the quality of business, society and our environment. This is an official DIA Accredited Designer™ presentation and will accrue 2 CPD points towards DIA Accredited Designer status.

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Friday 24 March 2017

Time: 6.00 - 7.00pm

Address: Seminar Room G29, Ground Floor, New Horizons Building 82, Monash University, 20 Research Way, Clayton.

Tickets: Free

A limited number of tickets are available, bookings are essential.

Discipline Focus: Design Education, Design Management, Digital Media, Exhibition & Display Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design
May also interest: Exterior Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Interior Architecture, Interior Decoration, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Textile Design, TV, Film & Theatre Set Design

If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact victas@design.org.au

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