IDES3010 - Advanced Design Thinking is a multidisciplinary research project where students are encouraged to look into the underlying systems
of design. Objects and actions do not have an isolated existence. In our interconnected world every object and action is part of a bigger
and more complex system. Actions have consequences.
The final output of the 2015 unit was an exhibition with the theme of MINING. Students chose from five different tutorial groups depending on the skill they wanted to develop during the semester. All groups worked under a common theme, but developed content independently for the exhibition.
My students worked towards developing a series of "data video visualisations". Short films that convey research conducted as a response to the question "what are the territories of mining in Australia?". The workshops involved a range of different digital and mixed media skills. Students were introduced to creative programming and data mining through the processing framework, vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator, animation in After Effects, and video compostition in Premiere Pro. Students were encouraged to examine the context of their topic with the aim of developing a critical position rather than simply representing objective data.
The images and videos are of the following student projects;
Thalia Livingstone, Ryan Williams, Andy Ryle and Nicholas Suter - Legacies of Australian Mining
Nikolas Cutten and Julius Rodrigues - Mapping Material Production: Perth Arena
Jordan Craddock - A-VIS Mining Machinery Levels (sound synthesis/analysis)
Alaric Korb - A Miner Meltdown
Elise Karageorge, Tegan Edwards, Carl Wang - The Boulder Block
Ryan Williams - Carry On