University of Technology Sydney

80046 Design Studio: The Object


1hpw (interactive lecture), 2hpw (studio), 3hpw (practical workshop)
Requisite(s): 80065 Critical Image Studio: Image Activism and Documentary Practice AND 80066 Expanded Image Studio: Post Photography
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.




This studio subject is designed to enable collaboration through the examination and development of 'smart objects'. This could involve for example, the development of playful and intelligent applications, smart objects with practical and marketable applications, objects with energy awareness, sensing systems or devices designed to adapt to/suit users and their behaviour. Students collaborate to examine the potential for imbuing objects with new audio, visual and mechanical capabilities by transforming the experience of using objects and devices. For the photographer this studio enables a useful fusion of modalities and re-situates passive (unresponsive), static media or time-based (fixed) media in a paradigm of user-centred, dynamic and responsive interaction, by challenging students to re-think and re-invent ways of communicating through physical experience.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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