Image by Brook James

Image by Brook James

 

About

I'm a designer, maker, thinker and educator based in Melbourne, Australia.

I'm currently the Coordinator of Design Thinking at Monash University Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) and a Design Researcher at Mobility Design Lab.

As a design practitioner, I create artefacts, experiences, services and systems. I am particularly interested in how the combination of digital fabrication and traditional craft techniques can decentralise our economy, encourage creativity and improve people’s access to goods and services.

Through my Doctoral thesis, I developed a platform for designing battery-electric buses in Australia. The outcomes considered vehicle design, passenger experience and strategies for successful provision of a public transport service. My ongoing work with the Mobility Design Lab focuses on developing product service systems to address environmental impact and passenger experience in the area of public transportation. 

As an educator, I strongly believe in learning and teaching through making. In my role, I work with students across Art, Design and Architecture; as we all students from non-Design faculties including Business, Information Technology and Science. I am focused on exploring how contemporary teaching methods and new technologies may be applied to enhance learning for self-reflective, iterative and innovative design practitioners.

 

Contact

hello@ilyafridman.com