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D18: 100 Years of innovation

15 November 2018
Discover the designs of the future
An exhibition showcasing a diverse range of new ideas across robotics and drones, mobile apps, 3D modelling, digital systems and wearable technology by graduating students.

Graduating design students from the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning will showcase ground-breaking new ideas using emerging digital technologies at the D18 exhibition this November.

Students from the Bachelor of Design Computing and Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts courses are set to become the next masterminds of emerging digital and creative technologies. Over 60 projects using cutting-edge technology will give audiences an insight into what the future of digital products and services will involve.

This collection of projects providing creative solutions to a diverse array of social issues, are a reflection of the innovation which anchors the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Celebrating its centenary this year, the School has consistently paved the way, continuing with this year’s exhibition theme, 100 Years of Innovation.

“To successfully design our future, we also need to draw on our past. This year’s Design Graduation Show achieves this through giving a nod to iconic designs.” Said Martin Tomitsch, Associate Professor and Chair of Design.

Projects include Twizzle Chairs, a set of interactive swinging chairs designed for commuters on train platforms; Water You Doing? a drinking fountain that encourages the public to appreciate the value of water;  The Walker Project, a large street screen displaying a user generated artwork; House Quest, an app that allows parents and children to monitor their screen times in order to help balance screen use with a healthy lifestyle.

I look forward to seeing the 2018 Sydney design graduates taking their knowledge and skills into the world and contributing to society.
Martin Tomitsch, Associate Professor and Chair of Design

D18 showcases the diversity in design and developments used to tackle some of the most complex problems of our time, including population growth, mass urbanisation, global health and climate change.

“I look forward to seeing the 2018 Sydney design graduates taking their knowledge and skills into the world and contributing to society.” Said Martin Tomitsch.

Both the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts were the first of their kind in Australia and in 2019 new courses will be offered; the design programs will be joined by a new Master of Design with a focus in Design Innovation and Strategic Design, and in 2020 the University will offer the world’s first Major in Biological Design.

D18 will open on 29 November at the Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

Platinum:

  • Syple

Gold:

  • Atlassian
  • Small Multiples

Silver:

  • Mobile Experience
  • Massive
  • EY

Bronze:

  • Wunderman Bienalto
  • IBM Australia
  • Nikash Singh
  • Young Henrys

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