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Shape 2017: Student Design

March 28, 2018

Campbell Bickerstaff
Shape 2017 is a showcase of year 12 student work from the syllabus areas concerned with design and technology – Design and Technology / Textiles and Design / Industrial Technology. This year MAAS has 38 fine examples on show from around New South Wales.

Shirley Martin: Australian industrial designer

July 29, 2015

Anne-Marie Van de Ven
Shirley Martin was a female industrial designer based in Sydney who had a long and illustrious career as a post-WWII Australian textile and ceramic designer. She is best known for designing the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games towel, but there is much more to her remarkable design industry success story.

Consumer power. 50 years of Choice

December 1, 2010

Angelique Hutchison
A display celebrating the 50th anniversary of Choice is now on show in the Success and innovation gallery. The display tells the story of the impact Choice has made in improving standards and product safety, and in consumer advocacy and campaigning.

What is the role of fascination in design?

August 2, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
Good designs are often as fascinating in their finished form as the many hidden challenges that are met in realising them. But which designs actually leave the designer fascinated, wanting to use it as a learning experience to discover more about the people who interact with it?