Future Prototyping Symposium

Future prototyping symposium

Melbourne School of Design,
Glyn Davis Building,
University of Melbourne,
Parkville, VIC

  • Melbourne Design Week

In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University of Melbourne is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community.

The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled from midnight, Tuesday 17 March, including the Future Prototyping Symposium. 

The University will continue to follow expert health advice and will continue to make decisions about its activities which are in the best interests of the health, safety and wellbeing of the entire University community.

Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.

The symposium consists of three sessions of round table discussion, across three themes: Learning through Making, Technology and Prototyping + Prototyping Across Disciplines. We will be joined by Professor Philippe Block from Block Research Group (ETH, Zurich) and other invited panelists to discuss the role of prototyping in contemporary design. This is a free and ticketed event.

Future Prototyping Symposium


Session 1: Learning through Making.

10.30 am – 12pm

Chaired by Paul Loh

Speakers: Ben Milbourne (RMIT), Mary Spyropoulos (Wood Marsh), and Djordje Stojanovic(UoM)

Session 2: Technology and prototyping.

12.30 pm– 2pm

Chaired by Paul Loh

Speakers: Philippe Block (ETH), Roland Snooks (RMIT) and Jane Burry (Swinburn)

Session 3: Prototyping across disciplines.

2.30pm – 4pm

Chaired by Mond Qu

Speakers: Joe Gattas (UQ), Leire Asensio-Villoria (UoM), Jenny Underwood (RMIT), and Leanne Zilka (RMIT)

Networking over drinks and food

4pm - 4.45pm

This event is part of the Future Prototyping exhibition and Melbourne Design Week