Industrial Design, User (passenger) Experience Design, Person Machine Interface (simulation)

IRT conducts innovative, creative research that provides solutions and ideas to industry developed by Monash University’s designers, architects and theorists who work together in Monash’s Arts, Design and Architecture Department (MADA) to produce vibrant, innovative, creative research that addresses the social, economic and human issues facing Australia and the world.

The Mobility Design Lab (MDL) is positioned at the forefront of research addressing mobility issues in the world. It is one of the few research organisations to focus entirely upon how design interventions improve a wide variety of physical, environmental and experiential aspects of mobility. The Mobility Design Lab, has engaged in design research as varied as ameliorating anti-social behaviour, investigating the reconfiguration of carriage interiors to promote better passenger dispersal, improving disabled accessibility and re-conceptualising mass customisation manufacturing processes, amongst many.

The Lab’s industrial designers, architects and communication designers work at the intersection of the passenger and transport infrastructure in its various forms, engaging with industry applying a rigorous and scholarly approach to the challenges of contemporary mobility.

Areas include:

  • High performance computing;
  • Scientific visualisation
  • Image analysis;
  • Algorithms;
  • Passenger user experience and interface;
  • Communication design;
  • Visualisation; and
  • Interior and Exterior appearance and interface.