Inspiring Design... with Rashan Senanayake is the missing link where design and education meets. Our guests sharing their knowledge in design, design education, design thinking, teaching techniques, industry standards as well as the study of design, connects the knowledge gaps in the design industry from a secondary, tertiary and industry stand point. Rashan is an author, speaker, designer and a passionate enthusiasts of both design and education. For more information on your host, please visit www.rashansenanayake.com.au
It’s the way to transform new realities, enabling new futures.
S04 : Ep. 10 : Mining & Exploration in the 21st Century with Kate Dickson
Anything and everything in the built environment and human civilisation have stemmed from mining & exploration of the earth and its natural resources. An essential, exciting and a fast-evolving industry and to lead this topic this episode features of the best experts in the mining and exploration industry - Kate Dickson (QLD Director of AMEC). Kate breaks down detailed responses to crucial learning areas all stemming from her interest in geological sciences evolving into leading the industry and its advisory & direction. Kate unveils answers to questions such as “what is the mining industry in the 21st century?”; “How technologies are driving mining and exploration with automation, AI, robotics integration?”; “What core skills are required to succeed in this industry now, and in the future?”. This is just the start! Tune into the episode to understand the direction of one of the largest industries and exciting future opportunities stemming into space exploration and mining… out of this world! The future is already here, tune in now!
S04 : Ep. 9 : Artificial Intelligence & BigData with Rahul Kota & Matthew Lakis
2 x defining technologies that underpin almost everything we do today - Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. This episode features two bright young minds - Rahul Kota (Data Scientist) and Matthew Lakis (Mechatronics Engineer) from Athena AI. Both working with the utilisation of AI and integration of big data in a variety of fields. This tech talk features Rahul and Matthew both unveiling detailed and technical responses to questions such as “What exactly is AI & BigDATA? What are the capabilities of this technology? How have these technologies evolved and what to expect in the future? How does this play a role in automation and the evolution of humans - the future of work, the future of education? What are the new emerging careers that come with integration of these technologies? This was only the beginning! This must-listen episode then takes a humble turn when Rahul and Mathew go on to share their experiences, insights and advice for students/graduates as well as for educational institutions and professionals on the do’s and don’ts of harnessing the power and working with AI & Big Data. The future is here, tune in now!
S04 : Ep. 8 : Design & Constructing with BIM Integration with Nathan Love
Building Information Modelling (BIM) – the way we design and construct is not what it used to be! BIM’s integration into the design and construction industry globally has revolutionised the way we build our cities. Today’s episode features one of the leading BIM experts - Nathan Love (Construction BIM Coordinator for Queens Wharf, Multiplex). Nathan, coming from his extensive experience with BIM and structural engineering, sheds light on to BIM knowledge by detailing responses to: What is BIM? What’s involved with it? What did the design and construction industry look like 20-30 years ago and in comparison, to now? How has data changed the way we work and integration of technologies such as VR/AR, AI? How is BIM utilised? What are the different career paths & employment opportunities possible with the use of BIM? As well as what are the key skills & attributes required for BIM. Nathan then concludes with some valuable advice for students as well as professionals interested in working with BIM. Tune into the 12th dimension episode!
S04 : Ep. 7 : Advanced Robotics within Advanced Manufacturing with Dr Cori Stewart
Robotics! How about Advanced Robotics? One of the leading technologies and tools within industry 4.0 and 5.0, specially within advanced manufacturing. In this episode, we feature one of the leading minds in this field Dr Cori Stewart (CEO & Founder of the ARM Hub) alongside our host to unwrap the details of advanced robotics. Cori talks tech with detailed answers to questions such as: What technologies are being used to transform manufacturers? AI, cobotics, robotics, design-led manufacturing, AR/VR, IoT, Cyber, Bigdata etc. as well as what technologies are coming in the near future. How does this industry compare to its evolution in the past 20-50 years? What about job losses due to automation? How has it evolved career paths and moving on to industry 5.0 technologies such as 5G telecommunications? Cori humbly follows on to sharing valuable advice for students, teachers, schools, universities and anyone interested in entering this Tony Stark-esque industry as well as what is takes to succeed alongside STEaM skills. Tune into this (video - YouTube) episode to learn the latest technologies within industry and advanced manufacturing.
S04 : Ep. 6 : Food Manufacturing, Food Technology & Food Science, all on the same plate with FIAQ & Earlee Products
Food! The very sustenance of life. With the evolution of the human race, our production of food manufacturing has now involved into the largest sector within the various advanced manufacturing industries in Australia. In this episode, we showcase four leading experts within food manufacturing, food technology and food science! Jana Cameron (President of the Food Association of QLD), Lea Reid (Senior Development Technologist at Earlee Products), Trish Linderman (R&D Manager) and Juju Chen (Food Technologist) join forces to deep dive into a detailed discussion on this amzing industry. Each guest humbly shares their expertise on the various details of the food industry unravelling responses to questions such as: What is involved in the food industry and food sciences? How has it evolved? What are the technologies involved? Robotics, Data, IoT…, What are the different career paths & employment opportunities within the food industry? What are the key skills & attributes required? Following this knowledge share, each guest goes on to details advice for future food technologies and scientists as well as what 21st century educators now need to take on to align with the requirements of the industry. Tune into this delicious episode for all the ingredients required to understand exactly how to succeed within food industry.
S04 : Ep. 5 : 21st Century Engineering & Technologies Integration with Govinda Pandey
Engineering - the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, structures and much more. In this technical episode featuring Gonvida Pandey (CEO of Rockfield and Co-founder of LiXiA), we took a deep dive into a discussion to understand what 21st century engineering now involves alongside the heavy technologies’ integration. Govinda, from his extensive engineering experience and leadership in innovation, humbly details expert responses to questions such as - What did Engineering entail 50 years ago and how has it evolved into the 21st century in comparison? How does this technical industry fall within advanced manufacturing? What are the technologies – such as drones, sensors, IoT, BigData - and how do they play a role within engineering? Following the impeccable amount of detail for the above, Govinda goes on to share his advice for the future engineers (students/graduates) as well as what 21st century educators now need to take on to align with the requirements of 21st century engineering. This episode carefully unpacks exactly what key skills & attributes are required in engineering for the modern world. Tune into this episode and learn all the technical nuggets of gold shared within this exciting industry.
Passion and hard work
This engaging podcast draws together a range of great thinkers and doers (often one and the same!), and is testement to Rashan's dedication to the field of design. Very proud to be part of it.
Innovation meets sincerity
Thank you Rashan for putting together such a forward thinking podcast and allowing me to share my story.
You have an inate ability to make people feel comfortbale and ultimately get deeper to the core message for your listeners to take true value.
Great work and look forward to listening to more as they're released.
The only podcast I take notes from
This podcast is a great resources for design educators and design thinkers. There is a great balance of educators, product experts, industry experts, and student experiences.
It keeps you thinking outside your own bubble and plants seeds of new ideas in your mind.
Give it a listen!