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. 17 : Drones Technology with a purpose and how it relates to Education featuring Rob Sutton
One word – Drones. As Bill Gates once said, “Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize in positive ways to help society.” To lead the way, this video episode (Click Here to Watch on YouTube) features Rob Sutton – The founder and CEO of the record-breaking Drones and AI consultancy: Mirragin Consultancy. Learning from his unique background in the Australian Defence, Rob shares his passion and drive for utilising Drone Technology to do good, to save lives, improve organisational capabilities and not to mention designing world class light shows over Sydney Harbour to a global audience! This episode, being recorded live at the World Drones and Robotics Congress, Rob shares insights (such as the Air Taxis being deployed in the near future) and what technologies, mindsets, thinking patterns, knowledge attributes and skill sets required lead the way in the drones’ sector. He goes on to share the existing career pathways possible and how to enter the industry with constant insights into the amazing world of drones, alongside resources to learn more. Tune into this video episode and learn more about one of the cornerstone 21st century technologies in the modern world.
S04 : Ep. 16 : The Latest Innovations in Laser Technology and its Importance to 21st Century Education with Simon Moore
In this video episode we feature one of the leading minds in the laser technology sector Simon Moore (Director of sales at Trotec Australia) to unveil the latest innovations in laser technology. Simon shares how his passion for pushing the boundaries and continuously improving the use of laser technology has resulted in streamlining workflows and now effectively embedding this technology into 21st century education alongside integrated software and hardware. With his 30+ years of experience, Simon goes on to share and demonstrate how simple it is to now create and manufacture ideas quickly, bridging lo-fidelity prototyping with high-fidelity prototyping without complex software skills – an absolute game changer! This is the new standard and changing the way we design, ideate, iterate and manufacture. Tune into this video episode to learn more about this exciting technology and how it can be utilised in our day-to-day life as well as in the modern 21st century classroom.
S04 : Ep. 15 : Industrial Design - One of the most integrated and versatile design careers with Tim Williams and Andrew Peterson
“Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like — design is how it works.” Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple Inc.). In an essence, this is what ‘Industrial design’ is all about and hence one of the most versatile and integrated design careers in the modern world. The experts on this episode – Tim Williams & Andrew Peterson (Industrial Designers and Senior Lecturers of Industrial Design) shares practical and contemporary details of this exciting sector. Tim and Andrew speak passionately about how industrial has been shaped by technology, its evolution and the amazing career paths available as an Industrial Designer. Ideation developed from sketching, through to CAD and now the integration of designing in Virtual Reality (VR), the speakers share their expert opinion on the progression of mass customisation within Industry 5.0, alongside additive manufacturing. Both the experts identify the key skills required to succeed as an Industrial Designer and valuable advice applicable to students, teachers, and educators as well as any aspiring designer. Tune into this episode to learn more about this exciting industry that Steve Jobs himself dubbed as “one of the coolest careers” in history.
S04 : Ep. 14 : Science + Design + Technology + Manufacturing = 21st Century Orthotics Industry with Dean Hartley
Combining the best of science, design and manufacturing, the Orthotics industry has been transformed with the integration of 21st century technologies such as CAD, SMART device scans, 3D printing etc. A leading expert in this industry, Dean Hartley (Chief Technical Officer of iOrthotics) shares his humble beginnings transitioning from conventional podiatric practice and effectively integrating the use of industry 4.0 technologies to lead the market in orthotics manufacturing. Working with leading brands such as MyFootDr and now diversifying their services, Dean shares his knowledge and experience in this rich industry – unveiling insights on where this industry is headed, the skills required to succeed, exactly how technology has transformed what they do to achieve amazing feats as well as the various career paths available in the 21st century. Dean, as one of the brightest minds in this industry, goes on to share his valuable advice for teachers, schools & universities as well as students interested in exploring this as a career possibility. Tune into this episode to learn more about how science, design, technology and manufacturing meets to create life changing outcomes in this exciting sector.
S04 : Ep. 13 : Dam Engineering & Safety across Four Continents and Eight Countries with Dr Gamini Adikari
Dams – A magnificent harmony of design and engineering. A crucial component within the built environment. A thoroughly underrated sector! In this episode we feature one of the leading minds in Dam Engineering and Safety on a global scale: Dr Gamini Adikari. As the Chief Technical Principal of Dam Safety at SMEC, coupled with over 43 years of experience in the industry, Gamini humbly shares his knowledge and learnings, uncovering the vast field of Civil Engineering and how it branches off into a variety of disciplines and industries, including Dams Engineering. He details how this colourful industry has evolved and where it is headed, how technology is integrated as well as the crucial skills and attributes aligned with STEM required to be successful in this sector. Gamini, not only an industry expert, but also an academic, goes on to share his valuable advice for teachers, schools & universities as well as students interested in exploring this fascinating industry. A key component for civilisation within Industry 4.0. Tune in to celebrate an exceptional career of a leading expert and dive into the amazing world of Dam Engineering.
S04 : Ep. 12 : Renewable energies – the future of the energy sector with Vivienne Roberts
One of the most crucial elements towards the sustainable future of our planet is clean and renewable energy productions & consumption practices. Climate change, life on land, life below water and many other natural ecosystems heavily depend on the production and consumption of energy. The solution lies within a fully integrated life cycle approach with renewable energies. Vivienne Roberts (Founder of Energy Ramblings) details crucial discussion points and sheds light on this industry. The essential requirement of design thinking, empathy alongside STEaM skills, creative problem solving alongside the renewable energy design implication and its ripple effects towards the future. This is just the start! Vivienne’s goes on to share her experience and directly integrate the various career paths and technologies integrated towards the evolution of this crucial industry within the current context of industry 4.0. Tune in for the latest on renewable energies and understanding how to enter and success within this growing sector!
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!