Dr Scott Mayson

Specialized in Accolade Design.

Dr Scott Mayson

About Dr Scott Mayson

  • Winner of the A' Design Award.
  • Specialized in Accolade Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Accolade
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Interview with Dr Scott Mayson

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I have always been interested in design and how people live with objects within their lives. This fascination into the human condition lead me to studying Industrial Design in Melbourne Australia.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
I teach Industrial Design at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. I am in the School of Design at RMIT where we take a creative response to design that is underlined through people centred design.
What is "design" for you?
An key and important discipline that leads change from highest levels to transform peoples lives and improves how they have natural and open access to transformative tools and systems.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Designs that have a connection with people and their contribution to society, as well as designs that aim to improve peoples lives at every level in society.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
I definitely admire work of dieter rams and Charles and Ray Eams. The exploratory work by architects and designers that push the technolological boundary’s of our digital capability always excites my mind to explore new ways of thinking about design practice.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
A new method of externally locating broken ACL knee ligaments and repairing them in less complex way for a leading global orthopaedics company.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
I defiantly like the challenge of designing for additive manufacturing (3d printing) that pushes the boundaries of the technology. Methods that challenge conventional paradigms of these technologies to produce unique and optimised solutions for society.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
It brings a smile and peaceful moment to realise the levels of exacting detail and critical thinking required to realise a design.
What makes a design successful?
That is meets an users needs, one that surpasses their expectations and excites a users’s Imagination.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
A design that has been realised and created that connects with people beyond first months, one that stands up to its core beliefs and improves our lives.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
To create designs that embrace past artisan skills bhich inturn connect with us and our future. Products should infiltrate our lives creating a generational connection and avoiding mass consumerism.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
One that solves material use and empties the land and sea of plastic.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
It’s one that is linked to improving the human condition, that talks key aspects from nature to develope highly optimised forms that reduce material consumption.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I’m and Australian. It’s important to recognise the first peoples of our land and their continual contribution to society.
How do you work with companies?
In an inclusive and reflective way. To understand diversity of ideas and contributions that connection personal ideas throughout the design process.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
To understand why they have engaged a creative professional to assist in realising their ideas and goals as an organisation.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
A reflective team and generous reflective people are critical to success.

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