Mimosa Fever Dreams

with Chuan Khoo

Mimosa Fever Dreams posits a fresh perspective on how we might experience exhibitions, and, like its name suggests, reflect upon the changing expectations of post-Covid-19 tangible experience. The studio prompted students to engage across the digital-interstitial-physical space (or DIP as we called it): the comfort and accessibility of digital, the tactility of tangible interfaces, and anywhere in between. Against a Covid-19-inspired backdrop of FOMO, FOGO and JOMO, students experienced working with augmented reality (AR) prototyping and digital wire-framing tools to better understand digital media design, prefacing physicality as a key aspect of the visitor experience.

This studio is part of a RMIT – National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) partnered project that investigates digital-rich approaches to the delivery of events, exhibitions and programs for Melbourne Design Week 2021.

We would like to extend our appreciation to Hartwig Bentele, COO Kunstmatrix GmbH, and Donald Lim, CEO Digimagic Communications, for the guest lectures and sharing their expertise on the nuances of digital exhibition design and production.

Congratulations to the team behind Jugaadogu – Guglielmo Bartilomo, Rita Leung, Esther Cheok and Aakash Verma – who have been selected to exhibit the project in Melbourne Design Week 2021!

Mobile app prototypes

Despite the tangible nature of the interactions conceptualised for the studio, screen-based experience forms the cornerstone of these proposals. These interactive demonstration excerpts below present an aspect of the interdisciplinary design and technological practice required in delivering digitally-augmented experiences.

◂ climate!

The Climate app – a companion to your Melbourne Design Week 2021 pre-exhibition AR experience.


NGV Go is a physical-digital exhibition platform designed around engagement, with and for the creative community.

◂ Why Not Design?

Why Not Design? is an immersive Augmented Reality exhibition about affordance design.


Jugaadogu, a portmanteau of Jugaad and Chindogu, lets you create your own inventions centred around these two philosophies of making, and share them with the world.



Moving Around

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Click and drag in the 3D scene to look around.

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Exhibit details

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Hello, world. How are you?

Here’s our second edition of ne/x/t. We hope you enjoy this theme created specially for Semester 2, 2020: convergent rings and orbits of inter-connected disciplines, and all the people that make it happen – the MDIT community coming together to draw the academic year to a close.

Once again, this exhibition is made possible only through the collection of great work from students, supported and curated by their tutors amidst the busy virtual landscape of online learning. Kudos to everyone for the help contributed!

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

MDIT Student Team

Sushmita Deb
Suresh Saicharan Maniganahalli
Sowmiya Selvakumaraswamy

Concept, Design & Code

Chuan Khoo


Illiyanna Ibrahim

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No MDIT exhibition – digital or otherwise – happens without a collection of great work from students, supported and curated by their tutors. Thanks to EVERYONE for the help contributed!

A special mention goes to Illiyanna Ibrahim, our information wrangler, content uploader and design front-liner, for your hard work fine-tuning and assembling the nearly 500 articles of media, text and supporting content.

Thanks Hartwig Bentele & Kunstmatrix for your technical support.

We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the following students who volunteered (despite their busy coursework) what precious time they had to help sort out the finer details of digital media work:

Video chat

Guglielmo ‘Bosco-sorry-my-laptop-died’ Bartilomo

3D lightbake tester

Sowmiya ‘yes-Chuan-click-UV-unwrap’ Selvakumaraswamy

Media queries

Suresh ‘should-we-unit-test?’ Saicharan Maniganahalli

Web tester

Diego ‘nicest tester alive award’ Garetto Morande

Thanks for visiting and fare thee well – across the digital ether. Be well; be kind.

– Chuan Khoo
MDIT Associate Lecturer
Interaction Design & Technologies

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