‘The Digital Collaboration Studio is the graduation year opening course of the Bachelor of Computational Design degree. The course introduces students to the design of bioinspired kinetic environments. Students adopt an action research approach, characterised by the iterative progression between the conceptualisation of a problem, the action towards its resolution, and the evaluation of that action, to generate a responsive design solution in the form of a small-scale pavilion. Students are exposed to the mathematical, physical and environmental principles necessary to simulate and evaluate changes to the pavilion’s kinetic structure, material system and overall shape. The course culminates in the authorship of a machine learning algorithm predicting the morphing behaviour of the pavilion, and with a physical prototype of the pavilion’s kinetic material system.