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Thursday 13 April 2023
Perspectives Delft

Design United aims to connect  researchers from the four technical universities, collaborate in research with industry and ignite Design Research Debate in the Netherlands.

Anticipating the year 2023 and our exposure and appearance at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, we have composed an active year programme that involves you, researchers of Design United, and we hope you will join us to co-create the future of Design United!

We invite you to join our strategic Design United community meeting: Perspectives!
DU Perspectives April 13 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Robohouse Delft!
Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC Delft


10:00 - 10:20  Welcome with coffee and tea by Design United
10:20 - 10:30  Opening by Caspar Chorus, Dean, Industrial Design Engineering TU Delft.
10:30 - 11:15  Keynote by David Abbink 
11:15 - 12:00  Tour: Botanical garden

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

13:00 - 13:15 Session introductions (Room EXPO)

Break out rooms:
13:15-13:30 Theme
Get to know each other by discussing the theme. 
How would you position yourself and what are topics or issues that matter to you?

13:30-14:00 Debate
Brainstorm about possible events or workshops in the afternoon.
What can be done in an afternoon that is interesting for you and your fellow design researchers?

14:00-14:30 Projects
Define the kinds of projects would fit the theme.
How would you describe your type of projects that would fit? What should it include?

14:30-15:00 Network
Map out the research networks and identify interesting speakers.
Who are the people in design research working on this theme nationally and internationally?

15:00-15:30 Exhibit 
Discuss how to communicate to the general public via DDW themes.
How to make complex concepts digestible?

15:30-16:00 Poster presentations (Room EXPO)

16:00-16:30 Closing with drinks

Sessions & hosts

Daniel (neo craftsmanships) room EXPO / LEARN

Surprise (entanglements AI) room EXPLO / LEARN

Dieuwertje (politics of design) room EXPLO / LEARN

Stephan (more than human design) room 't KELDERTJE

Marco (Futuring) room 't KELDERTJE