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Friday 19 April 2024
Perspectives Eindhoven

19 April 2024 at TU/e


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 2024 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 19 10:00 - 16:00
Department of Industrial Design
Eindhoven University of Technology
Atlas, Building 3, Atlas, Floor 6, Room 6.225
Navigation: De Zaale, Eindhoven

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ImageMaterial Aesthetics Lab
(tour by Miguel Bruns & Amy Winters, Atlas 2.101)

ImageWearable Senses Lab
(tour by Oscar Tomico, Atlas 4.201)


10:00 - 10:20  Welcome with coffee and tea by Design United (Daniel Saakes)
10:20 - 10:30  Opening by Panos Markopoulos, Vice-Dean, Industrial Design TU/e
10:30 - 11:15  Keynote by Meis Suker, Dutch Design Foundation
11:15 - 12:00  Tour: ID Labs

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

13:00 - 13:15 Session introductions
13:15 -15:30 Break-out sessions (see below)
15:30-16:00 Poster presentations (Room EXPO)
16:00-16:30 Closing with drinks & bites

Meis Suker has moved in varied capacities within the creative industry for over 10 years. During her time as an Industrial Design student at TU/e she developed her design practice in an experimental manner in which radical altruism and immaterial value were pivotal axes, operating alongside a strong personal penchant for novelty, niches and interdisciplinary knowledge exchange. The main focus of her work is in the social domain, and in actively stimulating positive forces to build upon each other's strengths.

Break Out Sessions

Break out rooms for each of the five themes

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?
How would your research create societal impact within the theme?

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?
What can be done in an afternoon that is interesting for societal partners within your theme?

14:00-14:30 Projects
Define the kinds of projects that 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 and societal 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?