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Kick off the new year with the 4TU Design United PhD Day, February 14 in Utrecht!
Design United aims to co-create the Dutch Design Research landscape and connect design researchers across the 4TUs. We invite all PhD and EngD researchers, their advisors, and 4TU design researchers, to meet each other and discuss the latest themes in design research.
We start the day with a Keynote by Marleen Stikker, director of Waag Futurelab, followed by Pieter Jan Stappers, Professor of Design Techniques at TU Delft who will introduce the landscape of PhD research in Design, concluded with a panel discussion. In the afternoon we offer a variety of topics in break-out sessions ranging from theories, methods, to application domains.
The event will be in Utrecht a few minutes walk from Utrecht Central Station, on Wednesday, February 14. Yes, that is Valentine's Day, and yes, that is Carnaval.
9:30 Door open10:00 Welcome10:15 Keynote Marleen Stikker Waag Futurelab11:00 Keynote: The PhD in Design, by Pieter Jan Stappers, TU Delft & panel discussion12:00 Lunch13:00 Break-out sessions: discussing and (re)defining important themes in Design Research.15:00 Closing and drinks16:00 End
Marleen Stikker is founder and executive director of Waag Futurelab in Amsterdam. Waag Futurelab reinforces critical reflection on technology, develops technological and social design skills, and encourages social innovation. Marleen leads the trans-disciplinary team of designers, artists and scientists, utilising Public Research and Key Enabling Methodologies to empower people to participate in the collective design of open, fair and inclusive futures. Marleen founded 'De Digitale Stad' (The Digital City) in 1993, the first virtual community introducing free public access to the Internet in Amsterdam. Marleen Stikker strongly adheres to the Maker's Bill of Rights motto: 'If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It'.
Pieter Jan Stappers is professor of Design Techniques at Delft University, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His research and teaching focus on the connections between research and design, such as techniques for user participation (codesign and contextmapping), and the role of doing design as a part of doing research (research through design). Key terms include perception, creativity, visualization, empathy, systems thinking, and prototyping.
Location Domstad (5 minutes walk from Utrecht Central Station)Koningsbergerstraat, 3531 AJ Utrecht https://www.accommodatiedomstad.nl/
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The event is intended for all 4TU Researchers who deal with design. Please register using the form below:
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