Are you studying or developing a method as part of your doctoral research? Are you interested in discussing the position of methods in design education and practice?
In conjunction with the NordDesign Conference 2014, the Nordtek Design Network and the Strategic Design Integration and Management group at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invite you to Method Design, a one-day doctoral symposium on method development in design. The goal of the symposium is to discuss the position of method development in design research and its potential to have a real impact on design practice and education.
The symposium is hosted on 26th of August (from 9:00 to 18:00), one day before the NordDesign Conference and is intended for doctoral researchers in design as well as all academics, researchers, students and practicing professionals – anyone who shares interest in design, method and tool development, and wishes to discuss the position of methods in design today.
Those who are attending the NordDesign Conference can enrol to the symposium during the conference registration and those who aren’t can register here. Participation is free of charge, but the seats are limited so please sign up before the 1st of August.
Themes and speakers
Following the theme of the NordDesign Conference 2014, the symposium will focus on some of the more challenging aspects of method development in design and raise a number of critical questions for debate, including:
- What is the role of methods when designing, and what position does method development hold in design research today?
- How should methods and tools be developed, evaluated and implemented to fit the practical needs of industry and education?
- Is there a need to promote specific methods for design, and how do we potentially support method adoption in practice?
The symposium is organized around a set of keynote presentations, workshops and forum discussions structured to capture different facets of method development in design and research. Speakers at the symposium include:
- Professor Christian Bastien (Université de Lorraine) - Bringing methods to practice
- Professor Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen (University of Helsinki) – Methods and design research
- Dr. Jaap Daalhuizen (Technical University of Denmark/Delft University of Technology) - User-centered design methodology
- Dr. Jung-Joo Lee (National University of Singapore) - Designing through Method-making
- Dr. Damien Motte (Lund University) - Systematic procedures, what are they relevant for?
- Mr. Janne Pekkala (Muova) - Experiences and considerations from real-life design projects
|9:15 – 9:30||Welcome
|9:30 – 10:15||Methods and design research
Prof. Dr. Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen (University of Helsinki)
|10:15 – 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:30 – 11:15||Track 1: Methods & Theory||Track 2: Methods & Practice|
|Systematic procedures, what are they relevant for?
Dr. Damien Motte (Lund University)
|Methods, experiences and considerations from real-life design projects
Mr. Janne Pekkala (Muova)
|11:15 – 12:15||Group discussion||Group discussion|
|12:15 – 13:15||Lunch|
|13:15 – 14:00||Track 3: Methods & Users||Track 4: Methods & Designers|
|Designing through Method-making
Dr. Jung-Joo Lee (National University of Singapore)
|User-centered design methodology
Dr. Jaap Daalhuizen (Technical University of Denmark)
|14:00 – 15:30||Workshop||Workshop|
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 16:45||Panel discussion|
|16:45 – 17:30||Bringing methods to practice
Prof. Dr. Christian Bastien (Université de Lorraine)
|17:30 – 18.00||Thank you and good bye|
|18.00 – late||NordDesign opening drinks|
When & Where
Nordtek Design Network x SDIM
The Nordtek Design Network is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers through the Knowledge Triangle programme. Nordtek organises the technical universities in the Nordic countries with the aim to address common interests and challenges of education, research and innovation.
The Strategic Design Integration and Management (SDIM) research group organizes researchers with an interest in the organizational adoption, implementation and management of designers and design-based practices at the Department of Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.