Category Archives: industrial design

Big brands – big design mistakes at Museum of Failure

A new museum dedicated to cataloguing design and innovation failures opens in Sweden this week, with exhibits ranging from a Donald Trump board game to a range of microwave meals from toothpaste brand Colgate.

Visit the museum at: DESIGNWEEK

This Human Book – – How to Be the Person Designing for Other People

This Human Book

This Human was published by BIS to critical acclaim in April. The author is Dr. Melis Senova, a pioneer in human-centered design. She was a featured speaker at SXSW this year where she discussed her book and the motivations behind its creation. Her presentation set record attendance and her books sold out. This Human focuses on people who are determined to have impact with their work and what it means to be human in this time of rapid change and shift.

She is the founder of her own global strategic design consultancy, Huddle, and a highly-regarded and enterprising thought leader. Her vast business experience, underpinned by a Ph.D. in Human Factors (human-centered design), sees her focused on reshaping the super systems of the future. This reshaping is essential to ensure we address the complex challenges facing humanity and the planet.

Dr. Senova believes we can change our realities by changing our minds. Based in Australia, Dr. Senova is also the founder of Huddle Labs, a research capability innovating the definition of value in a post-capitalist society; Huddle Academy, a school focused on building creative problem solving capabilities for individuals and organizations; and Huddle Foundation, a platform that curates the connection between designers, philanthropists and social enterprises. Huddle has worked with global institutions including ING Bank, Suncorp, and Bupa as well as the New South Wales and Victorian governments to implement value-based systems for people and build the next generation of organizations and government.

World Design Summit – Call for Proposals

What are the innovative design ideas and actions that could bring

about better futures?

How can design in all its facets respond to issues as a

transformational agent that supports cultural, political, economic,

environmental and everyday societal needs?

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN PROPOSAL – DEADLINE JUNE 4

Design Investigations

Structuring Analysis for Innovation

Adorno – International Design Platform

Adorno

 

Launched last year  during the event Casa Jockey 2016, Adorno is now officially open!

Great project by brazilian curators-designers  Waldick Jatobá and Bruno Simões. Find them at São Paulo Curators.

Discover the best new creations from design communities around the world through our curated collections and exhibitions.”

Meet Adorno!

The Bamboozler: Designing for Children During the atomic age

A great design article and resource for designers interested in child design from Kinder Journal by Design Curator Adriana Kertzer

The Bamboozler

Salvar

CoDesign Special Issue: Understanding, Capturing and Assessing Value in Collaborative Design Research

Co-Design Journal
Please see below for your consideration a call for papers for a special issue of the CoDesign journal:

CoDesign Special Issue: Understanding, Capturing and Assessing Value in Collaborative Design Research

Guest Editors:
Simon Bowen, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Roger Whitham, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom
Simon Moreton, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Abigail Durrant, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom

In this special issue, we seek to discuss how the value of design research programmes can be understood, communicated, and inform work as it progresses. Funders typically evaluate research according to impact that can be readily described in economic or societal terms. Whilst this indeed demonstrates value, it does not completely capture forms of value that collaborative design research produces, because often they are less amenable to measurement or do not produce quantifiable results within or soon after the funded period.

Design research is apt to be collaborative, involving diverse stakeholder groups and forms of knowledge, leading to outcomes that range in nature from discrete products and services, to new experiences, processes and infrastructures. This diversity and connectedness is a core strength of the discipline, but also a challenge in articulating its value to assessors, and indeed to the discipline of design research itself. There is an acute need to consider how collaborative design research understands and captures the value it offers to the world, addressing the demand for articulating quantifiable value without losing the distinctive theoretical and practical resources design research has to offer society.

We invite authors to consider, illustrate and reflect upon the practical and conceptual challenges and opportunities of understanding design research value. We invite authors to respond to the following issues and questions:

Conceptions of value in collaborative design research:
What forms of value are most relevant to design research?
How can value that is distributed socially, organisationally and temporally be understood?
How can understandings of value respond to co-produced and emergent forms of knowledge?

Practical problems of identifying and capturing the value of collaborative design research:
How has the effect and value of design and design research been successfully (or unsuccessfully) captured in existing work?
How might emergent, diffuse, infrastructural and dynamic forms of value be meaningfully captured?
What are the ethical implications of identifying and capturing the effect of design research?

Assessing value in collaborative design research:
Given constraints on the time and expertise of assessors, what forms of evidence could equip evaluators with the tools needed to understand value?
How have assessment methodologies been meaningfully employed, and what new research has this enabled?
How can assessment account for new and disruptive forms of knowledge and value?

Timeline:
March 2017: launch of the call
30th June 2017: Submissions deadline for intentions to contribute
31st August 2017: Notification of relevance sent to authors
30th of November  2017: submission of full papers
5th  March  2018: post-review notification of accept / reject / revisions to authors
1st June  2018: Deadline for submission of revised papers
1st August  2018: Final selected papers to production
February  2019: Publication of the Special Issue

For further details and instructions for authors, please see:
http://explore.tandfonline.com/pages/cfp/co-design-special-issue