Upcoming OPEN Lectures



Tom Klinkowstein

Wednesday, 25th Mar 2015

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Getting Ready for 2020: The Real Present is Most People’s Future

Getting Ready for 2020 surveys emergent professional/personal ‘must-have’ traits as they migrate from the fringe to the center of our personal, business and social lives:

-Creating Transnational Ethea
-Slime Mold Careers
-Becoming Caring Cyborgs

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, March 25th, 2015 – 5-6pm

Please sign-up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-tom-klinkowstein-tickets-15614938702

Bio
Tom Klinkowstein is President of Media A, LLC, a design and consulting group with clients such as IBM, NASA, Visa, Novartis, Reuters, Ideo, the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Arts and the Bremen (Germany) Innovation Agency. He has spoken to over 250 art, business, political and academic audiences, including the United Nations Conference on the Information Society, the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewett Museum of Art and Design, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, Hyper Island in New York City and the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

Klinkowstein previously was a docent in the graphic design department at the AKV St. Joost in Breda, The Netherlands. He is currently a Professor of Design at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York and an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Communications Design department of Pratt Institute of Art and Design in New York City.

His work has been shown in art centers, museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Mr. Klinkowstein’s work also can be found in the archive of the Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art in The Netherlands. His work for TapIt – a free water bottle refilling network in New York City and Washington, won a Communicator award in the Green-Eco category. His 10- meter long digital artwork, A Networked Designer’s Critical Path: 1990-2090, was shown at the Fifth Avenue (New York City) Gallery of the American Institute of Graphic Design. A city-block sized version of the follow-up project in the same series about design and the future, A Day In The Life Of A Networked Designer’s Smart Things Or A Day In A Designer’s Networked Smart Things, 2030, was shown at DesignCenter Winkelhaak in Antwerp. Belgium, and at the Proteus Gowanus Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. It was also featured in Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design, published by Die Gestalten Verlag. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently acquired a poster designed by Tom Klinkowstein for a performance by the artist Laurie Anderson to be part of its permanent collection and the Designing Modern Women exhibition.

Past OPEN Lectures



Dr Søren Petersen

Wednesday, 25th Feb 2015

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Design Driven Startups – Silicon Valley vs. San Gabriel Valley

- Applying design science research & metrics to propel startup performance

The Creative Economy increasingly provides the main engine of progress in the developed world. For example, eleven percent of the GNP in Denmark is now attributed to The Creative Economy and the government is investing heavily in infrastructures supporting design driven startups. New evidence-based methods, processes and tools are facilitating a better fit between founders’ capabilities and market opportunities. How can startups best build and leverage their own design capabilities?

This presentation shares the latest research findings from Silicon Valley and San Gabriel Valley in Design Driven Startups. The research has established the hunting ground, as well as, the sweet spot for various types of entrepreneurial endeavors, ranging from incremental change to breakthrough market and technology innovations. Based on the collected data, a linear regression model has been devised that together with a market-technology-execution principle, predicts a startup’s success at the end of the seed capital phase.

Methods are founded on Design Science Research and Design Quantification, using experiments and empirical data. This was done in collaboration with Stanford Venture Design Studio, Art Center College of Design – The Design Accelerator, Innovate Pasadena, Pasadena Angels, Copenhagen Business School and The Technical University of Denmark. For more information, please contact soren.petersen@ingomar.net or check out the articles on the Creative Economy in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soren-petersen/

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, Feb 25th, 2015 – 5-6pm

Please sign-up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-dr-sren-petersen

Bio

Dr Søren Petersen is an international business consultant and design science researcher, author and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post – The Creative Economy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soren-petersen.

Throughout his twenty year career, he has worked with many top tier international organizations, including Rambøll Group, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Stanford University, Copenhagen Business School, Fraunhofer Institute, Delft University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kookmin University and Hanyang University.

He received his PhD from Stanford University in ME Design Research, MS Mechanical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark and his BS Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design. Over the past six years, he has published twenty-four scientific papers and over one hundred and fifty articles on the Creative Economy, as well as, authoring Profit from Design, a definitive book on design quantification.

Research areas are comprised of design strategy – developing processes, methods, tools and metrics for bridging business and design. These include: Design Driven Startups, Design & Business Model Experimentation, Design Balanced Scorecards, Design Driven Portfolio Management, Inspirational Design Briefing, Managing Designers’ Risk Attitude, Gamification in Concept Design and Crowdsourcing Design Research.

Alyssa Moxley

Wednesday, 18th Feb 2015

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How do we decide to value the place where we live? How do we connect the small amount of space that our physical body occupies to the shared space that occupies our bodies?

These fundamental questions are addressed through an investigation of place through sonic research. Sound as a medium acts as a political, physical, and psychological signifier, which once displaced from its site of origin, can be replayed as a convincing reality.

Distant locations come into intimate proximity. Spaces become potential sites for activation and intervention. In this talk, Alyssa will share her practice and understanding of the interweaving of sound, place, subjectivity, memory, and absence.

www.alyssa-moxley.com

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, Feb 18th, 2015 – 5-6pm

Please sign-up here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-alyssa-moxley-tickets-15796064454

Bio
Alyssa Moxley (www.alyssa-moxley.com) is interested in accessing narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience through sound. She utilizes microphone techniques, field recording, interviews, composition, digital and analog sound design, speaker placement, and sculpture to create detailed sonic interventions and environments that relate to networks of memory and knowledge distribution.

She is an avid collaborator and has created works with musicians, filmmakers, photographers, dancers, and designers. Her solo and collaborative works have been heard and installed in venues and radio stations in London, Chicago, New York, Paris, Toronto, Dublin, and Athens.

Fascinated by conceptual, cultural and technical applications of sound, she has studied ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, sound design at the London College of Communication, studio production techniques at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Art in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alyssa is currently based in Chicago where she performs and creates installations, curates, writes, and teaches sound techniques.

Soomi Park

Wednesday, 11th Feb 2015

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Transitive Wearables: Beyond the human body and wearable technology

Following the recent evolution of fast growing digital technology, wearable technology becomes a larger opportunity for growth in stimulating a public desire to get closer to natural human-computer interactions. However, existing wearable technologies on the market often suffer from such criticisms that it is only technology not a design. This talk discusses what will be beyond the current wearable field by looking at speculative design practices that explore future scenarios of the potentials of human body when it adopts emerging technologies. 

Soomi Park is a speculative designer and multimedia artist based in London, United Kingdom and Seoul, Korea. Currently, she is studying her Ph.D in Media and Arts Technology (MAT) in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at the Queen Mary, University of London. She received her first MA in Digital Media Design from International Design school for Advanced Studies (IDAS) Hong-Ik University in Seoul, and recently completed her second MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.

Her work encompasses a wide range of mediums, including interactive installations, films and wearables. Through her works she is exploring the concept of new emotions emerging from our fast changing society.

She has taught at universities and workshops about design, art and wearable technology in South Korea and Europe. Her work has been included in several exhibitions around the world, such as Queen Elizabeth Prize of Engineering and Ars Electonica. She is researching and exploring the relationship between the human body and technologies at her design consultancy, ReFlexLab in London.

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, Feb 11th, 2014 – 5-6pm

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-soomi-park-tickets-15684011300

Ame Elliott

Wednesday, 4th Feb 2015

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UX for Startups: Design Thinking + Doing

User Experience (UX) design is a key competency for startups. This talk describes how design can inform both the product and culture of companies. Design research is a powerful toolkit that can improve product-market fit and make companies more human centered, benefiting not only customers but employees.

Ame Elliott is a Design Research lead at IDEO San Francisco where she delivers tech strategy work for Fortune 500 clients like Acer, Ericsson, and Samsung. She is a passionate teacher of Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking. Ame led teams that launched The Bold Italic, a local journalism website that won awards from AIGA, IDEA, SF Weekly and the Webby awards, and the Innovator’s Accelerator, an online class taught by Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. Formerly a research scientist in the Computing Science Lab at Xerox PARC, she holds 8 patents and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Ame advises startups to be more human-centered and mentors companies building design capabilities.

Where:
Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen
Denmark

When: Weds, Feb 4th, 2014 – 5-6pm

Please sign-up here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-ame-elliott-tickets-15449469780