Upcoming OPEN Lectures



Kristina Grünenberg

Wednesday, 15th Oct 2014

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‘Tales from the Ethnographic Cooking Pot’

The use of ethnography in the design processes has become increasingly more frequent over the past decades. However, what does the ethnographic tool-box provide the ethnographer with? What do these tools require of the ethnographer and which types of knowledge are produced through this type of research? Finally, how may these processes be of use in relation to processes of interaction design?

Against the backdrop of her own ethnographic research experiences and projects these are some of the questions that Kristina will address and discuss in her talk.

Kristina is an anthropologist/ethnographer from the University of Copenhagen and has a long track record of ethnographic research in various fields in and outside of Denmark. She holds a Masters from the Department of Anthropology, UCPH and a PhD from the Dept. of Sociology at UCPH. She is currently affiliated to the Dept. of Anthropology as an external lecturer.

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

When: Weds, October 15th, 2014 – 5-6pm

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Satoshi Nakamaru

Tuesday, 14th Oct 2014

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The Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) is one of Sony’s R&D Laboratories under the umbrella of the Advanced Materials Laboratories (AML) located in Japan. The mission of MSL is to create seeds for future businesses of Sony and to support Sony business units. MSL focuses on identifying and creating new materials and technologies, to initiate new applications, and to improve existing products.

The main research fields of MSL are: Organic electronics, Medical, and Environmental Compliance & Failure Analysis. The competencies at MSL cover molecular design, synthesis of materials, characterisations and analysis at high scientific levels, implementation of materials into devices, as well as design and assembly of experiments and experimental set-ups.

Satoshi Nakamaru joined CIID as part of a new programme between Sony and CIID in order to share knowledge, skills and ideas, exploring the relationship between engineering and design.

In his talk, Satoshi will introduce the SONY Advanced Material Laboratories(AML) and some of the challenges that come with using industrial products.

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

When: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 – 5-6pm

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Peter Franklin Würtz

Tuesday, 7th Oct 2014

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The High 5 and the WiFi in Experience Design

The development of digital and social media has given birth to a new trend: Post Digital. Acknowledging this, people often ask the question “Have we lost something? How do we recreate the tangible value, the loyal relationship, trust and proximity to our customers in the real world of nonline?” Moments of truth become compressed as digitisation outperforms analogue / conventional retail structures. Digital interactivity is important and is no doubt the wave of the future, but it is also important to provide the analog approach. He hopes to share his POV with you, in an OPEN lecture.

Peter Franklin Würtz is Currently Partner at 3rdDimension Experience Architects, a Copenhagen based agency helping customers achieve their goals by developing innovative, intelligent, authentic touch points and contact platforms.. He holds a MSc in Design and Communication Management from CBS, co-authored the book Experience-Based Communication (2008), which coined the concepts of Experience-based Communication and Experience Architecture™.

Throughout his career, contact with the entertainment industry and experience in designing and staging experiences have made Peter Franklin Würtz expert at differentiating between actual value and perceived value. One of his strongest assets is the strategic knowledge of and interest in the intersection and friction between the physical and the digital when mapping the customer journey. Indeed this is where most of his recent results and interaction with customers have occurred.

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

When: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 – 5-6pm

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John Richards

Monday, 6th Oct 2014

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The Physical and Tangible Have a Different Value

Since 2003, John Richards has been exploring the idea of ‘Dirty Electronics’ that focuses on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction.

In Dirty Electronics process and performance are inseparably bound. The ‘performance’ begins on the workbench devising instruments and is extended onto the stage through playing and exploring these instruments. A consequence of this approach has been the creation of design objects that challenge the relationship between artwork, musical instrument and product.

Notable designs have included commissions by the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, and Sonar Festival, Barcelona; as well as hand-held synthesisers in collaboration with graphic designer Adrian Shaughnessy for Mute Records, and artist Jack Featherstone and production company Artist & Engineers.

Richards, as a musician, discusses his unlikely path into the realm of product design and how the creation of stand-alone sound objects within the context of the record industry has questioned musical ‘product’ and placed an onus on active participant rather than passive user.

web: www.dirtyelectronics.org

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

When: Monday, October 6th, 2014 – 5-6pm

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-john-richards-tickets-12892829801

Past OPEN Lectures



Enrique Allen

Tuesday, 2nd Sep 2014

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Demystifying the Path of Entrepreneurship for Designers

How did designers start successful tech companies like Pinterest? The goal of this talk is for designers to find inspiration in role models who’ve taken the journey from designer to founder.

Enrique Allen is a General Partner and Cofounder of Designer Fund. Previously, Enrique was a designer at venture capital firms, including 500 Startups, Facebook’s fbFund, and Venrock, where he helped invest in companies like Wildfire (acquired by Google) and Behance (acquired by Adobe). As a Bay Area native and Stanford University alum, he continues to teach dmedia, one of the most popular courses at the Stanford design school.

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

When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – 5-6pm

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