Upcoming OPEN Lectures



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Past OPEN Lectures



The New Normal

Thursday, 7th Sep 2017

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is at a special location, not the normal CIID Location. Please see address below, and this map.

The New Normal

In 2017, the Strelka Institute set out to explore the theme of “The New Normal”: an exciting new intellectual space of possibility where the city and emergent technologies & processes intersect. Strelka alumni and The New Normal Design tutor Nicolay Boyadjiev will share some of the think-tank’s research on how to design our future cities, as well as his personal experience of studying and teaching at the Institute. For more information visit thenewnormal.strelka.com

When: Thursday Sept 7th 2017. 17-18.30.

Where: KADK, Building 90 – auditorium 90.1.20, Fabriksmestervej 10, Copenhagen. The auditorium is located on the ground floor

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Mike Peng

Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017

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Wet Chopsticks, White T-Shirts, and Other Inspiring Stories from Japan

In 2011, I moved to Japan to help start the IDEO Tokyo studio and immediately started collecting a list of things that push us to think of the everyday in new ways. As designers, we thrive on inspiration, and this country is overflowing with it, from carefully curated hospitality to an incredible assortment of subcultures. As with everything in Japan, each experience compels a look beneath the surface to truly grasp its meaning and intention.m

When: Wed, Aug 9th 2017, 5 PM.

Where: CIID, Ground Floor

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Daniel Letts

Wednesday, 2nd Aug 2017

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Service Design’s coming of Age – the next big challenge

You could say that in the last couple of years Service Design has come of age. It’s now on everyone’s agenda and very much in demand. Its practices and methodologies have been widely adopted, and it’s taught in courses all over the world. And yet there’s a real danger that it won’t deliver on its initial promise.

This is because an essentially creative way of looking at the world faces real problems when inserted into a traditional, hierarchical, left-brain type of organization (in other words pretty much every organization out there).

There’s no doubt these organisations need Service Design and the Design Thinking mindset that comes with it – but how can we ensure that the improvements and innovations it creates have the best possible chance of making it into the real word and taking root?

This is the challenge for the next phase of Service Design, when it moves from adolescence to maturity. And just as importantly it’s a challenge for organisations to move beyond paying lip service to creativity and truly embrace it within their business.

When: Wed, Aug 2nd 2017, 5 PM.
Where: CIID, Ground Floor

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Simone Rebaudengo

Tuesday, 27th Jun 2017

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~6 hours in the future

There is a lot of talk recently about WeChat and its infinitely nested services, the crazy e-commerce products and platforms, the digital treasures of the markets of Shenzhen and the fast pace of evolution of infrastructures and businesses happening in the the megacities in China. Even fiction writers are asking for the need of a new literally genre, the “ultra-unreal”, to describe how Modern China surpassed every fictional scenario. In this talk Simone Rebaudengo will share a little piece of this ‘future’ or ‘parallel present’, stories and projects from his experience as design consultant and as part of automato.farm. working and designing ~6 hours in the future.

When: Tue, June 27th 2017, 5 PM.
Where: CIID, Ground Floor

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Gene Kogan

Tuesday, 13th Jun 2017

Gene Kogan

Learning interaction

This lecture reviews the intersection of machine learning and interaction design. It will focus on applications of neural networks which infer, describe, and map high-dimensional data fast enough for a human being to respond to it. As machine learning becomes more adept at information processing, the scope of interaction design will gradually widen to include scenarios previously unfit for automation, challenging designers to consider how to integrate these new capacities into their workflows in the most beneficial ways. The lecture will include a demonstration of ml4a, a collection of practical resources to help artists, designers, and activists acquaint themselves to AI.

When: Tue, June 13th 2017, 5 PM.
Where: CIID, Ground Floor

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