Upcoming OPEN Lectures



None scheduled.

Past OPEN Lectures



Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen

Tuesday, 21st Nov 2017

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Persuasive Technology – how to create innovative UX solutions and changing (digital) behaviour

Working with sports technology, dating apps, travel booking, insurance etc. we all have an intention to change behaviour with help from the technology (the essence of persuasive technology).

Owner and Customer Experience Consultant in Specifii, Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen, will tell about how strategies from rhetoric, psychology and neuroscience can help you create innovative UX solutions that can change your customers’ behaviour and help them to find love, get healthier etc.

Anne studied Persuasive Design at Aalborg University and has worked for several companies. The past 2,5 years she has worked for her own company Specifii and helps customers like Dating.dk, DFDS and Telenor with optimizing products and involving customers in the product development.

When: Tuesday Nov. 21st 2017, 17-18.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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Luke Sturgeon & Sara Salsinha

Friday, 10th Nov 2017

This day will feature two talks.

Luke Sturgeon: Designing Experiential Futures

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Every time we design something new, we contribute to the popular future vision. Our decisions tell customers what’s new and what’s next, we nudge people in new directions and over time we shape their behaviour’s. We can have profound positive impact on people’s lives, but we can also be the cause confusion and frustration if we’re not careful. We will look at new ways to apply design, prototyping, performance and futures thinking techniques to creatively and collectively experience possible futures. With these techniques we can better understand the present, discover emerging behaviours, test peoples responses to radical thinking and new ideas, challenge the popular vision, and most importantly imagine alternatives. In this talk Luke Sturgeon will explain why he is combining experience prototyping with speculative design and share his approaches, mistakes and learnings when designing experiential futures. Luke is a designer, lecturer and researcher based in London and a director of the strategic design futures consultancy Greyspace.

Every time we design something new, we contribute to the popular future vision. Our decisions tell customers what’s new and what’s next, we nudge people in new directions and over time we shape their behaviour’s. We can have profound positive impact on people’s lives, but we can also be the cause confusion and frustration if we’re not careful.

We will look at new ways to apply design, prototyping, performance and futures thinking techniques to creatively and collectively experience possible futures. With these techniques we can better understand the present, discover emerging behaviours, test peoples responses to radical thinking and new ideas, challenge the popular vision, and most importantly imagine alternatives.

In this talk Luke Sturgeon will explain why he is combining experience prototyping with speculative design and share his approaches, mistakes and learnings when designing experiential futures.

Luke is a designer, lecturer and researcher based in London and a director of the strategic design futures consultancy Greyspace.

 

Sara Salsinha: Doing things Normally

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As designers, we are trained to make decisions with the aim of creating experiences that have a positive impact on the lives of the people we design for. However, in striving to bring the best products and services to life, we often overlook our practice. What impact do our ways of working have in the life we live and in the world around us?

In this Open Lecture, Sara will explore NORMALLY’s ways of working and experiments into creating an inspiring and healthy balance between work (the love of design) and life (the love of family).

NORMALLY is a digital products and services design studio, pursuing some of the great unanswered questions about the value of data, the meaning of data and the impact it has on us as individuals and our society. Tackling such an unknown material can only be done through a process of speculation and experimentation.
Sara is a designer of experiences for people, formerly at the BBC and now happily designing products and services with the fantastic team at NORMALLY.

 

When: Friday Nov 10th 2017, 17-18.30.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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Tobias Toft

Thursday, 9th Nov 2017

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Personality by Design

Our world is getting more connected and our devices and environments are getting smarter every day. Artificial Intelligence is evolving rapidly and most of us are already interacting with smart machines in some way or form on a daily basis, augmenting our lives in ways that would have seemed wildly futuristic just a few years ago. While some of us are finding the love of our lives with help from these AI’s, others lose their jobs and livelihoods to them. Naturally we’re curious and hopeful, but also skeptical and sometimes fearful of these machines—for good reasons.

This calls for a future, where we as designers widen our scope from designing objects and interfaces, to designing and building emotional relationships with the products we let into our lives,—just like we’re building relationships with other living beings in our lives. But where do we start?

In this talk we’ll explore how humans perceive personality, how we might break it down into its core components, and how we might use simple means to design for emotional connection with the things we make.

When: Thursday Nov 9th 2017, 17-18.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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Engin Ayaz

Wednesday, 8th Nov 2017

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ATÖLYE: Build Space, Build Systems, Build a Community

ATÖLYE is a transdisciplinary innovation platform based in Istanbul. As a symbiosis between a creative hub and a strategic design studio, ATÖLYE is exploring how a networked yet physically co-located model can engender projects of varying type and scale.


In this talk, Engin, ATÖLYE’s co-founder, will share a narrative of building over the last four years, responding to these initial questions: How might we establish a fertile garden for interaction? How might we develop a resilient business model? How might we craft an organization that accretes trust while learning fast?

When: Wednesday Nov 8th 2017, 17-18.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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Federico Bonelli

Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017

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A dialogue about art and transformation

Federico will share stories that changed his way to read the world. He will present them in connection with his creative processes and what he calls “the poetic possibilities of design”. It is a journey through ideas he took from many sources. He will juxtapose modern art and magic, history of science and performance and talk of some of his projects where the object/subject are both fluid. Generative paintings, where the image seen is a 2d slice of a multidimensional deterministic process in time; parties that change into a film, media designed to flow from one situation to another, changing their meaning and influencing the context, and some other samples of the resounding concepts that form his subjective ecology of mind.

The talk will be informal and anecdotal, touching Federico’s ideas about the craftsmanship of unconventional media design; the status of poetry in our digital age, and the politics in algorithms and games.

When: Wednesday Nov 1st 2017, 17-18.

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37B, Ground Floor, 1253 Copenhagen K.

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