Past OPEN Lectures



Marcos Novak

Sunday, 9th Nov 2014

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Interactive design is already accepted and understood. What comes after that? This lecture will discuss several future possibilities, using examples ranging from antiquity to the avant-garde. 

Marcos Novak is a pioneer in the field of transarchitectures, the fusion of actual and virtual architecture. He is an architect, artist, composer, and theorist who employs algorithmic techniques to design actual, virtual and hybrid intelligent environments. The self-described transarchitect is seeking to expand the definition of architecture by including electronic space, and originated the concept of liquid architectures in cyberspace and the study of a dematerialized architecture for the new, virtual public domain, the immersive virtual worlds. Marcos is professor at UCSB, where he directs the transLAB and is Vice Chair of MAT(Media Arts and Technology Program).

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

When: 5-6pm – Mon, Nov 10th, 2014

Steven Singh

Wednesday, 5th Nov 2014

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Discovering the underestimated value of social influence online

By taking a different approach to social media, new context can be given to on-line space. The importance of relationship building and how it can lead to influence in the real world is a hugely underestimated theme. Few companies realise it and can see the commercial value. The reality is that the online influence value can have significant short and long term strategic impact to business. If you are proactive about it , there is great opportunity.

Taking the influence view from the perspective of relationship building on social media can impact any part of business and society’s lifestyle. Social influence derived from the digital world shapes buying behavior and usage experience.

Companies working with smart homes test the lifestyle choices of the consumers and adapt their products and value proposition based on real time lifestyle analysis. Steven Singh can show you how. He will also share a case from Novoyzmes a global biotech that gained significant commercial value on social through smart strategy and careful influence mapping.

Steven Singh is the founder and CEO of Inspirio, a next gen digital operations consultancy and agency. He has extensive marketing and management experience at fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Nestlé and most recently at the corporate headquarters of Danish biotech Novozymes. His passion for social media comes from his experience as a global social media program manager, where he initiated and led a commercially oriented social media driven projects such as lead generation, market intelligence ad thought leadership.

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

When: Weds, November 5th, 2014 – 5-6pm

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-steven-singh-tickets-13549550069

Louise Klinker

Tuesday, 4th Nov 2014

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The Visual Elevator Pitch

Louise has always been interested in how concepts are communicated. She sketches in many different materials including video. ‘Sketch a Move‘ proved to be a very popular concept video. Over the last couple of years, Louise has gone back to basics and uses simple drawings for almost anything.

Simple drawings can be used as a visual elevator pitch. This is an extremely powerful tool when leading workshops – or developing and presenting concepts. When it comes to transforming an idea into a digital solution, it is crucial that everyone is on the same page and the visual picture ensures that.

If you can draw a circle, a square, a line and a squiggle, you can avoid misunderstandings in meetings, boring PowerPoints, long texts and traditional specifications.

Simple drawings make better, more precise communication. It saves time and last but not least, it is fun.

Come along and learn how to use the simple art of sketching to save time and money – and to achieve better concepts. It promises to be this year’s most time-saving Open Lecture.

Louise has a background in Interaction Design the Royal College of Art, London and Designskolen Kolding. She is currently working as digital strategist at Copenhagen based design agency 1508 where she is developing and transforming strategy and user insights into concepts and experiences for digital products and services.

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

When: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 – 5-6pm

Sign-up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-louise-klinker-tickets-13750633515

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

Sign-up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-kristina-grunenberg-tickets-13486888647

Satoshi Nakamaru

Tuesday, 14th Oct 2014

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

The main research fields of AML are: Organic electronics, Medical, and Environmental Compliance & Failure Analysis. The competencies at AML 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 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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-satoshi-nakamaru-tickets-13486302895