Past OPEN Lectures



Open Lecture: David Sjunnesson

Tuesday, 12th Mar 2019

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Thoughts on Data
Data is the buzzword of the century and has been labeled as the new oil. But what is it and more importantly how can it be used? In this talk, David will be musing about the implications of data on design and how we as designers can work with this material. He will pull from his experience at IDEO and hopes to facilitate an open discussion on the topic.

 

David Sjunnesson is a designer and maker working across industries. For 10+ years, he has helped build and elevate design thinking to an approach for problem-solving for all types of organizations, including startups, Fortune 100 companies, and non-profits. As Design Director at IDEO, he together with his teams, helps companies create new-to-the-world products and services, shape innovation capabilities, build brands, and rethinks how to work with data.

When: Tues. March 12th 2019, 17-18.

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

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Open Lecture: Pierluigi Dalla Rosa

Tuesday, 5th Mar 2019

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Design Exercises in Image Making

This open lecture is a reflection about today’s visual culture and about tools that allow designers and artists to create images. Pierluigi will present some of his work and he will contextualize it with references to image making methods and photography techniques.

The craft of image making is interwoven with mankind, from cave paintings to digital photography, and it has tremendous weight on how we remember moments, how we read information and how we communicate.

In this retrospective, Pierluigi will  highlight the craft quality of images, created with digital tools, and start a conversation about authenticity, artifacts’ “aura” and the power of image making in today’s society.

Pierluigi is a Senior Lead Designer at NIO where he is exploring the user experience for autonomous and connected cars. In his artistic and design practice, Pierluigi devotes time to expand his understanding of the intersection between digital and physical materials, most of the time with image making.
Pierluigi is a Cinema and Media Engineer by training, and, after having worked as graphic programmer in the early days of post-pc devices, he pivoted towards interaction design, attending the Interaction Design Program at CIID, where he learned to craft experiences that mix digital, natural and tangible elements.
When: March 5th 2018, 17-18.

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

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Open Lecture: Rune Madsen

Tuesday, 19th Feb 2019

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Programming Design Systems
In this talk, design and programmer Rune Madsen will present his work in the intersection of graphic design and programming languages. The talk will focus on key concepts from his book Programming Design Systems, and how these same ideas influence the work of his company Design Systems International when creating dynamic identities, custom design tools, and design systems for digital products.
Rune Madsen is a designer, artist, and educator who use programming languages to create things with the computer. As a co-founder of Design Systems International, he specialises in code-based design projects including non-trivial interfaces, custom design tools, design systems, and dynamic branding projects. He is also the author of Programming Design Systems and Rune.js. He believes in simplicity, organized complexity, and that the pragmatic and poetic is inseparable.
When: Tues. February 19th 2018, 17-18.

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

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Open Lecture: Erik Dahl

Tuesday, 22nd Jan 2019

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Designing Our Future(s)
Design is increasingly gaining influence in the companies we work in and the world at large, which means our actions as designers have an increasing influence on shaping the world around us. All of our individual choices collectively form our manufactured world, and these choices shape our behaviour and thoughts.
Do you know where the choices you are making are leading, not just on the scale of your project, but on a larger scale? Are you making choices that matter or choices that lead to desirable outcomes? Are you designing mindfully for our larger collective futures or are you just “checking a box” or blindly chasing the latest design craze or “silver bullet” process?
The success of good design isn’t new and relies on a core set of first principles that if followed lead to better outcomes, but it is up to all of us to make it happen. Join Erik as he discusses these first principles of good design as we collectively shape our future, and create the world that you want to live in.
When: Tues. January 22nd 2018, 17-18.

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

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Open Lecture: David and Mary Sherwin

Wednesday, 9th Jan 2019

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Turning People into Teams: Rituals and Routines that Redesign How We Work
Today’s teams want more alignment among their members, better decision-making processes, and a greater sense of ownership over their work. Join us as authors and design experts David and Mary Sherwin share from their new book, Turning People into Teams: Rituals and Routines That Redesign How We Work, which was released in October 2018 and is distributed internationally by Penguin Random House.
Inspired by their long-running CIID course “Collaboration Techniques for Designers,” the book contains dozens of practical activities that help teams find a common purpose at the beginning of a project, get unstuck, and wrap things up before moving on to new teams. Customizable for any industry, work situation, or organizational philosophy, these rituals have been used internationally by many for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. By implementing just a few of these rituals, a team can capture the strengths of each individual for incredible results, making choices together that matter.
David Sherwin and Mary Sherwin are cofounders of Ask The Sherwins, LLC, a consulting and training firm that helps organizations around the world develop the capabilities they need for stronger teamwork. They have coached product and service design teams and developed innovation training for organizations such as Philips Oral Healthcare, Google UX Community and Culture, and Eventbrite. The Sherwins have collaborated on three books, including the bestseller Creative Workshop. They are both on the visiting faculty of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design’s graduate design program.
When: Wednes. January 9th 2019, 17-18.

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

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