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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

Human After All is a new event series hosted by ATÖLYE and Design Disciplin. The series explores the present state of the art as well as visions for the future around human-computer interaction, interaction design, and experience design with digital materials. Human After All brings an international cohort of experts and pioneers into ATÖLYE's IRL space in Istanbul, creating opportunities to engage and participate in meaningful dialogues. The first convening of Human After All  focuses on the

Jan 3, 2023

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Ron Wakkary: Beyond Human-Centered Design

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Ron Wakkary: Beyond Human-Centered Design

Ron Wakkary is a professor of design at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Canada. He is also a professor, holding the Chair of Design for More Than Human-Centered Worlds, in the industrial design department at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Ron is the founder of the design research studio Everyday Design Studio (EDS). At EDS, he works with Will Odom and an evolving cast of students to produce multi-disciplinary design research that

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Dec 16, 2022

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The Origin and Purpose of Research through Design

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The Origin and Purpose of Research through Design

Research through Design is a way of producing "research" that comes with opportunities to practice the craft of design. It's a way of expressing and materializing knowledge and insights, acquired based on hands-on design work, packaged into a scientific format. Research through Design is something you might hear about if you study design at the graduate level. It's especially popular among interaction designers and human-computer interaction people. The appeal of it, if you're involved in acade

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Jul 8, 2022

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Crash Course in Research through Design

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Crash Course in Research through Design

On December 1, 2021, I gave a talk on Research through Design at a meetup organized by Got UX (IxDA Gothenburg Chapter), in collaboration with Design Disciplin and Recorded Future. The audience was mostly professional UX designers and researchers, and a few graduate students. This article has been adapted from the talk. Abstract: Research through Design is a way of materializing knowledge and insights based on hands-on design work. It’s an exciting world where designers can do scientific resear

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Dec 8, 2021

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Meetup: Research through Design

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Meetup: Research through Design

Design Disciplin proudly presents: our first IRL event in collaboration with Got UX (IxDA Gothenburg Chapter), hosted by Recorded Future. Got UX meetups are a pillar of the design community in Sweden. In this edition, we'll be talking about "Research through Design" – a way of materializing knowledge based on design work. With Research through Design, designers can take part in scientific research and advanced education through creative work. This is the breeding ground for ideas and methods i

Nov 22, 2021

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The Story of Design Thinking

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The Story of Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a religion with two core beliefs: 1. Design can solve all problems. It doesn't matter what your problem is – sales, education, science, global pandemic... Design will give you a solution. 2. Design can be done by all people. Skills, training, experience, talent – none of it matters. You just have to believe in Design Thinking, and you can become a designer today. Of course, these are not true. But they are dangerously close to the truth of how

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May 15, 2021

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Erik Stolterman

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Erik Stolterman

Erik Stolterman is Professor of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as a professor at the Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, where he originates. A prolific scholar of design theory and philosophy, he has co-authored 5 books and more than 150 academic publications with a focus on the design of digital and interactive systems. His work has been immensely useful to mine. In his writings, I find the words I need to articulate my ideas. He writes,

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May 1, 2021

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The Three Faces of Design Research

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The Three Faces of Design Research

I didn't know much about design research when I began doing it nearly 10 years ago. I began as a grad student, arriving as an engineer and web designer. I was able to build things. But I didn't fully understand the purpose of design research. I didn't know whom it creates value for, and what it should deliver. I didn't see the full spectrum of activities involved. The problem was that the books I read and the people I worked

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Apr 15, 2021

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Strategy and Tactics in Design

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Strategy and Tactics in Design

"Design" means one thing to a graphic designer, another thing to an engineer, and something else to a business consultant. Even within the design discipline, a Silicon Valley manager and a Danish joiner are unlikely to be imagining the same thing as they both talk about design. As a scholar of design I spent a lot of time learning and thinking about what we might call "mental models" for design that apply regardless of specialization. The academic literature gave me

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Mar 15, 2021

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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

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Human After All at ATÖLYE with Guest Speaker Timmy Ghiurau

Human After All is a new event series hosted by ATÖLYE and Design Disciplin. The series explores the present state of the art as well as visions for the future around human-computer interaction, interaction design, and experience design with digital materials. Human After All brings an international cohort of experts and pioneers into ATÖLYE's IRL space in Istanbul, creating opportunities to engage and participate in meaningful dialogues. The first convening of Human After All  focuses on the

Jan 3, 2023

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Editor's Choice: Profound Books I Read in 2022

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Editor's Choice: Profound Books I Read in 2022

I believe I'm extremely fortunate, because every morning I spend at least half an hour reading books. Every morning, one chapter, and I start the day feeling blessed – because I have the time and space to do this, and because I can afford to own books. As you might imagine, I end up reading a lot of books this way. I don't keep track of it very well, but this year I must have finished at least 20, and abandoned

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Dec 30, 2022

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