Strate Research & friends at R&D management conference

Several papers from our team were presented at R&D Conference, held in Politecnico Milano last week (under a brilliant sun, cf picture below !). Interesting to note that this year’s emphasis on design thinking was particularly in line with our research themes.  On Tuesday, Estelle presented Design Thinking as Management Innovation: Investigating the Roles of Managers … More Strate Research & friends at R&D management conference

Strate Research à WACAI 2018

L’équipe de Strate Research était présente parmi les 70 participants à WACAI 2018 (Workshop sur les Affects, Compagnons artificiels et Interaction) du 13 au 15 juin sur l’île de Porquerolles. Plutôt situé dans la domaine de l’Informatique, cette conférence ouverte à d’autres disciplines et approches souhaitait cette année s’ouvrir plus largement à une communauté pluridisciplinaire … More Strate Research à WACAI 2018

Been there, done that: Robotics 👾 🤖 👀 made in Japan

The Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics ICSR 2017 was held in Tsukuba, near Tokyo Japan, from Nov 22 to Nov 24 2017. Strate Research was there to present a paper and organise a workshop. We also took advantage of this trip to visit 3 research centres in robotics in Tokyo! Japan in November was … More Been there, done that: Robotics 👾 🤖 👀 made in Japan

Back from iasdr 2017

The conference was held in Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. I presented my study Two blind spots in Design Thinking, aiming at portraying designers’ singularity in innovation projects and companies at large. 20 minutes is quite frustrating for discussion, but it’s part of the game ! At least, this dynamic format allowed … More Back from iasdr 2017

Weekend Design and Design Research à Cambridge

Les vendredi 21 et samedi 22 avril, deux évènements ont fait vibrer artistes, designers, architectes, informaticiens et chercheurs en sciences humaines à Cambridge. D’un côté la conférence Being Material, organisée au MIT par CAST (MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology) et de l’autre la célébration à Harvard  des 30 ans du program doctoral Doctor of Design (DDes) de … More Weekend Design and Design Research à Cambridge

Workshop à la conférence EAD Design for next (Rome)

Les goodies marquent l’esprit de cette 12e conférence EAD (European Academy of Design), hébergée par l’université Sapienza de Rome : N&B (on n’est pas designers pour le style) DIY (18 sessions en parallèle, débrouille toi pour choisir) design for NEXT (society, aesthetics, thinking, economy… tel était le thème) Acte 1 – La culture, une question de … More Workshop à la conférence EAD Design for next (Rome)

Insights from DRS 2016

Episode 1/2 – in Estelle’s eyes Between debates, discussions, encounters and informal exchanges, my experience of DRS2016 was applied serendipity. I was particularly receptive to spaces where paradox and controversy expressed, drawing an ethics for design. This was in line with the conference aim to replace keynotes by debates where speakers claimed a position (Cameron … More Insights from DRS 2016

Insights from the Design Society Conference 2016 (May 16-19, Dubrovnik, Croatia)

Let’s look into the blind spot of a largely engineering-centered content for a selective feedback on the Conference. It is no secret that I am not a big promoter of rationalizing the design process… this was precisely the topic of the rhetoric debate opposing John Gero (UNC Charlotte, USA) and Iris Graessler (Universität Paderborn, Germany). … More Insights from the Design Society Conference 2016 (May 16-19, Dubrovnik, Croatia)

LIFT Conference

Blockchain technology beyond Bitcoin From art to science, law, politics and innovation, what unexpected and disruptive opportunities does the blockchain technology open ? The wild promises of the digital customer experience Can a great digital experience empower the customers and only secure a sale ? Enter the anti-disciplinary space Our world is complex. How are … More LIFT Conference

The Design Society 9th SIG Design Theory Workshop

The 9th SIG Design Theory Workshop held two weeks ago in Paris. I only could attend one day, but have been quite impressed by the papers presented. A few insights* : Anne-Françoise Schmid & Eswaran Subrahmanian presented an interdisciplinary research centre for productive biology, involving Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and INRA (France). Through this experiment, the … More The Design Society 9th SIG Design Theory Workshop