Been there, done that: Robotics đź‘ľ 🤖 đź‘€ 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 đź‘ľ 🤖 đź‘€ 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 Ă  Cambridge

Les vendredi 21 et samedi 22 avril, deux Ă©vènements ont fait vibrer artistes, designers, architectes, informaticiens et chercheurs en sciences humaines à Cambridge. D’un cĂ´tĂ© la confĂ©rence Being Material, organisĂ©e au MIT par CAST (MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology) et de l’autre la cĂ©lĂ©bration Ă  Harvard  des 30 ans du program doctoral Doctor of Design (DDes) de … More Weekend Design and Design Research Ă  Cambridge

Workshop Ă  la confĂ©rence EAD Design for next (Rome)

Les goodies marquent l’esprit de cette 12e confĂ©rence EAD (European Academy of Design), hĂ©bergĂ©e par l’universitĂ© Sapienza de Rome : N&B (on n’est pas designers pour le style) DIY (18 sessions en parallèle, dĂ©brouille toi pour choisir) design for NEXT (society, aesthetics, thinking, economy… tel Ă©tait le thème) Acte 1 – La culture, une question de … More Workshop Ă  la confĂ©rence 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

ARD 2015 – la 10 Ă©dition des Ateliers de la recherche en design Ă  MontrĂ©al

Une première pour l’association francophone, la 10e Ă©dition des Ateliers de la Recherche en Design, ARD 10, s’est tenue au Canada, hĂ©bergĂ©e du 21 au 24 octobre 2015 Ă  l’école de design de l’UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al (FacultĂ© de l’amĂ©nagement). Le thème cette annĂ©e Ă©tait « transformer, innover, dĂ©rĂ©gler ». Entre confĂ©rences, tables rondes, workshops et … More ARD 2015 – la 10 Ă©dition des Ateliers de la recherche en design Ă  MontrĂ©al

The Value of Design Research – A short review of the 11th European Academy of Design Conference

C’est Ă  l’UniversitĂ© Paris Descartes que s’est tenue cette Ă©dition de colloque rĂ©unissant de nombreux acteurs internationaux de la recherche en design. Durant trois jours, le programme a articulĂ© 4 confĂ©rences plĂ©nières donnĂ©es par des experts (Tamara Carleton – Stanford University, Todd Lubart – UniversitĂ© Paris Descartes, Gyoko Muratovski – Auckland University of Technology, Armand … More The Value of Design Research – A short review of the 11th European Academy of Design Conference