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

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)

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

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

C’est à l’Université Paris Descartes que s’est tenue cette édition de colloque réunissant de nombreux acteurs internationaux de la recherche en design. Durant trois jours, le programme a articulé 4 conférences plénières données par des experts (Tamara Carleton – Stanford University, Todd Lubart – Université 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

Livre Strange Design

Ce mardi 21 octobre 2014, de 18h30 à 20h, se déroulait au Lieu du design (74 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine 75012 Paris) et en présence de Jehanne Dautrey, Emanuele Quinz, Florence Doléac et Catherine Geel le lancement du livre Strange Design (it: éditions, 2014). “L’ouvrage retrace quatre moments de l’histoire du design: le Design Radical … More Livre Strange Design