A collection of recent design lectures from Swinburne University of Technology. Videos are available here.
SPEAKERS AND THEMES
Expanding Design Education through Indigenous Design
Presented by: Pi’ikea Clark
Dr Pi’ikea Clark addresses how the Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi University is attempting to expand design education through indigenous knowledge and a focus on social, educational, economic and cultural sustainability and the needs of indigenous communities.
Presented by: Jacob Buur
How can interaction design contribute to innovating business models? Jacob Buur presents cases of “tangible business modelling” in which various design materials and contraptions are used to engage groups of people in devising new business models.
The story of the Aalto University Design Factory, a passion-based co-creation platform for learning and entrepreneural action
Presented by: Kalevi Ekman
Design Factory is the context for innovative programs in product development, international design business management and technology innovation at Aalto University, Helsinki. Kalevi Ekman the Director of Design Factory shares the story behind the essence of Aalto University’s Design Factory.
Activity theory as a “trading zone” for design research and practice
Presented by: Judith Gregory
Design embodies ideas about the world, yet the nature and provenance of these ideas may not be obvious either to designers or users. Dr Gregory will update and augment key concepts, terms and new developments in relation to 3rd generation Cultural Historical Activity Theory.
Chocolate Bread, Sacred Rice: Continental Ways of Looking at Things
Presented by: Keith Russell
“In designing we are always seeing things in their potential and realised specialness.” Communication and design philosopher, Dr Keith Russell calls this special way of seeing things, the “Continental approach”.
Chinese Graphic Design History in Greater China since 1979
Presented by: Wendy Wong
As a new generation of young Chinese designers emerge to gain international recognition in various fields of design Dr Wendy Wong reviews graphic design in China over the last three decades.
Understanding Design Thinking (Lecture 2)
Presented by: Nigel Cross
While we often speak of design ability as a mysterious gift or talent, there is even more to this mystery than many people realise. Nigel Cross draws on research into the processes of designing, with an emphasis on understanding creative aspects of design.
Creative Thinking in Design (Lecture 1)
Presented by: Nigel Cross
Current research indicates that leading designers draw on common cognitive patterns in their work. To examine this phenomenon Nigel Cross draws on reports and observations of creative design by outstanding designers.
Videos are available here.