Workshops in the pre-conference programme
Seven workshops will be held as part of the
pre-conference programme Sunday June 15th. You can find out
more about the workshops by clicking on the links
below (and more about the original call for
Critical Design and the creation of alternative visions: literally
and metaphorically Critical
Designing commons -
Commons for design
Designing with people in
sustainability and behaviour change
Good Things and Bad Things: Tricky objects, people and
Homo Homini Faber
Slow Change Interaction
Please note that each workshop has its own call
for participation and manages its own selection process. In
order to attend a workshop, you need to submit a position
paper along the guidelines provided for each workshop.
Participants will be selected and notified in advance.
Please also note that in order to attend a workshop, you
need to register for the conference. There is no
additional fee for attending a workshop.
• Deadline for submission of position statements: 1 April
• Notification of acceptance to workshop participants: 15 April
• Full day workshop: 15 June 2014
Futures of design research
The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and
Research Education invites you
to a discussion in connection with the Design Research Society
conference in Umeå
Sunday June 15, 2014 at 18.30
Is there a place for designers in design research? Is
there a need for design research to be carried out by designers
educated as researchers? If those are questions and challenges,
what actions may we then take?
Faculty and students at the Swedish Faculty for
Design Research and Research Education have been exploring such
issues since the start in 2008 (http:// www.designfakulteten.kth.se). Over 70 design
PhD students have participated from design schools but also from
technical universities, social sciences faculties and art
institutions. So far 19 have got their PhD.
Now is the time, at least for us, to reflect,
regroup, consolidate and find ways to move forward.
We invite students, teachers, supervisors,
organizers, etc. with related experiences of design research
education to this discussion in Umeå, where we can share and
contest experiences and make alliances for further action.
To spark off the discussion we have prepared a short
film, The Art of Becoming a Design PhD, featuring challenges and
dilemmas that some of our PhD students have had to address.
Bo Westerlund, Pelle Ehn, Maria Hellström Reimer,