Design Things and Design Thinking: Contemporary Participatory Design Challenges

[PUBLICATION] In this paper, the authors argue that a fundamental challenge for designers and the design community is to move from designing “things” (objects) to designing Things (socio-material assemblies). By Björgvinsson, Ehn and Hillgren, published in Design Issues.

PhD Seminar: Prototyping Towards Opening Production

This 50-percent-seminar represents a half-way milestone in Anna Seravalli’s PhD at Medea, Malmö University. On October 10, Seravalli will give a picture of what her research has resulted in until now, but she will also give insights about how to continue her research. Seravalli’s central theme is prototyping towards opening production, a theme that represents a frame that is built on and keeps together the experiments developed and carried out within Living Labs Fabriken and The Neighbourhood.

Date/time: October 10, at 10-13.

Opponent: Oksana Mont, Lund University

Location: Medea (map)

Prototyping and infrastructuring in design for social innovation

Open Access: PDF

This is a pre-print version. Do not cite without permission from the authors. More details below.

Item record on MUEP: http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13516

Emilson, Anders, Per-Anders Hillgren, and Anna Seravalli. 2011. Prototyping and Infrastructuring in design for social innovation. Co-Design Vol. 7, Nos. 3–4, September–December 2011, 169–183.

ABSTRACT – During the past five years design has been recognised as a powerful innovation driver. Design methods and tools have also been applied in new fields. One of them is social innovation, which is aimed at developing new ideas and solutions in response to social needs. While different initiatives have demonstrated how design can be a powerful approach in social innovation, especially when it comes to systemic thinking, prototyping and visualising, some concerns have been raised regarding the limitations of applying design in this field.

Arabic Game Jam i Malmö den 27-29 januari

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MEDEA och Media Evolution i samarbete med Malmö stad och en rad andra organisationer arrangerar den sista helgen i januari ett 48 h Arabic Game Jam med temat “spel för de arabisktalande marknaderna”. Arrangemanget ingår i projektet “Datorspel, kompetenser och nya marknader – Spelutveckling som social innovation” med syftet att undersöka möjligheterna att med Malmö som bas utveckla datorspel riktade mot den arabisktalande marknaden, inom och utom Sverige.

Mer information om arrangemanget: arabicgamejam.org.