An unprecedented number of submissions from Aalto researchers were peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation and publication at this year’s DRS conference in June.
“This says a lot for the quality of our research and researchers. It also means Aalto researchers were highly visible and impactful within the conference and thus within the international design research community”, rejoices Ramia Mazé, Professor in Design Practices at Aalto University.
Two Aalto people were also invited as conference keynote sessions: Ramia Mazé as a keynote and Andrea Botero as a keynote moderator.
“I believe it’s the first time that Aalto people were involved in organizing two paper tracks at the conference, though Aalto people have always had great and proactive contributions”, says Mazé.
The conference is organized biannually by the University of Limerick and it is one of the main international research conferences internationally, it is both well-ranked and well-attended with 600 participants this year.
The DRS is a learned society committed to promoting and developing design research worldwide. Founded in 1966, it is the longest established, multi-disciplinary worldwide society for the design research community.
Contributions by Aalto people:
Sadie Red Wing and Arturo Escobar, moderated by Andrea Botero, “Whose Design?”. http://www.drs2018limerick.org/event/keynote-debate-3-whose-design
Andrea Siodmok and Ramia Mazé, moderated by Simon O'Rafferty, “Social & Public”. http://www.drs2018limerick.org/event/keynote-debate-2-social-public
Marium Durrani, “Designers by Any Other Name: Exploring the sociomaterial practices of vernacular garment menders”.
Paulo Dziobczenski, Oscar Person, Leandro Tonetto and Roberta Mandelli, “Requests from Companies and Requirements for Design Education in Brazil: where do they meet?”
İdil Gaziulusoy and Elif Erdoǧan Öztekin, “Design as a Catalyst for Sustainability Transitions”.
Camilla Groth and Arild Berg, “Co-creation in Professional Craft Practice”.
Sampsa Hyysalo, Sofi Perikangas, Tatu Marttila and Karoliina Auvinen, “Catalyzing Pathway Creation for Transition Governance”.
Janin Koch, Magda László, Andrés Lucero and Antti Oulasvirta, “Surfing for Inspiration: Digital inspirational material in design practice".
Seungho Park-Lee and Oscar Person, “Perspective: The gist of public tender for service design”.
Kristina Lindström, Ramia Mazé, Laura Forlano, Li Jonsson and Åsa Ståhl, “Editorial: Design, Research and Feminism(s)”, includes short introductions to the theme and to the 11 papers accepted and presented in the track.
Nithikul Nimkulrat and Camilla Groth, “Editorial: Experiential Knowledge in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Design Research”.
María Ferreira Litowtschenko, Federico Vaz, and Nicolás Rebolledo, “Smuggling ideologies? Inquiring into the underlying ideas embedded in design for public governance and policy making".
Dónal Padraic Holland, Ramia Mazé, Alex Milton, Ingrid Mulder and Cristiano Storni, “Design Education as a Catalyst for Change.”
Mauricy Motta-Filho, Ksenija Kuzmina, Virpi Roto and Dominika Noworolska, “Bridging Brand Strategy and Service Experience Design via a Relationship Metaphor”.
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