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Dear DesignX'er

The DesignX research group has weekly meetings during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 17:15 to 18:30 Pacific Standard Time (5:15 PM to 6:30 PM) on the second floor of CDR, the Center for Design Research, on the Stanford University campus at 424 Panama Mall, Building 560. Light snacks and beverages are traditionally provided. The meetings are informal, as interaction, discussion and questions are strongly encouraged. Visitors are welcome to attend.

The goals of the weekly DesignX meeting are:

To foster a culture of more critical engagement;
To create a safe place for critical discussion;
To provide as much feedback on research as possible;
To provide opportunities to discuss methodology; and
To create a healthy, constructive research community.

Every presentation will have an assigned facilitator from the Leifer Lab. The facilitator's role is:

To ensure that areas pertinent to research are covered in the presentation. These include, primarily, the methods, the research question, the need, the data, and how it aligns with the goals set for the Center for Design Research;
To moderate the discussion so that it is critical, engaging, and on-topic; and
To work with the presenter prior to designX, to ensure that the presentation flows smoothly, and generates the most value for both the presenter and the designX audience. (Optional, yet highly recommended)

DesignX Wed Meetings Summer Quarter 2011

June 16 - 1700, Katam Al-Falou from the School of Fashion & Textiles at the Royal College of Art, London.

Some information about Katam:
"During my undergraduate studies as a Textiles and Clothing Engineer, in the Product Development and Design pathway at the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, I worked for two companies in the field of ballistic clothing and firefighter‘s garments, in Germany and Austria, respectively. In my final thesis, for which I was awarded a distinction, I studied the psychological and sociological signs of clothing and how they can be implemented in individually designed fashion. The purpose was to use the potential in non-verbal communication in clothes to set up illusions and identities in fashion design.
My studies and former work experience have led to my current research project, where I intend to explore the boundaries of clothing technology and design on ballistic textiles and body armour."
More Information about her "Design & Defense" research

Our goal is to provide opportunities for the designX community to interact with each other. Speakers from outside the Leifer Lab are generally limited to about one-third of the slots in any given quarter.

Verantwortung, Verantwortlichkeit, Pflicht, Verpflichtung, Zuständigkeit, Mündigkeit [responsibility]

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