DesignXWinter2011

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05 January 2011 - Wednesday

Vice Rector of Aalto University, Professor Hannu Seristö

Update on Aalto University

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


12 January 2011 - Wednesday

Martin Grimheden and six KTH faculty

"Can Design Be Measured?

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


19 January 2011 - Wednesday

Patricia Ryan Madson - emerita professor of Drama at Stanford

"So, Hector, what does it mean to improvise?"

Improvisation workshop - don't prepare, just show up!

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


26 January 2011 - Wednesday

Hai Nguyen - "My path to where I am" - exploring possible future pathways for research and working with CDR

Larry Leifer - Update on changes to designX, and more news on his upcoming sabbatical at ETHZ

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


02 February 2011 - Wednesday

Lassi Liikkanen - Lassi earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of Helsinki. His talk is titled "The psychology of design: past and the revolt."

Tea Lempiälä is pursuing her Ph.D. at Aalto University with a research focus on the social practices of innovation in organizations.

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


09 February 2011 - Wednesday

Christopher Han - run-through of doctoral defense presentation titled: Decision Analytic Approach to Customer Experience Design

Note: Christopher Han's Ph.D. defense is on Friday 11 February 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in Huang 305.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend the Friday defense. You are welcome to attend both presentations. E-mail christopher.han@stanford.edu

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


16 February 2011 - Wednesday

Thomas Visser - StudioLab of the Delft University of Technology - Presentation on an interactive product named "SnowGlobe", which is a lamp for the home environment that allows communication with another person who has a SnowGlobe installed. It detects movement and 'shaking', and communicates this to the remote globe by making it shine brighter or blink. SnowGlobe is a tool for studying effects of low-bandwidth communication on social well-being. Thomas is currently investigating those behaviors and experiences in a controlled lab setting at the CHIMe lab of Prof. Clifford Nass, here at Stanford. Thomas will also discuss some of the HCI aspects of his research and findings.

Jochen Schweitzer and Nathan Kirchner of the University of Technology, Sydney - "Design Research Down Under - Direction and Challenges ahead" Jochen and Nathan will talk about research at the University of Technology Sydney and some of their current own projects at the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies (CMOS) and the Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (CIMS). They will discuss the purpose of their group's visit to Stanford University and plan to pose a challenging question.

Note: Larry Leifer is on travel this week and will not be attending designX

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


23 February 2011 - Wednesday

This week at designX we are delighted to host Lt. John Nores, Jr., from the California Department of Fish & Game. "Wicked Problems and Social Messes - The Thin Green Line." In the infinite world of problem solving - there exist a set of extremely complicated and challenging problems known as "wicked problems" or "social messes" that by definition are nearly impossible to solve - but may instead be managed within existing restraints and resources. Lt. Nores' presentation and discussion focuses on a wicked problem, a social mess that you may not be aware of. The public lands of California and other states are under siege by lawbreakers who are damaging the fragile environment while growing illegal crops. The illegal substances are distributed and sold to fund other criminal activities. The illegal growers are diverting waterways, polluting pristine wilderness with trash and toxic chemicals, poaching fish and wildlife, committing firearms offenses, and pose a dangerous threat to hikers, mountain bikers, and others venturing outdoors.

John is the author of a recently published book titled "War in the Woods", which is a narrative describing the efforts of California F&G and other law enforcement agencies to counter and combat the illegal grows on public lands. The book has a list price of $16.95, and the ISBN is 978-1599219301.

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


02 March 2011 - Wednesday

TBD 

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


09 March 2011 - Wednesday

FUTURE of DesignX - all hands meeting - Martin Steinert

Last designX session for Winter Quarter 2010-2011

DesignX snacks begin at 5:15 PM upstairs in CDR (Building 560). Program runs from 5:30 to 6:30 PM


16 March 2011 - Wednesday

No designX this week - end of quarter - finals are being given


23 March 2011- Wednesday

No designX this week - quarter break


30 March 2011 - Wednesday

First week of Spring Quarter - designX may or may not be offered this week - TBD

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