Collective design, utopias lost and futures made by Pelle Ehn
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:00am to 6:30am
RMIT Design Hub, Lecture Theatre (level 3) - Corner of Victoria Street and Swanston Street Melbourne
is a professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. He has been instrumental in establishing the field of Participatory Design (PD), which was born out of movements towards democratization at work in Scandinavia, and the belief that those affected by the introduction of new technology should have a say in the design process and joint decision-making. His work spans over four decades and he still continues to be a leading light in related fields like User-centred design, Interaction Design and more recently in Service Design. He is also a co-author of Design Things – an Innovative View of Design Thinking and Design Practice (2011) and Making futures – marginal notes on innovation design and democracy (2014). We are very very lucky to be able to hear him speak in town!!!
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Pelle, joined by Ann Light (Northumbria University, UK), Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine, US) and Anne Galloway (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ).
All welcome – please pass on to your networks.
Venue: RMIT Design Hub, Lecture Theatre (Level 3), corner of Swanston and Victoria St, Melbourne
Time: 9th December 2014, 6-8pm. Please arrive at 5.45pm for a prompt 6pm start
Free event: Drinks and nibbles included
Tags: Community, Education, participatory design, User-centred design
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