RSD11 Keynote: Dr Lesley-Ann Noel practices design through emancipatory, critical and anti-hegemonic lenses, focusing on equity, social justice and the experiences of people who are often excluded from design research.
Category: Format: Keynote Speakers
Format: Keynote Speakers
RSD11 Keynote. Dr Mathilda Tham asks, “What if fear of systems and complexity were a significant barrier to urgent change? What if we didn’t save our planet because it was just all too embarrassing?”
RSD11 Keynote: Fran Edgerley and Sofia Deria, “How might we expand the scope of architecture to reorient around different priorities, enact different systems and make space for different forms of living together?”
RSD11 Keynote: Dr Danah Abdulla explores the contradictions of sustainability and considers how we can design over time and confront the effects of the products and services we think we need have on the world (and the worlds within that world).
RSD11 Keynote. Dr Tony Fry is a Tasmanian-based award-winning designer, cultural theorist, educator and writer. For this talk, his context: seeing the event’s seven foci relationally.
RSD10 Keynote. Dr Elisa Giaccardi unpacks what is uniquely human and uniquely artificial in the performance of agency, and how designers might attend to the ethics of this co-performance as a decentralised act of design.
RSD10 Keynote. Dr Derk Loorbach provides a transition perspective to address the complexities and uncertainty of change and presents development by design as a way forward.
RSD10 Keynote. Dr Klaus Krippendorff suggests that designers become critical of what their work supports, and cognizant of and accountable for the systemic consequences of their designs.
RSD10 Keynote. Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc) and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.
RSD9 Keynote. Vandana Shiva: Design, like every other discipline over the last few centuries, has been limited by colonialism and anthropocentrism – the assumption that colonising cultures are superior to the colonised, and humans are superior to other species.
RSD9 Keynote. Giulio Quaggiotto: Accepting that wellbeing and sustainable development are complex challenges means acknowledging the limitations of linear planning and moving away from the allure of designing single-point solutions.
RSD9 Keynote. Harold G. Nelson: The COVID-19 virus has been the catalyst for disruptive pandemic changes around the world. Our norms are being forever changed. Our sense of well-being has been lost. New norms are needed now because a new normal is desired and necessary. It is a perilous game to play if the process of forming new norms is left to unfold by chance rather than intension.
RSD8 Keynote. Chris Rudd: The future of the community depends on ending racism.
RSD8 Keynote. Carlos Teixeira was the RSD8 Co-Chair. He is the Charles L. Owen Professor in Design at IIT Institute of Design and the faculty director of the UI Action Lab.
RSD8 Keynote. Columbia Professor and author Saskia Sassen: Detecting what is happening, de-theorizing in order to re-theorize.
RSD8 Keynote. Charles Bezerra: A tribute to Charles L. Owen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Design where he conducted research and taught until 2010 in the MDes, MDM, and PhD Design graduate programs.
RSD8 Keynote. Terry Irwin: Transitioning entire societies toward more sustainable long-term futures will involve ongoing systems level change over long horizons of time.
RSD7 Keynote. Roberto Iniquez Flores: In order to address the complexity of these new approaches design is evolving into a new cultures that are very diverse and emergent, these design cultures require a new characterization for its understanding.
RSD7 Keynote. Chelsea Mauldin: I propose that designers engaged in policy and systems change design new, adjacent policy systems, recognize the primacy and requirements of the human body, and more consciously identify and address imbalances in power in the systems in which we intercede.
RSD7 Keynote. Gunter Pauli: From energy production to soil analysis, we have to change the dogmas we are working with, we have to change the business models and the hypothesis we are believing. What can we do better? How can we design a better way forward?
RSD7 Keynote. Luigi Bistagnino: The Fibonacci’s sequence (also called “golden ratio”), indicates a sequence such that each number, starting from the third, is the sum of the previous two.
RSD7 Keynote. Chido Govera: The presentation explores approaches and interventions implemented by The Future of Hope Foundation to engage marginalized members of society, specifically women and girls in Zimbabwe.
RSD7 Keynote. Pille Bunnell: My intent with the title is to evoke a listening through the double meaning of “salis” implicit in Pliny’s original phrase “addito salis grano.” The word “salis” not only refers salt, it also refers to wit.
RSD6 Keynote. Lucy Kimbell: This talk explores the issues arising when contemporary designerly approaches attempt to address systemic challenges.
RSD6 Keynote. Richard Buchanan: The intersection of dialectic and inquiry is fertile ground for exploring new dimensions of design practice and theory in the complexity of contemporary life.
RSD6 Keynote. John Ehrenfeld: The modernist bundle of beliefs and norms, which has powered Western societies for centuries, has begun to misfire badly in both the human and natural domains. “Sustainability” is not the answer.
RSD6 Keynote. Karl Otto Ellefsen: Myre is a fishing village in the Northern part of Norway, that I have followed for 50 years, and investigated by discussing transforming morphologies.
RSD6 Keynote. Michael Hensel: One of the most basic questions remains relatively unaddressed, namely the right to ground.
RSD6 Keynote. Sabine Junginger: So overwhelming is the intricate web of laws, rules, and regulations in a highly hierarchical and political landscape that those working under intense time pressure rarely get time to reflect on their design approaches.
Matthew Mendelsohn moderates, with Maureen O’Neil, Alex Ryan, and
Joeri van den Steenhoven.
RSD5 Keynote. Paul Pangaro: I am responsible for what I see.
RSD5 Keynote. Liz Sanders: Creating creative spaces together – provoking, engaging, improving
Demoscopio Culture: How do we Empower and Liberate Citizen’s Voices in Designing their own Social Systems?
RSD5 Keynote. Aleco Christakis & Maria Kakoulaki: An emerging centre of civic innovation, co-created and self-organized by citizen collaboration.
RSD5 Keynote: Erik Stolterman
RSD5 Keynote. Humberto Maturana: The act of design is the act of specifying intentionally an arbitrary matrix of relations in some chosen operational domain.
RSD4 Keynote. Lia Patricio: Designing Portuguese electronic health records.
RSD4 Keynote. Ursula Tischner: We need to dematerialize.
RSD4 Keynote. Don Norman: Design schools need to change, but how?
RSD4 Keynote. Ann Pendleton-Jullian: How do we have agency in a white water world – rapidly changing, hyperconnected, and radically contingent?
RSD4 Keynote. Mugendi M’Rithaa: More access to phones than water.
RSD3 Keynote. Hugh Dubberly: We can begin to live in systems and make them our own. We can take responsibility for our world.
RSD3 Keynote. John Thackara: A new and global ‘leave things better’ politics that affirms our codependency with the biosphere.
RSD3 Keynote. Harold Nelson: A more tailored form will take shape through a process of self-organization—a type of dialogue that gives order and form to complex things.
RSD3 Keynote. Ranulph Glanville: The type of outcome, the ways in which they can be judges, the implicit criteria and the ethics involved are very different for engineering and design, and I will explore these a little.
RSD3 Keynote. Daniela Sangiorgi: An increase in complexity in service innovation has motivated the introduction of meta-level frameworks in service research introducing descriptions of service systems or service eco-systems, calling for interdisciplinary efforts to work toward innovation.
RSD2 Keynote. Peter Jones: How should these service systems be designed for total health outcomes?
RSD2 Keynote. Fred Collopy: My thesis is that because the world’s, each society’s, and indeed most businesses’ problems have grown so particular and so complex, designers need the perspective of systems thinkers – and systems thinkers need the tools of designers.
RSD2 Keynote. Carlos Vezzoli: The framework for the Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS) project and its Method for System Design for Sustainability (MSDS) are presented.
RSD2 Keynote. What are the emergent qualities that arise when AND replaces the argumentative EITHER-OR in design situations?