|Title of event||Design Practice SIG Kickoff- Tackling Tough Design Challenges Together|
|Organising (SIGs)||Design Practice|
|Workshop chairs||Oscar Nespoli, Ola Isaksson|
A Special Interest Group (SIG) entitled ‘Design Practice’ has been formed with the broad objective to capture, study, and communicate authentic, relevant and current design problems in their contexts, from all areas of engineering practice, including industry, government/healthcare, academia.
More specifically, this SIG aims to:
- Encourage practitioners to challenge researchers
- Encourage academics to understand design practice
- Express the value of design research
- Increase awareness to industry and other sectors of the availability of practical design methods, ‘theory’ and tools
The workshop will allow interested conference participants to formulate and solve a real design problem sourced from engineering practice, in order to achieve the goals above.
Academics, practitioners, students (PhD, undergraduate) and others can come together to learn from each other, with the catalyst being the design problem and workshop facilitation.
The workshop will be moderated and facilitated by the proposed Design Practice SIG. A call for problems will be issued not unlike the World Open Innovation Conference call, screened and invited presenters prepared for the workshop. Problems may be formatted in the form of a case study with video exhibits. Three or four problems will be available for the workshop attendees to address. The attendees will be in groups mixed by profession (i.e. academics, practitioners, students, other).