Workshop Speakers

GRÁINNE CONOLE

PROFESSOR OF E-LEARNING IN THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY IN THE UK

WORKSHOP - AN INTRODUCTION TO A NEW METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGN - LEARNING DESIGN

The workshop will introduce participants to a new methodology for learning design, which aims to provide support and guidance to teachers in making decisions about creating learning activities. Our approach is predicated on the view that no one simple, narrow view of design is likely to be appropriate nor would such an approach meet the needs of the designer, because of the inherently messy and creative nature of design. We are developing a 'pick and mix' learning design toolbox of different resources and tools to help designers/teachers make informed decisions about creating new or adapting existing learning activities. Further information is available at http://ouldi.open.ac.uk

KEN FRIEDMAN

DEAN, FACULTY OF DESIGN, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY


WORKSHOP - RESEARCH WRITING



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SELENA GRIFFITH

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

WORKSHOP - DESIGN MANAGEMENT



LARRY LEIFER

PROFESSOR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR, STANFORD CENTER FOR DESIGN RESEARCH, DIRECTOR, HASSO PLATTNER DESIGNTHINKING RESEARCH PROGRAM AT STANFORD

SUSAN FINGER

PROFESSOR, CIVIL ENGINEERING, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN RESEARCH CENTRE, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, USA

WORKSHOP - DANCING WITH AMBIGUITY: MEASURING PERFORMANCE IN TEAM- BASED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO

Regarding Ambiguity versus Tangibility:

Larry Leifer, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Design, Stanford University, USA

Regarding Performance Measurement:

Susan Finger, Professor, Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

So what did they learn? You could not possibly have been active in the design-thinking-research and product-based-learning arenas without having received this challenge from one to many of your discipline focused colleagues. My response has been muted for decades. And then, it dawned on me that the only difference between the analytic thinking disciplines and the divergent thinking disciplines lies in the fact that one is concerned with a "body-of-knowledge (facts and truth)" while the other is concerned with a "body-of-behavior (actions and possibilities)." With this distinction in mind, Professor Leifer will introduce a "hunter-gatherer" metaphor for the pursuit of radical innovation through hands-on design thinking activities. In parallel, Professor Finger will observe and track the behavior/learning evidenced by workshop participants. In summary, we anticipate a lively debate by all in regards to the methods, tactics, and theory addressed in the workshop.

KEVIN MURRAY

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR RMIT UNIVERSITY, RESEARCH FELLOW UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE AND ADJUNCT RESEARCH FELLOW MONASH UNIVERSITY

WORKSHOP - THE SYDNEY CHARM SCHOOL

The charm is an enduring ornament that offers protection and good fortune. Traditionally, it is associated with superstitions such as the evil eye. But we have our own contemporary demons. There are timeless issues such as sickness and rites of passage. And there are new challenges, like climate change and global justice. How can we design charms that carry their traditional meaning into the world today? This workshop reviews the function of charms, particularly in jewellery, and considers their potential uses today. Participants will be able to develop new designs and test them out. The goal of the workshop is to open a new possibility for those who want to produce objects that make a difference in the world.

WENDY SARKISSIAN

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CURTIN UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY POLICY INSTITUTE AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, BOND UNIVERSITY

WORKSHOP - THE EDGE: CREATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT... THAT ACTUALLY DELIVER RESULTS

This workshop offers opportunities for participants to explore "the Edge" in community engagement: that place where issues and problems are complex and intractable, where ordinary run-of-the-mill engagement processes do not seem to work well and where emotions are running high. Maybe there has been a history of neglect in this community or with this group. Or perhaps there have been many instances of betrayals and broken promises? Or maybe everyone is bored and cynical and there is little energy of any sort for community engagement processes on all sides. The Edge workshop builds on work in Wendy Sarkissian's new Earthscan book (with Dianna Hurford): Creative Community Planning: Transformative Engagement Methods for Working at the Edge (2010). See www.creativecommunityplanning.com as well as her 2009 book, Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability. See: www.kitchentablesustainability. com. Case studies from Wendy's social planning practice will be presented and discussed.

SUE SERLE

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

WORKSHOP - USING VISUAL ACTION RESEARCH METHODS

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