Learn x Design 2017
The Allure of the Digital
and Beyond.

Conference programme


Call for Papers
Deadline extended
to 10th March 2017.
SUBMIT A PAPER HERE.

→ Programme Highlights: Tuesday 27th June

Register on Tuesday afternoon from 15:30 and you’ll be able to join us for a tour of the award-winning Ravensbourne building with Layton Reid, followed by a welcome drinks reception at The Intercontinental Hotel.

→ Programme Highlights: Wednesday 28th June

Professor Linda Drew
Ravensbourne

From 9am on Wednesday, Linda Drew, Director of Ravensbourne opens LXD 2017 in her welcoming speech to delegates. Conference registration opens at 08:30.

Keynote Speech

Professor Susan Orr
University of the Arts London

From 09:30 on Wednesday, Professor Susan Orr delivers the first Keynote of LXD 2017, on the subject of designing teaching for post digital creative education.

→ Paper Session 1 — Wednesday morning

Theme — Design Skills

Combining the Digital and the Analog: Exploring unfamiliar Problem Domains through video blogs and role-playing in industrial design education
Gizem Hediye Eren , Anadolu University

Research-led design practice: A new approach of research through design
Jian Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology

“Play” as an integral part of Design Education
Prof. Meaghan Anne Dee, Virginia Tech

Sense making through interaction with the app Wuwu & co. The body’s roll in learning in a Digital and Visual era
Lovise Søyland, University College of Southeast Norway

Learning to Design Together: Introducing Conditional Design as a Method for Co-Design Activities
Dr Canan Akoglu, Design School Kolding

→ Paper Session 2 & 3 — Wednesday afternoon

Theme — Design Method / Design Thinking / Design Process

Study of Co-Creation Model and Analyses of its use benefits and applicability for design teaching
Cristiane Bertoldi, Daniela Hanns, Sara Goldchmit, School of Architecture and Urbanism/University of Sao Paulo

Virtual Spatial discovery for the novice design student
Eric Dolph, SUNY Buffalo State

Multimodal Critique: VoiceThread as an online, asynchronous feedback platform for design studio
Jody Lawrence, University of Minnesota

The Design Cognitive process using digital instruments: an enlightening design activity of secondary school pupils
Sophie Farsy, Blondina Pastel, Éric Tortochot Aix-Marseille Université

The Acquisition of Design Skills: A Hybrid Practice in the Digital Age
Denise Allan, Edinburgh Napier University

Design courses applying engineering knowledge to PBL style -Trials in a Taiwanese design department of University
Hsiang-TangChang, Nien-Yun Yu, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

Personal Space Invasion in Collaborative Design
Julie Sille Abildgaard, Bo TChristensen, Copenhagen Business School

Ubiquitous Wearing: Wear + Seek
Alexa Pollmann

Developing Empathy Through Virtual Immersion, Understanding the Problem Space by being in the Virtual Space
Natalie Paepcke-Hjeltness, Betsy Barnhart, Dan Neubauer, Pete Evans, Iowa State University

→ Paper Session 4 — Wednesday afternoon

Theme — Design Method / Design Thinking / Design Process

Automating Design Education
Dean Pankhurst, Subject Studio

Reinventing the Design (and Media) School – case study of Ravensbourne’s Mindsets and Skillets Manifesto
Gary Pritchard, Ravensbourne

Design Thinking Environments: The Challenge for the Higher Education Sector
Paul Sternberg

Thinking across Channels: Retail Designers’ Competencies in the context of Omni-Channel in retail
Stephanie Claes, Katelijn Quartier, Jan Vanrie, Hasselt University

An Inclusive Pedagogical Approach within Ravensbourne
Kevin Johnson

→ Paper Session 5 — Thursday Morning

Themes — Culture & Education / e-learning

Children deconstructing the adult mastery in the Future Design Board case study; learning how to use story-making and design as tools for life
Alexandra Antonopoulou, Greenwich University

Developing a visual voice, thinking on paper together: changing the paradigm of communicating in team settings
Verena Natalie Paepcke-Hjeltness, Kevin Henry, Iowa State University

Cultural Dimensions in Design Studio Pedagogy
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Maya Desai, Nancy Snow, OCAD University

Make your move: Exploring a pedagogic toolkit for creative development in primary education
Robert Pulley, Esther Burkitt, Ashley Hall, Royal College of Art

Desitecture of Education to Education: How Desitecture was formed, enabled, produced, practiced and feeds education as research and it’s outcomes
Layton Reid

→ Paper Session 6 — Thursday Morning

Themes — Culture & Education / e-learning

Developing a Consciousness of Influence through Aesthetic Engagement and Critical Inquiry
Kristen Collen Callahan, Lewis University

Investigating skill confidence as a concept to enhance learning development in online education
Lena Mayer, Lena; karen von Schmieden, Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute

The Allure of the Digital and Beyond
Caroline Gilbey

Developing Protective Body Panels for Humanoid Emergency Response Robots: How Technology Impacts Design (and vice-versa)
Prof. Meaghan Anne Dee, Samuel Paul Blanchard, Virginia Tech

Towards a culturally inclusive MOOC: a design based approach
Mana Taheri, Karen von Schmieden, Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute

Faking The Orchestra: Innovations in recording and mixing live and virtual orchestral instruments
Jenna Donnelly

→ Paper Session 7 — Thursday Morning

Themes — Culture & Education / e-learning

Embedding Emotions in Learning Experience for Interactive Design
Dr Amic Ho, The Open University of Hong Kong

Co-created Design Tools to Transform Student Induction
Rosemary Stott, Ravensbourne

→ Paper Session 8 — Thursday Afternoon

Themes — Culture & Education / e-learning

eCollage and FEA Model as Catalysts for Idea Generation
Sini Maarit Riikonen, Ana Nuutinen, University of Helsinki

Designing for Wearable Experience
Carl Smith

Making distance learning visible in Virtual Design Studios
Derek Jones, Lotz Nicole, Holden Georgy, The Open University

Materials Alchemy: When disciplines and materials collide 3MCsRose Sinclair Richard Brett, Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote Speech

→ Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall
OCAD

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. We also welcome her as a Keynote Speaker at LXD 2017, discussing Respectful Design: how to decolonize art and design education.

→ Paper Session 9 — Thursday Afternoon

Themes — Design Materials / Visual Thinking

Collaborating with External Partners in Industrial Design Education: A Review of Success Factors
Naz A.G.Z Borekci, Fatma Korkut, METU Department of Industrial Design

Putting yourSELF on the line, an alternative critique on digitalization
Harold Koopmans, Minerva Art Academy | Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Beyond Pokemon Go: How Pokemon Go can support music education
Matthew Ramirez , JISC

Free Architecture, An ethnographic approach to architecture practice
Claudia Itzel Sanchez, UNAM

The Promise and Challenges of Hybridizing Media Content
Kevin Henry, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Columbia College Chicago

UBlend: Next Generation Digital Learning Environment
UBlend from EdSpace

Designing for the HoloPortal (including demo): 3D moving image
Carl Smith, James Edward Marks and Tristan Bruce)

Join us for Dinner on Thursday evening.

→ Paper Session 9 — Friday Morning

Themes — Design Materials / Visual Thinking

The Other User: How school design relates to creative praxis
Jody Lawrence University of Minnesota

Unleashing Creative Confidence Through Sketchnoting
Dr Verena Natalie Paepcke-Hjeltness, Aziza Cyamani, Iowa State University

Visual Discussions as Critical Thinking Strategies for Design Students
Dr Ricardo Lopez-Leon, Aguascalientes University

→ Dr. Jo Twist

Dr Jo Twist
Ukie

Jo is CEO of Ukie, the trade body for UK games and interactive entertainment, making the UK the best place in the world to make games. Previously, Jo was Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Education, where she commissioned Digital Emmy-winning Battlefront II, free to play browser and iOS games and social media projects.

Jo completes our roster of Keynote speakers for LXD 2017, discussing Diversity, Games and Mixed Reality.

LXD 2017 ends on Friday lunchtime,
with a closing speech by Professor Linda Drew.

→ Meet our Speakers