Monday, March 9, 2015, 5pm
Ass. Prof. Anna Vallgårda: Temporal Form of Interaction Design
Anna Vallgårda, PhD, is the Assistant Professor and Head of the ixd lab at the it university of copenhagen. Her research is about developing interaction design as a material practice. Dr.Vallgårda understands the computer as a material for design and experiment with it as such, with the aim of creating new material expressions for computational things. Through this practice, she also seeks to deepen our understanding of the trinity of forms in interaction design: the physical form, the temporal form, and the interaction gestalt.
Prof. Kim Halskov: Designing Media Architecture: Tools and Materials
Prof. Kim Halskov is a professor of interaction design at Aarhus University, Denmark, where he is the director of Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (see cavi.au.dk) and also co-director of the Centre for Participatory IT (see PiT.au.dk). From a background in participatory design, Prof. Kim Halskov’s research areas include design processes, participatory design, creative processes, and experience design. His current research project includes CIBIS, which in collaboration with LEGO and Designit, develop and explore Blended Interaction Spaces supporting the creative potential of young people at the high school level. The objectives are 1) to demonstrate the potentials of integrating multiple digital devices and physical materials in a shared environment to support individual and collaborative creativity and 2) to develop the theoretical foundation for the study of creativity constraints, design ideas, generative design materials, and creative methods in design processes. Prof. Kim Halskov is chair of ACM’s steering committee for the Designing Interactive Systems conference series (DIS) and a member of the advisory board for the Participatory Design Conference series (PDC).