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Venue: University of British Colombia, Canada
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 has been issued (see News Section) 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).
The overarching objective of this SIG is to bring practitioners and researchers together through the capture, study and communication of authentic, relevant and current design challenges in their contexts, from all areas of design practice (industry, government, healthcare, start-ups etc.) Specifically, we aim to: • Encourage practitioners to challenge researchers • Encourage academics to understand design practice • Express the value of design research to practitioners • Increase awareness...