Chief Executive at Danish Design Centre
Trends Research and Consumer Insights Specialist at Future Concept Lab
Professor of Leadership and Innovation, Politecnico di Milano
Professor of Design, Management & Innovation Department of Design & Innovation Case Western Reserve University
Portfolio Manager Industrial Design Thinking, Siemens
Design Education Facilitator at The Design Society
Professor at Tongji University, College of Design & Innovation
Professor in Industrial Design at Konstfack Stockholm
Assistant Professor at TU Delft
Meet other people from academia and industry interested in design, management, research, innovation, and creativity and create lasting connections.
Join the interactive DESMA Vibes sessions; share and create new, relevant and applicable knowledge together.
Get in touch with the DESMA researchers and all their activities and initiatives started during the last 3 years.
Pitch your own ideas for the future of DESMA and become an active member of this growing network.
November 2, 19.00, Barsac Wine Bar, Viktoriagatan 8
Get into the mood for DESMA Vibes, meet the participants and the DESMA network and join us for a relaxing drink!
November 3, University of Gothenburg, Universitetsplatsen
The Design Management Happening
Welcome and coffee.
Welcome by Patrik Ström, Associate Professor, Centre for International Business Studies/Economic Geography Management & Organisation and Anna Rylander Eklund, DESMA coordinator.
DESMA Jams are live discussion sessions. They focus on given areas derived from the 13 DESMA research projects presented in the DESMA Book (exclusively available for all Vibes participants) but open for interpretation. They are hosted by DESMA research fellows together with special guests offering different perspectives and attitudes. All Jams are build around involving the audience in a constructive and creative way.
The Jams will be a part of the DESMA Movie produced by Photoagency. DESMA Sounds will be created by Mira Joo.
Product meaning yesterday, today and tomorrow – how the purpose of product changes over time.
Åsa Öberg, Politecnico di Milano
Erik Bohemia, Design Education facilitator at The Design Society
Roberto Verganti, Professor at Politecnico di Milano
ABOUT: We aim to provide participants with the chance to experience and reflect on the clash between different creative processes.
Veronica Bluguermann, Living Labs GLobal
Sara Jane Gonzalez, Future Concept Lab
Andrew Whitcomb, Veryday
Lucia Chrometzka, Trends Research and Consumer Insights Specialist at Future Concept Lab
Mikko Koria, Professor at Aalto University
If we start from the physical and sensorial qualities of experience, how do we perceive dualistic categories like design and management (and products/brands, material/immaterial) or are they still relevant? Can the metaphor of music help us with this experiment?
Fernando Pinto Santos, Aalto University
Ariana Amacker, University of Gothenburg
Kaja Tooming Buchanan, Professor at Tongji University
Bosse Westerlund, Professor in Industrial Design at Konstfack
Lunch will be served at the venue.
Exploring how to navigate effectively between social and economic objectives, existing organisational context and changing environment, business and design.
Marzia Aricó, LiveWork
Eva Kirchberger, Engine
Christian Bason, Chief Executive at Danish Design Centre
Richard Buchanan, Professor at Case Western Reserve University
ABOUT: Reflections on the changing role and practices of design in business organizations.
Andreas Benker, Philips
Ulises Navarro Aguiar, Volvo
Giulia Calabretta, Assistant Professor at TU Delft
Bettina Maisch, Portfolio Manager industrial Design Thinking, Siemens
Vibes summary followed by mingle and drinks.
At Vibes we will revisit our initiative to map the shifting landscapes of design + management that we started in 2014. Turning the map into a 3D sculpture, we invite all Vibes participants to build new avenues for action by connecting design, management, research, practice, academia, and industry.
A sound installation presenting all DESMA initiatives that invites feedback and extension.
At Vibes we strive to create meaningful conversations, so participants can freely engage with our friendly and seemingly autonomous video camera and leave a trace during the event. Share your thoughts and ideas!
Getting to Gothenburg
The DESMA Annual Meeting, followed by the DESMA Dinner for the DESMA core network, is held on November 2, 14.00 - 17.00 at the School of Business, Vasagatan 1, Malmstenssalen.Google Maps
The Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize is awarded annually to an active Nordic designer or craftsman at a ceremony on 4th November, Torsten Söderberg’s birthday. The prize is administered by the Röhsska Museum and is worth 1 million SEK. From 5th November 2015, the Röhsska Museum will host an exhibition by and featuring this year’s winner Ilkka Suppanen.Söderberg Design Prize
The first biennial PARSE conference at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden November 4-6, 2015 takes as its point of departure the question of TIME.PARSE Conference
Everything that is happening in and around Gothenburg can be found here.Explore Gothenburg
DESMA, which is short for Design as Driver of Innovation and Competitiveness, is an Initial Training Network in the area of design management funded by the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions (FP7).
DESMA combines 13 international researchers with 4 leading universities within the area of design management, along with 4 European design consultancies and 4 complementary product and service organisations. Its research hubs are spread across 4 major European cities including London, Helsinki, Gothenburg, and Milan.
DESMA is the “+” in design + management, because within DESMA we want to find new ways for how design and management might overlap and pollinate each other. Our mission is to engage academia and practice in rethinking this “how” of the combination of design + management practices, to drive innovation, competitiveness and social progress in unforeseen directions. This requires a different perspective on design management that takes the best of both disciplines to create something meaningful. Our ambition is to build a vibrant and sustainable platform of high quality research in the intersections of not only design and management but also academia and practice by expanding the methods of communicating, applying and validating the impact of research.