101 guide to Interaction Design Education for the next decade

workshop – 90 min | Feb 4 – 13:00

IxDA and Cumulus International Association for Art, Design & Media education are joining forces for a series of shared workshops about the future of interaction design education.

It’s 2018 and it’s getting complicated. Software is eating the world, digital culture is everywhere in our hands as a darker side of digital tech is emerging as a public issue. Every business sector, every part of the society is impacted and so is design education. New challenges are ahead of us with Artificial Intelligence & robotics, and it’s probably time to redefine what should be interaction design education for the next decade. The game

IxDA and Cumulus are organising two workshops in France during the 1st part of the year 2018 in order to enable design practitioners and design educators to share views and opinions. Vision, best practices and ambition for design education would be the content and the outcomes of those two workshops. Each workshop gathers 15 participants from IxDA, 15 participants from Cumulus.

Part 1: Interaction Design Education Summit - Lyon (France) Feb. 3-4 Workshop happening on Sunday 4th at 1 pm.

Part 2: Cumulus conference Together - Paris (France) Apr. 11-14 Workshop on Thursday 12th (to be confirmed) Conference website

We welcome all participants to join both meetings for successful outcomes and future steps together. Expected output: a series of guidelines to be published under the umbrella of IxDA & Cumulus.

Feel like you should be part of it? Contact us! IxDA secretariat Brenda Sanderson: bsanderson(at)ixda.org

Cumulus secretariat Eija Salmi: eija.salmi(at)aalto.fi Justyna Molik: justyna.molik(at)aalto.fi

Alok b. Nandi

Alok b. Nandi
IxDA / Architempo / Institut Paul Bocuse

Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen

Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Kolding School of Design

About the speakers

Alok b. Nandi

Alok b. Nandi

IxDA / Architempo / Institut Paul Bocuse

Alok b. Nandi - author, designer, engineer, speaker - is active in design and innovation processes: teaching/lecturing, institutions, companies. Director of interactive creation (Casterman, Flammarion, Architempo), active on the web since 1994, he explores storytelling modalities with design that mix technologies, spaces and tempo. He co-produced a film and co-founded a spin-off in AR/VR. He launched and organises PechaKucha Brussels; he is also Vice President of Interaction Design Association - IxDA.

A triple degree in Engineering (Ecole Polytechnique, Univ. Of Brussels), Management (Solvay School VUB) and Philosophy and Letters (writing and film analysis) allows him to practice interdisciplinarity.

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Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen

Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen

Kolding School of Design
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen has been rector of Kolding School of Design since 2008. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Southern Denmark. She has worked as head of a cultural house, a teacher at University of Southern Denmark, and as a researcher at the Development Centre for Public information and Adult Education. From 1994-2007, she was a member of the Danish Parliament, and for a period of four years she was Danish Minister of Culture. Alongside her work as rector, she recently served as a member of the Danish Design Vision2020 Committee.

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