Five members of the Design Manufacturing futures lab, including myself, attended the ICED2019 conference in Delft, Netherlands. I contributed in three ways to the proceedings.
First, there is the paper written in collaboration with Mark Goudswaard and Hannah Forbes, looking at different approaches to democratising design, focusing on crowdsourcing design, generative design and design by play. Mark presented the paper in a very interesting session.
I demonstrated the configurable interface games controller as part of the conference ‘Marketplace’, where new ideas and early iterations of projects can be put to the field leaders.
I also attended the doctoral consortium, an opportunity to present the outline for my thesis proposal and get feedback from a variety of academics, including peers and experienced professors. This was invaluable to the shaping of my PhD plan, and I took on board the feedback as I move towards my first-year review.