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Vom Provisorium bis zur Improvisation – Margit Schild und Tom Bieling im Gespräch

. Manchmal – oft genug – geschieht Unerwartetes (ital.: improvviso). Dann müssen wir reagieren, mitunter entgegen unseren ursprünglichen Planungskonzepten: wir improvisieren. Etymologisch geht dies auch auf den Versuch zurück, dem Unvorhergesehenen entgegen zu wirken, also Dinge vorherzusehen und vorzubereiten (lat.: … Continue reading

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Gender in Aktion: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven und technologische Interaktionen

“Technik ist aus unserem Leben nicht mehr wegzudenken. Sie durchdringt heute alle Lebensbereiche. Sie tritt uns als intelligente Akteurin zunehmend ebenbürtig gegenüber, denkt mit, unterstützt, bevormundet oder entmündigt. Dabei fließen in Gestaltungsentscheidungen immer auch – bewusst oder unbewusst – geschlechtliche … Continue reading

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Design and Organisation 2.0: From „Design for Life“ to „Design Your Life“

Looking at society as the embodiment of a living environment, which is constituted of social, cultural, mental and material components, raises the question about how this is (or should be) actually organised. In the summer semester 2015, a new issue of … Continue reading

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Between digital commons, urban struggles and local self-organization

[German below!]   MAZI* – Open night with discussions, presentations, food and DIY networks: Social and political processes are becoming increasingly digitized and restructured by and through digital aspects. Beyond the various narratives about the “hybrid” or “smart” city, between dystopian visions … Continue reading

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Ausgezeichnete Mit-Mach-Stadt

»Das Sächsische Staatsministerium des Innern hat mit der Innovationskommune Brandis und dem kommunalen Innovationsnetzwerk den 1. Platz des internationalen eGovernment-Wettbewerbes in der Kategorie „Bestes Kooperationsprojekt“ gewonnen. Die Schwerpunkte des Projekts „Innovationskommune“ liegen im Bereich des Prozessmanagements zur Verbesserung von Verwaltungsabläufen … Continue reading

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Changing Worlds – Ideologies, Utopias and Ambitions in Science and Technology

The latest issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Sciences (GJSS) has a strong focus on Science and Technology Studies (STS) topics. Its title “Changing Worlds” alludes to multiple meanings as not only are we changing the world – or worlds –, but they … Continue reading

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Partizipative und inklusive Mensch-Technik-Interaktion

Bereits am 21. April 2015 fand in der Berliner Villa Donnersmarck das “Friedrichshainer Kolloquium des Instituts Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft (IMEW) unter dem Titel „Technikgestaltung – die Perspektive Behinderung im Kontext der Innovations- und Technikentwicklung“ statt. In ihrem gemeinsamen Vortrag und der anschließenden Podiumsdiskussion … Continue reading

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Design and Organization

  In order to design, Designers need tools, such as pencils, dremels, notebooks, software or brainstorm-sessions. In order to mediate between the ‘uncertain’ and the ‘real’, Designers also design tools, such as guiding systems, urban structures, services or interfaces. The … Continue reading

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Community Now? The Politics of Participatory Design

The Design Research Lab and the DGTF (German Society for Design Theory and Research) are currently preparing an international symposium which  focusses on current social developments and participatory community projects in Germany and Israel. Participatns from all over will present and … Continue reading

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Jeder kann hacken!

Schrauben lösen, Kabel neu verlegen: Messer, Gabel und Pudelmütze werden zum Input für den Computer. Wie das geht, zeigt das Design Research Lab heute während seines vierten Workshops zum kreativen Umgang mit Elektronik, im Rahmen der CodeWeek. Diesmal im Tieranatomischen Theater Berlin (Lenther … Continue reading

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Elektronische Sounds malen

Mit einem weiteren Workshop beteiligte sich das Design Research Lab Berlin heute aktiv an der CodeWeek. Diesmal: in Rottweil. Zur Diskussion standen Möglichkeiten und Anwendungsgebiete des Codings im Kontext von Sound: Wie kann man mit Hardware, Code und Farbe elektronische Musik … Continue reading

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Schrottküche

[English Version below!] Welche Roh- und Wertstoffe befinden sich in unseren mobilen Geräten? Unter welchen Produktionsbedingungen sind diese Geräte entstanden? Wie verhält es sich um ihren Lebenszyklus und das Leben nach ihrem Gebrauch? Im Rahmen der Code Week übt ein Team aus … Continue reading

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Reaktive Voodoo-Puppen

Im Rahmen der CodeWeek veranstaltet das Design Research Lab heute einen Workshop mit Schülerinnen und Schüler der Oberschule in Frankfurt (Oder). Unter dem Überthema “Smarte Textilien” wird gemeinsam mit leitendem Garn und textilen Sensoren experimentiert, „weiche“ Schaltkreise entwickelt und dabei spielerisch erörtert, wie man interaktive … Continue reading

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Technik und Protest

Technik verändert die Gesellschaft und ihr Naturverhältnis. Sie ist Gegenstand und zugleich Ausgangspunkt und Antriebsfeder für Ängste, Konflikte, Hoffnungen und Heilversprechen. Ob Flughäfen, Stromtrassen, Atommüllendlager, Bahnhöfe oder Bauten zum Hochwasserschutz: Proteste gegen Infrastrukturprojekte haben Konjunktur. Nicht nur in Deutschland, sondern … Continue reading

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“Die digitale Arbeitswelt gestalten!”

“Die digitale Arbeitswelt gestalten!” Unter diesem Motto findet heute die 6. Engineering- und IT-Tagung der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung in Kooperation mit der IG Metall in Rüsselsheim statt. Im Fokus stehen dabei auch Themen wie das Recht auf informationelle Selbstbestimmung als Voraussetzung dafür, … Continue reading

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EU Code Week 2014 – Mitmachen!

Die EU ruft vom 11. – 17. Oktober 2014 Kinder und Jugendliche in ganz Europa zum Programmieren auf. Mitmachen erwünscht! Programmcodes steuern unsere digitale Welt und damit unser tägliches Leben. Wer ihre Sprache spricht, kann unsere Zukunft aktiv, individuell und … Continue reading

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Kollisionen

Was passiert, wenn Mode und Architektur kollidieren, Design beim Tanz aufschlägt oder Gesellschafts- und Wirtschafts- mit Visueller Kommunikation zusammenstößt? Was, wenn Textil- auf Textgestaltung trifft, Performance die urbane Raumplanung befragt oder Kulturtheorie durch bildende Kunst und Musik herausgefordert wird? In … Continue reading

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DFG Roundtable Design Research (Video)

The Design Research Lab conducted an intense two-days event: The DFG Roundtable Design Research. Numerous highly profiled positions from the international field have been brought together in order to compare, discuss and map the different approaches and perspectives within design … Continue reading

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New Book: The History of Sustainable Design

click to enlarge! The new publication ‘Die Geschichte des nachhaltigen Designs‘ (= The History of sustainable Design) by Karin-Simone Fuhs, Davide Brocchi, Michael Maxein & Bernd Draser (Hrsg.) contains a contribution by Design Research Lab‘s Tom Bieling, Florian Sametinger and Gesche … Continue reading

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F L U G M U S I K (Kollisionen 2014)

Eine Woche lang arbeiteten Studierende aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen der Berliner Universität der Künste (UdK) zusammen an fliegenden Klangobjekten und klingenden Flugobjekten. Objekte, die schweben, gleiten, geworfen oder katapultiert werden. Objekte, die klingen, singen, knattern und flüstern. Einzige Grundbedingungen: kein Strom, … Continue reading

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“Flugmusik” – Jazz Institute Berlin meets Design Research Lab

[Dehnhard & Bieling: F L U G M U S I K] The Jazz Institute Berlin and the Design Research Lab are going to collaborate for early 2014. In the project Tilmann Dehnhard and Tom Bieling are going to work on flying … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Student Worker (f/m) in alternative Interaction.

Job Opportunity: Student Worker (f/m) in „alternative Interaction“. The Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts is looking for two student workers (f/m) to support us in the project “SPEECHLESS” from now to June 2014 (4 – 6 … Continue reading

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Lorm Hand connects deaf-blind people with twitter

On the 4th October an impressive protest march of the deaf-blind took place in Berlin. Many of the participants took the opportunity to express and tweet their thoughts, demands, needs, wishes and requests with the @LormHand. The Lorm Hand is an … Continue reading

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Design Research Lab in Berlin NeuKölln

[Nacht und Nebel Installation: “Liebe Sonnenallee, “] As part of the Nacht und Nebel festival in Neukölln, the Community Infrastructuring Team of the Design Research Lab will present the next level of their hybrid letter box. Opinions will be collected and … Continue reading

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DFG Roundtable Design Research

The Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts is looking forward to an intense two-days workshop next week: the DFG Roundtable Design Research. Even more, we are excited to meet our ca. 40 participants. The list of participants … Continue reading

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Current DESIGN RESEARCH LAB projects by our colleagues Katharina Bredies, Tom Bieling and Alexander Müller-Rakow will be shown in Munich from 21. – 24.2.2013. Click fyers to enlarge! [Look Twice | Exhibition & Symposium, Munich February 2013]

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Job Opportunity: Internship at Design Research Lab Berlin

Das Design Research Lab der Universität der Künste Berlin sucht ab März/ April 2012 in Berlin eine/n Praktikant/in für 3 – 6 Monate im Projekt „Services für Demenz-Patienten“. Das übergreifende Ziel des Design Research Lab (www.drlab.org) besteht darin, durch praktische und theoretische Beiträge im … Continue reading

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Mobile Lorm Glove – A Communication device for deaf-blind people.

The Mobile Lorm Glove is a communication and translation device for the deaf- blind. It translates the hand-touch alphabet Lorm, a common form of communication used by people with both hearing and vision impairment, into digital text and vice-versa. The … Continue reading

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Künstlerisch/Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter/in gesucht…

Das Design Research Lab der Universität der Künste Berlin sucht ab Februar 2012 in Berlin eine/n Künstlerisch/wissenschaftliche(n) Mitarbeiter/in im Projekt „Services für Demenz-Patienten“ Das übergreifende Ziel des Design Research Lab besteht darin, durch praktische und theoretische Beiträge im Bereich benutzerzentrierter … Continue reading

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Feature Discussion ‘Before and After Critical Design’

After our last lively feature discussion in april there will be another interesting one this friday. This time it will be in English again. The discussion is open for everyone to join. Looking forward to your contributions! Feature Discussion ‘Before … Continue reading

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HangUp (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“HangUp” is a tool that accounts certain human conditions or situations, where people can not use their hands while being on the phone. For example deaf people need both hands for sign language. But also non-deaf people are often confronted … Continue reading

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Mobile Alert Recognition (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Mobile Alert Recognition” is an application that identifies auditory alerts through signal recognition and informs the user about important events. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN RESERACH LAB of the University of the Arts in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Skintimacy

Thanks to Tangible Sound Lab for exploring interpersonal boundaries through musical interactions in their recent project ‘Skintimacy’, in which Alexander Müller, Jochen Fuchs and Konrad Röpke use skin-based interfaces for collaborative musical performances. ‘Skintimacy’ is intended to be both an evocative tool … Continue reading

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Sign-to-Text (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Sign-to-Text” is an application for tracking fingeralphabet for SMS-use on Mobile Phones. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN RESERACH LAB of the University of the Arts in collaboration with T-Labs Berlin. . The project explores challenges and possibilites … Continue reading

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Feature Discussion: “Wie schaffen wir Designwissenschaft” (DRNetwork, 12.04.2011)

The official announcement will be posted here, as well as via DRNetwork and dgtf, soon!  So, this one’s only an advance notice: Feature Discussion auf DRNetwork – ‚Wie schaffen wir Designwissenschaft?’ 12.04.2011 ‚Wie schaffen wir Designwissenschaft?’ knüpft an die letzte … Continue reading

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Teilnahmeaufruf: 5. Kolloquium ‘Design Promoviert’

Zum Jubiläum mal wieder in Berlin: Wie schon beim allerersten mal, so werden wir auch das 5. Kolloquium »Design promoviert« wieder in Berlin durchführen. Diesmal an der Universität der Künste, der neuen Heimat des Design Research Lab. Am 4. Juni … Continue reading

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Call My Attention (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Call My Attention” is an application for immediate Line-of-Sight Signaling on Mobile Phones. The application proposes a mobile device function to be used like a remote control, for achieving immediate attention. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN … Continue reading

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Design Research Lab – Alles NEU!

On the occasion of Gesche Joost‘s inaugural lecture, the Design Research Lab recently celebrated a “houswarming” of its new office at the University of the Arts. In the course of the establishment of the endowed professorship, the research team transferred to the faculty … Continue reading

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5. Kolloquium ‘Design Promoviert’ in Berlin (Juni 2011)

Zum Jubiläum mal wieder in Berlin: Wie schon beim allerersten mal, so werden wir auch das 5. Kolloquium »Design promoviert« wieder in Berlin durchführen. Aller Voraussicht nach wird es am  4. Juni 2011 stattfinden. Dieses Mal an der Universität der Künste, der neuen … Continue reading

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Andy Miah speaks at our Research Colloquium (November 22)

On November 22 (Monday), Andy Miah gives a talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium. Don’t hesitate to spread to spread the word and feel free to join! *** Research Colloquium *** Date: 22.11.2010 Time: 14.00 – 15:30 Location: Deutsche Telekom … Continue reading

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Tuuli Mattelmäki speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 23nd of august)

Another Talk, another interesting guest speaker: On august 23 (Monday), Tuuli Mattelmäki from Aalto University Helsinki comes to talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium. Here topics will range from design probes, empathic design, co-design to service design and design for … Continue reading

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Tom Shakespeare speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 2nd of august)

This august is full of interesting guest speakers. Before Graham Pullin (august 9) and Tuuli Mattelmäki (august 23) come to talk at T-Labs’ Research Colloquium, we are happy to have Tom Shakespeare speaking on “What do we need to know … Continue reading

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Graham Pullin speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 9th of august)

We are happy to have Graham Pullin as a guest speaker at our next Research Colloquium at T-Labs on monday, 9th of august. Graham will talk about aspects from his book, as well about some of his latest projects, e.g. … Continue reading

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Sense Parcour (Workshop Review)

In our Sense-Parcour-Workshop (17 august 09), we discussed and experienced the “sense” with kids and teenagers, that actually don’t have visual or accustical impairment. What is it like, when you can suddenly not hear or feel any more? How about … Continue reading

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Deaf StreetLab (Review)

Our Workshop with with deaf Teenagers at the StreetLab (13 august 09) was interesting and fun. We had two Sign Language Translators to support us. We talked about specifics and properties of Deaf Life. What are typical problems for Deaf … Continue reading

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Sharpen your senses! Review of our Co-Design Workshop with Kids from Neukölln(Berlin)

Our yesterday’s kids-workshop on navigation and (mobile) communication by different senses (see post below!) was awesome: We had a full day outdoor workshop with kids between the age of 3 to 12 years. It was difficult to count them, but we guess during … Continue reading

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