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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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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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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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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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Code Week (Opening)

Im Rahmen der Code Week (11.-17. Oktober) sollen Mädchen und Jungen spielerisch an die Welt des Programmierens herangeführt und bestehende Coding-Initiativen in ganz Europa sichtbar gemacht werden. Deutschland nimmt in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal an der Initiative der Europäischen Kommission teil. Als … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Book: Questions, Hypotheses & Conjectures (Book by Design Research Network)

  [Rosan Chow, Wolfgang Jonas, Gesche Joost (Hg.): Questions, Hypotheses & Conjectures; IUniverse; 360 pages; ISBN: 9781450259651] In 2008, the Design Research Network (DRNetwork) conducted the Design Research Conference “Questions & Hypotheses” (Q&H) in Berlin. Since the goal of DRNetwork is … Continue reading

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Book (german): Entwerfen – Wissen – Produzieren

[Claudia Mareis, Gesche Joost, Kora Kimpel (Hg.) Entwerfen – Wissen – Produzieren. Designforschung im Anwendungskontext; Language: German; Nov 2010, 302 S., Transcript; ISBN 978-3-8376-1463-3] ”Knowledge” and “Research” have become key terms for design. The reciprocal relationship between design practice and … Continue reading

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