DeSForM - Sense and sensitivity conference

18 October 2017 00:00 till 20 October 2017 18:00 - Location: TU Delft, TU Eindhoven - By: Communication

This year the tenth edition of the DeSForM conference takes place. Paper sessions, interactive demonstrations and workshops will provide the audience deeper insights to debate about the future of dynamic ‘form’ giving and its effects on people and their environment.

DeSForM has seen the development from digital and mechanical objects that had enriched sensorial presence to adaptive and intelligent objects, that feel almost analogous to reality given their increased information processing power and sensory resolution.

Consequently, the arena that belongs to design researchers and practitioners has gotten more sophisticated by being more technical. And this raises new questions, regarding the effect and the impact of the new technologically rich designs. At DeSForM 2017, they are looking for a discussion on how designers deal with some of the challenges that come with this adaptation.

Programme

Wednesday 18 October | TU Delft
The first day of the conference will consist of paper sessions and interactive demonstrations. This day the keynote speaker is Yoko K. Sen, ambient electronic musician and sound designer for healthcare environments. Students and employees of the faculty of IDE are invited to visit the conference for free this day. Please register at info@desform.org

Thursday 19 October | TU Eindhoven
The second day of the conference will consist of paper sessions and interactive demonstrations. This day the keynote speaker is Dr Corentin Coulais, creator and researcher of the physics of soft structured active materials at UvA.   

Friday October 20 | Philips Design
The third day of the conference the key note speaker will be Dr Maarten Gribnau, senior architect and engineering manager of map visualizations at TomTom. Furthermore, there are four inspiring workshops lined up.