Conceptualization of Contemporary Design
Doing (PhD Project)
Design is argued to be multi-disciplinary and the designer takes
part in that process both as a designer and often as a coordinator.
While this historically has an origin in the twentieth century, the
society has changed and we live in a globalized world and are now
even more concerned with sustainability. I am curious about
what doing design together might be in this context and about its
artistic foundation. My research topic is Conceptualizing
Contemporary Design Doing. The project has a practiced-based
research approach and I have conducted a series of
multi-disciplinary project courses at UID to explore kinds of doing
design together. At the moment I am concerned about what kind of
implications design doing has.
My research is focused on exploring and investigating
collaborative design, with the aim to suggest alternative
interpretation of the concept design doing. I pay particular
attention to design collaboration situated in a visual and tactile
design context. I am currently working on analysing research
material from my research study with real-life experiments - Hot
teams. In Hot team design students collaborate in interdisciplinary
teams and co-design, create and explore collaborative design work,
while they carried out design projects.
My advisors are Johan Redström (Umeå institute of design, Umeå
university) and Anna Valtonen (Umeå institute of design, Umeå
university/Aalto University, Helsinki).
Areas of interest
interdisciplinary teams, co-design, collaborative design