Co Design for Sustainable Tourism Development


Co-Design project outcomes for the tourism industry Collaboration with the tourism industry was prioritised in two Danish contexts, based on already existing networks. One was the newly established Destination Lillebaelt, which covers Kolding, Fredericia and Middelfart municipalities. Destination Lillebælt serves to establish a Destination Management Organisation for the Lillebaelt area....

Forklift Design


Forklift Design Operating a forklift requires a degree of precision and skill to be productive and efficient, while remaining safe. Forklift truck operation is a fine example of embodied actions. It is very different from the symbolic operation of computers, but perhaps this is what IT interaction will aspire to...

Theatre Lab


Learning with Theatre An octopus is a very clever animal with a big brain,” we are told by marine biologists who have also said that octopuses would have brain enough to live a life like humans – if it wasn’t for the unfortunate fact that it has nobody to teach...

The Potential of Design Aesthetics


Aesthetics has been central to the discourse on design, both in relation to theory and practice. However, the connection is somewhat paradoxical. On one hand, aesthetics is emphasized as a fundamental issue of importance. On the other hand, what exactly is meant by ‘aesthetics’ or ‘aesthetic’ is inherently unclear. Both...

Open Space Seminar 2014 January


This Memo reports the main themes discussed at the second Open Space seminar in the SDU Design initiative. Open Space is a meeting format where participants themselves create the agenda for what to talk about offering people a chance to bring up any theme that they find important. Seed Project...

Research Forum Clusters Strategizing in Networks


Where and when  Stadsarkiv meeting room Skolegade 2B Kolding December 11th 9.30 – 12.30 Theme 1: Clusters are regional specializations that are known for offering externalities such as increased innovation, productivity and competitiveness. But what are clusters and how are they developed? These questions will be addressed and the idea...

Research Forum Design Management Studies


Where and when  Nicolai Scene Skolegade 2B Kolding November 27th 9.30 – 12.30 Design management is a nascent field of research. In this 3rd seminar the field is shortly outlined. Key issues are presented by help of two on-going research programs. “D2i - Design to innovate” is a practice driven research...

Research Forum Design Culture Studies


Where and when  Stadsarkiv meeting room Skolegade 2B, Kolding (in front of Nicolai cafe) November 13, 9.30 – 12.30 The humanistic design studies is an approach originating in design history and culture studies focusing on aesthetics and meanings. The broad and complex relations between designer, production, consumption and mediation are investigated...

Research Forum Participatory Innovation


Where and when Nicolai Scene Skolegade 2B Kolding October 30 9.30 – 12.30 SPIRE – Sønderborg Participatory Innovation Research Centre has just completed five years of experiential research to establish a new research theme: Participatory Innovation. This has a focus on human impact of interaction, and it challenges the notion...

SDU Design Research Forum


SDU Design is a new initiative at SDU Kolding to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration in design research, also involving local partners. We are happy to invite you to a series of seminars to meet the involved researchers and their communities of inquiry. The idea is for the researchers to exchange insight...