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04/1: Collaboration in Design Education
Friday, 24/Sept/2021:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Naz A G Z Börekçi, Middle East Technical University
Session Chair: Fatma Korkut, Middle East Technical Univ.
Virtual location: Nanzhangcheng

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2:00pm - 2:20pm

Towards Radical Synergy for More Just & Equitable Futures

Audrey Bennett, Ron Eglash, Roland Graf, Deepa Butoyila, Keesa Johnson, Jenn Low, Andréia Rocha

University of Michigan, United States of America

Inequity and social injustice are omnipresent wicked problems, complex challenges for which there are no single solutions due to their cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary, and systemic nature. For example, the “green revolution” of the 1970s was supposed to solve world hunger. But we saw instead a rise in corporate control over agriculture (Pielke and Linner, 2019). The design of social media, widely touted as creating a harmonious global village in the 1980s, has instead partly turned into hatching grounds for a global white supremacist movement and other forms of extremism. We cannot afford to passively allow accidental synergies to create global disasters. Instead, we need to bring social, technological, economic, and environmental concerns, among other considerations (the gamut of analysis often abbreviated STEEPV) into a deliberate and reflective emergent process. We refer to this decolonial, emancipatory form of design emergence as “radical synergy.” In this visual paper, we show three projects by graduate students and their partners that take steps toward radical synergy through facilitating community-based, designerly activities that promote generative justice, playful changes of perspectives, and initial-stage integrative analysis

2:20pm - 2:40pm

A format to bridge the transition from university to work. Insights from the Product-Service System Design Tour development.

Andrea Taverna, Daniela De Sainz Molestina

Politecnico di Milano

The last decades have been of significant growth for the Service Design discipline. For supporting students in understanding the multifaceted profile of the Service Designer, academia needs to reflect on how this evolution affects the educational setting as Service Design methods are now applied in different contexts to face complex societal and business challenges. This paper explores how university-industry collaboration in extracurricular activities might support students in understanding the role of the Service Designer in practice. An extracurricular activity in the format of a digital event—the PSSD Tour—addresses this inquiry by involving companies and students in conversations to explore the different applications of Service Design methods in industry projects. After three co-design sessions with stakeholders trigger the development of the PSSD Tour format, three iterative tour tests with companies help experiment and evolve the format.

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Tutors’ Perspectives on NPO Collaboration in Industrial Design Education

Zeynep Yalman-Yıldırım, Gülay Hasdoğan

Middle East Technical University

Non-profit organisation (NPO) collaboration in industrial design education enables tutors to bring real-life problems to the design education context. Only in recent years, good practices of NPO collaboration implemented in the studio and elective courses are seen in industrial design education. Within the scope of this paper, 20 tutors from 10 industrial design departments in Turkey who have carried out educational projects in collaboration with over 30 diverse non-profit partners in their undergraduate courses were interviewed. Based on the thematic analysis, this paper explores design problems studied in collaboration with NPOs in the context of industrial design education together with tutors’ perspectives on the motivations of actors for collaboration, and the benefits and challenges of collaboration. This paper offers three collaboration models on NPO collaborations in education and aims to achieve an extensive and outsider point of view rather than a restrictive, case-specific, insider viewpoint towards these collaborations.

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