Designfakulteten är ett nationellt centrum för designforskning förlagt till KTH. Strävan är att utveckla design som kunskapsfält för att kunna möta sociala, ekonomiska och tekniska utmaningar i samhället på ett hållbart, innovativt och estetiskt medvetet sätt. I vår forskarskola deltar idag ett drygt 50-tal doktorander från våra många medlemsuniversitet och -högskolor runt om i landet.

Design angår oss alla, dagligen och överallt, privat och i det offentliga rummet. Design är i denna mening samhällets största kultursektor. Design är genom sin förnyelsekraft även avgörande för konkurrensförmågan i många branscher. Designforskning behövs för att design ska kunna utveckla sin kulturella och innovativa roll för framtidens komplexa och snabbt föränderliga omvärld med ökade krav på hållbar utveckling.

Disciplinarity in Transition – welcome to our internat 34

25-26 March, organized in collaboration with the recently (re-) launched Openlab in Stockholm. The lab, as its name indicates, is open for potentially  inter-, multi-, trans- or extra-disciplinary encounters, for unexpected meetings and challenge-driven experimentation, “across the lines between different disciplines and professions”. What can this mean, for us, today? Is this a new trend or a necessary shift? What is the role of design and designers? In order to facilitate a dynamic debate within a widely expanding field of disciplines and institutions, three leading researchers from different fields will give their views and together with you, point out new directions in the contemporary context of Disciplinarity in Transition. Read the programme and sign up here.

Traces of Movement Exploring Physical Activity in Societal Settings

Welcome to Helen Tobiasson’s Academic Dissertation 13 March at KTH, read more here. How are we moving, or how much physical activities are present in societal settings such as eldercare units, schools, universities and offices? This general question was explored using different design-oriented approaches in four cases, with children, elderly, students and office workers. The results unveil a complexity of the problem area that initially seemed quite straightforward and are not only the insights gained through the analysed empirical observations but also include a physical activity-oriented design method called Physical Movement Sketching as well as experiences from using Movement Probes.

Position at Green Leap and design research at KTH

There is an open position as associate professor in technical design at KTH at the unit of product and service design and the department of machine design. The person will also be part of research in sustainability and design, innovation and norm critical design within Green Leap, a platform for design and sustainability. We are looking for applicants with a background in industrial design, product design or product design engineering, preferably  with a phd or professional skills in relevant areas. The position involves research and teaching mainly at the master program of Integrated product design. Deadline 4 March.

Fredrik Sandbergs slutseminarium

äger rum på Linnéuniversitetet onsdagen den 28 januari klockan 13-15 i sal Homerus, hus F. Titeln på avhandlingen är Thinking in-between the boxes - Introducing white space  thinking as an approach for designers to reveal and change the meaning of structures och diskussant är Mathilda Tham. Välkommen!

Konstfack Research Week 2015 – Practicing Research

Welcome to Konstfack Monday 26 to Friday 30 January when research practices and perspectives on arts, crafts and design research in Sweden and internationally are highlighted. Konstfack Research Week features examples of on-going projects, different ways of working, issues, processes and methods in arts, crafts and design research which will be discussed with leading researchers from Sweden and elsewhere. The programme combines varied formats for highlighting research and engaging with researchers, including project presentations, moderated discussions, 'behind the scenes' experiences, keynotes and tools for students to navigate the week. Open to students, faculty and public, check out keynotes and programme here.

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Read the summary of the Design Faculty’s activities between 2008 and May 2014 as we are seeking funding for our continued existence.

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Lär känna Designfakultetens doktorander

Designfakulteten har idag ett 50-tal doktorander från 17 olika högskolor och universitet. Ytterligare ett 20-tal har redan doktorerat. Våra doktoranders forskningsområden handlar bland mycket annat om industri-, tjänste- och interaktionsdesign liksom design management. Lär känna dem bättre här!

Helena Kjellgrens bild
Torbjörn Anderssons bild
Helena Tobiassons bild
Jennie Schaeffers bild
Elsa Vaaras bild
Ulises Navarro Aguiars bild
Anders Lundströms bild
Daniel Kades bild

Designfakulteten grundades i december 2007 med finansiering från Vetenskapsrådet och KTH. Dess främsta verksamhet är att driva en nationell forskarskola i design i samarbete med ett 20-tal institutioner runt om i Sverige.

Designfakulteten
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Brinellvägen 83-85
100 44 Stockholm

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