for research on communicative product design
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(1-3 October 2003)
(28-30 April 2004)
(18-20 May 2005)
(10-12 May 2006)
(6-8 June 2007)
(28-30 May 2008)
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Nordcode PhD course (series of three seminars)
Skövde, Lund, Oslo
Nordcode doctoral seminars
The Nordcode network is organising a series of intensive seminars for doctoral students. This will be a follow-up of the first Nordcode doctoral seminar, held in October 2005 in Finland.
Students from the Nordic countries with a research topic falling under the Nordcode theme of communicative aspects of design are encouraged to apply. The seminars are funded by NordForsk, allowing travel grants for the participants.
The objective of the seminar series is to support doctoral students within design research in Scandinavia by providing them with an arena for discussing their ongoing research projects with peers and senior academics. In specific, focus is on developing the students’ research design and methods, and enhancing their argumentation and reasoning skills. In addition, the seminars aim to encourage collaborative projects between Nordic universities.
The series will consist of three seminars:
Participants are expected to prepare for each seminar through exercises and assignments. Related literature will be sent to participants in advance of each seminar.
Credits & Formal requirements
Together with assignments the three seminars constitute a PhD-course of 7.5 ECTS credits. To qualify for this, participants must attend all three seminars and complete compulsory assignments including peer reviewing.
Applicants must be enrolled as a PhD/doctoral student at a Nordic University. A maximum of 10 students will be accepted to the seminar series. Selection of students will be made on the basis of their applications.
Applications should be sent to professor Susann Vihma (University of Art and Design Helsinki) by email: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: 30.9.2006
Notification of selections will be made by 10.10.2006
The applications (2-3 pages) should include:
· Clear description of the student’s doctoral project, including objectives, schedule, and the status of supervision
· Brief description of the applicant’s motivation for attending the seminars
· Brief description of the main challenges and problems that the applicant is facing within the doctoral project
Funding is available for all accepted participants. This includes travel (flight/train/buss tickets) and accommodation costs (hotel 3-4 nights) to all three seminars. However, participants need to book and pay the trips first themselves and expenses will be refunded after each seminar.
Further information may be obtained by email:
NTNU Trondheim, November 8-10 2006
“Design Theory and Research Methodology”
Organiser: NTNU/Martina Keitsch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To get the package, please contact email@example.com
13.00 Introduction to course
13.30 Lecture: Program, intervention and participation - participatory approaches to design research, by Thomas Binder
15.15 Lecture general
09.00 Lecture: Progress in design methodology and related research approaches
10.45 Group discussion on lecture and literature (2-3 articles will be sent to students in advance).
11.30 Group presentations
14.00 Presentation by students (focusing on selected problems within PhD) & Discussion
09.00 Group Work
11.00 Lunch, closing discussion and plans for the 2nd seminar
Lecture slides of Martina from the 1st seminar
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, March 7-9 2007
“Design Research Methodology – Applied research”
Organiser: Chalmers/Viktor Hjort (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6th Nordcode seminar and workshop
Helsinki, June 6-8 2007
“Design Semiotics in use”
A special session for the students may also be organised during the seminar. The students are also encouraged to present their work for a wider audience.