DeSForM 2012: Learn to Make, Make to Learn

2012 April 22

I’m now in Wellington (New-Zealand) for DeSForM 2012, the 7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement. This is a small gathering of designers and researchers sharing an interest for Interaction Design and issues of aesthetics, meaning and making. I attended the the workshop in 2010 and was impressed by the relevance of the discussions and considerations in relation to my own design inquiries.

The event was hosted by the Victoria School of Design. I presented my talk Learn to Make, Make to Learn: Reflections from 4 Sketching Haptics Workshops (PDF) during the second day. I think it was fairly well received. It was really nice to present right after Vicky Teinaki and her talk Informing Form: An Aesthetics of Touch. Vicky is pursuing a PhD on the how designers can develop a refined language of touch, so we definitely have some shared motivations!

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