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Can words change design?

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05 Okt 2015 / in Lots Research

Lots of inclusion? Yes! Last week we arranged a successful workshop held at the Include 2015 Conference, at Royal College of Art in London. The workshop explored and challenged notions such as “normal”, “diversity”, “disability” and “user” to understand and question their associations and to open up for alternative perspectives. The value of the workshop,
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Sara presents her research at Lots

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07 Apr 2015 / in Lots Research

Welcome to listen when Sara Ljungblad is presenting her research in the Seminar Series at Dept. of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg. Post doc research at a design and innovation agency Sara Ljungblad has a Ph. D in Human Machine Interaction. She has conducted in-house research for several years at Lots Design, working with both
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Research Writing Seminar May 6th

06 Maj 2014 / in Lots Research

This time we discussed two papers in progress: The first paper concerned face-to-face interactions and gaming situations, and how designers can support more or less face to face interactions by designing specific game properties. We also discussed ethical aspects of designing games that demand people to look at their devices rather than alternative more face-to-face
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Welcome to the research seminar today!

01 Apr 2014 / in Lots Research

Toady we have the April 1 research writing seminar at LOTS Design, at 15.00! We will discuss at paper draft (by Ljungblad/Thies/Stewart Claesson), as well as a theory paper by Jon Kolko: Abductive Thinking and Sensemaking: The Drivers of Design Synthesis.

Research seminar 4th of March

10 Mar 2014 / in Lots Research

On this seminar we discussed two theoretical papers: The Uneasy Relationship between Design and Design Research by Gui Bonsiepe. From a Design Science to a Design Discipline: Understanding Designerly ways of thinking, by Nigel Cross A bunch of researchers form different institutions, departments and centers discussed the two theory papers in relation to their own
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Who’s Bob the Builder—really?

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25 Feb 2014 / in Lots Research

Equal opportunities are not just one of the fundamental democratic rights, but also lead to more innovative thinking that, in turn, entail to new opportunities for developing new businesses, products and services. Lots has been selected as a pilot partner for the Vinnova “Gender Lab” innovation programme, where, together with Snickers Workwear AB, we are
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Join our next research-writing seminar!

Join our next research-writing seminar!
20 Feb 2014 / in Lots Research

The next seminar will be held at the “Kuggen” building at Lindhomen, on the third floor. The first Tuesday every month at 15.00, we arrange a research seminar, with the aim to strengthen design-oriented research in Gothenburg. The seminar attracts a variety of design-oriented researchers from the Department of Applied IT at Gothenburg University, the
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Shouldn’t everybody be able to watch TV?

Shouldn’t everybody be able to watch TV?
19 Feb 2014 / in Lots Research

Lots is running an innovation project where we focus on accessibility issues, especially with regard to streamed media. The aim is to create an interactive guide for web designers, as a support tool for including accessibility for all to different types of broadcasting in their designs. We argue that there is a lack of dynamic
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How can design skills support the understanding of the user’s experience?

How can design skills support the understanding of the user’s experience?
18 Feb 2014 / in Lots Research

Sara Ljungblad, Ph.D., is conducting research on design knowledge and our relationship to use. Her research shows how the skills of design practitioners influence the ability to support different use situations, and how the methods and skills that designers apply help them zoom out from the current functionality of certain products and services to defining
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“There are no free lunches” – research discussions

“There are no free lunches” – research discussions
01 Dec 2013 / in Lots Research

At Lots, we occasionally meet up for a “research lunch”, where we discuss current subjects in our research fields. As an outcome of these sessions, some of our in-house researcher’s papers have been co-written with designers from Lots or other design and HCI researchers.