Design @ Dusk | Centenary Edition

Fri 13 July 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm FREE!
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Design @ Dusk | Centenary Edition - Lecture Theatre 1, The Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney - Darlington - NSW
The University of Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning invites you to Design @ Dusk’s Centenary Edition, in celebration of the School’s 100 years of innovation.

Design @ Dusk is a monthly talk series whereby industry guests, academics and students collaborate in an informal setting and explore the possibilities for design to affect change.

These talks are inspiring and fast-paced, and are accompanied by light snacks and drinks.

This special edition invites Design Lab founders, Mary-Lou Maher and John Gero, to tell the story of how the Design Lab began. The pair will discuss the early days of the Design Computing degree and the evolution of design research, computer and AI modelling, as well as design cognition and neurocognition.This event also officially launches the new Design Wing, a collaborative work space for researchers working in the Design Lab and academics teaching in the Design programs. Come along for a tour and to hear about the design process behind the lab renovation.

Event Details:

WHEN Fri 13 July3.15pm: guests arrive for 3.30pm start5pm: networking, drinks and official lab opening

WHERE Lecture Theatre 250, Level 2,Wilkinson Building, 148 City Rd, University of Sydney

This is a FREE event, however please register to confirm attendance

About the speakers:

During their time at the School, Mary-Lou and John founded the Design Lab, built a team of researchers, and established the Bachelor of Design Computing degree.

Mary-Lou Maher

Mary Lou Maher is Professor and Chair of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. Maher graduated from Colombia University with a degree in Civil Engineering, and continued on to complete her PhD in the US. She has held esteemed positions at Universities across the States, as well as the University of Sydney (1990 - 2011), where she held Professor and Chair of Design Computing position.

Mary-Lou Maher is interested in the design and evaluation of innovative digital/physical environments and new media that enhance information systems, creativity and design. Her research draws on and contributes to human-computer interaction, intelligent systems, computer-supported collaborative work, design science, and computational creativity. My current research has a focus on developing social-computational models and new technology as we scale up from human-computer interaction, through collaborative systems, to large-scale collective intelligence. Some highlights of my recent research are models of surprise as a basis for innovation analytics, gesture and tangible interaction design, crowdsourcing design process models, and strategies for flipped classrooms in CS education.

John Gero

John Gero is a Research Professor in Computer Science and Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and at the Department of Computational Social Science, George Mason University. Formerly he was Professor of Design Science and Co-Director of the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, at the University of Sydney.

Gero’s recent research focuses on cognitive studies of design education, social behaviour in design, computational models in creative design, and visual representation and reasoning.
Fri 13 July 2018
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Lecture Theatre 1, The Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney
148 City Rd,
2008, Australia