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29. May 2020
8 am
FH Vorarlberg |designforum
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openIdea_special „impact“

openIdea_special_impact is a discussion and workshop event on the following questions: What goals have been propagated by representatives of the design industry? What have they achieved? Which goals have they missed and why? How do we see the future development? Which tasks should be adressed prioritarily by professional designers?

If it were not assumed that design could spark effects, then the design field would not exist. What does »effect« mean in this context? Which effects do we aim for as designers? Are we able to achieve the intended effects? Edward Bernays (1928): »Propaganda controls the spirit of the masses in a similar way as the authority in the military subjects the soldiers physically.« Depending on the perspective, artwork has made a positive or negative contribution to the state of the world. As soon as ideas are brought to life, pressure can be applied with their help. But how can design help people to live a self-determined life? A series of discussions will help to identify positive and negative impact options. Of course, it is not possible to achieve exhaustive results in such a narrow framework. The event is therefore intended as a starting point for a longer dis-cussion.

Schedule

8 am: check-in
8.30 am: Exhibition opening, Foyer Achstrasse
9 am: Conference opening, Aula
9.30 am to 12.30 pm: Workshops

 lunch break (90min)

1 pm: check-in
2 to 4.15 pm:
two Discussion panels, designforum & Aula

 coffee break (30min)

4.45 to 5.45 pm:
Discussion panels, designforum & Aula
6 to 7 pm:
Discussion panel, Aula

 Festival

Exhibition | 20 Years InterMedia

20 years of graduates from the degree programme InterMedia also means 20 years of development in the field of design, technology and media. It also means changes that we have understood and shaped as challenges. When the environment changes, it also makes sense to change the strategy of education, the understanding of design as well as possible interventions in the areas of society, culture or economy.

This exhibition wants to make these changes visual and perceivable. It wants to personalize this point of view by using the examples of the graduates of the first year, which means that their work and CVs will be visible and audible. Their artifacts from media development make them thus witnesses of these challenges.

With its playful aspects and the possibility of interaction with new media, the exhibition gives on the one hand an overview of the diversity of topics and on the other hand makes design approaches and design problems come alive.

Our exhibition is formed by impulses and therfore also wants to give impulses for discussion and dialogue at the symposium – a stimulus for open discourse on design and its diversity, the adventure that this world offers.

Exhibition opening: 29. May, 8:30 am | Exhibition: 29. May - 30. June 2020

Workshops

29. May 2020
9:30 - 12:30 am
Leader: Ruedi Baur
Location (coming soon)

 

Taking stock of the future
Based on the definition of social design that Lazlo Moholy Nadge formulated before his death in 1946, the programming and culture of today's innovation and its purpose for the citizen should be analyzed. Is it about saving the already liberal society or tackling the problems of the planet? How is the design positioned?
 
Language: German

29. May 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 am
Leader: Sigrid Bürstmayr
Location (coming soon)

 

Small Steps To Solve Big Problems

193 countries have taken a clear position on improving the world through the 17 sustainable development goals. With this agenda from 2015, the United Nations commit themselves to the implementation of these goals by 2030. No more poverty worldwide, clean water as well as sustainable consumption and production should be ensured. In order to achieve these goals and create change, there is a need for political regulations, economic initiatives and more awareness among people. The workshop will focus on the contribution of design to raise awareness of these predominant world issues and above all to develop solutions that can be implemented immediately and easily. All decisions we make have an impact on society and the environment, both positive and negative. As designers, we have to be part of this economic, ecological and social improvement.

 Language: english

29. May 2020
9:30 - 12:00 am
Leader: Markus Götsch
Location (coming soon)
max. 20 subscriber

 

engaging emergence – developing future narratives the power of empathy in circular design processes

Dynamic Facilitation (DF), which is the method behind the so called Creative Insight Councils is the perfect tool to work on seemingly unsolvable and complex issues. It is a comprehensive form of participation. A group of 15 to 20 participants is enabled to dive into a profoundly creative process. Thus the participants pursue completely new paths and explore all possible aspects of one or several topics, go on to find the actual question behind the question, come up with solutions and options for a sustainable future. Unlike other processes the Creative Insight Council embraces crises and conflict, as well as strong feelings such as fear, grief, anger, jealousy, envy and frustration. No longer are these emotions an obstacle but provide the needed energy for the creative process. 

The participants come together as experts of their everyday lives and contribute their knowledge from their individual niche realities. They develop solutions for so called wicked problems. In the course of the Creative Insight Council, not only trust and connectedness develop within the group, but also the awareness that change is possible and can be actively shaped. In addition, breakthroughs and results are achieved, which emerge in unity and can be implemented without resistance. The Creative Insight Council is thus an effective instrument for making participation a tangible experience. 

This format with its circular and solution-oriented process architecture has an effect on the long-term development of a constructive culture of participation on many levels and can be ideally used for change processes. An offshoot of the Creative Insight Council - the Wisdom Council - offers the opportunity to use the power of Dynamic Facilitation in citizen participation. I would like to invite you to this workshop to get in touch with Dynamic Facilitation and the forces that make the Creative Insight Councils and Wisdom Councils work.

29. May 2020
9:30 - 12:00 am
Leader: Andreas Koop
Location (coming soon)

 

"How is less possible?"

The number of people is increasing, but resources are not. Our economic system is based on this constant more. But not only the economic system, also our own lifestyle, our wishes etc. are affected by this ... despite our knowledge of the finiteness of the earth. How can design make a contribution so that we become happier with less? As a person, as a company, as an institution, as a society – and consequently - also fairer.

We know how more is possible – more is easy. But less is difficult!

Language: German

29. May 2020
9:30 - 12:30 am
Leader: Clemens Schedler
Location (coming soon)

 

Banana, Fish or Trumpet?
A Small 1 × 1 on the Existential Subject of Money

 
Meet yourself and your world effectiveness in the biotope of price + value, benefit + payment, competence + joy, cost + calculation, reserves + profit, life-time + work-time, sense + purpose, enthusiasm + disgust surcharge, self-worth + market value, dream + reality et cetera.
 
Equipped with an animated beginner´s spirit and only the basic types of calculations, I started my independent professional life over 30 years ago. My most educational business training sessions unfolded from thorough failure. I will fully share my knowledge and learning from these experiences with you, one hundred percent in analogue form. All you need is your notebook and a pen [iPads, laptops and other digital toys are not suitable for this workshop].
 
Language: German

29. May 2020
9:30 - 12:30 am
Leader: Tanja Tomic
Location (coming soon)

 

UX in the context of Safety Relevant Software Applications

The term „User Experience“ is historically tightly intertwined with the rise of Apple’s end consumer goods. Nowadays most UX design assignments gravitate around the question „How can we design an experience to sell better, faster and more of whatever we are
selling?“
Design education focuses on creating of pleasurable experiences, persuasive interaction design and visually appealing graphics, that are shown on the newest display technologies. But what happens if we need to design an experience, that must not sell but keep us safe and alive or prevent us from a potential hazardous disaster? Can we still apply paradigms like „Don’t make me think?“1 to situations where workers are supposed to report reliable maintenance data to provide safe operation of a transport network? All throughout our design education we learn about how good design is a result of a „less-ismore-philosophy“2 to make the use of a pleasure-object as easy as possible. What if we are confronted with the complexity of a live saving operation, where the amount of crucial information can’t be just simply reduced until it gets „easy to use“? Safety critical software applications need to follow a different user experience path. In this workshop the topics relevant to workflows in this special environments will be outlined. A brief history of the beginnings in human error research and the impact of interface design in this context will be given. Design examples focusing on the safety relevant aspects will be discussed. Insight in design paradigms for complex design tasks will be shown.

1“Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability“, Steve Krug
2“Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams“ Klaus Klemp

Language: English

29. May 2020
9:30 - 12:30 am
Leader: Severin Wucher
Location (coming soon)

 

Details on the individual workshops will follow in January 2020.

Discussion panels

Location: FH Vorarlberg, Building A | Aula

29. May 2020
2 - 3 pm
FH Vorarlberg, Building A | Aula
Markus Hanzer
Stefan Hagen
Sigrid Bürstmayr

 

How can discursive spaces be created that enable to discuss societal themes in a constructive, respectful and multi-perspective framed way?

Speaker

Markus Hanzer
FH Vorarlberg
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Stefan Hagen
Hagen Management GmbH
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Sigrid Bürstmayr
FH Joanneum
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29. May 2020
3 - 3:15 pm
FH Vorarlberg, Building A | Aula
Angelika Simma-Wallinger
Ruedi Baur
Severin Wucher

 

Therefore, the question arises: what does it take for people to understand themselves as a social or cultural group? What creates or conveys membership and cohesion? Which alternatives can go beyond the classic brand and identity concepts?

Speaker

Angelika Simma-Wallinger
FH Vorarlberg
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Ruedi Baur
Atelier Intégral
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Severin Wucher
Hochschule Anhalt
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29. May 2020
4:45 - 5:45 pm
FH Vorarlberg, Building A | Aula
Margarita Köhl
Guido Kempter
Tanja Tomic

 

Many of the digital systems in existence today are aimed at creating a person whose social life fits the role of a politically adapted and apathetic consumer. The discussion will focus on the question how we can foster human-centered technological progress under the premises of digital humanism.

Speaker

Margarita Köhl
FH Vorarlberg
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Guido Kempter
FH Vorarlberg
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Tanja Tomic
indicate.digital.design.vision e.U.
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29. May 2020
6 - 7 pm
FH Vorarlberg, Building A | Aula
Markus Hanzer
Margarita Köhl
Gerhard Blechninger

 

Every day we are confronted with a flood of messages. They should influence us in our ideas and also in our actions.  If what we perceive of the world is increasingly shaped by the media, why are they allowed to use sophisticated methods to manipulate us? How can people convince themselves of facts without misleading them with propaganda?

Speaker

Markus Hanzer
FH Vorarlberg
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Margarita Köhl
FH Vorarlberg
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Gerhard Blechninger
Fachhochschule Salzburg
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Erik Spiekermann
p98a
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OpenIdea Vortrag: Designing for Humans – Methods of Human Centred Design

Location: designforum, Hintere Achmühlerstrasse 1 | ground floor

29. May 2020
2 - 3 pm
designforum, Hintere Achmühlerstrasse 1 | ground floor
Karin Andrea Bleiweiss
Kathrin Zechner
Marco Spitzar

 

How can design help to focus on those areas of life that are proven to improve people's well-being?

 

Speaker

Karin Andrea Bleiweiss
FH Vorarlberg
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Kathrin Zechner
Österreichischer Rundfunk ORF
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Marco Spitzar
Studio Spitzar
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29. May 2020
3:00 - 3:15 pm
designforum, Hintere Achmühlerstrasse 1 | ground floor
Roland Alton-Scheidl
Andreas Koop
Clemens Schedler

 

The doctrine, the legal system of society should remove all obstacles so that all creative energies flow freely and the markets can regulate themselves in harmony, has proved to be a fatal mistake. Today, therefore, the question arises as to how design can contribute to the sustainable use of resources?

Speaker

Roland Alton-Scheidl
FH Vorarlberg
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Andreas Koop
designgruppe koop
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Clemens Schedler
büro für konkrete gestaltung
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29. May 2020
4:45 - 5:45 pm
designforum, Hintere Achmühlerstrasse 1 | ground floor
Hubert Matt
Oliver Kartak
Simon Ganahl

 

Throughout history, people have developed very different attitudes to possible future events. These range from passive devotion, to trying to be prepared for negative events as well as possible. How can one overcome the impression of a lack of alternatives? How would we imagine an optimal state of affairs in relation to a specific topic?

Speaker

Hubert Matt
FH Vorarlberg
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Oliver Kartak
Studio für Media Design, Universität für angewandte Kunst
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Simon Ganahl
Universität Wien, Universität Zürich
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How to get there

Fachhochschule Vorarlberg
CAMPUS V
Hochschulstrasse 1
6850 Dornbirn
designforum Vorarlberg
CAMPUS V
Hintere Achmühlerstrasse 1
6850 Dornbirn

Contact OpenIdea "impact"

Univ.-Lekt. Mag. Markus Hanzer 
Programme Director InterMedia,
Head of Department Design

+43 5572 792 5201
 markus.hanzer@fhv.at

 

Hannelore Nagel 
Assistant Head of Department

 +43 5572 792 5202
 hannelore.nagel@fhv.at