Practitioners, Researchers and Educators (P-R-E-) Days

CUMULUS and IxDA have launched a series of Practitioners, Researchers and Educators (P-R-E-) Days to encourage focused conversations on identifying critical elements that further capacity building for designers, at different stages of their careers, from studies to professional practice to lifelong learning. These meetings take the form of working groups in partnership with institutions, academia, corporations, and policymakers, who are willing to push the global PRE agenda.

The Cumulus+IxDA partnership – with institutions and organisations from different parts of the world – creates diversified and constructed spaces for conversations building on the synergy of education and research expertise, brought by Cumulusians, along with the practitioners’ perspectives brought by IxDA and the local partners.

PAST EVENTS:

Amman, Jordan
28 February 2020, 2-3pm

CRITICAL Thinking – CAPACITY Building – KNOWLEDGE Amplification
A PRE session allows local communities to host roundtables for advancing the aims of the 2017 Design Declaration. PRE aims to enable ongoing dialogue and development between business-industry-practice-education-research by gathering stakeholders outside of their daily agenda. It is a changer for the planet

This workshop is taking place within Typoday 2020.

Participants
Academics and students, practice and corporate.

Introduction
1. Alok Nandi, IxDA (video): About PRE as an example of IxDA and Cumulus collaboration.
2. Eija Salmi, Cumulus – on Design Declaration – Short intro on Cumulus.

Some thoughts on the need for accelerating dialogue and development between businesses, industry, government, NGOs and education and research.

Cases

Academic 
1. Professor Essam Abu Awah ASU Amman Jordan

Practice & Corporate 
2. A word by IxDA Local Chapter representative
3. A word from a corporate representative in Jordan
What is expected by education and research in design, demands/expectations/ideas e.g.(chamber of commerce or any industry that is or plans to be design intensive…)

Activity

Topic: Internship

What are the challenges and positive impact of internship as a tool for ensuring the success of knowledge exchanges for the students ? How internship works as a tool for dialogue and development between a university and corporate ? Splitting into small groups around challenges/questions.


Milan Workshop
3 February 2020, 10am-12noon

The Milan edition took place as part of the 2020 Interaction Design Education Summit, an event held within the Interaction Design Week.You must register for the Education Summit to attend the workshop.


Ahmedabad Workshop
17 January 2020, 2-3pm

Presented as part of Ahmedabad Design Week, the focus will be on:

  • mapping topics important for the designers
  • revisit the matrix skills set by IxDA+Cumulus in previous workshops in Lyon and Paris
  • connecting education agendas between different institutions
  • expressing practitioners and educators zones of knowledge amplification

The insights from the IDC Ahmedabad workshop will build on previous education meeting in India (i.e. with Nasscom) in order to further the design education roadmap in dialogue with researchers and practitioners.


Bogota Workshop
29 October 2019, 2-5pm

The Bogota Edition was the first in LATAM where the focus was on:

  • mapping topics important for the designers
  • revisit the matrix skills set by IxDA+Cumulus in previous workshops in Lyon and Paris
  • connecting education agendas between different institutions
  • expressing practitioners and educators zones of knowledge amplification

The workshop was a pre-conference event to the Cumulus conference Bogota 2019: The Design After and was free to attend.

Justyna Molik,
E: justyna.molik@aalto.fi