Ergonomidesign will be rehearsing and researching the future at this years’ DAIM conference in Denmark, focusing on design, anthropology and user involvement. DAIM (Design Anthropological Innovation Model) is developed through a pilot project on waste handling understood as a broad societal problem. The project is sponsored by EBST and conducted by The Danish Design School, the SPIRE center at SDU, Vestforbraending and the design consultancies: Ergonomidesign, 3PART, 1508, Sweco and Maketools.
The DAIM - rehearsing the future / researching the future is a conference which will take place in Copenhagen the 23rd and 24th February 2010. Master of Science, Mr. Fredrik Ericsson from Ergonomidesign will on Tuesday 23rd February have a roundtable discussion about actionable design anthropology. The conference will focus on discussing these questions:
- How can designers and anthropologists actually boost the innovation process of companies and organizations?
- How can companies encourage ordinary people to turn innovation patterns upside down?
- How can design consultants strengthen their ability to rehearse the future?
- How can universities, design consultancies and companies team up to meet the challenges of user-driven innovation?
These questions are also addressed in the book Rehearsing the future which also concludes the DAIM project.