LabTalks are regularly scheduled presentations from ID-Studiolab members or guests to an interested audience. In addition to the ongoing informal conversations between ID-studiolab members, the LabTalks provide a structured and more indepth way to exchange ideas, news and projects.

GuestTalk – March 27, 2017 – Daniel Pargman (KTH, Sweden)


Playing computer games to save the world? Computer games are great entertainment (ask any parent), but also terrible sources of ”wasted time" (ask any parent). But are computer games good or are they bad from a sustainability point of view? More specifically, what are the effects of the activity of [...]

GuestTalk – March 27, 2017 – Daniel Pargman (KTH, Sweden)2017-09-18T19:16:21+00:00

GuestTalk – February 22, 2017 – Marie Heidingsfelder


New methods for public engagement in technology foresight Design fiction for public reflection While public acceptance is vital to technological inventions, their ramifications remain extremely difficult to predict. This talk presents an original design fiction methodology intended to encourage public reflection on potential ramifications and desirable outcomes of technological advances. [...]

GuestTalk – February 22, 2017 – Marie Heidingsfelder2017-02-21T15:03:40+00:00

LabTalk – December 14, 2016 – Jarry Porsius


Design for contextual healing: The power of placebo Placebo effects are often observed in clinical trials when patients report to feel better after unknowingly receiving a ‘fake’ treatment. Why is it that a ‘fake’ treatment can make us feel better? When a treatment is stripped from its proven effective parts [...]

LabTalk – December 14, 2016 – Jarry Porsius2017-02-21T09:38:05+00:00

LabTalk – November 30, 2016 – Anna Vallgårda


Temporal Form in Interaction Design Interaction design is distinguished from most other design disciplines through its temporal form. Temporal form is the computational structure that enables and demands a temporal expression in the resulting design. Temporal form is what enables poetry. In music, temporal form is the composition of tones, [...]

LabTalk – November 30, 2016 – Anna Vallgårda2016-11-28T08:12:07+00:00

LabTalk – November 23, 2016 – Holly Robbins


Traces as an Approach to Design for Focal Things and Practices This talk presents a novel way of using traces---not as indicators of skillfulness, aging, or evidence of interactions with technological tangible objects. Instead we propose traces as a design approach to reframe technologies in their socio-ecological context: where people, [...]

LabTalk – November 23, 2016 – Holly Robbins2016-11-22T10:48:13+00:00

Labtalk 16 November 2016: John Flach & Fred Voorhorst – What Matters


John Flach and Fred Voorhorst explore some of the themes from their new book: What Matters? They will explore some common themes across control theory/ cybernetics, Peirce’s Semiotics, Ecological Psychology, Ecological Rationality, Embodied Cognition, and Dynamic Systems. As a result of these explorations, many conventional ideas about science, mind, and [...]

Labtalk 16 November 2016: John Flach & Fred Voorhorst – What Matters2016-11-22T10:46:51+00:00

LabTalk – November 9, 2016 – Alice Schut


In this research project we focus on the development of three 21st century skills in primary school children through letting them work on real life design challenges. The aim of the project is to develop a toolbox that enables educational institutions to guide children during a design process in a [...]

LabTalk – November 9, 2016 – Alice Schut2016-11-08T08:37:12+00:00

LabTalk – October 26, 2016 – Astrid Bontenbal


Healthy by Design Since May this year I started on the Healthy by Design project, in which we aim to develop an intervention for healthier behaviour amongst VET-students (Dutch: MBO-studenten). It is a collaboration between Haagse Hogeschool, TU Delft, Designer Frens Pries, Sportief Besteed, and GGD. So far I have [...]

LabTalk – October 26, 2016 – Astrid Bontenbal2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00

GuestTalk – October 20, 2016 – Andruid Kerne


The Future of Human Expression: Embodied Interaction with Free-form Curation The Interface Ecology Lab conducts research to transform human expression. Our goal is use new technologies to stimulate spontaneity and creativity. Centuries ago, the technology of movable type vaulted human consciousness and expression from oral performance—improvisational— to writing, fixed by [...]

GuestTalk – October 20, 2016 – Andruid Kerne2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00

LabTalk – October 12, 2016 – Roy Bendor


"The future ... is too important to be left for futurologists": A new vision for interaction design for sustainability. As a contested concept sustainability can mean different things for different people. With that said, the point of departure for my current research is that if sustainability is about anything, it [...]

LabTalk – October 12, 2016 – Roy Bendor2016-11-06T14:59:12+00:00