Past Talks

Social Design Talk 14: Shaping Technology with Design- Digital Experiences for Global Complexity

In Collaboration with Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital, the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Date and Time: Thursday 30 Jan 2014, 7pm

Venue: Hochauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, V&A

Speaker: Vinay Venkatraman

Respondent: Corinna Gardner



20 November 2013 — Design Activism as Social Innovation

Speaker: Thomas Markussen, Kolding School of Design, Denmark

20th September 2013 — INDEX:  Design to Improve Life

Speaker: Liza Chong, Strategy and Development Director, INDEX: Design to Improve Life

Respondent:  Jeremy Myerson, Director Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art

30 May 2013 — Evidence-based programme design in international policy contexts

Speaker:  Dr Derek B Miller, The Policy Lab and UNIDIR
Respondent:  Zaid Hassan, Reos Partners

3rd May 2013 — Designing for Sharing

Speaker:  Ben Reason, Director, LiveWork
Respondent:  Iain Borden, The Bartlett UCL

20th March 2012 — Ethics in Practice

Speakers: Dr Adam Drazin, Co-ordinator MA Culture, Materials & Design, Dept of Anthropology, UCL, Mary Rose Cook, Co-founder and managing director, Uscreates

28 February 2013 — Experience based design, Innovation and the NHS

Speaker: Dr. Lynne Maher, Director for Innovation and Design, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
Yashu Reddy, Healthbox

26th November 2012 — Considered Creative:  Social Design for the other 90%

Speaker: Steven Johnson, Director, Collaborative Change
Respondent:  Charles Leadbeater

7th November 2012 — Embedding Design in Local Government

Speaker: Andrea Siodmok, Chief Designer, Cornwall Council

25th June 2012 – Design Ethnography for Social Design: Silver Bullet, Reinvented Wheel, or Lead Balloon?

Speaker: Catriona Macaulay, Course Director, MSc Design Ethnography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Respondent: Robin Pharoah, ESRO – Ethnographic Social Research Options


Speaker :Mariana Amatullo, Co Founder and Vice President of Designmatters

RespondentLorraine Gamman, Professor in Design Studies, in the School of Graphic and Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.

19 April 2012- Public Sector Design: It’s all fun until someone gets hurt

Speaker – Carrie Bishop, Futuregov

13 March 2012– A Typology of Social Design

Speaker  Cameron Tonkinwise, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, and New School DESISLab
Respondent:  Guy Julier, University of Brighton.

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