Meaning Making: Users and Designers Persepectives Workshop

Our students are invited to attend a design workshop by Daniel Kraszewski, a Loughborough Design School PhD student.

Product meaning....What is it? Who owns it? Who makes it? How it is made? How do you manipulate it? All of these questions are vital for designers designing products but have you consciously thought how to answer them?

The Meaning Making workshop will assist you in generating your own answers to these questions. It will help you to build a base for the theoretical and practical understanding of product meaning for your future projects.

A PhD research student at the Loughborough Design School, Daniel Kraszewski is exploring meaning-driven innovation to create new product paradigms. His research explores ways how designers can innovate product meaning. Prior to becoming a research student he worked for Dyson in the main RDD centre as a Product Design Engineer. The role involved working on all aspects of the product development lifecycle from early concepts, developed for approval of Sir James Dyson, to finalising preproduction details.

WHEN?

Monday 8th February 2016, 10am-5pm

WHERE?

Loughborough University London, LL05

Please note that there are only 15 spaces available. Places are limited to Loughborough University London students. To register your interest in attending, please email Erik Bohemia.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.