Digital Design Ethnography: Technologies, People and Futures

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Event Details

14 March 2019 at 2:00 pm – 14 March 2019 at 5:00 pm
Building B, B2.15 Lecture Theatre
Caulfield Campus
Open to:
Free, Registration Required
Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Information Technology; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops


Join the Emerging Technologies Lab as they present the work of internationally leading academic and industry researchers from Australia and Europe. The symposium is aimed at academic, industry and other organisation-based researchers and scholars (including PhD students) interested in working at the interface of green technology, autonomous driving and data.

How can we create new understandings, shape and inform technology research and innovation by bringing together social sciences and design methodologies?

In a contemporary environment of emerging technologies and data there is a growing need for social scientists to produce new understandings and insights into how this is playing out in the present and the implications for possible futures. Yet this involves going beyond the conventions of social science as we know it, to develop collaborations with design disciplines and beyond.


Deborah Lupton, UNSW

Sarah Pink, Monash University

Dan Podjed, ZRC SAZU and IRI UL

Vaike Fors, Halmstad University

Robert Brostrom, Volvo Cars and Halmstad University

Annie Rydstrom, Volvo Cars

Sara Arko, Metronik and IRI UL


The speakers will discuss:

New interdisciplinary research methodologies and fields of practice developed for understanding the design and use of digital and emerging technologies

New modes of academic-industry collaboration are growing in this dynamic interdisciplinary field of scholarship, research and practice.

Emerging Tech Lab