Design Day @ CERN

3179/R-E06 (CERN)



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Chao Ying Qin, Jani Kalasniemi (University of Turku (FI)), Markus Nordberg (CERN)

Will science and technology alone save the day?
Where is the intersection between the world of design and the world of scientific research? 
What would come out of the inter-exchange of mentalities and expertise between the two fields? 

With these questions, we are inviting everyone with an open, curious mind to the Design Day at CERN, to participate in creating a new, exciting interdisciplinary experiment at the intersection of science, design, and society. 

The Design Day @ CERN attracts professionals with open, curious minds across CERN and Geneva and explores complex, controversial topics in science, design, and society. On the Design Day, The School of Design of Royal College of Art (RCA) in London partnering with IdeaSquare at CERN, will be launching a new level of collaboration connecting science, technology, and design. 

RCA, the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the world, is known for the most influential graduates across the world. By bringing together leading scientists with the uniquely creative talents, this collaboration will be focusing on the "shared missions" between scientists and designers, which address and tackle society’s most intractable challenges.

The partnership between CERN and RCA aims to challenge the ‘silo mentality’ of conventional disciplines and create not only compelling breakthrough proposals but also new paradigms regarding effective interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • Achintya Rao
  • Agnieszka Aniulis-Rogacka
  • Alex Brown
  • André David
  • Angelos Alexopoulos
  • Beatrice Ferrari
  • Carlos Leon
  • Claire Adam Bourdarios
  • Connie Potter
  • Cristina Agrigoroae
  • Daniel Dobos
  • Dara Dong-Eun Lee
  • Ece Akilli
  • Eckhard Beger
  • Elena Benedetto
  • Eleni Mandilara
  • Eric Pajot
  • Fabrice Corminboeuf
  • Fernando Jiménez Donene
  • Heather Russell
  • Helen Cawley
  • Iordan Doytchinov
  • Iryna Dzyubynska
  • Jan Iwaszkiewicz
  • Javier Belmonte
  • Joao Pequenao
  • John Wood
  • Liyana Syahirah Binti Muhamad Yusof
  • Manuel Parra-Royón
  • Marta Ruspa
  • María Garzón Maceda
  • Mateus Giovani Ewert Bonet
  • Melanie Krawina
  • Michèle Kalberer
  • Monique Bolli
  • Nathalie Preisig
  • Neal David Hartman
  • Oliver Michael Keller
  • Petya Georgieva
  • Pierre-Yves Wauthier
  • Riccardo Peron
  • Rozina Hasho
  • Sameed Muhammed
  • Sebastian Feger
  • Shiwa Tseng
  • Stephanie Van De Sandt
  • Stephen Preece
  • Tiago Sergio Santos Rodrigues De Araujo
  • Titas Kulikauskas
  • Tristan Roberge-Mentec
  • ursina steffen
    • 1
      Welcome: The School of Design of RCA and IdeaSquare at CERN

      Welcome Speech by Markus Nordberg, CERN
      Introduction by Paul Anderson, Dean of the School of Design, RCA

      Speakers: Markus Nordberg (CERN), Prof. Paul Anderson (Dean of School of Design, RCA)
    • 2
      Design Thinking and Interdisciplinary Models for Innovation

      A workshop facilitated by Dr Nick de Leon and Savina Torrisi of the RCA

      Speakers: Prof. Nick de Leon (the Head of Service Design Programme at RCA), Savina Torrisi (Senior Tutor of Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) Programme at RCA.)
    • 3
      Science Meets Design

      A presentation showcasing examples of recent projects at CERN and elsewhere by Nick de Leon

      Speaker: Nick de Leon
    • 3:30 PM
    • 4
      Introducing the Innovation Challenge - 2018 Collaboration CERN x RCA

      This is a facilitated workshop to develop the key themes for the innovation challenge, as well as identifying candidate scientific and technological innovations at CERN to address those themes.

    • 5
      Closing Talk

      Summary and feedback from the workshop on themes and technologies and the action plan going forwards

    • 5:00 PM
      Close of the formal workshop and beginning of the evening of creativity and innovation at IdeaSquare