Free Online Talks by Design Museum Business network Design Club and Aalto University
Registration will open on August
Online Talk #1: System Innovations for Business Sustainability
Thursday, September 10th: 1 pm – 2 pm
To adequately address sustainability challenges and climate change businesses need radical transformations. These will inevitably take a long time to unfold, and we need to start right now as the window of opportunity is closing fast. Businesses need new methods and tools for generation of long-term innovation strategies for transformation towards sustainable, post-carbon futures. This means development of ‘shadow track strategies’ so that short-term innovation can be aligned with long-term requirements. Currently the research at the intersection between business innovation and sustainability transformations is significantly underdeveloped. Idil Gaziulusoy’s research builds theory and practical tools to help businesses achieve alignment between design and innovation efforts with long-term societal visions through mediation of business strategy.
İdil Gaziulusoy is a design researcher with a PhD in sustainability science from University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research is situated within the emerging area of design for sustainability transitions. She is interested in the new ways of designing and the agencies enabled, enacted and embodied by design that emerge in transformations/transitions contexts. In her work she develops theories, tools and methods to link the day to day activities and strategic decisions of design and innovation teams to the longer-term, systemic and radical transformations which need to take place at the societal level to achieve sustainability.
Online Talk #2: Creative practices for transformational Futures
Wednesday, September 23rd: 9 am – 10 am
Get to know Tuuli Mattelmäki
Associate professor Tuuli Mattelmäki is the Head of Department of Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Trained as an industrial designer she has applied her design expertise in enhancing creative approaches that are inspired by human experiences and everyday practices. The starting point of her research is in empathic and collaborative design and her current interests focus on the role of creative practices and service design for societal and sustainable impact.