Past events

Introduction  The details of some past events are archived here together with related abstracts and other materials. These give a flavour of past workshops.


[the original announcement was as follows…]

DART Workshop 2016: Becoming a Researcher
14-15 June 2016

The DART workshops and conferences have been held for the past decade. Many research students, many now in successful postdoctoral employment, have found these workshops invaluable.

The next two day research workshop for research students will be held on 14-15 June 2016 at Coventry University UK. It is aimed primarily at first and second year PhD studies, or Masters research students aiming to go on to PhD studies in design and design-related subjects.

This hands-on workshop will be taught mainly by David Durling and Carlos Sapochnik, and will cover a range of issues important to research students. You can expect to be guided through: a fundamental understanding the nature of research; research questions; making claims from evidence; literature review; presenting your work through writing and speaking; and the process of peer review and publishing. In particular it will give you some practical tools for continuing your studies successfully.

This is an intensive two-day workshop that aims to be supportive and fun to undertake. Whether used at an early stage of study or a little later as a refresher, everyone takes away something valuable from the experience, additionally to any training offered by your host university.

Booking

This event is heavily subsidised by Coventry University, but a small charge is made for non-Coventry students’  attendance for the two days.

Refreshments are provided, including a buffet lunch together with necessary materials.

This is a group learning activity, so we do not accept bookings to attend for one day only. To get the most from the course, all attendees are expected to be present for all sessions. The outline programme for both days is as follows:

Day One
0930-1000  Registration
1000-1730  Workshop

Day Two
1000-1645  Workshop

A detailed programme will be supplied at registration.

Attendees must find any travel and accommodation costs. Local hotels are shown below.

Venue

The event will be held on both days in room 101 Ellen Terry Building, Coventry University CV1 5FB. This is located in central Coventry, opposite The Hub.

 

 

[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshops 2014: Training Conference

DART Training Conference
10 September 2014

This one day event will be hosted by Coventry University UK, and will be based in Coventry.

The training conference is run just like a professional research conference, in a familiar lecture theatre environment, but all presenters are doctoral students. There is a [real] keynote speaker and opportunities for social networking. Several research active staff with doctoral training experience are in attendance as an expert panel to offer advice, and the event is conducted in a closed and supportive atmosphere. Plenty of time is allowed for discussion of communications and any issues arising from the research as presented.

These events have a reputation for helping doctoral students hone their skills to professional standards, and offer a significant opportunity to network with peers from other universities.

The training conference will comprise peer reviewed presentations from research students who have been invited to present their work. Presentations are given by those who completed the ‘Becoming a Researcher’ Workshops in June 2014 (see the archive for details). All presentation proposals go through a peer review process before acceptance. Students attending the 2014 workshop have been notified of these arrangements.

The training conference also welcomes all students who wish to experience the event as a non-presenting delegate. There is much to be gained by observing the presentations and learning from the expert panel feedback. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss your doctoral study with other students and research staff.

There is no charge for attendance, but you must find any travel and accommodation costs. All refreshments and conference pack are free of charge.

 PROGRAMME (confirmed)

0900    Registration and coffee
0950    Welcome

Presentations
1000    Dan Brown — Northwestern University USA / Coventry University
Retrospective reflective practice

1030    Anna Piper —  Nottingham Trent University
Techniques in Tandem: integrating hand and digital weaving practices to advance woven garment construction
|  pdf  |

1100    Safaa Lebjioui — Open University
Managing design margins across a product development process
|  pdf  |

1130    Discussion

1200   Lunch

1300    Keynote lecture: Design, Evolution and Uncertainty
Speaker: Professor Michael Tovey
Professor of Industrial Design, Coventry School of Art and Design
Professor Tovey will reflect on several issues of importance in his research over some years that are of particular relevance to research and researchers in design.

Presentations
1430    Alice Clough — Nottingham Trent University
Weaving experience: embodied knowledge and sensory methodology
|  pdf  |

1500    Gemma Wheeler — Glasgow School of Art
An investigation of the relevance and integration of contemporary design approaches into spinal cord injury rehabilitation
|  pdf  |

1530    Tara Baoth Mooney — University of Wolverhampton
Seam-Sight-Smell-Sound-Touch-Textile: Textile artefacts as multisensory triggers for memory and narrative particularly for those with early stage Dementia
|  pdf  |

Conclusion
1600    Tea, discussion

1700    Conference closes

Expert panel will include:
David Durling
Carlos Sapochnik
Kristina Niedderer
Martin Woolley
Mike Tovey

Other panellists to be confirmed

Venue
The event will be held in the Simulation Centre, Technopark, Coventry. For a map click here
Please note that the Simulation Centre is marked on this map as ACT UK by the roundabout at the end of Puma Way.

 


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshops 2014: Becoming a Researcher

Reasoning, writing and presentation skills workshop
25-26 June 2014

This workshop will be held in the Boardroom (AGB20), Alan Berry Building, Coventry University UK. This two day workshop builds upon basic university training (for example generic study skills modules) through participatory sessions that encourage better understanding of the nature of research and how it may be communicated to others. The outcomes that you may expect include: how to refine research questions; how to form a logical argument; criteria for writing and presentation; and an understanding of the infrastructure that supports academic research. It is conducted within a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

On completion of this workshop, there may be an opportunity to also attend the later ‘training conference’ for research students, to be held 10 September 2014, when many of the lessons learned may be put into practice in a simulated conference environment.

Booking
There is no charge for attendance, but attendees must find any travel and accommodation costs. Refreshments including a buffet lunch will be provided. Bookings are now closed.

Programme (indicative content, subject to change)

Day one
0930    Registration and coffee
1000    Workshop opens: Welcome
1015    What is research?
1115    Break
1145    Reasoning and Arguing
1300    Lunch
1400    Asking research questions
1515    Tea
1545    Forming research questions
1700    The researcher’s toolbox
1730    Session closesDay two0930    Coffee
1000    Academic writing
1115    Break
1145    Abstract as a road map
1300    Lunch
1400    Presenting orally and on screen
1515    Break
1545    Making research public
1630   The researcher’s toolbox
1700    The event will close not later than 1700

Tutors
The workshop will be led by David Durling, Professor of Design Research, Coventry University, Carlos Sapochnik, Tavistock Clinic and independent consultant, and Kristina Niedderer, Reader in Design and Applied Arts, University of Wolverhampton. At times they may be joined by other skilled researchers and supervisors.

Venue
The Boardroom, Alan Berry Building, Coventry University, Priory Street
Coventry, United Kingdom CV1 5FB. This is located in central Coventry, near the Cathedral, on Priory Street. A location map is hereTravelFor travel directions to Coventry University, see the campus mapFor those arriving by train at Coventry railway station, the Alan Berry Building is 10-15 minutes walk. When in the vicinity of the Cathedral, Alan Berry will be seen just down the steps adjacent to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Alternatively taxis may be found in front of the station.

Accommodation
The IBIS Hotel is within a short walk.
IBIS Coventry, Mile Lane, Coventry, CV1 2LN
024 7625 0500
IBIS website

Ramada Coventry, The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3GG
024 7623 8110
Ramada website

Enquiries
All enquiries relating to this event please email in the first instance.

 


 

[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshops 2014: Training conference
DART Training Conference 2014
22 January 2014

This one day event will be hosted by Coventry University UK, and will be based in Coventry.

The training conference is run just like a professional research conference, but all presenters are doctoral students. There is a keynote speaker and opportunities for social networking. Several research active staff with doctoral training experience are in attendance as an expert panel to offer advice, and the event is conducted in a closed and supportive atmosphere. Plenty of time is allowed for discussion of communications and specific points of interest arising from each presentation.

These events have a reputation for helping doctoral students hone their skills to professional standards, and offer a significant opportunity to network with peers from other universities.

The training conference will comprise peer reviewed presentations from research students. Presentations are given by those who completed the ‘Becoming a Researcher’ Workshops in June and November 2013 (see the archive for details). All presentation proposals go through a peer review process before acceptance. Students attending the 2013 workshops have been notified of these arrangements.

The training conference also welcomes all students who wish to experience the event as a non-presenting delegate. There is much to be gained by observing the presentations and learning from the expert panel feedback. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss your doctoral study with other students and research staff.

There is no charge for attendance, but you must find any travel and accommodation costs. All refreshments and conference pack are free of charge.

 PROGRAMME

0900    Registration and coffee
0945    Welcome

Presentations
1000    Presentation 1: Rosa Karnita, Coventry University
|  pdf  |

1030    Presentation 2: Helen Thomas, Loughborough University
|  pdf  |

1100    Presentation 3: Paul Hartley, Northumbria University
|  pdf  |

1130    discussion

1200   Lunch

1300    Keynote lecture:
Professor John Jostins
CEO of Microcab Industries Ltd and Professor of Sustainable Transport Design, Coventry University
Microcab: Life Without Oil and The Rise of a New Mobility
The presentation considers ten years of designing mobility solutions for a post fossil era and the changing context for personal travel in a connected world.

John Jostins founded Microcab Industries Ltd In 2004, pioneering the design of hydrogen fuel cell, lean weight urban vehicles. As well as looking at zero emission drive trains, Microcab has adopted a different approach to the design of the usable vehicle space, accepting that changes in mobility, drive trains and fuels will allow alternative designs to emerge. Involved in construction of motorsport vehicles and the development of special vehicles for film and television from 1980-95.

Presentations
1430    Presentation 4: Theo Humphries, Cardiff Metropolitan University
|  pdf |

1500    Presentation 5: Jaqueline Lightfoot, Brighton University
|  pdf  |

1530    Presentation 6: Lisa Cerutti London Metropolitan University
|  pdf  |

1600    Tea, discussion

1700    Conference closes

Expert panel will include:
David Durling
Carlos Sapochnik
Kristina Niedderer
James Shippen
Chris Smith

Venue
The Boardroom, Alan Berry Building. This is located in central Coventry, near the Cathedral, on Priory Street.


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshops 2013: Becoming a Researcher
Reasoning, writing and presentation skills workshop
13-14 November 2013

This two day event will be hosted by Coventry University UK.

This two day workshop builds upon basic university training (for example generic study skills modules) through participatory sessions that encourage better understanding of the nature of research and how it may be communicated to others. The outcomes that you may expect include: how to refine research questions; how to form a logical argument; criteria for writing and presentation; and an understanding of the infrastructure that supports academic research. It is conducted within a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

On completion of this workshop, there may be an opportunity to also attend the later ‘training conference’ for research students, when many of the lessons learned may be put into practice in a simulated conference environment.

 Registering

This event is initially by invitation only. Occasionally, spare places are offered to any students who wish to attend. There is no charge for attendance, but you must find any travel and accommodation costs.

 Programme (indicative content)

 Day one

0930    Registration and coffee

1000    Workshop opens: Welcome

1015    What is research?

1115    Break

1145    Reasoning and Arguing

1300    Lunch

1400    Asking research questions

1515    Tea

1545    Forming research questions

1700    The researcher’s toolbox

1730    Session closes

Day two

0930    Coffee

1000    Academic writing

1115    Break

1145    Abstract as a road map

1300    Lunch

1400    Presenting orally and on screen

1515    Break

1545    Making research public

1630   The researcher’s toolbox

1700    The event will close not later than 1700

Tutors
The workshop will be led by David Durling, Professor of Design Research, Coventry University, and Carlos Sapochnik, Tavistock Clinic and independent consultant.

 Venue
Institute for Creative enterprise (ICE), Parkside, Coventry CV1 2NE. Please note that the ICE building is adjacent to the Coventry Technopark.


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshops 2013: Becoming a Researcher
Reasoning, writing and presentation skills workshop 2013
12-13 June 2013, 9.30am-5pm

This two day event will be hosted by Coventry University UK.

This two day workshop builds upon basic university training (for example generic study skills modules) through participatory sessions that encourage better understanding of the nature of research and how it may be communicated to others. The outcomes that you may expect include: how to refine research questions; how to form a logical argument; criteria for writing and presentation; and an understanding of the infrastructure that supports academic research. It is conducted within a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

On completion of this workshop, there may be an opportunity to also attend the September ‘training conference’ for research students, when many of the lessons learned may be put into practice in a simulated conference environment.

 Registering

This event is initially by invitation only. Occasionally, spare places are offered to any students who wish to attend. There is no charge for attendance, but you must find any travel and accommodation costs.

 Programme (indicative content)

 Day one

0930    Registration and coffee

1000    Workshop opens: Welcome

1015    What is research?

1115    Break

1145    Reasoning and Arguing

1300    Lunch

1400    Asking research questions

1515    Tea

1545    Forming research questions

1700    The researcher’s toolbox

1730    Session closes

 Day two

0930    Coffee

1000    Academic writing

1115    Break

1145    Abstract as a road map

1300    Lunch

1400    Presenting orally and on screen

1515    Break

1545    Making research public

1630   The researcher’s toolbox

1700    The event will close not later than 1700

 Tutors

The workshop will be led by David Durling, Professor of Design Research, Coventry University, and Carlos Sapochnik, Tavistock Clinic and independent consultant.

 Venue

Institute for Creative enterprise (ICE), Parkside, Coventry CV1 2NE. Please note that the ICE building is adjacent to the Coventry Technopark.


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral training conference 2011
15 July 2011, 10am-4.30pm

This one day event was held at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham UK.

The training conference comprised peer reviewed presentations from research students who completed the Writing and Presentation Skills Workshop in June 2011, and submit — and had approved — a written proposal for this conference.

 [the original call was as follows…]

 The written proposal must be received in the organisers’ office by email not later than midnight UK on Friday 24 June 2011. You will be notified on Monday 27 June 2011 if you have been successful. You should then prepare a 20 minute presentation. You will have three weeks in which to prepare your talk and any visual material.

There is no charge for attendance, but you must find any travel and accommodation costs.

All refreshments and conference pack are free of charge.

These training conferences are run just like a professional research conference, though the presenters are the doctoral students. There is a keynote speaker and opportunities for social networking. Several research active staff with doctoral training experience are in attendance as an expert panel to offer advice, and the event is conducted in a closed and supportive atmosphere.

These events have a reputation for helping doctoral students hone their skills to professional standards, and offer a significant opportunity to network with peers.

PROGRAMME

0930    Registration and coffee

1015    Welcome

 Presentations

1030    Sandra Costa
Narrating urban green space. User defined well-being experiences of the landscape
|  pdf |

1100    Xin Li
Research on glass recycling
|  pdf |

1200    Emi Sokolova
How can Web 2.0 be utilised to enhance design skills in tertiary education?
|  pdf |

1230    discussion

1245    Lunch

1330    Keynote lecture:
Professor Linda Drew.
‘Future Faculty? Doctoral students’ identity formation as design researchers and academics through practice’

Biographical details may be downloaded here

Presentations

1430    Orrapavadee Serewiwattana
The Tin Chok Textile and weaving tradition of Mae Chaem, Thailand
|  pdf |

1500    Gabriel Martrou
Towards a design based learning model
|  pdf |

1530    Gerrit Boehm
Ambient persuasive guidance
|  pdf |

1600    Tea, discussion

1630    Conference closes

Expert panel will include:

David Durling (BIAD/BCU)
Carlos Sapochnik (MDX)
Kristina Niedderer (Wolverhampton)
Anne Boultwood (BIAD)
…and others to be confirmed


[the original announcement was as follows…]

 Doctoral workshop 2011
Writing and Presentation skills workshop 2011
16-17 June 2011, 10am-5pm

This two day event was held at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham UK.

These intensive research training workshops are taught by a number of skilled supervisors, and have an emphasis on how to organise our research, how to reason from a foundation of evidence, how and why we write, how we position our research, and guidance for exemplary presentation of our work to an audience of peers.

On completion of this workshop, there may be an opportunity to also attend the July ‘training conference’ for research students, when many of the lessons learned may be put into practice in a closed and supportive atmosphere.

 Registering

This event is initially by invitation only, open to PhD students nominated by the partner universities. Occasionally, spare places are offered to any students who wish to attend. There is no charge for attendance, but you must find any travel and accommodation costs.

Programme (indicative content)

 Day one

0930    Coffee

1000    Workshop opens: Welcome

  • Research
  • the nature of your research project
  • what is research?
  • practical activity

1115    Break

1145    Reasoning and Arguing

  • making an evidence based claim
  • forming an argument
  • practical activity

1300    Lunch

1400    Writing

  • literature review – establishing prior art
  • academic writing – when?
  • academic writing – how?
  • academic writing – who is it for?

1515    Tea

1545    The abstract as a road map

  • practical activity
  • establish guidelines

1700    Ends

 Day two

0930    Coffee

1000    Reviewing

  • peer review – principles of making research public
  • analysis of a research paper
  • practical activity
  • establish guidelines

1115    Break

1145    Presenting 1

  • presentations
  • practical activity
  • establish principles

1300    Lunch

1400    Presenting 2

  • presenting orally and on screen
  • practical activity
  • establish checklist
  • what is quality?

1515        break

1530    Uncertainties

  • the toolbox – introduction
  • practical activity
  • your toolbox
  • brief for training conference

1615    Workshop closes

Tutors

Tutors and discussion leaders included:
Carlos Sapochnik (MDX)
Dr Kristina Niedderer (Wolverhampton)
Prof David Durling (BIAD)
Dr Anne Boultwood (BIAD)
Prof Mario Minichiello (BIAD)
Prof Darren Newbury (BIAD)
Dr Caroline Archer (BIAD)


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral training conference 2010
16 July 2010, 10am-4.30pm

This one day event was held at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London.

The training conference comprised peer reviewed presentations from research students who completed the Writing and Presentation Skills Workshop, and submitted — and had approved — a written proposal for this conference. There was no charge for attendance.

These training conferences are run just like a professional research conference, though the presenters are the doctoral students. There is a keynote speaker and opportunities for social networking. Several research active staff with doctoral training experience are in attendance as an expert panel to offer advice, and the event is conducted in a closed and supportive atmosphere.

These events have a reputation for helping doctoral students hone their skills to professional standards, and offer a significant opportunity to network with peers.

 PROGRAMME

0930    Registration and coffee

1015    Welcome

Presentations

1030    Sophie Mobbs
Realism and imagination in body language as expressed through animation
|  pdf |

1100    Fatemeh Safaii Rad
An investigation of the applied arts and its cultural expression during the non secular and secular periods from Iran
|  pdf |

1200    Gweneifur Fereday
Synaesthetic responses to colour and text
|  pdf |

1230    discussion

1245    Lunch

1330    Keynote lecture:
Dr Stephen Boyd Davis PhD is Reader in Electronic Arts in the School of Art and Design, Middlesex University, London. He is head of the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, and director of Middlesex’s Art and Design Research Institute (ADRI).

Stephen is a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, a Referee on the Scientific Committee of the Design Research Society, and and on the management committee of the Computer Arts Society. He is a peer reviewer for SIGCHI and for Interacting with Computers.

 Presentations

1430    Nicola Donovan
What can art do?
|  pdf |

1500    Xumin Yao
Is Chinese design possible?
|  pdf |

1530    Georgina Palmer
Pot throwing: a new perspective on an ancient art
|  pdf |

1600    Tea, discussion

1630    Conference closes

Expert panel included:

David Durling (BIAD/BCU)
Carlos Sapochnik (MDX)
Kristina Niedderer (Wolverhampton)
Anne Boultwood (BIAD/BCU)
George Torrens (Loughborough)


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshop 2010
Writing and Presentation skills workshop 2010
10-11 June 2010, 10am-5pm

This two day event was held at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London.

These intensive research training workshops are taught by a number of skilled supervisors, and have an emphasis on how to organise our research, how to reason from a foundation of evidence, how and why we write, how we position our research, and guidance for exemplary presentation of our work to an audience of peers.

On completion of this workshop, there may be an opportunity to also attend the July ‘training conference’ for research students, when many of the lessons learned may be put into practice in a closed and supportive atmosphere.

Registering

This event was by invitation only, open to PhD students nominated by the partner universities. There was no charge for attendance.

Programme

 Day one

0930    Coffee

1000    Workshop opens: Welcome

  • Research
  • the nature of your research project
  • what is research?
  • practical activity
  • discussion

1115    Break

1145    Reasoning and Arguing

  • making an evidence based claim
  • forming an argument
  • discussion

1300    Lunch

1400    Writing

  • literature review – establishing prior art
  • academic writing – when?
  • academic writing – how?
  • academic writing – for whom?
  • discussion

1515    Tea

1545    The abstract as a road map

  • discussion
  • practical activity
  • peer review 1
  • recommendations
  • discussions

1700    Ends

 Day two

0930    Coffee

1000    Reviewing

  • peer review – principles of making research public
  • research exhibitions – a real lecture
  • discussion of presentation

1115    Break

1145    Reviewing

  • activity on guidelines for presentation
  • student presentations
  • discussion

1300    Lunch

1400    Presenting

  • introduction to high quality
  • exemplar of high quality presentation
  • presenting orally and on screen
  • practical activity – checklist
  • recommendations
  • discussion

1515    Uncertainties

  • the toolbox – introduction
  • practical activity
  • outcomes

1615    Conference briefing

  • discussion

1630    Workshop closes

 Tutors

Tutors and discussion leaders included:
Carlos Sapochnik
Kristina Niedderer
David Durling
George Torrens
Chris Smith


[the original announcement was as follows…]

 Training conference June 2009
The 2009 training conference was held on 11 June 2009.
This one day event was held at the Middlesex University Cat Hill Campus, London, in the Main Hall.

The training conference comprised peer reviewed presentations from research students who completed the Writing and Presentation Skills Workshop, and submitted — and had approved — a written proposal for this conference.

These training conferences are run just like a professional research conference, though the presenters are doctoral students. There is a keynote speaker and opportunities for social networking. Several research active staff with doctoral training experience are in attendance as an expert panel to offer advice, and the event is conducted in a closed and supportive atmosphere.

These events have a reputation for helping doctoral students hone their skills to professional standards, and offer a significant opportunity to network with peers.

 PROGRAMME

0930    Registration and coffee

1015    Welcome

1030    Presentation 1: Matthew Watkins: Loughborough
abstract

1100    Presentation 2: Marianne Markowski – MDX Lansdown
abstract  |  presentation

1130   Presentation 3: Michelle Jessop – UCA
abstract

1200    Discussion

1230    Lunch

1300    Keynote lecture:
Professor Andrée Woodcock, Coventry University
‘Design and research: experiences from the front line’

 Andrée has been a research practitioner in academia for nearly 30 years. She has worked on a number of national and international projects as research student, assistant and principal investigator. Since joining Coventry School of Art and Design 10 years ago, her research contracts have totalled about £2m in fields as diverse as car design and computer supported co-operative working. She has received AHRC and EPSRC grants on the design of polysensory environments for children with autism, pupil participation in school design, the design of patient held records and the design of public spaces. She has supervised seven students in art and design to completion, and is currently leading the supervisory team for ten others. She will use her research portfolio to explain her research projects, their challenges and the experiences of postgraduate supervision.

 1400   Presentation 5: Gloria Elizondo – Loughborough
abstract  |  paper

1430   Presentation 6: Xenia Danos – Loughborough
abstract

1500    Presentation 7: Cheng Siew Beh – Loughborough
abstract

1530   Tea, discussion

1630    End of conference

 Tutors included: David Durling (MDX), Carlos Sapochnik (MDX), Stephen Boyd Davis (MDX), George Torrens (Lboro), and Andree Woodcock (Cov).


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Writing and presentations skills workshop April 2009
30 April – 1 May 2009, 10am-5pm

This two day event was held at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London.

These intensive training workshops are taught by a number of skilled supervisors, and have an emphasis on how to organise your research, how to form an argument from a foundation of evidence, how and why we write, and guidelines for exemplary presentation of your work to an audience of peers.

On completion of this workshop, there may be an opportunity to also attend the June training ‘conference’ for research students, when many of the lessons learned may be put into practice in a closed and supportive atmosphere.

Registering

This event was by invitation, and was open to doctoral students nominated by the partner universities.

 Schedule

Day one

0930    Coffee

1000    Workshop opens: Welcome

  • Research
  • Your research project
  • What is research?
  • Practical activity
  • Discussion

1145    Reasoning and Arguing

  • Evidence based reasoning
  • Making an argument
  • Practical activity
  • Discussion

1300    Lunch

1345    Writing

  • Academic writing – styles and conventions
  • Referencing
  • Strategies for writing
  • The abstract
  • Discussion

1500    Practical activity

  • Discussion

 Day two

0930    Coffee

1000    Reviewing A

  • Peer review processes
  • Research exhibitions
  • Practical activity
  • Discussion

1145    Presenting

  • Quality
  • Example high quality presentation
  • Guidelines for presenting
  • Practical activity
  • Discussion

1300    Lunch

1345    Reviewing B

  • Conference paper presentation
  • Practical activity, guidelines for improvement
  • Conclusions and discussion

1500    The toolbox

  • Practical activity
  • Outcomes
  • Discussion

Conference closes


[the original announcement was as follows…]

 Training conference September 2007
The 2007 one day training conference was held on Tuesday 18 September 2007 at MoDA, Cat Hill, London.

The conference comprised mainly presentations from existing research students who attended the July training session.

 Schedule

0900    Coffee

0945    Introduction: David Durling

1000   Kate Herd: Mass customisation

1030    Dimitrios Sarakatsianos: Pragmatic research in film theory: the applied cognitive film theory paradigm

1100    Hui Yueh Hsieh: The role of emotion in risk visual communication design: a study of designers and users

1130    Discussion

1200    Lunch

1330    Keynote lecture:  What is a PhD?
Professor John Langrish, Salford University
|  pdf  |

1430   Sue Hooper: The construct of the domestic feminine everyday and its appearance in video art and cultural theory

1500   Lu XUE (Shelly): An investigation of the development of glass

1530    Tea and summary session

1630    Conference closes

Tutors included: David Durling (MDX), Carlos Sapochnik (MDX), Chris Smith (LMU), Linden Reilly (LMU), Kristina Niedderer (Wolv), John Langrish (Salford), and Terry Love (Curtin).


[the original announcement was as follows…]

Doctoral workshops July 2007
Writing and Presentation workshop, 2-3 July 2007

Held at: Sir John Cass Department of Art Media and Design,
London Metropolitan University,
41 -71 Commercial Rd
London E1 1LA

This session comprised a two day workshop covering writing and presentation skills.

Day 1 – Writing

The first day covered:

  • evidence based reasoning
  • academic writing
  • reference and citation

Schedule

1000     Welcome: David Durling

1015     Introduction to day 1: Ken Friedman

1030     Workshop

1230     Lunch

1330     Workshop

1500     Tea

1530     Workshop

1630     Summary

1700     Close

 Day 2 – Presenting

The second day comprises a number of workshops and presentations, and covers:

  •  presenting your work orally and visually
  • form of research conferences
  • examples of presentations

Schedule

0900     Refreshments

0945     Introduction – David Durling

1000     What is a conference? – Ken Friedman

1030     Presenting – Carlos Sapochnik

1115     Presenting on screen – David Durling

1200     Discussion

1230     Lunch

1330     Doing it for the first time – Kristina Niedderer

1400     Interpreting research proposals – Chris Smith & Linden Reilly

1500     Tea

1530     Discussion

1615     Summary checklist

1630     Close


[the original announcement was as follows…] 

Doctoral workshops July 2006

Held at Museum of Domestic Architecture, Cat Hill, London.

This session comprised a two day workshop covering writing and presentation skills (12-13 July 2006)

Day 1 – Writing

The first day covered:

  • evidence based reasoning
  • academic writing
  • reference and citation

Schedule

0900     Coffee

1000     Welcome: David Durling

1015     Introduction to day 1: Ken Friedman

1030     Workshop

1230     Lunch

1330     Workshop

1500     Tea

1530     Workshop

1630     Summary

1700     Close

 Day 2 – Presenting

The second day comprised a number of workshops and presentations taught by senior scholars and covered:

  • presenting your work orally and visually
  • form of research conferences
  • examples of presentations

Schedule

0900     Refreshments

0945     Introduction – David Durling

1000     What is a conference? – Ken Friedman

1030     Argumentation – Mike Riddle

1115     Presenting – Carlos Sapochnik

1200     Discussion

1230     Lunch

1330     Presenting on screen – David Durling

1400     Presenting for the first time – Kristina Niedderer

1500     Tea

1530     Discussion

1615     Summary checklist

1630     Close


[the original announcement was as follows…] 

Training conference September 2006

One day training conference held at Museum of Domestic Architecture, Cat Hill, London.

The conference comprised mainly presentations from existing research students who attended the July training session.

The expert panel comprised, among others:

Prof Nigel Cross, Open University
Prof David Durling, Middlesex University
Prof Ken Friedman, Denmarks Design School
Dr Kristina Niedderer, University of Hertfordshire
Chris Smith, London Metropolitan University
…and current supervisors.

 Schedule

0900 Coffee

0945 Introduction

1000 Keynote lecture:  ‘Designerly ways of thinking’
Professor Nigel Cross, Open University

1100 Presentation 1

1130 Presentation 2

1200 Presentation 3

1230 Lunch

1330 Presentation 4

1430 Presentation 5

1500 Tea

1530 Summary session

1600 Conference closes