Welcome to Atmospheres of Mobilities


Description:

Across disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, human geography, architecture, urban design and many more awareness of the role of atmosphere and ambiance has been rising over the last decade. In this three-day course we invite PhD students within these 􏰄elds and disciplines (as well as related ones) to join us in re􏰆ecting on the relation between atmospheres and mobilities. The so-called ‘mobilities turn’ has drawn attention to the signi􏰄cance of mobilities and immobilities of people, vehicles, goods, and data in order to make sense of an interconnected world in constant motion. The spaces, sites, architectures, infrastructures, and technologies of mobilites all present unique and meaningful atmospheres ripe for analysis and intervention. The course will focus on how to think about mobility atmospheres on three levels.

Thinking Atmospheres of Mobilities (lectures and readings on theorizing/framing/conceptualizing atmospheres)

Capturing Atmospheres of Mobilities (lectures and readings on methods and empirical 􏰄eldwork approaches)

Doing Atmospheres of Mobilities (workshop assignment where the participants must propose an ‘atmospheric’ Mobilities intervention or experiment in relation to a given empirical case)

The course will be a mix of lectures, student presentations, workshops and plenary discussions. Active participation is a condition for passing the course. There is a moderate amount of readings that is expected to be read before the course. The course is open to anyone with a Master within a relevant academic program.



Organizer: Professor Ole B. Jensen



Lecturers: Professor Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University, Canada) and Professor Ole B. Jensen



ECTS: 3

Time: October 26-28 2020

Place: Rendsburggade 14, room 4.517

City: 
9000 Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 5 October 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.



Welcome to Human Perception, Well-being and Behaviour in Indoor Built Environments




Description: Building professionals’ interest has been to design buildings which are positively perceived by their occupants and enable them exerting certain tasks or inhabiting these spaces. How this should be done has been subject of changing trends. Technological developments have been one of the drivers in this process. In recent years research has gained more and more insight in how architecture, i.e. the indoor built environment, the interplay of usage, occupancy, indoor space design and technologies in􏰆uences how humans feel, perform and behave in these environments. An increasing number of post-occupancy studies has been showing that the individual perception of spaces is in some cases quite different from the planners’ intention. Starting with e.g. work on the sick building syndrome in the 1980ies, resent studies on e.g. the degree of personal control in indoor environments have provided more knowledge on the impact context and non-quanti􏰄able factors have on human well- being and perception. Experiments on how human perceive indoor spaces using methods from neuroscience offer completely new approaches to investigate which impact indoor built environment design can have on humans. Furthermore, monitoring of demonstration buildings, e.g. zero emission or plus energy buildings, has provided the insight that the energy performance of buildings is highly connected to how humans behave in these buildings. There is more and more 􏰄ndings supporting that this behaviour is driven by the perception of indoor built environment settings. Aiming at more sustainable ways of living our knowledge on how indoor built environment practice drives human behaviour is paramount. Aalborg University’s Architecture and Urban Design section has been focussing on integrated design approaches in order to research and design for human-centred indoor built environments.



Organizer:Professor Runa T. Hellwig


Lecturers: Asc. Prof Camilla Brunsgaard, Asc. Prof Lars Brorson Fich, Prof Runa T. Hellwig, Asc. Prof Tenna D.O. Tvedebrink (all CREATE), Guest lecturer(s)



ECTS: 3/5

Time: 29 September - 2 October 2020 

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Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 8 September 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.





Welcome to Design Thinking



Description:

What is design thinking? Is it a process model? Is it a mind-set? Is it a set of tools? Is it all of it or is it something else?
Since the concept of design thinking was introduced more than 15 years ago, the understanding of design thinking has been diverse, and in many cases kept on a practitioner’s level.

This course is a research introduction to design thinking. In this course, we will tie the design thinking concept to earlier design research. You will get an introduction to the design thinking mind-set as well as the theoretical paradigm it is built upon. Through a hands-on and case based workshop format, we will help you gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical structure of design thinking. You will try and examine various process models and tools for design thinking as well as compare them to approaches from earlier design research. As a result, you will gain a deeper understanding of the inherent elements of design thinking and the methodological approach that is needed to have a successful outcome of a design thinking process.

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The target audience for the course are new PhD students within the area of design or scholars from other fields, who want to gain a deeper understanding of design thinking and apply design thinking to their field of work or research.

Organizer: Associate Professor: Louise Møller Haase
Lecturers: Assistant Professor: Linda Nhu Laursen and Associate professor: Louise Møller Haase
ECTS: 2 
Time: 27ththand 28th of May, 2020
Place: ONLINE
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Number of seats: 15 
Deadline: 1st of May 2020 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.