Welcome to Programming and Software Engineering for Media, Architecture and Design (2021)


Description: New PhD fellows on MAD will be coming from a wide range of different disciplines, some highly technical, some less so. The purpose of this course is to provide those fellows who do not already have a strong background in computer science or a related discipline with the skills they need to create reliable, efficient scripts and software that they can use to aid in their research (e.g., for automatically analysing and processing experimental data, scripting CAD software, etc.). In this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts of object-oriented design and software engineering and learn how to apply these concepts in the construction of reliable, flexible, modular and efficient software (scripts and programs) that they can use to aid in their research. On completion of the course, participants will be competent to create their own software in Python. The course will include videos and tutorials introducing the basic concepts of object-oriented programming and design and the Python programming language along with techniques and tools for project and code management (e.g., GIT). Students will also be introduced to techniques for publishing their code (e.g., using Jupyter Notebooks). Participants will then be required to complete a short software development project related to their own research which will be submitted as a public GIT repository.

Organizer: Associate Professor David Meredith - dave@create.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor David Meredith - dave@create.aau.dk

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 3-7 May 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 12 April 2021


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 Atmospheres of Mobilities (2021)


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 fields and disciplines (as well as related ones) to join us in reflecting on the relation between atmospheres and mobilities. The so-called ‘mobilities turn’ has drawn attention to the significance 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 fieldwork 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 - obje@create.aau.dk

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

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 4-6 October 2021

Place: Rendsburggade 14

Zip code: 
9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 13 September 2021


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 (2021)


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. 

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 - lmni@create.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Associate Professor: Louise Møller Haase and Assistant Professor: Linda Nhu Laursen 

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 19-20 May 2021

Place: ONLINE

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 28 April 2021


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 Parametric Urban Design (2021)


Description: 

Parametric design at the urban scale offers completely new and powerful ways of analyzing, designing and visualizing 3D urban space. Parametric urban design tools offer the possibility of understanding urban space qualitatively through the generation of 3D urban models as well as quantitatively through automatically generated space-related data. Parametric urban design models may be used in game engines for high-end rendering, VR applications and more.

 

Based on the state-of-the-art parametric design software CityEngine, this course offers a theoretical introduction to parametric urban design as a methodology and design approach as well as a hands-on introduction to writing your own parametric design scripts which will work across scales from single buildings to entire cities.

 

The course has five parts, each of which are concluded with a well-defined output, which forms the basis for the next part:

 

  1. Introduction to parametric urban design
    Understand the logic of scripting and the parametric design approach
  2. Form and shape analysis
    Make your first basic scripts for site designs, building envelopes and facades
  3. Structure and system analysis
    Connect scripts to generate urban blocks with different building typologies.
  4. Terrain and geographical constraints
    Position your design on a terrain and control it with geographical constraints
  5. Applications
    Develop your own use scenarios, based on your specific research needs

Develop your own use scenarios, based on your specific research needs

 

The course is relevant to anyone who is studying aspects of urban form, such as urban space design, site design, urban transformation, or structural aspects of the city such as green structures and infrastructures, as well as to media and game designers who create virtual urban spaces, whether for entertainment or analytical purposes.

The course is organized as a flip classroom course with blended learning. Participants will have access to an online learning space complete with online videos, readings, and instruction sheets, a blog and chat forum for peer-to-peer communication and learning, as well as a submission platform for sharing work in progress.

Course activities span over 30 days. It is highly recommended not to schedule other major activities during this period. The course encompasses individual work, collaborative work, and online as well as campus learning. Based on individual preparations from home, participants will take part in a four-day workshop at Aalborg University at an early stage of the course.

The rest of the course will be conducted from your home university in close collaboration with other participants. As collaboration and peer learning are central to the course, participants must take part in scheduled events and observe submission requirements for work in progress. The course concludes with a half-day online workshop.


Organizer: Associate Professor Nicolai Steinø - steino@create.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Nicolai Steinø - steino@create.aau.dk

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 01-30 April 2021 - Four-day workshop at Aalborg University: April 13-16, 2021

Place: Aalborg University, CREATE campus, Aalborg and online

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 16

Deadline: 10 March 2021


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.