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Researchers’ Breakfast at Design Factory on Jan 13th!

You are most warmly welcome to join us for the first Researchers’ Breakfast of the year 2015 at the Aalto Design Factory on January 13th.

The year will be kicked off with two interesting speakers. First, at 9.00 Pedro Aibéo will talk on topic How Can Open Source Buildings Facilitate The Democratic Process? After him, at 9.40, the stage will be given to Mikko Sääskilahti, who will talk about Designing With Data.

The event is open also for people outside Aalto University. Breakfast will be served from 8.30 to 10.30. In order to have enough coffee for everyone, please sign up for the event HERE.

The Researchers’ Breakfast is organized in collaboration with Aalto Factories (Media, Design, Service and Health) as well as Research Institute (Aalto ARTS), Research support services and International Relations.

At 9.00
HOW CAN OPEN SOURCE BUILDINGS FACILITATE THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS?
by Pedro Aibéo
Department of Art
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

This doctoral research aims at investigating possibilities and benefits of combining existing technologies of smartphones and BIM (Building Information Modeling) in collaboration with government policies, in order to turn buildings into open source systems of information.

These aims will achieve research outcomes through theory and practice approaches, including the exploration of constructing pilot models.

In this talk I will briefly introduce the first case study of the prototype in Porto, with the usage of Photogrammetry and the removal of its façade.

Read more about the speaker HERE.

At 9.40
DESIGNING WITH DATA
by Mikko Sääskilahti
Aalto University Design Factory

Today products and services are often digitally connected producing vast amounts of data. Users can be tracked and every click or move they make can be recorded. It is now possible to literally see what the users are doing, when and where, leading to the fact that we should actually be designing with data. It will be discussed, how the vast quantities of data that are obtainable should be considered in front end innovation, and what kind of concepts can be designed with a data-driven approach.

More about the speaker can be read HERE.

To find your way to the Design Factory, please see the directions on THEIR WEBSITE.