“Disciplines in Transition” Session at the 3 Societies Meeting, Faculty of the Arts, University of Alberta

I co-organized the session Disciplines in Transition: Postwar Encounters Between Design, Mathematics and Engineering, in the 2016 BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS joint Meeting at the University of Alberta. The session interrogated disciplinary osmoses between design, engineering, and the mathematical sciences after the

“Disciplines in Transition” Session at the 3 Societies Meeting, Faculty of the Arts, University of Alberta

I co-organized the session Disciplines in Transition: Postwar Encounters Between Design, Mathematics and Engineering, in the 2016 BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS joint Meeting at the University of Alberta. The session interrogated disciplinary osmoses between design, engineering, and the mathematical sciences after the

Paper on constructions of the user in the history of design research in DRS2016 Proceedings

Cite this paper: Vardouli, T. (2016). User Design: Constructions of the “user” in the history of design research. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016. Abstract: Over the past 50 years of

Paper on constructions of the user in the history of design research in DRS2016 Proceedings

Cite this paper: Vardouli, T. (2016). User Design: Constructions of the “user” in the history of design research. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016. Abstract: Over the past 50 years of

“Making Use” article published in Computational Making Special Issue, Design Studies journal

My article “Making Use: Attitudes to Human-Artifact Engagements” was published after double blind peer review in the Special Issue on Computational Making of the Design Studies journal, that I co-edited with Prof. Terry Knight. You can view the Special Issue’s seven

“Making Use” article published in Computational Making Special Issue, Design Studies journal

My article “Making Use: Attitudes to Human-Artifact Engagements” was published after double blind peer review in the Special Issue on Computational Making of the Design Studies journal, that I co-edited with Prof. Terry Knight. You can view the Special Issue’s seven

Invited talk on graph theory & design theory, 1960-1975 at the MIT SMArchS Colloquium

I was invited as one of the speakers at the fall 2015 MIT SMArchS Colloquium. My talk ‘For every field which has some structure’: Graph Theory & Design Theory, 1960-1975 was a synopsis of my ongoing PhD research on design theory and structural

Invited talk on graph theory & design theory, 1960-1975 at the MIT SMArchS Colloquium

I was invited as one of the speakers at the fall 2015 MIT SMArchS Colloquium. My talk ‘For every field which has some structure’: Graph Theory & Design Theory, 1960-1975 was a synopsis of my ongoing PhD research on design theory and structural

“The Combinatorics of Architectural Democracy” at the DHS2015, San Francisco

I participated in the 2015 Design History Society Conference panel Computing Futures: Three Episodes in the Postwar Imagination of Design with my paper “The Combinatorics of Architectural Democracy: An Episode in the Life of a Mathematical Object”. The panel was organized by Daniel

“The Combinatorics of Architectural Democracy” at the DHS2015, San Francisco

I participated in the 2015 Design History Society Conference panel Computing Futures: Three Episodes in the Postwar Imagination of Design with my paper “The Combinatorics of Architectural Democracy: An Episode in the Life of a Mathematical Object”. The panel was organized by Daniel

Formal Systems studio, Pratt Institute

First year undergraduate design studio that I taught as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. The studio was coordinated by Duks Koschitz and included short design exercises in addition, subdivision, intersection, hybridization with lines, planes, and

Formal Systems studio, Pratt Institute

First year undergraduate design studio that I taught as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. The studio was coordinated by Duks Koschitz and included short design exercises in addition, subdivision, intersection, hybridization with lines, planes, and

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Computational Mediations Lecture Series, MIT

Computational Mediations is a lecture series at MIT that I organized with the advisorship of Terry Knight and on behalf of the Design and Computation Group. The lectures ran during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 academic terms. The Computational

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Computational Mediations Lecture Series, MIT

Computational Mediations is a lecture series at MIT that I organized with the advisorship of Terry Knight and on behalf of the Design and Computation Group. The lectures ran during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 academic terms. The Computational

PhD Proposal Defense: “Graphing Theory: New Mathematics, Design, and the Participatory Turn”

How can we retell the history and rethink the present of participatory design theory by looking at the technical device that its first manifestations rely on? This is the question that I ask in my MIT dissertation (Major: Design and Computation, Minor:

PhD Proposal Defense: “Graphing Theory: New Mathematics, Design, and the Participatory Turn”

How can we retell the history and rethink the present of participatory design theory by looking at the technical device that its first manifestations rely on? This is the question that I ask in my MIT dissertation (Major: Design and Computation, Minor:

Book chapter on technological mediation in design participation

My chapter “Who Designs?: Technological Mediation in Design Participation” was published in David Bihanic’s edited volume Empowering Users Through Design (Springer, 2015), among excellent contributions on user empowerment and service design. Abstract: This chapter engages the idea that instead of trying

Book chapter on technological mediation in design participation

My chapter “Who Designs?: Technological Mediation in Design Participation” was published in David Bihanic’s edited volume Empowering Users Through Design (Springer, 2015), among excellent contributions on user empowerment and service design. Abstract: This chapter engages the idea that instead of trying

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“Making Things and Beyond” research project launched at the MIT Computational Making Group

I just launched my research project Making Things and Beyond, as part of the MIT Computational Making Research Group. In this project I ask: How can “making” – construed broadly as a new attitude for looking at active and productive human

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“Making Things and Beyond” research project launched at the MIT Computational Making Group

I just launched my research project Making Things and Beyond, as part of the MIT Computational Making Research Group. In this project I ask: How can “making” – construed broadly as a new attitude for looking at active and productive human