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Rapid Prototyping and User Centered Design
A unique offering of the FORUM is the opportunity to work with like minded professionals from other disciplines in a fast-paced atmosphere.

The Design Collaboration is your chance to try out techniques you may have only read about.


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Design Collaboration
The intensive 2-day design collaboration forms the heart of the inaugural FORUM between industrial designers and interaction designers.

The focus of the exercise will be a real world object highly relevant to a Vienna-based user population.



S. Joy Mountford - Keynote Speaker
S. Joy Mountford - FORUM Keynote Speaker
What interaction designers can learn from industrial designers
The look and feel of the best experienced products will necessitate quality product designers and interaction designers working alongside each other.


Design Sketches
Juried Design Sketches provide a counterpoint to the small group Design Collaboration.

Forum Schedule
Day 1 (Sunday, April 25)
9:00 Welcome
9:30 Keynote - S. Joy Mountford
10:30 Break
10:45 Introduce Collaboration
11:30 Design Sketch 1
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Design Sketch 2
14:30 Collaboration 2 (work session)

(working groups invited to continue into evening)

Day 2 (Monday, April 26)
9:00 Welcome, Review of Day 1
9:30 Collaboration (cont’d)
11:15 Break
11:30 Design Sketch 3
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Collaboration (cont’d)
15:30 Break
15:45 Presentation of Collaborative work / Evaluation