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Microsoft Research Design Day

July 17, 2013 | Redmond, Washington, United States

This event is by invitation only.

Dropout Bear

Bear helmet prototype built using Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer. Designed by Christina Xu

9.00   Welcome and Introduction 
9.30   Keynote: Anthony Dunne, Royal College of Art (UK) 
10.15   Keynote: Caroline Hummels, TU Eindhoven (Netherlands) 
11.00   Break 

Panel session 1: Designers, Technology, Craft & Materials

Focusing on sketching and craft in design and how technology is embraced in these activities
Chair: Lili Cheng, Microsoft Research (US)
Speakers: Simon d’Hénin, ENSCI/Les Ateliers (France); Trevor Duncan, Northumbria University (UK); Asta Roseway, Microsoft Research (US)

12.30   Lunch

Panel session 2: Design Academia & Industry

Focusing on examples of design and industry overlap
Chair: Bill Buxton, Microsoft Research (Canada)
Speakers: Durrell Bishop, Luckybite (UK); Dominique Sciamma, Strate College (France); Nicolas Villar, Microsoft Research (UK)

14.45   Break 

Panel session 3: Design & Science

Focusing both on how design engages with the science, and the difference between scientific practice and design practice
Chair: Tim Regan, Microsoft Research (UK)
Speakers: Daniela Rosner, University of Washington (US); Carole Collet, Central St Martin’s (UK); Curtis Wong, Microsoft Research (US)


Keynote: Bill Buxton, Microsoft Research (Canada)

16:45  Close

Note: this event will take place in the Rainier Room in the Microsoft Conference Center (Building 33).

Related Links


  • Richard Banks, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • Tim Regan, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche, Microsoft Research Connections
  • Stewart Tansley, Microsoft Research Connections