International community of design research meets at PHD Design Festival 2019

The three days of the ninth edition of the Milano Design PhD Festival ended yesterday. Three days of meetings with the international protagonists of design research.

For the occasion Polifactory, which hosted the event, became the place where to investigate the future scenarios of design and advanced manufacturing, from distributed production to open hardware, up to the design of products and services with high interactivity. The festival adopted a talk format called Design Pills: short lessons aimed at creating a moment of confrontation and debate with internationally renowned PhD students and scholars on current and emerging issues.

Speakers included Allison J. Clarke from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Jurate Tutlyte from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Christian Gilles Boucharenc from the National University of Singapore, Susu Nousala from Tonji University in Shanghai, Stefania Milan from the University of Amsterdam and Angela Lee Finn from RMIT University in Melbourne.

The Design Pills explored different areas of research including: creative industries; smart places and cities; design for entrepreneurship; design and innovation for social change; new frontiers for service design; new perspectives for fashion design.