Archive for June, 2009

DAIM at INDEX:Design to improve life

June 29, 2009

“…with an interest in empowering people by creating surroundings that answered their needs and wishes“. This is part of the background description for the INDEX award “Design to improve life”. DAIM’s pilot project on waste and recycling has been nominated, go find us here!


DAIM Tool Seminar II – Modeling Practice

June 12, 2009


The goal of the DAIM project is to explore user-driven innovation in a way that can be adopted in design consultancies and other businesses – those similar to DAIM partners: 3Part, 1508 A/S, SWECO, Ergonomidesign, Make Tools, and Vestforbrænding. The project has been set-up to do this through hands-on project work in collaboration with design researchers and practitioners: first during the pilot project with Vestforbrænding, (May and currently in the gold projects with 1508 and 3Part). Upon the completion of the project work, the exploration will continue in the process of writing a DAIM book and hosting a DAIM conference in the Fall.

DAIM Tool Seminar II (June 12, 2009 at 3Part) focused on what design anthropological innovation models can be, and what is valuable to our various audiences. To see various sample models download the presentation “There’s something about models…”. The golden projects were used as examples to handle the modeling exploration. The seminar ended with 4 different portrayals of DAIMs (models) and guidelines for their further development, and a sketch of the parameters of an overall DAIM.

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challenges conceived by design research clients

June 12, 2009

after each workshop I thought: Great process, but where did it get us and how do we reach our goal?

-Sounds familiar? Did any of your collaborators air similar concerns? Mikkel Ask collected a number of challenges for designanthropological innovation processes as they are conceived by particular anonymized clients.  See the pdf for more client-perspective challenges:

DAIM mapping the challenges of the client

Model presentations clips – DAIM Tool Seminar II

June 12, 2009

Video clips from DAIM Tool Seminar II group activity, with participants presenting their model:

Between Tools Seminar I and Tools Seminar II

June 12, 2009

A few ways that the challenges identified in the first seminar can be thought about and clustered are available to view in A4 sized .pdf format here