Inaugural Lectures - The Value of Play

Come join the inaugural lectures of Professors Helle Marie Skovbjerg and Tilde Bekker.
Place: Canteen, Design School Kolding
When: May 1st 2018
Time: 13.00 - 17.00


13.00 - 13.15 Welcome – Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen and Anne Louise Bang

13.15 - 14.00 Play moods – A language for play experiences Inaugural lecture by Professor MSO Helle Marie Skovbjerg

Play is a common human experience that enables participants to explore who they are, their relationship to the world, to other people and to the materials that they have access to. To be in play is to explore what a human is. How is it possible to grasp that human experience? In this talk I will present the mood perspective, as a way to capture the poetics of play as a human experience. Developing a language that fits the experience of play may lead to new types of design decisions.

14.00 - 14.45 A Play Tasting Menu – prepared and presented by Mathias Poulsen

To complement the inaugural lectures, we have prepared a special play tasting menu, inviting everyone to enjoy the delicious flavours of play. A good appetite for play is recommended.

14.45 - 15.00 Break

15.00 - 15.45 Designing for open-ended play Inaugural lecture by Honorary Professor Tilde Bekker

Play as an activity has very powerful properties that ensure that play is a self-propelling joyful experience. People engaging in play have a sense of freedom to explore, create meaning while they play, improvise along the way and enjoy the overall experience. How can designers exploit these powerful properties not only for play, but also for other domains such as health and education? The talk discusses different perspectives on play that can guide the design of interactive products and systems.

15.45 - 16.15 Questions from the audience

16.15 Reception

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