Design Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling

The Design Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling is part of a two-year plan of activities in UK and the US organised by the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, the Montgomery College, the Story Center, Patient Voices, among other institutions.

This first online event brings together 5 international Fellows and a small group of invited participants, working in academia, museums, NGOs and other cultural institutions, with a broad interest on Storytelling, and aims to create an space for interdisciplinary and interprofessional discussions. This group will work towards a collective vision for the future of applied storytelling, in relation to research, education and business, that will be published as a manifesto. There will also be other publications arising from the Summit as well as opportunities for building new collaborations and networking.

 

Programme

Thursday 12th of November – 16:00 to 18:00 UK time

Introduction: Marsha Meskimmon (Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies), Michael Wilson (Head of Creative Arts), Antonia Liguori (Lecturer in Applied Storytelling), Loughborough University

Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar, Acting Under Secretary for Education, Smithsonian Institution, US 

Elizabeth Galvin, Head of Learning and Digital Programmes, Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

Group discussion

 

Friday 13th November - 16:00 to 18:00 UK time

William Uricchio, and Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands

Burcu Simsek, Associate Professor, Digital Story Hub Coordinator, Hacettepe University, Turkey  

Michael Mason, Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, US 

Group discussion

 

A follow-on face-to-face event will be organised in June 2021 and will be open to the wider community of digital storytelling practitioners that will be participating to the International Digital Storytelling Conference hosted at Loughborough University.

For more information on The Storytelling Academy, click here: Storytelling Academy.

Cartoon summary of Day 1 of the Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling.
Design Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling - Day 1. Image produced during the summit by Karen Sung, Loughborough University.
Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling - Day 2 - Image drawn by Karen Sung
Design Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling - Day 2. Image produced during the summit by Karen Sung, Loughborough University.

Design Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling - Day 1

Design Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling - Day 2

Experience Design Leadership Summit - September 2019

Experience Design Leadership Summit

In September 2019, Professor Rebecca Cain and Professor Cees de Bont hosted an Experience Design Leadership Summit at the Institute of Advanced Studies. The summit brought together a multitude of different perspectives related to experience design and technology, positioned around thought leadership from leading academics within experience design, interaction, aesthetics, HCI, psychology, design engineering and anthropology.

The small event brought together world-leading experts in the area of experience design from academia and industry.  The two days were delivered to encorage inspiration and to foster rich discussions and conversations around the progress, challenges and opportunities for experience design in our future world.

The speakers were welcomed as Visiting Fellows of Loughborough University, and each expert put forward leading position pieces from their perspective on the past, present and future of experience design, to catalyse discussions.

  • Professor Marc Hassenzahl, Professor of Ubiquitous Design, Experience and Interaction, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Professor Sarah Pink, Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, Monash University, Australia
  • Professor Paul Hekkert, Professor of Form Theory and Head of Industrial Design, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, Head of Design Products Programme, Royal College of Art, UK.
  • Professor Lin-Lin Chen, Professor of Design innovation Strategy and Dean of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands

Read more about our visiting speakers.

Together as summit attendees, we are working towards a collective vision for the future of experience design, in relation to research, education and business.  This will be published as a manifesto and there will also be other publications arising from the summit as well as the opportunities for building new collaborations and networking.

 

Experience Design Leadership Summit