Converge conference sessions will take place in SCI (the interactive building) within the School of Cinematic Arts. Download PDF version of the schedule here

12:00pm (SCI Lobby)

Registration and Book Table open


1:00–2:00pm (SCI 108)

Pre-Conference Panel

Designing Archives: Towards a Vertical Interdisciplinarity
Virginia Kuhn (chair), Nike Nivar Ortiz, Maria Zalewska


1:00–3:00pm (SCI 209)

Workshop

Maps, Friendly Mapping Tools, and Open Data
David Ramos

Participants must be Converge attendees (sign-up when you complete your conference registration).


1:00–3:00pm (SCI L106)

Workshop

Making Core Memory: The Women who put Man on the Moon
Daniela Rosner, Samantha Shorey

Participants must be Converge attendees (sign-up when you complete your conference registration).


3:00–3:30pm

Break


3:30–5:30pm (SCI)

School of Cinematic Arts Research Lab Tours

Read full descriptions of the labs here, and sign up via Google Forms.


3:30–4:30pm (SCI 106)

Pre-conference Panel

Real Knowledges, Virtual Designs: A Roundtable on Conducting Practice-Based Research in Virtual Reality
Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz, Kate Parsons, Samantha Gorman, Luis Blackaller, Tonia Beglari


3:30–5:30pm (SCI 209)

Workshop

Using Digital Archives to teach Global Design History
Dori Griffin

Participants must be Converge attendees (sign-up when you complete your conference registration).


3:30–5:30pm (SCI L114)

Workshop

Data Visualization as Participatory Action Research Method
Andrew DeRosa

Participants must be Converge attendees (sign-up when you complete your conference registration).


3:30–5:30pm (SCI L106)

Workshop

How to Teach Design to Non-Design Students and Create Programs for Non-Designers
Joyce Walsh

Participants must be Converge attendees (sign-up when you complete your conference registration).


5:30–7:00pm (SCI Main Level)

Kickoff Reception

8:00am (SCI Lobby)

Registration and Book Table open


9:00am (SCI 106)

Opening Remarks and DEC Welcome/Introduction


9:30am (SCI 106)

Keynote: Johanna Drucker


10:30am–12pm (SCI 106)

Long Paper Session: Practice and Process

The Critical Turn: Critical Design; As A Matter Of Course
Daniel Jasper

Developing Complex Systems With Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Thomas Maiorana

Visual Thinking Methods for Understanding Each Other
Jessica Parris Westbrook, Adam Trowbridge


10:30am–12pm (SCI 108)

Long Paper Session: Data and Information

Data as Medium
Nicole Coleman

Case Study: Disease Modeling as an Interdisciplinary Practice
Courtney Marchese


12pm (SCI Lobby)

Lunch (provided) with Panel Discussion

The Work of Design Today: New Practices in Research and Creative Activity
This panel will examine how critical practices in design are changing. Johanna Drucker, John Jennings, Michael Gibson, and Keith Owens will discuss how design educators and researchers can evolve their work, and find new projects and modes of publication.


1:30–2:30pm (SCI 106)

Panel Session

Shape Of An Absence: Designing The Black Subject And The Case For Critical Race Design Studies
John Jennings (chair), Peter Fine, Stacey Robinson, Marshall Shorts, Intelligent Mischief


1:30–2:30pm (SCI 108)

Panel Session

Co-eval: Rethinking Contemporary Approaches To Collaboration And Critical Inquiry
Nathan Matteson (co-chair), Heather Snyder Quinn (co-chair), Eamon Duede, Ian Lynam, Kelly Bjork







5:00pm (SCI 106)

Keynote: Erik Loyer


6:00–7:30pm (SCI Courtyard)

Courtyard Celebration

Join us for an evening outdoors with food, beverages, and a live guest music performance.

8:00am (SCI Lobby)

Registration opens

Research Development and Publication Coaching Sessions (register on-site)

Facilitated by AIGA DEC Dialectic Managing Editor Keith Owens and Producer Michael Gibson. The overarching goal of this workshop/coaching session is to immerse the participants in a learning experience that will help them “see/read their manuscripts/proposals through the eyes of an editor or a producer.” A secondary goal, which operates just behind the one above, is to help all participants improve their abilities to frame and construct their scholarship, research reports, critical analyses, etc. Starts at 8AM sharp.



9:00–10:30am (SCI 108)

Long Paper Session: Forming an Interdisciplinary Team

Assuming Roles That Help Empathize, Translate, and Improve the Visibility of Design Research
David Wang

Collaborating across the University
Karen Zimmermann, Jennifer Nichols, Carolina Gonzalez

Design for Collaborative Research
Xinyi Li, Rebecca Sutton Koeser







1:00–2:30pm (SCI 108)

Lunch (provided) with Panel Discussion (optional)
Book Table opens (SCI Lobby)

Shared Futures: Practices and Methods of Speculative Design, World Building, Design Fiction and Participatory Design
Joshua McVeigh-Schultz (panel chair), Emilia Yang, Biayna Bogosian, Laura Cechanowicz, Karl Baumann


2:30–4pm (SCI 106)


2:30–4pm (SCI 108)

Panel Session

Designing Deformance
Jacqueline Lorber Kasunic, Jentery Sayers, Kate Sweetapple


4:00–5:00pm (SCI 106)

Keynote: Casey Reas


5:00–5:30pm (SCI 106)

Closing remarks… farewell, Convergers!