Design in Life
This Tuesday Dassault Systèmes, a leading company specializing in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software, organised Design in Life, a conference/event at Strate College in Paris, where designers joined forces with philosophers, sociologists, researchers, politicians, industrials, academics, designers and architects to discuss what it means to shape a better life.

Speakers included

  • Anne Asensio, VP Design Experience at Dassault Systèmes
  • Stéphane Vial, French philosopher, teacher and interactive designer
  • Ayse Birsel, award-winning product designer
  • Alain Renk, architect planner in charge of imaginary chair pattern at Telecom ParisTech
  • Pierre Musso, professor at Telecom Paris Tech and the University of Rennes II, Chair of Research and Training
  • Frédéric Jentgen, designer and director of Jentgen Design
  • Dominique Cardon, sociologist at the Laboratory of uses of France Télécom
  • Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, architect working with digital technologies
  • Martin Tamke, associate professor at the Centre for Information Technology & Architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen

Only one of the speakers put his presentation online, but it is worth exploring: Stéphane Vial discusses the theoretical and philosophical concerns in the move from design to digital design.