Index: 2007
The Copenhagen Prelude Conference inaugurated the alliance between INDEX: and AIGA/Aspen Design Summit on the role of design to improve life for people around the world.

During four sessions in two days late August 2007, leading international design and innovation thinkers and doers from around the world lectured on, debated and engaged in conversations with the audience on four themes and sub themes within the realm of user-centred design, innovation and design to improve life.

Audio files and presentation slides are now online.
 

SESSION ONE: THE ROLE OF USER CENTERED DESIGN AND INNOVATION WHEN DEALING WITH GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Global Challenges and User-centered design and Innovation
Speaker: Ged Davis, Co-President of Global Energy Assessment [and formerly in charge of scenario-based foresight at Shell]
Audio (5.4 mb, 23:42) | Presentation (pdf, 1 mb, 34 slides)

Case: Dongtan Eco-city, China
Speaker: Alejandro Gutierrez, Associate Director at Arup and design leader of the Dongtan Eco-City project
Audio (5 mb, 21:55) | Presentation (pdf, 6.5 mb, 34 slides)

Users in architecture or rather proactive design?
Speaker: Bjarke Ingells, Founder of BIG, one of the leading Danish architectural companies
Audio (4.8 mb, 21:10)

UCDI version 2.0
Speaker: Arnold Wasserman, chairman of The Idea Factory, Singapore
Audio (6.4 mb, 28:01)

Panel debate on UCDI & Global Challenges
A conversation between Ric Grefé, Ged Davis, Alejandro Gutierrez, Arnold Wasserman, Bjarke Ingells and the audience
Moderated by Alan Webber
Audio (5 mb, 21:55) | Presentation (pdf, 6.5 mb, 34 slides)
 

SESSION TWO: THERE IS A WORLD OUT THERE – UCDI IN THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN 1. AND 3. WORLD

UCDI in the dialogue between First and Third World
Speaker: Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba, Cape Town, ZA
Audio (9.9 mb, 43:14)

User = consumer?
Speaker: Anna Kirah, acting dean of 180 Academy, Denmark
Audio (6.2 mb, 27:12) | Presentation (pdf, 572 kb, 24 slides)

Life Straw and Space Safe – two examples of non-users
Speaker: Torben Vestergaard-Frandsen, CEO Vestergaard-Frandsen A/S
Audio (3.6 mb, 15:50) | Presentation (pdf, 1.9 mb, 19 slides)

Panel debate and dialogue with the audience
Panel: Anna Kirah, Ravi Naidoo and Torben Vestergaard-Frandsen
Moderator: Ged Davis
Audio (6.4 mb, 27:51)
 

SESSION THREE: INNOVATION ON A CONSCIOUS AND STRATEGIC LEVEL – EVEN RADICAL INNOVATION?

Radical innovation on a conscious and strategic level?
Speaker: Dan Buchner, Vice President of Design Continuum, USA
Audio (4.8 mb, 21:00) | Presentation (pdf, 2.1 mb, 36 slides)

The sharp end of innovation – making ideas happen
Speaker: Pontus Wahlgren, Senior Industrial Design at IDEO, UK
Audio (6.5 mb, 28:24) | Presentation (pdf, 2 mb, 23 slides)

Get rid of the crap!
Speaker: Christian Madsbjerg, partner at ReD Associates, Denmark
Audio (2.4 mb, 10:32)

Case: service and welfare design in the elderly sector
Speaker: Heather Martin, co-founder of CIID, Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design, Denmark
Audio (3.6 mb, 16:00)

Panel debate and dialogue with the audience
Panel: Dan Buchner, Christian Madsbjerg, Heather Martin and Pontus Wahlgren
Moderator: Finn Lauritzen
Audio (7.5 mb, 32:42)
 

SESSION FOUR – WHERE TO TAKE IT FROM HERE?

Concept Design – How to solve the complex challenges of our time
Speaker: Finn Lauritzen, Director General, Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority
Audio (13 mb, 56:46) | Presentation (pdf, 2 mb, 23 slides)

Creating Value by Design
Speaker: John Heskett, Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Audio (10.6 mb, 46:18) | Presentation (pdf, 580 kb, 36 slides)

Closing Panel Debate
Kigge Hvid, CEO of INDEX:, and Ric Grefé, CEO of AIGA, close the conference by discussing the future collaboration between their design organizations with the audience and which issues to pursue
Audio (11.8 mb, 51:51)