The lecture, which was hosted by Onny Eikhaug and Victoria Høisæther from the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture (DOGA) in collaboration with Hua Dong from the Centre for Inclusive Design Research at Tongji University, discussed a number of interesting perspectives on innovative and progressive design. During the workshop, the participants were encouraged to partake in a range of creative activities to challenge their perceptions on design processes.
The main point to take away from the event was the importance of putting people in the center of the design process. By consulting a wider range of users, a greater number of perspectives become apparent, which ultimately will lead to more efficient and inclusive designs.
This full day event was a part of 2016 Nordic Design and Innovation Week (NDIW), initiated by the four Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai. NDIW embodies the Nordic countries' long tradition within the fields of design and innovation, and brings a part of the "Nordic Way" closer to the Chinese people. The theme for this year was creative youth, and it included a Nordic creative youth pavilion as well as many business- and cultural activities. NDIW took place in Daning Life Hub during 4-13 November.
For more information about the event please contact Lingfei.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see two press articles about the workshop:
Global Timnes: <Q&A with Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture program leader Onny Eikhaug > http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1017611.shtml
Netease: <Inclusive Design workshop brings Nordic air to Shanghai>: http://m.home.163.com/home/mobile/static/news_detail.shtml?docid=C5JSG26C001086PB