Latitude: A Symposium by Design Research Forum

Latitude Symposium poster

The symposium is a one day event dedicated to exploring the multiplicity of design research methods and the opportunities they yield for inquiry across fields. It comprises of three panels, each investigating distinct spheres of design research.

Panel 1: Methodologies of Science and Technology

Exploring the process of developing experimental, technical and analytical inquiries in design research using methodologies from the natural sciences, technology, and engineering.

Panel 2: Humanities and the Social Sciences

Presenting a selection of approaches for applying epistemological frameworks from the humanities and social sciences to issues related to various areas of design and media research.

Panel 3: Design Research in/as Practice

Discussing how design research can be woven into practice. Design research can take many forms especially when addressing issues, constraints and modes of application.


Admission is FREE, as we believe in maintaining the accessibility of this event to as many of those in our community as possible.

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[10:00 – 10:30 a.m. in Gund Lobby]

Welcoming Remarks and Logistical Overview of the Day

10:35 – 11:00 a.m. in Piper

Opening Remarks: Pamela Cabrera (MDes, EE ’19) & Aurora Jensen (MDes, EE ’19).

Panel 1: Methodologies of Science and Technology

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. in Piper

Panelists: Alma Steingart (FAS), Phuong Pham (HMS, HSPH) & Bertrand Schneider (HGSE)

Moderators: Belinda Tato (GSD) with Stella Rossikopoulou Pappa (MDes, Tech ’19)

[1.00 Hour Lunch Break | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.]

Panel 2: Humanities and the Social Sciences

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Piper

Panelists: Julie Klinger (BU) & Jeffrey Nesbit (GSD)

Moderators: Sai Balakrishnan (GSD) with Ryan Beitz (MDes HPDM ‘19)

[15 Minute Break | 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.]

Panel 3: Design Research in/as Practice

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. in Piper

Panelists: Juan Pablo Corvalán, Manuel de Rivero (Supersudaca), Amie Shao (MASS Design), & Sara Zewde (Studio Zewde, GSD alumna)

Moderators: Paul Nakazawa (GSD) with Samuel Maddox (MDes, ULE ’19)

Social Hour

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. in Piper

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].