April 17,2021 Stan and Gerry made a virtual pitch for the Smart Toy project to a panel of judges at the Carle Hospital Health Maker Lab in the hopes of winning $10,000 in funding. Alas, we did not win that round, but it was great to have a chance to share the project.
As chairs of the conference track on ‘Prototyping’ Zhabiz and Gerry will be hosting and presenting at the DRS LearnX Conference in Ankara, Turkey. Their paper “Structure, Function, Materials Prototype for New Currency Game”, will be part of the discussion on the use of prototyping in design.
Juan Del La Rosa and Gerry Derksen’s paper entitled,” Design Research through simulated social complexity methods: An agent-based approach to the construction of design knowledge “, will be presented at the 2019 EAD Conference in Dundee Scotland by Dr. Juan Salamanca who is leading the project on Agent Based Modeling Systems for bicycles. Look for the paper in the conference proceedings published by Taylor and Francis.