Building Links With The Ohio State University


Addressing Societal Challenges through Co-Design as Opportunity to Build Links with The Ohio State University, June 2014 (URL)

Liz partnered with Dr. Svenja Tams (project lead) and Karin Silver from the University of Bath’s School of Management on a research project called ‘Engaging Customers and Communities in Sustainable Water Use’.

People are Creative if You Give Them the Tools

CollaboratoriumOnParticipatorySocialChange2013 (PDF)

Kollaboratorium on Participatory Social Change, Rosinska, M., The interview with Liz Sanders, in Frackowiak, M., Olszewski, L. and Rosinska, M. (Editors), pp. 208-212, 2013.

Monika Rosinska interviewed Liz Sanders regarding her thoughts on participatory design and the use of visual tools in the co-designing process.

Exploring Co-creation on a Large Scale

delft (PDF)

Designing For, With and From User Experiences, Proceedings of the May 13, 2009 Symposium. Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, StudioLab Press, 2010.

On May 13, over 350 people, 50/50 from Dutch industry and academia, and several guests from Belgium, Germany, and the USA, attended the morning symposium, and about 120 researchers and practitioners took part in the afternoon tie-in sessions. Liz Sanders of MakeTools and Jacob Buur of the University of Southern Denmark talked about co-creation and ethnography. Twelve young designers talked about their experience with this aspect in the Dutch design industry.

Everyone’s an Expert

frame (PDF)
Frame Issue 70: Theme: The Creative Office, September/October 2009 by Jane Szita
Offices are one of the shared spaces that can benefit from co-creation, the practice of consulting ‘expert’ end users before the design process begins, explains pioneer Liz Sanders.
Frame is the world’s leading trade magazine about interior and product design.

Doing Research with People, Not on People

axis (PDF)

Axis Volume 88: Feature: Design Research, November/December 2000

Axis is Japan’s leading design title. Ever since AXIS was launched in 1981, it has interpreted design to be not merely form and color but also an element that widely affects our lives, cultures, communication, and even businesses. Society is facing a variety of problems as it grows more diverse and complex in the 21st century, requiring a kind of design that transcends the framework of such fields as products, architecture, graphics, fashion, multimedia and information design.

Collective Creativity through Making, Hacking and Enacting

Collective Creativity through Making, Hacking and Enacting
December 14, 2013

Liz was one of the keynote speakers at the Design Fusion conference that took place at C-Mine Genk in Belgium. The conference was part of the 7th Design Triennial in Flanders that serves as an investigation into the social relevance of design and the responsibility taken by designers in our society. Slides from Liz’s presentation are available.

Collective Innovation

Liz Sanders at DRC 2013 from IIT Institute of Design on Vimeo.

October 8-9, 2013
This is an invited presentation for the 2013 Design Research Conference, Exploring Creative Balance in Design, which took place at the Field Museum in Chicago. It was the 12th annual Design Research Conference hosted by IIT Institute of Design where practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs presented a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.