Tanya Suárez, David Mauffret and Michael von Boguslawski

Biography Tanya Suárez, David Mauffret and Michael von Boguslawski

Tanya Suárez (in the middle) is CEO at BluSpecs Innovation, a company supporting organic growth through innovation. She is an innovation activist, with over 15 years’ experience in strategy and innovation. She worked closely with global clients across multiple sectors to develop innovative value-based solutions to their customers’ needs. Areas which she is currently working on include eHealth, the potential impact of blockchain technologies on a wide range of industries, corporate venturing and the Internet of Things. More info can be found on her LinkedIn page.

David Mauffret is senior lecturer, guidance counselor, coordinator and learning facilitator at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. He is an English speaking vocational teacher training groups since 2008. He is currently involved in export of education activities: coordinating and co-implementing a vocational teacher training programme with SENA in Colombia. More info can be found on his LinkedIn page.

Michael von Boguslawski is research Advisor, PhD, at the department of Business Management and Analytics at Arcada: a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) in Helsinki, Finland. His field of expertise is research funding and cooperation, higher education politics, Horizon 2020, support for research groups and heads of department, and research-related administrative tasks in the organisation. His research areas are mathematical logic, eye tracking and decision making, history of science and philosophy. More info can be found on his website.

Engaging Encounter

The encounter took place on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2015 in Espoo, Finland.

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Slowly but certainly moving towards 100

Continuing this project next to my regular work (since my sabbatical ended almost a year ago) is quite a challenge, and especially updating the website. Since the summer holidays started, I now have a bit more time to address my adventures the last half year. In 2016, I had 12 encounters up till now.

12 new encounters 2016

At the top row, you see three encounters I had with designers in practice (from left to right: Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken, Less or More and Onmi) about their approaches and visions on design and design research. Moreover, I had the opportunity to have five inspiring encounters with researchers who were visiting the Computer Human Interaction conference in San Jose, CA, USA (from the 2nd row on the left to the right and downwards: George Khut, Dag Svaenas, Gerrit van der Veer, John Zimmerman and Marko Teras) about the direction HCI and design research is taking, and how this relates to social, cultural, philosophical, technological and economical developments in our society. Moreover, Pierre Lévy and I had the pleasure to have an encounter with Veronique Hillen, Dean of Paris d.school, on design thinking and design education (3rd row on the right). I met Gbolagade Ayoola, professor emeritus of Agricultural Economics and Policy and founder and president of Farm & Infrastructure Foundation, in Eindhoven and we discussed amongst other things  the differences between Nigeria and Europe e.g. regarding the role of policy and technology to offer people equal rights. In August, I had a meeting with Maarten Konigs & Hans Robertus from the Holland Branding Group (4th row in the middle) to discuss participatory processes to explore the identity and branding of groups and neighbourhoods to offer people a frame and source of inspiration to act upon. Finally, I explored with Roel Freeke, the director of Necker van Naem, about the role of data, tools and social interaction to support governance and democracy processes. So the counter has reached 79.


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