Introduction overall Engaging Encounter project
Be part of the ambitious project called Engaging Encounters: Sketching the Future together. During this one-year project, I will visit 50 inspirators around the world, including politicians, researchers, people from industry and NGOs, designers and artists, and envision with them what our future can be at the cross-section of their expertise and design (my expertise). By sketching this future together and creating a joined vision, I aim at bridging our worlds in action. Through these encounters, I like to show examples of phenomenology-inspired work from our DQI group (dep. of Industrial Design, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and other interaction design work; I like to inspire the inspirators by revealing what design could bring and vice versa get inspired by them; and I like introduce to them to the ideas and vision of the other inspirators by connecting the results of all encounters. This way I hope all participants get new insights and can grow, which might even create potential ground for further collaboration. Moreover, I hope that the overall result, documented in a blog, book and a movie, will inspire others in their work and perspective on the world.
Especially for the TEI conference, I offer six personal encounters with individual TEI participants to discuss, explore and sketch the future of TEI. Every encounter will take 1,5 hour, and the results of the six encounters will not only be included in the book and movie about the overall project, but also be included in a special publication about the future of TEI.