Prof. Dr. Marc Hassenzahl, Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany. February 26, 2013. Pufendorf Institute, Sölvegatan 2/Biskopsgatan 3, Lund. Lecture room on ground floor. 15 – 18.30
Instead of solely focusing on form, materiality, and instrumentality, designers and researchers now embrace emotion, story, and meaning. Through this, a good part of any (interactive) products becomes intangible – experiences created or mediated through the product. I argue that those experiences must be designed, too. They must become an explicit objective of design, not only an appreciated by-product. They must be even considered before the product. In this view, experiences are stories told through the product and the designer is foremost an author of those stories. Only after having outlined the desired emotional and cognitive content of an experience, the action involved, its context and temporal structure, we can start designing the product. And then, each and every detail (content, functionality, presentation, interaction) has to be scrutinized according to its potential to create or destroy the desired experience.
Creating and shaping experiences requires a profound knowledge of the psychology of pleasure, intrinsic motivation, happiness and well-being and expertise of putting this knowledge into action. This talk motivates Experience Design and highlights emerging themes as well as the consequences of pursuing these themes for the way future technologies will be.
See the HEX site for more information.
Type of employment: Limit of tenure, Maximum 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund
First day of employment: 1 September 2013
Official Records Number: HTPA 2013/43
The Deadline for receiving applications is 2013-03-01
Please note that as part of your application you must include a research project proposal of no more than 1500 words. In the proposal you should clearly define the objective of your doctoral research, and explain how it will contribute to the field of study you are interested in. In doing this you should relate your research objective to both past and ongoing research in your field of interest and indicate the theoretical perspective(s) you anticipate to work with. The proposal should also contain a methodological discussion and time table explaining how and along what time lines you shall conduct your research. Please note that the list of literature references that you include with your proposal are not counted as part of the 1500 word limit.
In order to obtain the application form for the position and to read more about what documents and information must be included in the application please follow this link (English) or this (svenska).
Click here to learn more about what is involved in doctoral studies in Sweden and Lund University.
Here’s two seminars that might be interesting for MACA students.
1) Thursday 31 January Jón Þor Pétursson, doctoral student in ethnology, presents his thesis project at Room 202, Kulturanatomen. The seminar lasts from 13-15. If you like to attend, send an e-mail to seminar leader Lars-Eric Jönsson to get the text that will be discussed: “Organic People. Organic Capital and the Co-Production of Organic Food”.
2) Wedenesday 6 February Dr Ilija Tomanic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, lectures on “Researching the Photographic Image”. This is is seminar arranged by the Department of Communication and Media and takes place 13-15 in The Faculty Club at the SOL-Centre. For questions, contact Tina Askanius.
Apply now for the autumn semester 2013! Click here for the MACA application site, here for University Admissions Sweden, here for Lund University and here for the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences. Don’t forget to include a Statement of purpose and a CV with your application. If you have questions, contact Programme Coordinator Charlotte Hagström or Academic Advisor Anna Burstedt.
God Jul/Merry Christmas and Gott Nytt År/Happy New Year!
Most of the university’s administrative offices are more or less closed over the holiday period December 22 to January 6. If you contact someone by e-mail it may take some days before you get an answer. Christmas Eve (Monday 24), Christmas Day (Tuesday 25) and Boxing Day (Wednesday 26) everything is definitely closed.
For current MACA-students and MACA-applicants: Anna Burstedt (academic advisor) is on vacation until January 7. The main office at Kulturanatomen is also closed for that period. I, Charlotte Hagström, (programme coordinator) is in my office at Villa Holma Friday 21 from 9.00 to 12.00. I will be back there again Monday 7 January. If you have questions send me an e-mail.
The libraries also have limited opening hours this period.
There is no Nobel Prize in applied cultural analysis but physics, medicine and chemistry can be quite interesting too! On Friday December 14 four of the Nobel laureates 2012 will give lectures in Lund.
NOBEL LAUREATES IN PHYSICS 2012, Serge Haroche and David J.Wineland
Serge Haroche: “Controlling photons in a box and exploring the quantum
to classical boundary”
David Wineland: “Superposition, entanglement, and raising Schrödinger´s cat”
NOBEL LAUREATE IN MEDICINE OR PHYSIOLOGY 2012 Sir John B. Gurdon
“The egg and the nucleus: a battle for supremacy”
Where: Kårhuset, LTH
NOBEL LAUREATE IN CHEMISTRY 2012, Brian K. Kobilka
“Smart Receptors on Cell Surfaces”
Where: Kårhuset, LTH
N.B Kårhuset LTH:
Entrance admission from 13:30. Limited seating – please come in good time.
It will also be possible to watch the lecture on screen in the lecture hall Hörsalen at Kårhuset.
The application round for autumn 2013 is now open! You find the application page for MACA here and a general page with information on the application process here. If you have questions about MACA, don’t hesitate to contact us! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Janus-Face of the Care-Chain Phenomenon. Care, Work and Migration
Helma Lutz, Women’s studies, Goethe University, Germany
Date: Monday September 10th
Place: Centre for Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, Room 224
Contact: Irene Pelayo
Graduation day 8 June 2012! The ceremony was held in the university hall together with the ABM programme, colleagues from the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences. Of the 22 MACA10 students 14 attended. Congratulations to all of you, present or not, Masters of Arts!
Thursday May 24 Richard Wilk, Distinguished professor in Cultural Anthropology at Indiana University and honorary doctor 2012, Faculty of Humanities and Theology at Lund University, lectures on “The Contemporary Food Movement in the USA: Historical Background and Current Directions”. Place: Red Room, Villa Blix. Time: 18.15. Welcome!