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Interactive Institute Stockholm

Pushing the frontiers of design research, we work with artistic and traditional research perspectives and practices to identify and explore new research areas. We work with ‘applied’ research in the sense of using everyday situations and practices as a basis for intervention and development. Based on material and participatory practices of design, we use concepts, prototypes, performances and other formats that open up for rich experiences of also complex and conceptual matters.

As a research unit, we embody a wide range of expertise in design, including critical and social practices. From critical practice, we draw upon methods and tactics of conceptual and critical design to explore alternative values and roles for design. From social practice, we draw upon rich frameworks from design anthropology understanding people and practices, but also the more recent critique of the traditionally firm distinctions between the descriptive (anthropology) and the projective (design) to instead seek positions where they come together. As a result, the range of methods and materials of our toolbox is considerable. Working with methods stemming from user-centred and participatory design as well as from performative ethnography, we continuously develop new mechanisms for engagement – just as we use artistic research and experimental design to push the material practices of design in developing new materials, objects and systems.

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Over the past ten years, we have established a series of new research areas through long-term research programs, a number of research and R&D projects, curriculum development, spin-off initiatives and companies. Using experimental design prototypes, we have demonstrated the unique possibilities for design research to very early in the process present intriguing, inspiring and informative examples that spur further discussion and discovery.

Interactive Institute Stockholm is an expansion of the studio formerly known as the Design Research Unit.

People

Nicholas B. Torretta
Junior researcher

nicholas.torretta [at] tii.se

Wasim Brikhan
Designer
+46 70 095 52 21
wasim.brikhan [at] tii.se

Brendon Clark
Studio Director - Senior Researcher / PhD
+46 70 460 4811
brendon.clark [at] tii.se

Pernilla Glaser
Creative Research Force

pernilla.glaser [at] tii.se

Sara Reinholtz
Project leader and design researcher
+46 73 93 89 326
sara.reinholtz [at] tii.se

Publications
Number of items: 88.

de Jong, Annelise and Kuijer, Lenneke and Rydell, Thomas (2013) BALANCING FOOD VALUES: MAKING SUSTAINABLE CHOICES WITHIN COOKING PRACTICES. In: Nordes 2013 conference, 9-12 June 2013, Copenhagen/Malmö.

de Jong, Annelise and Balksjö, Theresea and Katzeff, Cecilia (2013) Challenges in Energy Awareness: a Swedish case of heating consumption in households. In: ERSCP-EMSU Conference 'Bridges for a sustainable Future', 4-7 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mazé, Ramia and Olausson, Lisa and Plöjel, Matilda and Redström, Johan and Zetterlund, Christina, eds. (2013) Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Mazé, Ramia, ed. (2013) SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Avila, Martin and Carpenter, John and Mazé, Ramia (2013) 3Ecologies. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 45-80. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Bergström, Jenny and Clark, Brendon and Frigo, Alberto and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna (2013) Telltale. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 101-132. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Bergström, Jenny and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna and Jeczmyk, Olivia and Bildinstitutet, (2013) Symbiots. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, pp. 159-200. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Broms, Loove and Ehrnberger, Karin and Mazé, Ramia (2013) Ab|Norm. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 133-158. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Clark, Brendon (2013) Generating Publics through Design Activity. In: Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 199-215. ISBN 9780857853691 0857853694

Keshavarz, Mahmoud and Mazé, Ramia (2013) Design and Dissensus: Framing and staging participation in design research. Design Philosophy Papers, 1 . ISSN 1448-7136

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Design Practices and the Micropolitics of Sustainability. In: Architecture in Effect, 6-8 Feb 2013, Umeå, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Formes Critiques: Pour une pratique critique du design. Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, édition spéciale 'Design & Prospective Industrielle' (Printemps). pp. 46-55. ISSN 0181-1525-18

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Socio-Ecological Innovation: Cases of sustainable urban development and design. In: European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption & Production ERSCP-EMSU , 4-7 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mazé, Ramia (2013) Who is sustainable? Querying the politics of sustainable design practices. In: Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 83-124. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2013) Explanation. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 201-223. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Zetterlund, Christina and Plöjel, Matilda (2013) Concluding dialogue. In: Share This Book: Critical perspectives and dialogues about design and sustainability. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 125-128. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789186883140 ISBN (E-book): 9789186883195

Schneidler, Tobi and Ballhatchet, Tom and Sasson, Solon and Mazé, Ramia (2013) Green Memes. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 81-100. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

Clark, Brendon and Boije, Jakob and Fraser, Euan and Young, Jonathan (2012) Delivering Collaboration. In: Participatory Innovation Conference 2012, 12-14 January 2012, Melbourne, Australia .

Mazé, Ramia (2012) A Critical Practice. In: The Swedish Museum of Architecture: A fifty year perspective. The Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm, pp. 158-160. ISBN 978-91-85460-88-5

Wangel, Josefin and Mazé, Ramia and de Jong, Annelise and Höjer, Mattias (2012) Backcasting and Design for Sustainable Social Practices. In: Nordic Conference on Consumer Research, May 30- June 1, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Clark, Brendon and Wagner, Johannes and Lindemalm, Karl and Bendt, Olof (2011) Språkskap: Supporting Second Language Learning “In The Wild”. In: INCLUDE11.

Ericson, Magnus and Mazé, Ramia, eds. (2011) DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today — critical roles and emerging tactics. Sternberg Press / Iaspis, Berlin. ISBN ISBN 978-91-978882-1-9

Koskinen, Ilpo and Härkäsalmi, Tiina and Lee, J-J. and Mazé, Ramia and Matthews, Ben, eds. (2011) Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference (Nordes). Aalto University, Helsinki.

Clark, Brendon and Lahtiyuori, Madeline (2011) Project-in-a-day: From Concept Mock-ups to Business at Play. In: Participatory Innovation Conference Proceedings, 13-15 January 2011, Søderborg,Denmark.

Clark, Brendon and Onal, Basar and Lindemalm, Karl (2011) Improv Design Troupe: Designing In and Out of Context. In: Participatory Innovation Conference Proceedings, 13-15 January 2011, Søderborg,Denmark.

Ericson, Magnus and Mazé, Ramia (2011) 'Introduction', 6-11, 'Reflection', 277-297, 'About', 11-15 and 298-327, 'WHAT', 16-18, 'HOW', 102-109, and 'WHERE', 156-162. In: DESIGN ACT: Socially and politically engaged design today. Iaspis / Sternberg Press, Berlin. ISBN 978-91-978882-1-9

Llorens, Natasha Marie and Mazé, Ramia (2011) HOW does it happen and what does it take. In: DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today – critical roles and emerging tactics. Iaspis / Sternberg Press, Berlin, pp. 110-155. ISBN 978-91-978882-1-9

Mazé, Ramia and Gregory, Judith and Redström, Johan (2011) Social Sustainability: A design research approach to sustainable development. In: 4th World Conference on Design Research (IASDR), Oct 31 - Nov 4, Delft, The Netherlands.

Önal, Başar (2010) Designing for/from the Future. Masters thesis, Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts, and Design.

Redström, Johan and Redström, Maria and Mazé, Ramia, eds. (2010) IT+Textiles. Textile Research Centre, Borås, Sweden. ISBN 951-826-793-6

Mazé, Ramia, ed. (2010) Static! Designing for Energy Awareness. Arvinius Förlag, Stockholm. ISBN 978-91-85689-34-7

Avila, Martin and Carpenter, John and Mazé, Ramia (2010) 3Ecologies: Visualizing sustainability factors and futures. In: LeNS conference 'Sustainability in Design: Now!', 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2010, Bangalore, India.

Öhman, Christina and Backlund, Sara and Redström, Johan and Mazé, Ramia and Ilstedt Hjelm, Sara and Routarinne, Sara (2010) Static! Designing for Energy Awareness. Arvinius Förlag, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN ISBN 978-91-85689-34-7

Bergström, Jenny and Clark, Brendon and Frigo, Alberto and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna (2010) Becoming materials: Material forms and forms of practice. Digital Creativity, 21 (3). pp. 155-172. ISSN 1462-6268 (print) 1744-3806 (online)

de Jong, Annelise and Mazé, Ramia (2010) Cultures of Sustainability: ‘Ways of doing’ cooking. In: ERSCP-EMSU Conference 'Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Sustainabile Innovation', 25-29 Oct 2010, Delft, the Netherlands.

Eriksson, Daniel and Ernevi, Anders and Jacobs, Margot and Löfgren, Ulrika and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Thoresson, Johan and Worbin, Linda (2010) Tic-Tac-Textiles: A waiting game. In: IT+Textiles. ., (2010 reprint) Borås, Sweden: Centre for Textile Research. (2005 first edition) Helsinki: IT Press/Edita, pp. 66-75. ISBN 951-826-793-6

Ernevi, Anders and Jacobs, Margot and Mazé, Ramia and Müller, Carolin and Redström, Johan and Worbin, Linda (2010) The Energy Curtain: Energy Awareness. In: IT+Textiles. (2010 reprint) Borås, Sweden: Centre for Textile Research. (2005 first edition) Helsinki: IT Press/Edita, pp. 91-96. ISBN ISBN 951-826-793-6

Halse, Joachim and Brandt, Eva and Clark, Brendon and Binder, Thomas (2010) Rehearsing the Future. The Danish Design School Press, Copenhagen.

Mazé, Ramia (2010) RE: Thinking sustainability – Critical thinking and design practice. In: Designing for Sustainable Living & Working. VSSD, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 29-38. ISBN 978-90-6562-244-0

Mazé, Ramia and Önal, Başar (2010) Hands on the Future. In: Proceedings of the Stockholm Futures Conference, Nov 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Redström, Maria and Mazé, Ramia (2010) Methods (and Madness). In: IT+Textiles. (2010 reprint) Borås, Sweden: Centre for Textile Research. (2005 first edition) Helsinki: IT Press/Edita, pp. 30-45. ISBN ISBN 951-826-793-6

Clark, Brendon and Africano Clark, Diana (2009) ‘Contributive Performances’ – Learning in the Margins. In: International conference on Inclusive Design , 5-8 April 2009, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Bergström, J. and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna (2009) Symbiots: Conceptual interventions into energy systems. In: Nordic Design Research Conference, 30 Aug -1 Sept 2009, Oslo, Norway.

Koskinen, Ilpo and Binder, Thomas and Redström, Johan (2009) LAB, FIELD, GALLERY, AND BEYOND. Artifact, 2 (1). pp. 46-57.

Mazé, Ramia (2009) Critical form(ations): a case study. In: Communicating (by) Design, 15-17 April 2009, Brussels, Belgium.

Mazé, Ramia (2009) Critical of What? / Kritiska mot vad? In: Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice – The Reader. Sternberg Press, Berlin, pp. 378-397. ISBN 978-1-933128-63-4

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2009) DIFFICULT FORMS: Critical practices of design and research. Research Design Journal, 1 (1). pp. 28-39.

Redström, Johan (2009) Disruptions. In: (Re)Searching the Digital Bauhaus. Springer, London, pp. 191-217. ISBN 978-1-84800-349-1

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2008) Switch! Energy ecologies in everyday life. International Journal of Design, 2 (3). pp. 55-70.

Halse, Joachim and Clark, Brendon (2008) Design Rituals and Performative Ethnography. In: Ethnographic Praxis Industry Conference Proceedings , October 15-18, 2008, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clark, Brendon (2008) Resources for Action in the Negotiation of Participatory Design Projects. In: Participatory Design Conference, 1-4 October 2008, Bloomington, Indiana, USA..

Mazé, Ramia (2008) Criticality meets sustainability: Constructing critical practices in design research for sustainability. In: Changing the Change: Design, Visions, Proposals and Tools: Proceedings, 10-12 July 2008, Turin, Italy.

Hallnäs, Lars and Redström, Johan (2008) Textile interaction design. The Nordic Textile Journal, 08 (1). ISSN 1404-2487

Redström, Johan (2008) RE:Definitions of use. Design Studies, 29 (4). pp. 410-423.

Redström, Johan (2008) Tangled interaction: on the expressiveness of tangible user interfaces. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 15 (4).

Bergström, Jenny (2007) This is the air we breathe ... In: Art of Research: Research Narratives, 27-29 Oct 2007, London, UK.

Ernevi, Anders and Palm, Samuel and Redström, Johan (2007) Erratic Appliances and Energy Awareness. Knowledge, Technology, and Policy, 20 (1). pp. 71-78. ISSN 0897-1986 (Print) 1874-6314 (Online)

Hummels, Caroline and Redström, Johan and Koskinen, Ilpo (2007) Design Research for Social Scientists: Reading Instructions for This Issue. Knowledge, Technology, and Policy, 20 (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 0897-1986 (Print) 1874-6314 (Online)

Mazé, Ramia (2007) Occupying Time: Design, Time, and the Form of Interaction. Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-975901-8-1

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2007) Difficult forms: critical practices of design and research. In: IASDR'07: International Association of Socities of Design Research 2007 - Emerging Trends in Design Research, 12-15 Nov 2007, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design.

Redström, Johan (2007) Aesthetic Concerns. In: Pervasive Information Systems. M.E. Sharpe, Armonk,, New York. ISBN 0-7656-1689-0

Redström, Johan (2007) En experimenterande designforskning. In: Under ytan: en antologi om designforskning. Raster Förlag, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 9789187215797

Redström, Johan (2007) Left to our Own Devices. Artifact, 1 (1). pp. 26-28. ISSN 1749-3471 (electronic) 1749-3463 (paper)

Routarinne, Sara and Redström, Johan (2007) Domestication as Design Intervention. In: Design Inquiries - Second Nordic Design Research Conference, Nordes 2007, May 27th - May 30th 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.

Clark, Brendon (2006) A Ritual Process Framework for Participatory Activities: The case of a boardroom drama. In: Participatory Design Conference, 1-5 August 2006, Trento, Italy.

Binder, Thomas and Redström, Johan (2006) Exemplary Design Research. In: Design Research Society Wonderground International Conference 2006, 1-4 Nov 2006, Lisbon, Portugal.

Redström, Johan (2006) Persuasive Design; Fringes and Foundations. In: First International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, PERSUASIVE 2006, 18-19 May 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Redström, Johan (2006) Towards user design? On the shift from object to user as the subject of design. Design Studies, 27 (2). pp. 123-139. ISSN 0142-694X

Clark, Brendon and Andersson, Niklas (2005) Simple Games: Staging rituals of discovery. In: Ethnographic Praxis Industry Conference, Microsoft Corporation. , 14-15 November 2005, Redmond, WA, USA.

Mazé, Ramia (2005) Joining tradition and innovation in design research projects. In: Joining Forces: International Conference on Design Research, 22-24 Sept 2005, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.

Clark, Brendon and Widding, Sofie (2005) A Student, A Product, A Process: A Fresh Look at Concept Design Games and the Habraken Tradition. In: Nordic Design Research Conference Proceedings, 29-31 May 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark..

Jacobs, Margot and Löfgren, Ulrika and Mazé, Ramia (2005) Free energy: alternative designs for awareness and choice. In: Pride and Pre-Design, Spring Conference, 26-29 May 2005, Lisbon, Portugal.

Redström, Johan and Redström, Maria and Mazé, Ramia, eds. (2005) IT+Textiles. Edita Publishing Oy, Helsinki, Finland. ISBN 951-826-793-6

Binder, Thomas and Gall Krogh, Peter and Redström, Johan and Mazé, Ramia, eds. (2005) Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference (Nordes). The School of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Matthews, Ben and Clark, Brendon (2005) Practical Action as Inquiry: Facilitating Appropriation in a Design Handover Event. In: European Academy of Design Conference , 29-31 March 2005, Bremen, Germany.

Mazé, Ramia (2005) What is the Use? In: Extra Ordinary. Kulturhuset, Stockholm, pp. 31-40. ISBN 91-631-7331-X

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2005) Form and the Computational Object. Digital Creativity, 16 (1). pp. 7-18. ISSN 1462-6268 (print) 1744-3806 (online)

Redström, Johan (2005) On Technology as Material in Design. Design Philosophy Papers, Year 2005 (Issue 2).

Jacobs, M. and Mazé, Ramia (2004) Design-by-doing: workshops for designing interaction. In: Participatory Design Conference, 27-29 July 2004, Toronto, Canada.

Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2004) Form and the computational object. In: Computers in Art and Design Education, 29 June -1 July 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sangiorgi, Daniela and Clark, Brendon (2004) Toward a Participatory Design Approach to Service Design. In: Participatory Design Conference, 27-31 July 2004, Toronto, Canada.

Gaye, Lalya and Mazé, Ramia (2003) Sonic City. In: International Festival of Music and Sound, 19-21 June 2003, London, UK.

Gaye, Lalya and Mazé, Ramia and Holmquist, Lars Erik (2003) Sonic City: the urban environment as a musical interface. In: Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 22-24 May 2003, Montreal, Canada.

Holmquist, Lars Erik and Mazé, Ramia and Ljungblad, Sara (2003) Designing tomorrow's smart products - experience with the Smart-Its platform. In: Designing For User Experiences, 6-7 June 2003, San Francisco, California, USA.

Mazé, Ramia and Jacobs, M. (2003) Sonic City: Prototyping a wearable experience. In: Seventh IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 21-23 Oct 2003, White Plains, NY, USA.

Mazé, Ramia and Jacobs, M. (2003) Underdogs and superheroes: Designing for new players in public space. In: User aspects of ICTs conference, 3-6 Sept 2003, Helsinki, Finland.

Gaye, Lalya and Holmquist, Lars Erik and Mazé, Ramia (2002) Sonic City: merging urban walkabouts with electronic music making. In: User Interface Systems and Technology, 2-5 Nov 2002, Paris, France.

Mazé, Ramia and Bueno, M. (2002) Mixers: A participatory approach to design prototyping. In: Designing Interactive Systems, 25-28 June 2002, London, UK.

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Ramia Maze

Ramia Mazé worked at the Interactive Institute between October 2001 and March 2014. She began as a designer in the Göteborg PLAY studio (2001-3), she directed the PLAY studio and initiated and directed the Göteborg DESIGN studio (2003-5), and was a senior researcher and project leader at the Stockholm studios (2007-14). In 2007, she completed her PhD in interaction design through Malmö University and Blekinge Institute of Technology, sponsored by and about research at the Interactive Institute. Her research spans interdisciplinary and international projects, most recently focused on social and sustainable development, in which her expertise is participatory and critical approaches. Interactive Institute research projects: Designing Social Innovation (2010-13), Forms of Sustainability (2009-12), DESIGN ACT Socially and Politically Engaged Design (2008-11), Switch! Energy Ecologies (2008-10), Static! (2004-6), Public Play Spaces and Sonic City (2002-5), IT+Textiles (2001-5), Smart-Its (2001-3), more information and publications on these can be found in the Interactive Institute website. For Ramia Mazé's current activities and contact see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramiamaze