Program: Presence Design for Smart Grids using Bio-mimicry

1. How do I design Human Presence in a smart-grid?
2. How do I design Life in a smart-grid?
3. How do Life and Human presence go together in a smart grid?

Aim of the workshop is to introduce you to presence design and bio-mimicry and explore how this might be applied to concepts of smart-grids.

Fields of application: Shelter, Water, Food, Waste, Transport, Play.

- Process: Attitude, participation
- Documentation: Use the website to do research show progress and present a product or service (to be developed, of course) Minimum-requirements: 10 articles in Being-here every article consist of an image and text (more is allowed;-)
- Presentation on Friday: 10 minutes and elucidates a hands-on detailed idea of human presence in a field of application related to a smart-grid. After each presentation 10 minutes feedback.
- Quality of production-function or service-function: integration approaches (presence design and bio-mimicry) usability, originality, degree of eco-effectiveness


Monday: Smart Grid and Presence Design room a.3.100
11.00-11.30 Introduction lecturers and group
11.30-12.00 Introductions to each other
12.00-13.00 Lecture: What the hell is a smart grid? Prof. Dr. Frances Brazier
13.00-14.00 Lunch (can we have it in our room?)
14.00-15.00 Lecture: Presence Design, Smart Grids and YUTPA
15.00-16.30 YUTPA design exercise and Tea
16.30-17.00 Presentation First Results
17.00 – 18.00 Dinner in Aula TU Delft
18.00- 21.00 Introduction AnyMeta Ino Paap (Mediamatic)webpages: make your own profile and reflection in

Tuesday: Bio mimicry
9.00-10.00 Introduction to Bio-mimicry at StayOkay Hotel
10.00- 12.00 Travel and Lunch: discuss integration Smart Grid, Presence Design and Bio Mimicry
12.00-12.30 Arrival and Lunch at Scherpenzeel Walk to Centre for Sustainable Excellence (if we are late we will have and lunch and introduction simultaneously)
12.30-13.00 Welcome and introduction by Saskia Muisenberg and Annette Schumer (your facilitators of the day) to the workshop
14.15-15.15 Excursion into factory InterfaceFlor
13.00-17.00 Workshop on Biomimicry Design
Aim of this workshop is to come up with the function and a first sketch, within your field of application, that you aim to (re-)design a product or service(process) for.
16.00-17.00 Travel and Dinner
Integrate Presence Design, Biomimicry and Smart Grids: What do they have to do with each other in relation to your field of application and function selected? Make steps in design process explicit and visualize them.
20.00 Arrival at Stayokay

Wednesday: Integrating Smart Grid, Presence Design & Bio mimicry room: DTCZ2 (TNW)
9.00-10.00 Waking up: Coffee and short presentations process designs made previous day
10.00-12.00 Document in your understanding so far: ideas, process designs, questions, inspiration, problems to be solved. Use Ask Nature
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Idea-generator: 4 rounds of creating new concepts in groups of 5 in 20 minutes & present
15.00-17.00 Choosing your frontier: collect articles in Being Here, use Ask Nature and create first (abstract) concept of what you personally or GROUP ? wants to work on
17.00-18.00 Dinner Aula TU Delft
18.00-20.30 Presentations of Being-Here contributions, feedback & discussion and What do you need?

Thursday: Design: Concept, Draft, Consulting room: Emile Truyenzaal (industrial design)
9.00-10.00 Create Design teams, Define Case, Make tasks, Define what you need to know and get the needed info
10.00-14.00 Workshop: Create first joint/shared concept, take roles, consultants are available throughout the campus: go out: find and talk, converse and learn
14.00-15.00 Intervision between teams (concept, results, personal functioning): Define knowledge gaps and ways to solve them
16.00-21.00 Continue to make your case: draft, sketch and publish in Being-here

Friday: Wrapping up: stand tall be proud Room: Oranjezaal (library)
9-10 Present to group your work so far, feedback directed to presentation
10- 12 Make presentation
12-13 lunch
13-15 Presentations final results before an expert group: Professor Frances Brazier, Elco van Noort (Director International Program TU Delft), Anna Carlgren (contributing artist) among others.

CN , Jaco Appelman