Opening Session: Maamari Auditorium, April 19, 8:45-9:15 am Sessions and location: 1. Session: 9:15-10:30 in Maamari, everything else 6th Floor of IOEC. Buffet and Award Cermony: Thursday April 20, 18:30-20:00 Bechtel Engineering Building Terrace Program as pdf *here*
Design & Conceptualization April 19, 9:15-12:30
Design is at the core of every engineering work. It is used synonymously for the process and the product. It is all about creating, shaping, arranging, connecting of basic design elements to realize a certain function or to communicate a message.
All our designs have their place in the environment and most of what we create interacts with people. In this session we address the interaction of designs with the environment and give special attention to the human interface.
This session is dedicated to design that is made with the intention of caring for, improving, enriching, or healing life. Another aspect of the phrase "for life's sake" hints to the purpose giveing passion or compassion in the act of designing.