Elizabeth Sanders Liz Sanders joined the Design Department at The Ohio State University as an Associate Professor in 2011 after having worked as a design research consultant in industry since 1981. She has practiced participatory design research within and between all the design disciplines. Her research today focuses on generative design research, collective creativity and transdisciplinarity. Liz is also the founder of MakeTools where she works at the front end of the changes taking place today in design.  Her goal is to bring participatory, human-centered design thinking and co-creation practices to the challenges we face for the future. Liz has a Ph.D. in Experimental and Quantitative Psychology and a B.A. in both Psychology and Anthropology.
  • The Fabric of Design Wisdom What is wisdom? What is design wisdom? This paper will explore the first question using established and emerging definitions. For the second question, I will propose that design wisdom is a fabric that emerges from the intersection of scientific and designerly ways of knowing and doing. Design wisdom can be used both for making sense […] No responses April 12, 2015
  • New Spaces, Places & Materials for Co-designing Sustainable Futures   Everything is Social Now Design has been growing in scope to embrace the larger social contexts of products and services. In the past, design was focused mainly on material concerns with the embodiment of design ideas in the form of products, environments or communication systems. But now the conversation is about design for experience, […] No responses March 20, 2013