DesignLab, part of University of Twente, invites you to the launching event of its Responsible Design research agenda. It will be an afternoon full of inspiring talks and discussions, integrating different disciplinary perspectives for shaping a desirable future. With this event, we aim to introduce Responsible Design and its applications as a research theme at the University of Twente, and inspire scholars, practitioners and students to collaborate in advancing this agenda.

About Responsible Design

Responsible Design is focused on acting responsibly in a world where technology can create new problems as well as help tackle existing ones. It means to act in an open, reflective and holistic manner in order to respect and care about the world and everything living. It aims to unite, rather than divide, through enabling people to make their own decisions, which requires designers to be open, critical & constructive.

Who is this event for?

This event is meant for scholars, practitioners, students, and entrepreneurs interested in addressing societal challenges through design.


13:00 | Doors open, walk-in
13:30 | Opening speech & introduction to Responsible Design
13:45 | Keynote speech – Marco van Hout (Digital Society School)
14:30 | Three parallel workshops on three pillars of Responsible Design
15:30 | Coffee break
16:00 | Presentations of past and future Responsible Design projects
16:30 | Debate & time for reflection
17:00 | Closing


Participation in Responsible Design: The Launch is free of charge. We do ask you to register so The University of Twente can prepare the event accordingly.