Founded in 2017, SwissGradNet is a network of four Swiss universities of applied sciences and its foreign university partners who follow the objective to foster use-inspired PhD projects in the fields of design, film and art. For its inaugural conference, the core question to be discussed shall be what position the fields of design, film and art can adopt towards the concept of use-inspired (basic) research, as proposed by the Swiss National Fund of Research, a term introduced by Donald E. Stokes in his book Pasteur’s Quadrant1.
Taking a stand on the proposed definition, researchers, PhD candidates and higher education professionals will present best practice projects and elaborate on institutional frameworks and strategic matters in the context of use-inspired research.
The conference is hosted by:
Head SwissGradNet, Vice Dean Head of Research Lucerne School of Art and Design, HSLU
Dean of Lucerne School of Art and Design, HSLU
Head of the Research Unit Communication Design Bern University of the Arts, BUA
Head of Interaction Design Lab University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, SUPSI
Coordinator SwissGradNet, Research Associate Lucerne School of Art and Design, HSLU
1 Stokes, D. E. (1997). Pasteur’s Quadrant – Basic Science and Technological Innovation.