Architecture and Technologies for Inspirational Learning Environments| IST-2001-33064

ATELIER focuses on inspirational learning environments and the thinking and acting that takes place in these environments. Two different learning environments are used for observation and experimentation: the architectural master class at Akademie der Bildende Künste in Vienna and the interactive design studio at Malmö Högskola.
The project team aims to develop a better understanding of the creative processes and learning experiences that take place at the two sites, especially during group activities, and to use that understanding to develop new concepts for creative interaction technology.
ATELIER looks at creative practices, space design, inspirational artefacts and interaction technology. The great aim is to design a number of creative tools that will help students and teachers visualize, test and experiment with different ideas, designs, scales, materials, metafors etc. and learn from these experiments.
Inspirational artefacts - something you can look at, touch and play around with for inspiration and new ideas
Space design - use architecture to create a space, stage, where new ideas and concepts can be displayed, presented and evaluated.
ATELIER will increase our understanding of how to design systems that support more flexible and creative learning. The project is carried out in close co-operation between seven partners in Sweden, Austria, Finland and Italy.




Malmö Högskola
Creative Environments
Beijerskajen 8
205 06 Malmö, Sweden
Contact: Pelle Ehn

Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Gestaltungs- und Wirkungsforschung
Argentinierstrasse 8
1040, Wien, Austria

Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
Institut für Kunst und Architektur
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Wien, Austria

Imagination Computer Services GesmbH
TechGate Vienna
Donau-City-Strasse 1/063
1220 Wien, Austria

Consorzio Milano Ricerche,
Dipartimento Di Informatica Sistemistica e Communicazione
Via Bicocca Degli Arcimboldi 8
20126 Milano, Italy

University of Oulu
Department of Information Processing Science
PO Box 3000
90014 Oulu, Finland

Interactive Institute
Space & Virtuality Studio
Beijerskajen 8
205 06 Malmö, Sweden

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