HPI-MIT “Designing for Sustainability Program” Workshop

HPI-MIT Workshop © Morningside Academy for Design (MAD)

About 35 researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the Morningside Academy for Design (MAD) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) celebrated the launch of the joint research program “Designing for Sustainability” at a workshop on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA (USA) on March 27 and 28.

For two days, the scholars had the opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange ideas about common fields of interest, potential synergies, and project ideas. In short presentations, the participants presented their current research work. The agenda included topics such as design education, artificial intelligence, digital technology, human-computer interactions, urban design, and autonomy in mobility. An overview of the projects already underway in the research collaboration can be found here.

The HPI-MIT research program “Designing for Sustainability”, funded by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, is an eight-year global partnership to promote collaborative scientific research in multidisciplinary teams. The focus is on sustainable design, innovation, and digital technologies. With their joint research, HPI and MIT want to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015.

Read more on the websites of the MIT or the HPI.