MMK Ph.D. Student wins prize
Love Brooms, former Ph.D. Student (disseration 2014-09-03) at KTH Machine Design has been awarded the Design Faculty´s Design Research Award for 2014.
He was awarded the prize for his thesis: Storyforming - experiments in creating discursive engagement between people, things, and environments. The prize sum totals 10 000 SEK and the jury´s motivation was as follows:
Jury's motivation: People ascribe meaning to objects and events, and objects are often perceived as more meaningful if they have been part of significant events. In his thesis Storyforming, Loove Broms explores how the design of artefacts can allow for series of events to occur, in order to create more meaningful such experiences. The word story paired with forming is suggestive, an elegant touch that illustrates how the idea generation, throughout the design process, can afford meaningful stories. Storyforming is a conceptual framing that sets out a new creative direction for design space explorations, and as such, it has great significance for human meaning-making in general, and for sustainable design in particular.