1 – 5 OCTOBER 2018 I 69TH INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS (IAC) I BREMEN
SPACE DESIGN LEARNING
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH OF SPACE EDUCATION THROUGH DESIGN
In this paper is presented a new program in SPACE EDUCATION and outreach focussed on the emerging area of research and teaching in SPACE DESIGN – led by the professors Annalisa Dominoni and Benedetto Quaquaro at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, and supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) – with the aim to bring the young generations closer to the Space, educate professionals with a multidisciplinary attitude capable to deal with emerging technologies and future scenarios, create new cultural and business models crossing knowhow and research, explore and expand alternative design solutions, both in Space and on Earth.
The idea of creating a SPACE DESIGN discipline was born of our conviction that Space innovation will have a strong influence on how people behave and perform.
Considering that the principal task of a designer is to anticipate future scenarios, the opportunity to look at Space can really inspire students and help them to understand better how to become more conscious of the transformation technology brings. For us SPACE DESIGN approach is a unique opportunity to develop a powerful capacity of visioning moving into one of the most innovative areas of knowledge and technology that could help people to increase the quality of life.