School of Design

Dr Edgar Rodriguez

Senior Lecturer, Programme Director - Industrial Design
School of Design
address

Phone: 04 463 6245
Location: VS239, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus

Dr Edgar Rodriguez

Qualifications

Bachelor in Industrial Design, UNAM, Mexico
PhD Industrial Design, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011


Current Research Projects

  • design and emotion
  • elicitation of surprise
  • design and sustainability from a user-behaviour perspective
  • discursive design.

Website

www.edgrrr.com

 

Publications

Selected articles:

Elements of surprise: Industrial designers¹ strategies to elicit surprise through interaction. PhD thesis, 2011

The role of surprise on persuasion in industrial design. Paper submitted to the International Journal of Product Design, 2011. Industrial designers¹ explicit strategies to elicit surprise: A series of interviews.

Paper submitted to the Journal of Design Studies, 2011 Behavioural images and emotional feedback in the design of persuasive products. International conference on designing pleasurable products and interfaces DPPI 2009. Compiegne, France, 2009

How Emotion Affects Behaviour. Part One: Comparison of Tools for Tracing Behaviour and Emotion to Assist the Design Process, 2006. International workshop on Design Semantics of Form and Movement DesForm 2006. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2012, in review). Elements of Surprise:
Industrial Designers' Strategies for Eliciting Surprise. Journal of Design Studies, Elsevier.

Peer reviewed books, book chapters, books edited Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2012). Editor of the Proceedings of the International Conference DesForm 2012: Design and Semantics of Form and Movement. Koninklijke Philips

Electronics N.V Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2012). Introduction to the Proceedings of the International Conference DesForm 2012: Design and Semantics of Form and Movement. Edgar Rodríguez Ramírez, Ed. Koninklijke Philips

Electronics N.V Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2011). Elements of Surprise: Industrial Designers¹ Strategies for Eliciting Surprise Through Interaction. PhD dissertation. Victoria University of Wellington.

Refereed conference proceedings:

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2010). How Designers Intend to Elicit Surprise through Interaction. Proceedings of the PGSA Conference. Wellington, November 14 (pp. 18-19).

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2009). An Epistemology for Research through Design. Education Conference of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), Singapore, October 22-27 (USB flashdrive).

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2009). Behavioural Images and Emotional Feedback in the Design of Persuasive Products. Design of Pleasurable Products and Interfaces Conference. Compiegne, October 13-16 (pp. 261-273).

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R., Fraser, S., & Stevens, R. (2007). Design Led Futures: Emotional and Behavioural Responses to Radical Future Concepts. Paper presented at the ICSID/IDSA World Design Congress Connecting '07, San Francisco, October 17-20 (pp. 247-254).

Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar R.; Stevens, Ross; Fraser, Simon (2007). Design Led Futures: Provocative Concepts as Promotional Tools. Proceedings of the Conference Inhabiting Risk 2007, IDEA, Wellington, July 2-6 (pp. 129-136).

Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar R. (2006). Design and Emotion Models in Practice:
Discussion from a Design Workshop. Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Design and Emotion, Göteborg, September 27-29 (CD-ROM).

Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar R. (2006). Emotion and a Sentiment of Belonging to Product-Service Systems. Proceedings of the Sustainable Innovation 2006 Conference, Chicago, October 23-24 (CD-ROM).

Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar R. (2006). How Emotion Affects Behaviour. Part One: Comparison of Tools for Tracing Behaviour and Emotion to Assist the Design Process. Proceedings of the Design and Semantics of Form and Movement Conference, DesForm. Eindhoven, October 27-29 (pp. 28-33) ISBN 90-386-2559-6.

Rodríguez, E & Boks, CB, & (2005). How Design of Products Affects User Behaviour and Vice versa: The Environmental Implications. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing EcoDesign. Tokyo, December 12-14 (pp. 54-61).
Piscataway: IEEE. ISBN: 1-4244-0081-3.

Rodríguez, E; Fraser, S & Stevens, R (2005). Future Scenarios and Product Design: A Contextual Model. Proceedings of the Design Perspectives Conference, Envisioning Design in the XXI Century. Mexico City, October 26-28 (CD-ROM).

Rodríguez, E (2004).  User Research and Eco-ergonomics: Encouraging Environmentally Effective Behaviours in Users of Products through the Industrial Design Process. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, NZSSES, Auckland, July 6-7  (pp. 129-131).

Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar. R. (2006). Sustainable Design Led Futures: The Value of User Behaviour. Paper presented at the Digital Earth 06. Summit on Sustainability, Auckland, August 27-30 (pp. 24).
Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar. R. (2006). A Model of Emotions and Behaviour in Product Design. Paper presented at the Wonderground 2006 Design Research Society International Conference, Lisbon, November 1-4 (pp. 81).

Rodríguez Ramírez, Edgar. R. (2006). Beyond Affordances in the Person-Object Conversation: Grounded Theory Comparison of Three Design Projects Based on Theory. Paper presented at the Wonderground 2006 Design Research Society International Conference, Lisbon, November 1-4 (pp. 75).

Designs Published in Popular Press:

Ciberpais Magazine. No. 23, 2002, page 17. Tecnología Indumentaria, article about wearable technology.

Ottagono. December 2001, pg. 42. Design Magazine, Italy.  Appeared an article ICSID Congress 2001.

New Zealand Education Review. October 19, 2001,pg. 10.  Appeared an article about international award Oullim Design it.

Otago Daily Times. New Zealand.  October 8th, 2001, page 3.  Appeared an article Design competition judged just fine, about international award Oullim Design it.

Oullim Design It. CD-ROM. ICSID 2001, Korea.  Winner projects of the Oullim Design it competition De ingenieur Ontwerp. August 9th 2001, page 40, Netherlands. Wearable computers, appeared on article about Design Tendencies.

Lazcano, T (2000). Proyectos de Vinculacion 1997-2000. Facultad de Arquitectura, UNAM.  Design of theatre seating. Cover page and page 41.

Designs in Production:

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R., & Jack, B. (2012). Grow: Our own lamp. EEG machine, 3D printer, LED lights.1000mm x 3500mm x 2000mm. Installation involving brainwave data gathering and production of 3D shapes in site.

Grow: Your Own Table, 2011. Coffee table. CNC machined bamboo.

Mass Premium Market Concepts. Including digital cameras and TV sets.

Samsung Electronics. Seoul, South Korea (2005).

Lounge Furniture. Design & Architecture Biennale. Beijing, China. Studio Santachiara, 2004.

Coffe table and Plasma TV furniture. Client: Naos. Studio Santachiara (2004).

Lamp Aurea. Client FontanaArte. Studio Santachiara (Italy, 2004).

Furniture for Children. Client: Play. Studio Santachiara (Italy, 2004).

Laptops trolley, for Hewlett Packard (Mexico, 2002).

Bathroom fittings and furniture for restaurant Cian (Mexico, 2002).

Display and exhibition design for BMW, at Cirque du Soleil, (Mexico, 2002).

Exhibition display and furniture design for Italian client Onyx (Paris, France, 1999-2000).

Design of display system for Reynolds pens (Paris, France, 1999).

Footballs concepts for Adidas (Paris, France, 1999).

Design of packaging system for software company Rapsodia (Paris, France, 1999)

Interactive furniture for Museum Bayonne (Paris, France, 1999).

Exhibitions:

DesForm 2012. Exhibited the interactive installation Grow: Our Own Lamp at the DesForm International Conference Exhibition, School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington.

DesForm 2012. Exhibited the design Grow: Your Own Table. at the DesForm International Conference Exhibition, School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington.

UX11. Exhibited the design Grow: Your Own Table. Te Papa, Wellington. June 2011 Foreign Feelings.

Curator of design installations based on ritual differences between Mexico and New Zealand. School of Design, VUW, October, 2009.

Design for the Elderly. Research and Conceptual Design. Samsung Internal Annual Exhibition. Suwon, South Korea, 2005.

Coffee Table TUTU, Plasma TV furniture DADAUMPA and Lamp for Artemide. Client: Naos and Artemide. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Studio Santachiara, 2005.

Marble Lamp. Exhibition 'Santachiara'. Studio Santachiara. Milan, Italy, 2004.

Lounge Furniture. Design & Architecture Biennale. Beijing, China. Studio Santachiara, 2004.

October 2001:  Exhibited award winning showerhead design Tlaloc at the ICSID 2001, Seoul, South Korea.
November - December 1999: Exhibition at the art gallery Arts Affaires in Paris.  Lamp prototype ideogram for Sismo design(s).

From July 1999: Exhibited an interactive object in the Bonnat¹s Museum, in Bayonne, France.

Exhibited a design for a nutcracker at the exhibition AutoShow in Mexico City 1997, ICSID Congress Canada 1997.

Exhibited design of fruit juicer at the College of Industrial and Graphic Design (CODIGRAM) 1997, and at the National Technology Forum 1997, Mexico City.

Exhibited a design for an organoleptic (sensory) cradle at the Sciences Museum Universum, Mexico City, 1997.

Peer reviewed in Conference Proceedings:

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2009). An Epistemology for Research through Design. Education Conference of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design World Design Congress. Singapore. 23-25 November.

Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. (2009). Epistemological Approaches for Researching Pleasurable Products Through Design. Design of Pleasurable Products and Interfaces Conference. Compiegne, France. 13-16 October.

Non peer-reviewed:

Rodríguez Ramírez, E (2009). ¿Función o Emoción? Third International Congress Key Factor: The Design Dilemma. Queretaro, Mexico, 8-10 October.