Last week the first research retreat of the post graduate group NERD.NRW was held in Düsseldorf. During the three day event members of NERD.NRW discussed the status of current projects and made plans for the second year.

On the first day the general assembly decided on the associated of new members and cooperations. Dr. Emanuel von Zezschwitz and his junior research group as well as Tobias Urban (Westfälische Hochschule) will enrich the NERD.NRW portfolio. The assembly also voted to intensive cooperation with the graduate institute NRW (Graduierteninstitut NRW).

The second and third day where focused on discussions of the current status of the research teams and included a half day workshop on usability research methods with Matthew Smith.

The program included a visit to the performance Cuckoo by Korean Artist Jaha Koo, who uses reprogrammed rice cookers for his play.

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