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Interdisciplinary School for Sciences, Health and Society |
◾ Inclusive Industrial Design, the DAN Department of Creative Human Design
B.Des.

Faculty and Staff

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    Gideon Dotan

    Gideon Dotan
    (M.DES)

    Department Chair

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    Yael Orly

    Yael Orly
    (B.F.A.)

    Professional Coordinator

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    Shira Shapira

    Shira Shapira
    (B.F.A.)

    Department Secretary

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    Kenneth Segal

    Prof. Kenneth Segal
    (M.DES)


    Senior Lecturer

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    Dina Shahar

    Prof. Dina Shahar
    (MA (RCA))

    Senior Lecturer

    Education

    1996-1998

    Master Degree in Industrial Design (with Distinction)

    Royal College of Art, London

    1989-1993

    Diploma in Graphic Design

    The Neri Bloomfield School of Design & Education 

     

    Awards & Prizes

    2003 - Winner:

    Urban Element Design Competition

    United Architects Association & "Shikun-Ovdim" 

    2002 - 2nd Prize:

    Design in Urban Space Competition

    Sponsored by the Israel Lottery Fund

    1998 - The BNFL Creative Process Prize

    1998 - The Ruth Drew Prize

    1997 - The Allen Lane/ Penguin Book Award

    1997 - The RTZ Bursaries

     

    Shortlisted Entries: 

    2008 - Finalist: Droog Design "Climate Project"

    2007 - Finalist: Bright Led Competition: experimentation and innovation on the theme of LED lighting / Gwangju Design Biennale 

    2005 - Finalist: Light & Matter Competition / The Adi Foundation & The Israel Museum 

    Academic positions

    2010 - present: Head of Inclusive Industrial Design Department, Hadassah Academic College.

    2004 - 2010: Senior Lecturer, Inclusive Industrial Design Department, Hadassah Academic College.

    2001 - 2009: Lecturer, Industrial Design Department, Shenkar College of Engineering & Design.

    2000 - 2004: Lecturer, Industrial Design Department, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.

     

    http://dinashahar.com/

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    Jonathan Ventura

    Prof. Jonathan Ventura
    (Ph.D.)

    Senior Lecturer

    Academic Education

    B.A: Anthropology and History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (4/2006) 

    M.A: Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (6/2008, cum laude) 

    PhD: Design Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (6/2012) 

    Post Doctorate: Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art London (2013)

    Academic Employment

    2013 - Visiting research fellow: Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art London

    2011 - Teacher: Department of Architecture and the MA program of urban design Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design 

    2006 - Teacher part-time: Department of Inclusive Design, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem (tenure from September 2014) 

    2006 - Teacher part-time: Department of Sociology, Communication and Political Science, The Open University  

    Academic activities

    Previous Research and Development Activities

    2010-2012Research group at Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, focusing on applied anthropology 

    2007-2011Head of research team at Bar Ilan University focusing on identity creation (funded by the ISF)

    2003-2007Research assistant at the department of sociology and anthropology at the Hebrew University 

    2004-2006 Research assistant at The Department of Sociology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in the Project – Fundamentalism in Crisis: The Manifestations of Intergenerational Tensions Through Sacred Texts in the Haredi Community. Research Grant, The Israel Foundation Trustees

    2002-2005Research assistant at the department education at the Hebrew University & at the department of social work at Ben Gurion University 

    2003-2007 Research assistant at Mandel Institute for Higher Education Studies in Jerusalem 

    2003-2006 Research assistant at The School of Education at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem

    2003-2004   Research assistant at The Institute for Innovation in Education at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem

    2001-2006  Research assistant at The Department of Social Work at Ben-Gurion University      in Beer-Sheba

    2002-2003   Research assistant at Henrietta Sald Institute for Research in the Social Studies 

    2002-2003Research assistant at the faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University of Ramat-Gan

    Present Research and Development Activities

    2015 - Creating a design studio based at Hadassah hospital focusing on healthcare design, with the collaboration of HELIX (UK) and SDU (DK) 

    2015 - Researching applied inclusive healthcare in collaboration with Hadassah hospital (the rehabilitation ward) and Shaarei Zedek Medical Centre. 

    2015 - Developing and outlining a new R&D research institute titled "Hadassah Design Research Institute" focusing on inclusive medical healthcare 

    2015 - Academic manager of "Urban Lights" international conference (June 2015, Jerusalem) 

     

    2014 -  Tempus research focusing on academy-community collaborations (joint project of BGU, Tel Hay U, IDC Herzliya, Brno University, University of Santiago de Compostela and Brighton University 

    2014 - Research focusing on applied anthropology and its implications to health professionals

    2014 - A book on the feeding bottle from a multidiscipline approach (history and design)  

    2014 - A book on urban design and ethnographic boundaries: researching various ways in which social communities create physical boundaries to exclude the larger social reality (interdisciplinary approach: urban design and anthropology)

    Other Relevant Activities/Job positions

    (activities in international and national committees, membership in scientific organizations etc')

    Grants & Awards

    Include also prestigious post –doc fellowships (such as Weizmann, Fulbright)

    2015 Hadassah College Excellence in Teaching Award 

    2011Shein scholarship for outstanding PhD students  

    2010Shein scholarship for outstanding PhD students 

    2007 Leading lecturer at the faculty of social sciences at the Hebrew University 

    2007-2011Head of research team at Bar Ilan University focusing on identity creation (funded by the ISF)

    2006 Shein scholarship for outstanding MA students 

    2006 The department of sociology and anthropology's scholarship for outstanding students  

    List of Publications

    Peer reviewed papers

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2016. "Uncanny Mechanics: Industrial Design and the Threatened Body". Design Philosophy Papers 13(1): .  (Taylor and Francis-Routledge)

    Ventura, Jonathan and Shvo, Galit. 2015. "Breaking the Language of Design: Semioclastics in the World of Industrial Design". International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation 4(1): 1-12. (Taylor and Francis-Routledge) 

    Ventura, Jonathan and Zusman, Shelly. 2015. "Suitcases, Vampires and other Demons: Metaphor and Critique as a Pedagogic Tool in the Design Studio." Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Research no. 2 (April 2015). [in Hebrew]

    Ventura, Jonathan and Ventura, Gal. 2015. "Exphrasis: Verbalizing Un-existing Objects in the World of Design". Design and Culture 7(2): 185-202. A Leading journal in this subject (Taylor and Francis-Routledge) 

    Popper-Giveon, Ariela, Ventura, Jonathan and Abu-Rabia Atef. 2014. "From White Stone to Blue Bead: Materialized Beliefs and Sacred Beads among Bedouins in Israel". Material Religion 10(2): 132-153. (Taylor and Francis-Routledge) 

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2013. "Industrial Design, Ethnography and Anthropological Thought". Anthropology in Action 20(1):31-41. A Leading journal in this subject (Berghahn Journals)

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2013. "At The End of Fingers: The Threatened Body in Industrial Design". Protocollage 27 (Bezalel Online Articles)

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2012. "Conflict and Strife on the Way to Gethsemane: Dimensions of Conflict, Strife and Communitas in a Marian Ritual in Israel". Israel Affairs 18(2): 234-247.  A Leading journal in this subject (Taylor and Francis-Routledge)

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2011. "The Industrial Designer as Mediator and Semiotic Translator". Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal 5(5):73-80. 

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2011. "Under the Flag of Blue and White: Mary as an A-National Symbol in the Greek-Orthodox Community in Israel". Sociology Mind 1(4):230-237. 

    Popper-Giveon, Ariela and Ventura, Jonathan. 2009. "Contesting the Future: The Case of Traditional Arab Women Healers in Israel" European Journal of Scientific Research 25(1):7-25.

    Popper-Giveon, Ariela and Ventura, Jonathan. 2009. "Blood and Ink: Healing Practices in the Use of Traditional Palestinian Women Healers in Israel". Journal of Anthropological Research 65: 27-49.

    Schachter, Elli and Ventura, Jonathan. 2008. "Identity Agents: Parents as Active and Reflective Participants in their Children's Identity Formation". Journal of Research on Adolescence 18(3):449-476. (Wiley) 

    Popper-Giveon,  Ariela and Ventura Jonathan. 2008. "Claiming Power through Hardship: Initiation Narratives of Palestinian Traditional Women Healers in Israel". Social Science and Medicine 67(11):1807-1816. – A Leading journal in this subject (Elsevier) 

    Books

    Segal, Kenneth and Ventura, Jonathan. 2016. From Lucy to Bernini: New Perspectives in Design. Champaign IL: Common Ground 

    Danzig, Sharon, Ventura, Jonathan and Yacobi, Haim. 2016. The Designed Fortress. Tel-Aviv: Resling [in Hebrew] 

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2014. Objects: Industrial Design in Israel. Tel-Aviv: Resling [in Hebrew]. 

    Chapters in Books 

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2016. "Applied Anthropology, Design and Architecture". In: Applied Anthropology. Harvey Goldberg and Chen Bram (Eds.). Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute [In Hebrew]. (accepted, forthcoming)

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2014. "In Motion from Evolution to Revolution: On Shoes, Teaching and Design". In: Thoughts about Shoes. Gal Ventura and Ory Bartal (Eds.). Tel-Aviv: Resling [In Hebrew]. Pp. 200-224. Tel Aviv: Resling and Bezalel

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2014. "Applied Anthropology, Design and Architecture". In: Applied Anthropology. Harvey Goldberg and Chen Bram (Eds.). Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute [In Hebrew]. (accepted, forthcoming)

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2013. "Color, Materials, Function and the Rest: How to Harness Visual and Material Culture to Better Understand Design Objects". In: Protocollage 2013, Writing the Visual: Visual Culture Methodologies. Dana Arieli-Horwitz, Ory Bartal and Naomi Meiri-Dan (Eds.). Pp. 178-205. Tel-Aviv: Resling [In Hebrew]. 

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2010. "The Gethsemane Theotokos". In: Protocollage 2010. Naomi Meiri-Dan, Gal Ventura, Ben Baruch Blich and Dana Arieli-Horwitz (Eds.). Pp. 10-38. Tel-Aviv: Resling [In Hebrew]. 

    Papers & Abstracts – Proceedings of Conferences

    Ventura, Jonathan and Gunn, Wendy. 2015. "Medical design anthropology: Affects of product design processes within global health practices". Conference: Anthropology and global health: Interrogating Theory, Policy and Practice, At University of Sussex

    Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. 2011 Issue, Executive Editor. 

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2011. "A Designer at the Toy Shop: Industrial Design for Children". Paper written for www.ha-pinkas.co.il

    Ventura, Jonathan. 2011. "An Anthropologist in the Studio: Teaching Anthropology for Designers". Paper written for www.untitled.co.il

    Patents 

    Please note: Submitted articles or articles in preparation should not appear in the list. For accepted papers attach the letter of acceptance. Include Impact Factor and journal rating (if rated). 

    Invited speaker

    Meetings – (add* to indicate invited talks).

    Symposia organization – international & national, courses, workshops etc').

    September 2015 EASA (European Social Anthropologists) Medical Anthropology Network at Sussex University – " Medical design anthropology: affects of product design processes within Global Health practices" (presented with Wendy Gunn). 

    September 2014 University of Southern Denmark – "Design Anthropology Workshop".

    September 2014 University of Southern Denmark – Design Culture, Object, Discipline and Practice (conference): "Now You See Me, Now You Don't". 

    October 2013 Royal College of Art – "Design Anthropology Workshop".

    August 2013 ESA (European Sociological Association) Turin – "The Industrial Designer at a Crossroad: an Educated Carpenter or a Social Agent?".

    May 2013 Bezalel convention on interpretation and assessment of art – "Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal: Art and Contemporary Interpretation and Vice Versa". 

    December 2012 Anthropological Knowledge: Relevance, Use and Potential, A Van Leer Institute Convention – "Object, Home and Neighborhood: And Where is the Person?". 

    February 2011 The Fifth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. "The Industrial Designer as Mediator and Semiotic Translator: Mediating Client's and User's Needs".

    February 2010 Performances of Knowledge: Qualitative Research at the Crossroads, the 4th International Conference of Qualitative Research – "Interpretation, Dialogue and the 3D Text: Researching in an Industrial Design Studio". 

    September 2007 ESA (European Sociological Association) Glasgow – "Designing Anthropology: Using Qualitative Research Methods in the World of Industrial Designers".

    May 2007 3rd Bezalel Convention, Right, Left and the Holy Spirit: Art, Religion and Politics – "The Theotokos Between Poetics and Politics: Marian Processions in the Greek-Orthodox Community in Israel". 

    May 2007 35th Israeli Anthropological Conference – "Between the Public and the Private: Dimensions of Secrecy in Greek-Orthodox Processions in Israel". 

    June 2006 34th Israeli Anthropological Conference – "Between Foreseeing the Future and Divining the Obscure: Traditional Arab Healers in Israel". 

    Teaching experience

    (specify courses in the last 3 years).

    2015-Co-teaching "Urban Playscapes in Jerusalem Studio" at the MA Program of Urban Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. 

    Description: In this course, with the support of the Jerusalem Municipality we strive to create a unique learning atmosphere in which an architect, urban landscape architect and design anthropologist work together to translate to community's needs into a well-defined and coherent urban landscape suitable for its unique needs. 

    2015-Teaching "Man and Society: Introduction to Social Sciences" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

         Description: In this course, we will learn classic theories of social sciences (in economics, political science, sociology and psychology) and their relevance to design.

    2015-Teaching "Writing and Research Seminar" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    Description: In this course, targeted at 4th year design students we will learn to create a "product file" vis-à-vis the students' final project. Practices will include gathering research data, building a research plan and writing an in-depth essay.

    2015"Liminal Cities Unit" at the department of architecture in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

    Description: In this course, targeted specifically at architecture students from Bezalel we learn and apply theoretical and methodological anthropological knowledge in order to better understand and plan complex urban settings and environments. 

    2014-"Toolkit: Design Research, Theory and Methodologies" at the department of history and theory in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

    Description: In this course, targeted specifically at design students from Bezalel we learn and apply theoretical knowledge in general and design anthropology concepts in particular. 

    2013-2014Co-Teaching "When Archaeology and Design Meet" at the department of history and theory in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

    Description: In this course, open for students from all departments at Bezalel we harness theories in two disciplines (archaeology and design) in order to create a culturally embedded object. 

    2013-2014Co-Teaching "Advanced Research for Designers" at the MA Program of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. 

            Description: In this course, we use design ethnography to research and understand various socio-cultural groups in Israel. These research methods enhance designers work in the studio. 

    2013-2014Teaching "Design Ethnography and Applied Anthropology Research Lab" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    Description: In this course, designers conduct rapid anthropology (mainly short interviews, observations and shadowing) in order to create user-oriented products. These research methods enhance designers work in the studio.

    2012-2013Co-Teaching "Mind and Material: Practice-Based and Theoretical Sculpture Studio" at the department of graphic design in Emunah College in Jerusalem.

            Description: In this unique course, we tackled the issue of contemporary sculpture in a different and somewhat unorthodox manner. Each lesson was taught in two ways: the first was a theoretical subject, followed by a practical part targeted at 4th year art students.

    2012-2013Teaching "Academic Literacy: How to Read a Text and What to do with a Theory?" at Kerem Institute for Humanistic Education in Jerusalem.

    Description: In this course, taught to education students, we used literacy as a tool for broadening students' perspectives and leading future teachers to apply theoretical knowledge in their teaching.

    2012-2015Teaching "Anthropolis: Urban Anthropology" at the MA Program of Urban Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

    Description: In this course, urban designers are taught to use qualitative research methods to better design urban space. In their research they harness data gathered from users, leading them to choose either to change, alter or keep their research urban space.

    2012-Teaching "Cultural Sociology" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel.

    Description: In this course, BA students are introduced to basic theories of cultural sociology. Subjects such as consumer culture, popular art and visual communication are broadly discussed.

    2011-Teaching "Qualitative Research Methods" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel.

    2011-2014Teaching "Visual Culture in Transition" at the department of graphic design in Emunah College in Jerusalem.

    2011-Teaching "Visual Anthropology: Space, Shape and Place" at the department of architecture in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

    2011-Teaching "Design Anthropology: Material and visual methodologies for Industrial Designers" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    2011-Teaching "Theories of Space" at the MA program of Cultural Studies at the Open University of Israel.

    2011-2013Teaching "Popular Culture" at the MA program of Cultural Studies at the Open University of Israel.

    2010-2014Teaching "Society and the Individual: Advanced Academic Literacy" at the department of graphic design in Emunah College in Jerusalem.

    2010-Mentoring "Final Project" students at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    2010-Teaching "Society, Culture and Representation" at the MA program of Cultural Studies at the Open University of Israel.

    2010-Teaching "Anthropological and Sociological Theories" at the MA program of Cultural Studies at the Open University of Israel.

    2010-Teaching "Culture, Communication and Leisure" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel.

    2009-Co-Teaching "Design and the Culture of Wood" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    2009-2014Teaching "Introduction to Graphic Design" at the department of graphic design at Emunah College in Jerusalem. 

    2008-2009Teaching "Israeli Sociology and Visual Cultures" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    2008-Teaching "Design Theories" at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.

    2008-Teaching "Between State and Society: Political Sociology" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel.

    2008-2009Teaching "Money, Society and Culture: Economic Anthropology" at Qiryat Ono Academic College.

    2008-Teaching "Introduction to Anthropology" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel.

    2007-Teaching "Introduction to Social Science" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel.

    2007-2010Teaching "Anthropology, Art and Culture" at the 3rd Age Program at Yehudit Community Center in Jerusalem. 

    2006-2010Teaching "Introduction to Anthropology" in the Department of Industrial Design at Hadassah College Jerusalem

    2006-2012Teaching "Introduction to Sociology" at the department of political science, sociology and communication at the Open University of Israel

    2004-2005 A combined teaching project of the Hebrew University and the University of Melbourne. The project took place in a remote community in Western Australia. 

    2000-2001Networks, Internet Site Development and Office Applications. 

    Mentoring Students (MA and PhD): 

    2016- MA Thesis: Idit Shemla at the MA program in Occupational Therapy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

    2014- MA Thesis: Adi Neuman at the Porter School of Environmental Studies, at Tel-Aviv University  

    Reviewing articles

    2015- The Article "Design Research on Interactive Emotional Design in the Office Environment" for International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation 

    2015- The article "What Becomes a Bride the Most: The Yemenite Jewish Henna" for Visual Ethnography

     

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    Tamara Abramovitch

    Tamara Abramovitch
    (M.Des.)

    Lecturer

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    Igor Aronov

    Dr. Igor Aronov
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

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    Noah Bell

    Dr. Noah Bell
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

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    Rotem Ben Yehuda

    Rotem Ben Yehuda
    (B.DES)

    Lecturer