Tue, 24.03.2020. 11:00

CANCELLED / IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop

The ACDH-CH acts as organiser for the IGNITE Conference on "Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century".

Due to the COVID19-situation in Austria and other European regions, we are have had to cancel the IGNITE conference and workshop in Vienna 24-26 March: “Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century”.

The IGNITE team is exploring alternatives to the Vienna conference and workshop, and you will find news and updates here. For those who have registered we will be contacting you via email with further information.


As local organiser the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritageis pleased to invite to the IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop on "Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century".


Sticky learning is a fairly new concept that promotes methods for teaching/training so that it is retained more effectively afterwards — hence the stickiness. This is clearly the goal of all learning activities, but with recent technology development and with the concept of Industry 4.0, stickiness has also become a concept for learning outcomes that persist beyond the individual course or degree. Teaching methods such as problem and project-based learning, active classrooms, and student-centred classrooms are teaching methods that promote sticky learning.

These teaching methods can be explored within the wider frameworks of design thinking and maker culture as ways to teach a new generation of humanities and heritage students lifelong skills crucial to the creative and cultural industries, including user-centred design, citizen engagement, co-creation across sectors and on a larger scale, as well as ways for those in the humanities and heritage to take on and create solutions for global challenges. We know that such solutions will include new technologies, but also that they will rest on human and humanities knowledge for a sustainable (digital) transition of society.

This conference seeks to explore these themes within the wider areas of education within the digital humanities, cultural studies, and the creative and cultural industries, both as part traditional educational curricula as well as lifelong learning.


A pre-conference, co-designed workshop will explore how we can integrate new modalities of teaching (online, blended and flipped classrooms) and enhance and empower humanities students to apply critical thinking through design and making, reflecting on how we can challenge the ways that education frameworks and knowledge institutions define humanities education, classrooms and curricula particularly at the postgraduate level.

Further information and registration: https://ignite.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/conference-vienna/




March 24-26, 2020


University of Applied Arts
die Angewandte
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
Ground Floor
1030 Vienna


Tanja Wissik
Anna Woldrich

Conference Registration



Ingnite Conference

Video: What is Design Thinking?

Video: What is Maker Culture?