On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the eighth AIM student poster research conference took place at HAW Hamburg. 37 junior researchers enrolled in the degree programme Foreign Trade/International Management (B. Sc.) presented their research work.
The general topic of the semester was “Digital Disruption – Social, political, legal, economic and managerial implications”. As always, individual topics addressed a diverse set of aspects. The instructors awarded Gina Camacho, Jenny Saganty and Koen Veldkamp with the instructor’s best poster award. Additionally, students voted for the students’ best poster award, which was awarded to Alexandra Naujoks, Gina Camacho, Lukas Szmigielski and Minh Duc Nguyen as well.
The posters were developed in the context of the course “Academic research and writing“. Coursework was organised by way of team teaching undertaken by our librarian Detlev Dannenberg, Prof. Dr. Michael Gille as well as me.
Peter Kabel, professor for interaction design at HAW Hamburg, delivered a keynote speech on digital disruption entitled “Enjoy the change and surf the wave”. Attendees received an enlightening presentation enriched with personal reflections from the perspective of an Internet pioneer, entrepreneur, design scholar and practitioner. The speech was followed by a lively discussion of selected issues.
@ Peter: Thank you very much for visiting us!
The teaching concept is based on blended learning and research-based learning. The course is modelled around the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Students are provided with various access points to the course contents, which can be combined or used on a standalone basis: learning videos, textbook, webinars, library excursions, tutorials, walk-in labs and poster labs support individual learning styles.
For more information on poster conferences in general see my article.