About

As a designer I am interested in exploring and researching the possibilities of design, especially in the medical field, thus the potential of design theory to think and draft alternative ways of living for our future. Within teaching it is exciting for me to work with my students – trying to identify and discuss theoretical findings within their projects to connect these to a thoughtful practice, creating new and really meaningful approaches.

Stefanie Reich Medical Design Design Researcher

EXPERIENCE
Since 2016 I Lecturer in Design Theory and Design Methods, Master Creative Direction, Diploma University, Online and Study Centre Hanover, Germany
Since 2006 I Freelance Designer, for different companies, Germany, Main focus Healthcare and Medical Design
Since 2004 I Product Designer, Wesemann GmbH Syke, Germany
2003-2004 Photo Designer, Wolfgang Schwager Fotografie, Aachen, Germany
2000-2003 I Graphic Designer, Gegensatz, Newspaper, Aachen, Germany
1999 I Graphic Designer, Der Designpool, Aachen, Germany

EDUCATION
Since 2015 I PhD Studies at the Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany in Cooperation with the Philips Chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT), Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
2012-2014 I Master Industrial Design, main focus Medical Design (Masterthesis “Realtime Results”, theoretical focus, March 2014), Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany
1999-2004 I Diploma Product Design, main focus Object Design, Diplomathesis “JuBu”, main focus Social Design, February 2004, University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
1996-1999 I Training as Graphic Designer (main focus Photography and Dtp), Mönchengladbach, Germany

SCHOLARSHIPS
01/2016-06/2016 I Promos Scholarship, Glasgow School of Arts – School of Design (Healthcare Design/Research), Glasgow, Scotland
02/2003-07/2003 I BAföG grants for studies abroad Scholarship – Industrial Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

WORKSHOPS
21.07.2018 I Mastercamp, Workshop “WIR gestalten” – Approaching the concept of “We” in Design, Diploma University, Study Centre, Hanover, Germany
30.10.2018 I Workshop “Designing Democracy” – Building social democratic futures as alternatives in medical device design, OTH Regensburg University, Regensburg, Germany

TALKS
2018 I Presentation “Designing Democracy”, NERD2GO Conference “New Experimental Research in Design”, Hildesheim, Germany
2016 I Doctoral Colloquium, DRS Conference “Future-Focused Thinking“, Brighton, England
2015 I Doctoral Colloquium, IASDR Conference “Interplay“, Brisbane, Australia

PUBLICATIONS
05.2019 Studienbegleitheft, “Dokumentation als wissenschaftliche Arbeit im Design”, Diploma University, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
03.2017 Studienbeglei
theft, „Code und Material“, Diploma University, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
09.2015 Studienbegleitheft, „Methoden der Designforschung“, Diploma University, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany

Member of Deutscher Designer Verband e.V.
Member of the DGTF – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und Forschung