Materiality – How can we design the digital?

The real and our virtual world are growing closer together. Through this merging a separate design space is created in which products, devices and objects can interact with us and with each other. This space of interaction also opens up new possibilities for a creative networking of applications such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, in order to convey the multifaceted aspects and experiences between us and our artifacts.

Digital Design I Material Design I Interaction Design

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Designexperiment – Experimental methods in Design

An experiment can testify a hypothesis, or just give proof for some expectations. But at the same time it inhabits also moments of astonishment where things can come to the surface that surprise. Experimental methods in design utilize exactly these moments of surprise to discover attentional gaps and make use of their unintentional power in a structured way of working.

Design Experiment I Experimental method

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PHD Design Medical Democratization

In the future collecting and analyzing endogenous data through medical devices could be done by the patient himself at home. In this scenario, a redesign of medical devices must embody a specific form of authority and democratic power, as found in participative or collaborative design processes.

The research project investigates the possible realization and effects of such future devices on medical practice and care as well as on the practice of design. It is aimed to gain insights especially for the future role of designers and their social responsibility in the context of designing highly technical artifacts for our distributed heterogeneous societal practices.

Healthcare I Design I Democratization I Participation I Medical I Device

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