Humanizing Technology

Unleashing Potential.

Design for a better future. Today.
What drives

me is the exploration of new ways to help people unleash their potential. I want to enable people to live better lives through good design. As a teacher, I prize innovative methods that let students connect with their inner creativity. I am working towards a society that is more human—not in spite of technology, but because of it. This is what gets me out of bed in the morning, and it’s at the heart of everything I do: researching, teaching, creating, speaking. My motivation

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I’m a professor of Interface and User Experience Design at the University of Wuppertal's department of Industrial Design. Previously, I worked for Nintendo and Marvel. I hold a PhD from the Berlin University of the Arts, where I worked at the Design Research Lab, in close collaboration with Telekom Innovation Labs. I host our department's podcast and I paint.

»High-tech problems,
low-tech solutions.«
A diagram illustrating how design turns possible futures into experiences.

Many of my projects follow the approach of Research Through Design. At the core of this is prototyping: building things that could exist in the future and putting them in people’s hands today. My Projects

I’m grateful every day that my job lets me do exactly what I love: teaching people to discover and develop their creative potential. My Teaching

A triangular diangram of values, curiosity and talent – what that a student brings to class.
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Giving talks is something else I love: connecting with an audience, sparking curiosity, and starting conversations about how to rethink our relationship with technology. My Talks

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