Daniela Rothkegel

BW Daniela RothkegelPhD student
E-mail: daniela.rothkegel@umu.se
Phone: +46 09 786 70 38

Background

Daniela Rothkegel is educated Industrial Designer, MA at the Berlin University of the Arts, UdK (formerly HdK) and University of Art and Design, Aalto University (formerly UIAH) Finland. She has 12 years of work experience in strategic design, material RD, concept and product implementation for the automotive industry, in both Germany and Sweden. At Volvo Car Corporation she held the position as Senior Designer, strategic design, for five and a half years. Currently Daniela works in the Design Research Group at Umeå Institute of Design as a PhD candidate and she is conducting research on how to combine design and systems thinking in a practical application. Daniela works in a project that had been initiated by Saab automotive. The project has been running in collaboration between research and industry with a focus on approaches that can lead to improved traffic safety and is funded by VINNOVA. Her work at UID also includes teaching in Transportation Design and Form.

What I do at UID

My research is about systemic design inquiry, with the purpose to improve socio-cultural forms of life through civil engagement. The research is about practical design and systems perspective difficulties that designers have when inquiring into complex situations. With this thesis I want to create an understanding about the difficulties in design and systems practice and show relations between them as well as the consequences of those interrelations. My aim is to make practical proposals that improve the current difficulties and limitations of current design and systems practice to establish new ground for human interactions.

My advisors are Erik Stolterman (School of informatics, Indiana University), Johan Redström (Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University) and Harold Nelson.

Areas of Interest

Design practice, Learning, Objectivity, Systems

Talk to me about:

Design practice, Learning, Objectivity, Systems

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