We, the Coding IxD teaching team, consist of experienced computer scientists and designers with a focus on research through design and reflective design to facilitate suitable principles and methods for a holistic human-centered design process. Depending on the application context, we are accompanied by a number of external experts or guest lecturers, for example, from the fields of design theory and digital media. We provide insight and feedback on the students‘ various design concepts and iterations at certain stages of their projects and aim to encourage students from the disciplines of computer science and design to imagine tangible, embodied interaction concepts that are then materialize in neo-analogue artifacts.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn
Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn is the head of the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group at the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research on interactive intelligent systems entails both an empirical and an engineering dimension.
Prof. Carola Zwick
Since 2008, Carola Zwick has been Professor of Product Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. She previously worked as a Research Associate at the Berlin University of the Arts and as Professor of Interface Design at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. She is also co-founder of and partner at the design studio Studio 7.5.
Prof. Judith Glaser
Judith Glaser is an interaction designer working for Studio NAND, a Berlin-based design studio specialising in data-driven user interfaces and interactive technologies. This work and her teaching activities for Coding IXD led to her research on competencies and configuration of knowledge at the interface of computer science and design, which she is currently pursuing in a PhD thesis.
Peter Sörries is researcher at the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group at the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on the design of „explanation user interfaces“ incorporating methods from reflective and critical design.