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

Claudia Müller-Birn is head of the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group and Professor for Computer Science with focus on human-computer interaction at the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research on responsible and socio-technical systems entails both an empirical and an engineering dimension.

Prof. Carola Zwick

Carola Zwick is head of the Embodied Interaction Group and professor of product design with focus on interaction at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. She previously worked as 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. Thomas Ness

Thomas Ness is a professor for Embodied Interaction at the product design department of the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. He is part of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Peter Sörries

Peter Sörries is a researcher at the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group at the Institute of Computer Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. In his PhD thesis, he investigates how particpatory and value-oriented design appraoches can inform design practice.

Former Team Members

Prof. Judith Glaser

Judith Glaser is a professor Technische Hochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt in the department of design. Her work teaching focuses on neo-analog object design. In her PhD thesis, she investigates competencies and configurations of knowledge at the interface of computer science and product-design.