Tom Bieling

Dipl.-Des. (FH) Tom Bieling, studied Design at KISD (Köln Internation School of Design), at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne (Germany) and Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba (Brasil). He is a visiting professor at the German University in Cairo (GUC; Faculty of Applied Sciences & Art) and teaches at GUC Berlin Campus (Product Design Department). In his research projects (e.g. DESIGNABILTIES) he mainly focuses on social and political dimensions of design, and aspects of design for social innovation, interaction and inclusion, with a major research interest on the coherence between design and dis/ability.

In his previous work as communication- and interaction- and user experience designer he worked with clients including Daimler-Chrysler, T-Mobile USA, Museum Ludwig, Smart or Dokumentationszentrum für Popkultur. In 2008 his book gender puppets was published.

Furhter info: tombieling.com

Publications

Protest und Behinderung – Empowerment durch Social Media

Tom Bieling, Tiago Martins, Gesche Joost: „Protest und Behinderung – Empowerment durch Social Media“; Scientific Poster; Konferenz: Technik und Protest; TU Berlin, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft; September 2014, Berlin


Disability Representation and the political Dimension of Art

Siebers, Tobin & Bieling, Tom (2014): Disability Representation and the political Dimension of Art; in: Baltic Horizons, No 21 (118), II. Social, ethical and political Aspects of Research in Design; October 2013, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 45 – 48


Die soziale Dimension des Designs

Bieling, Tom; Joost, Gesche; Sametinger, Florian (2014): Die soziale Dimension; in Fuhs, Brocchi, Maxein & Draser (Hg.): Die Geschichte des nachhaltigen Designs; VAS, Bad Homburg, pg 218 – 229


A Tangible Interface for Information Exchange Addressing Deaf-Blind Users

Bieling, T. / Martins, T. / Joost, G. (2014): A Tangible Interface for Information Exchange Addressing Deaf-Blind Users; in: Galtenco, H. (Ed.): Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity; Proceedings of the International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2014, Lund University, Sweden, June 16–18, 2014; Assistive Technology Research Series Vol. 35; IOS Press, Lund.ISSN 1383-813X (print), ISSN 1879-8071 (online)


Design between Thinking, Making and Making Problems

Antonelli, Paola & Bieling, Tom (2014): Design between Thinking, Making and Making Problems; in: Baltic Horizons, No 21 (118), II. Social, ethical and political Aspects of Research in Design; October 2013, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 41 – 44


Creation in Process – Diversity, Activity and Design

Bieling, Tom (2014): Creation in Process – Diversity, Activity and Design; in: Baltic Horizons, No 21 (118), II. Social, ethical and political Aspects of Research in Design; October 2013, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 49 – 55


Social Dimensions of Design Research

Bieling, Tom; Sametinger, Florian; Joost, Gesche (2014): Social Dimensions of Design Research; in: Baltic Horizons, No 21 (118), II. Social, ethical and political Aspects of Research in Design; October 2013, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 35 – 40


Design driven Diversity – Diversity driven Design

Bieling, Tom / Goellner, Stefan / Joost, Gesche  (2013): “Design driven Diversity – Diversity driven Design”; Proceedings of IASDR 2013 – 5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research: “Consilience and Innovation in Design”, Shibaura Institute of Technology; Tokyo, Japan
(August 2013)


What do you mean user study? Translating lorm, norm and user research.

Tom Bieling, Ulrike Gollner, Gesche Joost. In Proceedings of the International Design Research Society Conference (Bangkok, Thailand, July 1-5, 2012). DRS 2012.


Design against Normality

Joost, Gesche and Bieling, Tom (2012): Design against Normality, V!RUS, n. 7. [online] Available at: <http://www.nomads.usp.br/virus/virus07/?sec=3&item=2&lang=en>. (Accessed: 09 August 2012).


Mobile Lorm Glove: introducing a communication device for deaf-blind people

Ulrike Gollner, Tom Bieling, Gesche Joost 2012. Mobile Lorm Glove: introducing a communication device for deaf-blind people. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (Kingston, Ontario, Canada, February 19 – 22, 2012). TEI 2012.


Information und Inklusion begreifen

Bieling, T., Gollner, U., Joost, G.. (2012): Information und Inklusion begreifen. In: Sieck, J. / Franken-Wendelstorf, R.: Kultur und Informatik: Aus der Vergangenheit in die Zukunft; VWH Verlag, Fachverlag für Medientechnik und -Wirtschaft. Bolzenburg. ISBN 3-864880165


Design contra a Normalidade

Joost, G., Bieling, T. (2012): “Design contra a Normalidade”. Traduzido do inglês por Paulo Ortega. in: V!RUS, Sao Carlos, n. 7, Jun. 2012. “ações culturais e meios digitais” NOMADS. USP journal.  ISSN 2175-974x. Disponível em [pdf]


Schnittstelle Hand – Kommunikation mit Gefühl | Feeling communication – The hand as an interface

Bieling, T., Gollner, U., Joost, G. (2012): „Schnittstelle Hand – Kommunikation mit Gefühl | Feeling communication – The hand as an interface“, i-com – Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien, August 2012, Vol. 11, No. 2, pg(s) 32-36; Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München. ISSN 1618-162x


Open access: flexible notions of property for concepts of public space

Bieling, T. and Bieling, M., (2011): Open access: flexible notions of property for concepts of public space. V!RUS, 05, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil.


Design promoviert – ein Kolloquium zur Designforschung für Promovierende in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz

Bredies, K., Bieling, T., Müller-Rakow (2011): „Design promoviert – ein Kolloquium zur Designforschung für Promovierende in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz“, in: Öffnungszeiten – Zeitschrift zur Designwissenschaft, 25/2011, Lübeck.


Hidden Meanings – Challenging Normality through Design

Bieling, Tom (2011):Hidden Meanings – Challenging Normality through Design; INCLUDE 11 Proceedings “The Role of Inclusive Design in Making Social Innovation Happen”; London, ISBN 978-1-907342-29-5


Urban Life as Open Innovation: Access vs. Property in the Design on Public Space

Bieling, Tom / Bieling, Marc (2011): “Urban Life as Open Innovation: Access vs. Property in the Design on Public Space” in: Baltic Horizons, No 16 (113), October 2011, scientific Journal, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 13 – 21, ISSN 1736-1834


Call my attention! A mobile app for immediate line-of-sight communication

Bieling, T. / Westermann, T. / Joost, G. (2011): “Call my attention! A mobile app for immediate line-of-sight communication”; Scientific Poster at Google Developer Day, November 2011, Berlin


Body, Sense and Thing. Rethinking Disability through Design Research

Bieling, Tom (2011): Body, Sense and Thing. Rethinking Disability through Design Research; INTED2011 Proceedings; Internactionl Technology, Education and Development Conference, Barcelona, July 2010; ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3


Im Werden begriffen: Designperspektiven für Berlin

Bieling, Tom (2011): Im Werden begriffen: Designperspektiven für Berlin; ARCH+ Zeitschrift für Architektur und Städtebau, 201/202, Januar 2011


Open access: noções flexíveis de propriedade para conceitos de espaço público

Bieling, T.; Bieling, M. (2011): Open access: noções flexíveis de propriedade para conceitos de espaço público. Traduzido do inglês por Denise Mônaco dos Santos. V!RUS, São Carlos, n. 5, jun. 2011.


Potencial colaborativo: desenhando coexistência no contexto urbano

Bieling, T.; Joost, G.; Müller, A. Potencial colaborativo: desenhando coexistência no contexto urbano. Tradução Mayara Dias. V!RUS, São Carlos, n.4, dez. 2010.


Collaborative potential: designing coexistence in urban context

Bieling, T. Joost, G. and Müller, A., 2010. Collaborative potential: designing coexistence in urban context, V!RUS, 04, [online]


Dynamic Perspectives: Looking forward to a better past

Bieling, Tom (2010): “Dynamic Perspectives: Looking forward to a better past”; In: Sustainability in Design: Now! – Challenges and Opportunities for Design Research, Education and Practice in de XXI Century; Edited by Fabrizio Ceschin, Carlo Vezzoli and Jun Zhang; Proceedings of the LeNS Conference, 29th September to 1st October 2010; Bangalore India; pg 98 – 106; Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield; ISBN 978-1-906093-54-9


Taking Design Research onto the Street

Bieling, Tom; Joost, Gesche; Hemmert, Fabian; Lindenberg, Jan; Müller, Alexander (2010): “Taking Design Research onto the Street” in: Baltic Horizons, No 11 (110), August 2010, scientific Journal, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 31-48, ISSN 1736-1834


Audio-visual Rhetoric and its Methods of Visualization

Joost, Gesche; Buchmüller, Sandra; Bieling, Tom (2010): Audio-visual Rhetoric and its Methods of Visualization, in: Laura Mandell (editor): Visualizing the Archive, Poetess Archive Journal, Vol 2, No 1


Advertising in Public Spaces: Aesthetical and economical effects of privatization

Bieling, Tom / Bieling, Marc (2010): “Advertising in Public Spaces: Aesthetical and economical effects of privatization”; Proceedings of “Urban public space in the context of mobility and aestheticization:
Facing contemporary challenges”. Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt Universität (HU) Berlin, Germany.


Disabled by Design – Enabled by Disability

Bieling, Tom (2010): “Disabled by Design – Enabled by Disability”; Copenhagen Working Papers on Design, No. 1; The Borderland between Philosophy and Design Research; CEPHAD Centre for Philosophy and Design; The Danish Design School Press; ISBN 87-985478-6-0


Body, Sense and Thing

Bieling, Tom (2011): Body, Sense and Thing; INTED2011 Abstracts CD; Internactionl Technology, Education and Development Conference, Barcelona, July 2010; ISBN: 978-84-614-7422-6


Sharpen your Senses!

Bieling, Tom (2010): “Sharpen your Senses!”; EDULearn10; ISBN: 978-84-613-9385-5


Dis/Ability teaches Design

Bieling, Tom (2010): Dis/Ability teaches Design; in DRS international Conference Proceedings: Design and Complexity; Design Research Society; July 2010 Montreal (Quebec), Canada, ISBN 978-2-9811985-0-1


Collaborative Communities & Innovative Interactivity. Design Research as a social Driver

Bieling, Tom (2010): “Collaborative Communities & Innovative Interactivity. Design Research as a social Driver”; INTED2010 Proceedings Proceedings CD; ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9


Acting and Design – Activity Theory and Technology Interaction

Bieling, Tom (2010): Acting and Design – Activity Theory and Technology Interaction; EDULearn10 Proceedings, Barcelona, July 2010; ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2


StreetLab – Exploring the impact of cultural diversity on mobile information communication technology

Müller, Alexander / Bieling, Tom / Lindenberg, Jan (2010):
StreetLab – Exploring the impact of cultural diversity on mobile information communication technology (ICT through co-designing with children and teenagers; in: Fiscar – Proceedings Helsinki. Nordic Conference on Activity Theory and the Fourth Finnish Conference on Cultural and Activity Research; Aalto University, Publication series of the School of Art and Design B 100; ISBN 978-952-60-0021-3


Collaborative Communities & Innovative Interactivity

Bieling, Tom (2010): “Collaborative Communities & Innovative Interactivity”; INTED2010; ISBN: 978-84-613-5536-5


Potencial colaborativo: desenhando coexistência no contexto urbano

Bieling, T.; Joost, G.; Müller,  (2010) Potencial colaborativo: desenhando coexistência no contexto urbano. Tradução Mayara Dias. V!RUS 04, São Carlos, n.4, dez. 2010. [online][pdf]


Design as an epistemic practice – Implicit knowledge to inform the innovative process

Bieling, Tom (2010): Design as an epistemic practice – Implicit knowledge to inform the innovative process; in: ICERI 2010 proceedings; Madrid, Spain. ICERI2010 Abstracts CD; ISBN: 978-84-614-2438-2


Implicit knowledge to inform the innovative process

Bieling, Tom (2010): Implicit knowledge to inform the innovative process; in: ICERI 2010 proceedings; Madrid, Spain. ICERI2010 Proceedings CD; ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9


Design Research and Disability

Bieling, Tom: “Design Research and Disability”; ICERI Proceedings CD 2009; ISBN:978-84-613-2955-7


View of Silence! Design Research, Disability and Socio-Cognitive Dynamics

Bieling, Tom: “View of Silence! Design Research, Disability and Socio-Cognitive Dynamics”; IADE 2009; ISBN:978-989-95639-4-0


Design Research and Disability

Bieling, Tom: “Design Research and Disability”; ICERI 2009; ISBN:978-84-613-2953-3


Design, bodily and social Impairment

Bieling, Tom: “Design, bodily and social Impairment”; in: “Art, Technology and Communication – New Territories of Knowledge”, pg 530-535, CIANTEC 2009; ISBN:978-972-789-298-3


Audio-visual Rhetoric an its Methods of Visualisation – Introducing visual notation systems for film analysis

Joost, Gesche / Buchmüller, Sandra / Bieling, Tom: Audio-visual Rhetoric an its Methods of Visualisation – Introducing visual notation systems for film analysis; Digital Humanities Proceedings; Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) Maryland, USA 2009; ISBN 978-061-52-9929-7


Zusammenrücken – Konvergente Systeme

Joost, Gesche and Bieling, Tom: Zusammenrücken – Konvergente Systeme; in: mediaNet pg 4-5, March 03 2009


Integrative Competences, interacting Cultures, Design and social Innovation

Bieling, Tom: Integrative Competences, interacting Cultures, Design and social Innovation; in: “Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Plurality of Sights in a common path”. ; September 2008 ISBN 978-85-7229-045-6


Design Research driven Integration/Innovation

Bieling, Tom: Design Research driven Integration/Innovation; ICERI 2008; ISBN 978-84-612-5091-2


Stimulating integrative Competences

Bieling, Tom: Stimulating integrative Competences; ICERI 2008; ISBN 978-86-612-5367-8


Human versus Image

Bieling, Tom (2008): Human versus Image; ECREA 2008; ISBN 978-84-490-2570-6


Alle rücken zusammen – Konvergenz im Design

Joost, Gesche und Bieling, Tom (2008): Alle rücken zusammen – Konvergenz im Design;
in: design report, 6/08 zum Titelthema “Konvergenz”; ISBN 4-191229-911003


Gender Puppets – Geschlechterinszenierung anhand der nonverbalen Kommunikation von Schaufensterpuppen

Bieling, Tom (2008): Gender Puppets – Geschlechterinszenierung anhand der nonverbalen Kommunikation von Schaufensterpuppen; Kölner Internationale Schriften zum Design (Band 1); 144 Seiten; Lit Verlag; November 2008; ISBN 382581245


Constructing Gender in public space by means of the bilateral influence of human and manikin

Bieling, Tom (2008): Constructing Gender in public space by means of the bilateral influence of human and manikin; ECREA 2008; ISBN 978-84-490-2569-3


Competition of Cities – Contributions of location-specific Design of Street Furniture

Bieling, Marc / Bieling, Tom: Competition of Cities – Contributions of location-specific Design of Street Furniture; Proceedings of Marketing Cities: Place Branding in Perspective, Berlin 2008


Design and Dialog

Bieling, Tom: Design and Dialog; Questions & Hypotheses Proceedings, pg 21-23; DRNetwork Conference, Berlin, 2008