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Borderline Objects | Kompaktkurs

February 22, 2016, posted in News & Events
It seems that we live in times of fictional-realities – from invisible trucks and virtual vacations, to self-driving cars, autonomous drones, DIY cyborgs and ‘Bourne Identity‘ soldiers. Countless products and garments have already been developed, inspired by for instance Iron Man’s ExoSkeleton suit, HG Wells’ Heat-Ray gun from The War of the Worlds, Harry Potter’s Invisibility cloak, and of course, the hovercraft from Star Wars. Simultaneously,

Student assistant job possibility: User Experience & Web-based Applications

January 7, 2016, posted in News & Events
The Design Research Lab at the Berlin University of the Arts is looking for a talented undergraduate student for at least 6 months starting in March/April 2016. Workload is 80h/month. The Design Research Lab is an international research organization for design research at Berlin University of the Arts. We work in the areas of design methods and -theory, participatory and user-centered design, experimental interfaces and much

DRLab sucht studentische/n Mitarbeiter/in | Projekt ‚Brandis‘

November 4, 2015, posted in Civic Infrastructures
Das Design Research Lab der Universität der Künste Berlin sucht ab Januar 2016 für mindestens 6 Monate eine(n) studentische(n) Mitarbeiter(in). Der Arbeitsumfang beträgt 80 Stunden im Monat. Das Design Research Lab ist eine internationale Forschungseinrichtung am Lehrstuhl Designforschung der Universität der Künste Berlin. Wir arbeiten in den Bereichen Interaction Design, Designmethodik, partizipatives und nutzerzentriertes Design und experimentelle Interfaces. Im Falle der Förderzusage ist deine Mitarbeit im Projekt »Brandis: Bürgerbeteiligung

DRLab sucht studentische(n) Mitarbeiter(in)

October 20, 2015, posted in News & Events
Das Design Research Lab der Universität der Künste Berlin sucht ab sofort für fünf Monate eine(n) studentische(n) Mitarbeiter(in) für das Projekt „PowerGrasp“. Read more...


June 30, 2015, posted in News & Events
11.06.2015 Provider of "smart" and "portable" technologies bid the measurement of individual vitality values as a necessary condition of an optimal life plan. Only through a supposedly objective quantification is life–- so is the promise – worth living. We take the severity of this strenuous endeavor and design objects and services that create poetic, but also very practical friendly moments in the life of their owners. Presentation by


December 15, 2014, posted in Civic Infrastructures
Last week, we have presented the projection from the Pinpointing Mehringplatz at the Neighborhood Event ‘Winterfest’ in Mehringplatz. During the event, neighbors had the chance to add their comments to the pictures and previously collected entries. Was a lot of fun! Our next neighborhood workshop will be on January 16th, 2015 at Mehringplatz, at 17:00. Come and join!

Stop Motion: The Community Platform

December 12, 2014, posted in Civic Infrastructures
The video illustrates the concept of a Community Platform which offers different levels of access and involvement, fuelling community-engagement with an online-offline infrastructure. The aim is to create an overarching model for our endeavours, which is to facilitate individuals to organize themselves around a shared issue in a communicative way.