Alexander Müller-Rakow

After completing his studies in Industrial and Interaction Design at University of Applied Science Magdeburg and University of Bergen (Norway), Alexander Müller-Rakow worked as a freelancer in the field of Interior, Transportation and Product Design. In 2009 he joined the Design Research Lab, where he works as research scientist and PhD Candidate.
He investigates the relation between bodily movements, interfaces and situational meaning. His project-grounded research is strongly influenced by his growing interest in experimental and embodied interfaces, new instruments for musical expression and sound reactive performance. In addition to research he likes working as lecturer, e.g. at Hochschule für Kunste Bremen, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg and Berlin University of the Arts. When he grows up he would like to be a milliner or a cyborg.

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Publications

Skintimacy: Die elektrisierte Haut als Musikinterface

Müller, Alexander; Fuchs, Jochen und Joost, Gesche. Skintimacy: Die elektrisierte Haut als Musikinterface in Workshopband der Mensch & Computer 2011, ISBN: 978-3-941003-38-5, Chemnitz, 2011


Greifbare Beats: Exploratives Design mit dem Haptic Drum Toolkit

Röpke, Konrad; Müller, Alexander. Greifbare Beats: Exploratives Design mit dem Haptic Drum Toolkit in Workshopband der Mensch & Computer 2011, ISBN: 978-3-941003-38-5, Chemnitz, 2011


Skintimacy: Exploring Interpersonal Boundaries through Musical Interactions

Müller A., Fuchs J. and Röpke K., Skintimacy: Exploring Interpersonal Boundaries through Musical Interactions in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Funchal, Portugal, 2011.


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.


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]


Reflective Haptics: Haptic Augmentation of GUIs through Frictional Actuation of Stylus-Based Interactions

Hemmert, Fabian, Müller, Alexander, Wintergerst, Götz, Jagodzinski, Ron and Joost, Gesche 2010. Reflective Haptics: Haptic Augmentation of GUIs through Frictional Actuation of Stylus-Based Interactions. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (New York City, NY, USA, October 3 – 6, 2010). UIST ’10. ACM, New York, NY.


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


Reflective Haptics: Enhancing Stylus-Based Interactions on Touch Screens

Wintergerst, Götz, Jagodzinski, Ron, Hemmert, Fabian, Müller, Alexander, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Reflective Haptics: Enhancing Stylus-Based Interactions on Touch Screens. In Proceedings of EuroHaptics 2010 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 8 – 10, 2010). EuroHaptics ’10.


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


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]




Talks & Lectures

Sprechen über….Designforschung: From Embodied to Social Interaction

Sprechen über…Designforschung: From Embodied to Social Interaction, 2010, Lecture Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin