Jelena Zach

In 2009, after graduating in architecture at Technische Universität München, Jelena decided to pursue an education in industrial design at the same university. During her studies she was working as a freelance designer and researcher for Johnson&Johnson Medical on a tissue regeneration project.

In 2011, she completed a degree in industrial design with great distinction, gaining a M. Sc. She won universal design and consumer favourite award for the product she developed during her master’s thesis on the topic “Design for an Aging Society – Participatory Design Methods for Developing Products with and for People with Dementia”.

In 2012, Jelena joined the Design Research Lab to work on a project that aims to support people with dementia, by helping them navigate through their day. She is currently working on various projects related to health and social innovation.

Publications

Partizipation in der Gestaltung motivationsfördernder therapeutischer Unterstützungssysteme: Ansätze, Methoden und Herausforderungen

Minge, M., Lorenz, K., Zach, J., Trauzettel, F. & Gelgec, Ö. (2015): Partizipation in der Gestaltung motivationsfördernder therapeutischer Unterstützungssysteme: Ansätze, Methoden und Herausforderungen. In: 11. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme – Tagungsband (Berlin 2015), 229-233.


Beispiele aus der Praxis: Anwendung partizipativer Methoden im Gesundheitskontext

Lorenz, K., Zach, J. & Joost, G. (2015): Beispiele aus der Praxis: Anwendung partizipativer Methoden im Gesundheitskontext. In: Weisbecker, A., Burmester, M. & Schmidt, A. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2015 – Workshopband. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg (Berlin, 2015), 101-107.


Guidelines for Technology that Supports Physical Activity by Elderly

Zach, J. Lorenz, K. & Joost, G. (2014): Guidelines for Technology that Supports Physical Activity by Elderly. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for Universal Design “Three Days of Creativity and Diversity” (Lund, Sweden, 2014).


Visuelle und auditive Metaphern als Motivationsfaktoren für Fitness- und Gesundheitscoaching

Zöllig, M., Zach, J., Hery, D., Klaus, H., Joost, G. & Albayrak, S. (2014): Visuelle und auditive Metaphern als Motivationsfaktoren für Fitness- und Gesundheitscoaching. In: Wohnen – Pflege – Teilhabe – Besser leben durch Technik, 8. Deutsche AAL-Kongress (Berlin, 2014).


Lessons Learned from Participatory Design with and for People with Dementia

Mayer, J.M. und Zach, J. (2013): Lessons Learned from Participatory Design with and for People with Dementia. Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (Germany, Munich, 2013), 540-545.