Susanna Hertrich

Susanna Hertrich holds the position of visiting researcher at Design Research Labs specialising in methods of Critical Design and Design Fiction. Having studied under Dunne & Raby, Susanna holds an MA from the Royal College of Art in London additionally to a diploma (Dipl. Des.) from the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. Between 2002 and 2006 she was appointed Professor at Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Norway. Former affiliations include Meta Perception Group of University of Tokyo, Pervasive Interaction Lab of Open University (UK) and the People and Practices Research Group of Intel Corporation in Portland (USA). Susanna Hertrich’s works appear in international exhibitions, as well as in academic publications and receive acknowledgement from both, design and art audiences.


AAA – Automated Anchoring Device.

Hertrich, S. und Joost, G. AAA – Automated Anchoring Device. Devices That Alter Perception in conjunction with ISMAR 2010, October 13th 2010, Seoul, South Korea.

Synthetic Empathy: Somaesthetic Body Actuation as a Means of Emotional Evocation

Hertrich, Susanna, Hemmert, Fabian, Gollner, Ulrike, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Synthetic Empathy: Somaesthetic Body Actuation as a Means of Emotional Evocation. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop of Devices that Alter Perception (Seoul, Korea, October 13th, 2010). DAP ’10.

Talks & Lectures

Speculation and Story Telling on the Relationship Between People and Nature

Speculative Design workshop lead by Susanna Hertrich and Michiko Nitta. Dissociative writing excercise lead by guest contributer Florian Sametinger.