12 February 2015

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Designers in Research

Text: Jonas Rehn

In the past, designers have been a rarity at – German – research institutes, particularly those focused on technology, engineering and empirical studies. Yet design specialists can play a key role in these research fields, as demonstrated by Jessica Rietze, a designer who studied product design at University of Applied Sciences Dresden and wrote her Master thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Dresden. Now she is employed there as a research assistant.



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