About

Hi, I’m Sabrina – designer and design researcher based in Düsseldorf, Germany. I combine product design, user experience, and interaction design to work on topics related to future tech and its impact on our well-being and environment. And admittedly, I also have a strong passion for good interior and communication design.

Which technologies can we expect in the future? How will computerized products change our way of living and our living spaces? – Most recently, for example, I explored how future smart home technologies could foster social relatedness (WeHub). Before that, I examined urban food cultivation technologies and their possible formative effects on the face of cities (The City of Cockaigne 2040) as part of my master’s thesis.

On this page, you will find the most important info about my past activities in design and design research. The Design menu item takes you to details on selected projects. To collaborate with me or to discuss the future with me, simply get in touch via Contact!

What I do

Design & Research
Product & Industrial Design, Project & Design Management, Design Research, User Experiences & Usability, Interaction Design

Visualizations
Drawings, Graphics, Renderings, CAD Modeling, Mock-Ups, Rapid Prototyping, Model Making, Woodworking

Design Education

2018
Folkwang Brief für Gestaltung Heterotopia (M.A.)
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Germany

2013
B.A. Industrial Design
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Germany

Organization & Management

2015 – Now
VDID Delegate, North Rhine-Westphalia (VDID Region 2)

2018
Organizing & Conducting the 2nd VDIDlab-Event
Interior Impulse in Essen Germany,
Organizing & Conducting the 1st VDIDlab
Design Business Day in Essen Germany

2017 – 2022
Founding & Coordinating VDIDlab
(Youth Organization of the VDID e.V.)

2017
Organizing & Conducting the 1st VDIDlab-Event
Urban Upgrade in Berlin

2015 – 2020
Building & Organizing the VDID Social Media Presence

2015 – 2018
VDID University Representative at the
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Germany

2014 – 2016
Founding & Coordinating the Slow Food Youth Group for Essen,
Organizing & Conducting several Workshops & Events on Food Processing & Preparation

Exhibitions

September 2022
WeHub, the Interactive Table Projector
IFA NEXT 2022
Messe Berlin, Berlin Germany

June – August 2021
The City of Cockaigne 2040
DESIGN LAB #8: MATERIAL LOOPS
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Berlin Germany

September 2020
The City of Cockaigne 2040
ÖKORAUSCH FESTIVAL
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Cologne Germany

October 2019
The City of Cockaigne 2040
GERMAN DESIGN GRADUATES
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Berlin Germany

Autumn 2018 – Spring 2019
The City of Cockaigne 2040
DURCHBLICK
Popup Dialog-Center zur Zukunft der Arbeit, Wuppertal Germany

September – October 2018
The City of Cockaigne 2040
FOLKWANG FINALE 2018
Campus Welterbe Zollverein, Essen Germany

July 2012
Industrial Lawn & other Work
SICHTWERK Folkwang University of the Arts
Zeche Zollverein, Essen Germany

June 2012
Industrial Lawn
CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR
Zeche Zollverein, Essen Germany

Awards & Honorings

September 2022
Nomination
WeHub
UX DESIGN AWARDS, Category ‘Concept’
IDZ, International Design Center Berlin

November 2019
Award
The City of Cockaigne 2040
NACHWUCHSPREIS MEHRWERT NRW, Category ‘Vision’
Effizienz-Agentur NRW, NRW.BANK

April 2019
Honored
The City of Cockaigne 2040
WORLD CHANGING IDEAS 2019
Fast Company & Inc.

2011
Honored
Orbit Next Level Shower
VDID NEWCOMERS‘ AWARD

2010
Excellence Scholarship
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Germany

Publications

September 2022
Conference Paper, Demo
WeHub: The Social Center of Smart Homes
Proceedings of Mensch und Computer 2022 (MuC ’22)
Association for Computing Machinery

February 2022
Conference Paper
Interactive Tables for Social Experiences at Home
Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’22)
Association for Computing Machinery

September 2019
Book Article
Oberhausen – Schlaraffenstadt 2040
SEARCHING FOR HETEROTOPIA. ANDERE RÄUME GESTALTEN
Folkwang Universität der Künste, adocs Verlag