Claudia Mareis

Interdisciplinary Laboratory

Claudia Mareis is Professor of Design Theory and Research at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel and head of its Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM). She is an associate researcher at the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Iconic Criticism »eikones« at the University of Basel. Since 2008 she has been a member of the board of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) and since 2009 a member of the board of International Research in Design (BIRD) at Birkhäuser Verlag as well as a member of the board of the Swiss Design Network.

Research fields

Theory and methodology of design in the 20th century, formats and discourses of designing, researching the intersections of design, media and STS studies, experimental design and media cultures, genealogy of ideation and creativity techniques.