Estelle Berger, design researcher PhD
Design practice, research, pedagogy & experiments

First trained as a product designer, I obtained in 2014 a PhD in Applied Arts for research on the reflective practice of design. Supported by theory and an analysis of design practice in context, my research investigates the singularity of designers and the stances they adopt in companies and society at large. I focus on ethics, understood as a constant introspection and assessment of designers’ means, positions and ends in professional force fields. As a researcher and lecturer at Strate School of Design, I accompany different projects putting an emphasis on the sensitive and imaginary dimensions. Based on action research, my activities aim at developing a toolbox for professional practice. As a practitioner, I specialize in experience design with a predilection for the promotion of handicrafts through design.



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