"You will explore the boundaries between technology and biology, tinkering with biological material (treating it as data)".

~DAE Editorial Team~

GOAL
HACKING THE BODY Hi/Lo/No-tech physical experimentation Wearables, the quantified self, biological data programming; increasingly we surround our bodies with technology. Technology becomes more intimate f.e. in wearables were technology as an additional layer is integrated in our clothes to regulate body temperature or a smart watch that is monitoring or health condition. 
Minors are specialized design courses developed as part of the curriculum to deepen your expertise, widen your perspective and explore your position and approach as a designer. During a minor, students focus on a specific and given theme, subject, material or method while simultaneously creating their own personal design journey.​​​​​​​
In this minor, the students learn how to design various human-human/object interactions from a wide range of perspectives: Behavioral, anthropological, technological, practical, empirical, fictional and more. They learn how to analyze and redesign existing relations between users and technology and explore alternative, more intimate or extreme scenarios. The course provides in a new, inspiring and provoking view on design and its relation to technology and biology.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN, Eindhoven
Design Academy Eindhoven offers a four-year Bachelor’s course and a two-year Master’s course. The DNA of Design Academy Eindhoven can be described as conceptual, authentic, creative, flexible, free, passionate and curious. Design Academy Eindhoven has an international orientation: approximately 70% of our regular bachelor and 95% of our master students are non-Dutch. Classes are all in English. Minors are specialized design courses developed as part of the curriculum to deepen your expertise, widen your perspective and explore your position and approach as a designer. 

ROLE
I was the external instructor in the Minor to help the teams focus on experiences by providing them with the tools and strategies to infuse research into ideation and make interpretations that inform design directions.

Acknowledgements
I would like to thank to Pepijn Rijnbout for his initiative and support.

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