Design Education Talks Ep. 44 – Jan Eckert

Jan Eckert is a Design Educator and Researcher at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts where he currently works as Head of the Master Programme in Design, Service Design and Digital Ideation. As a senior strategy consultant he also supports Mint Architecture in Zurich when it comes to facilitate human centred and participatory processes in large scale interior architectural projects. Jan holds a PhD in Design Sciences obtained from IUAV University of Venice and an international Master’s Degree in Interior Architectural Design from the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, the Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lugano. Before, he studied Interior Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Eckert first worked as Interior Architect in the field of Retail and Exhibition Design. As a Senior Researcher at Lucerne’s Competence Centre for Typology & Planning in Architecture, he then started developing human centred methods and projects in the field of Workplace Design. He was a co–lecturer in Interior Architecture at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, a visiting lecturer in Design at IUAV University of Venice, Berne University of the Arts as well as an invited lecturer at Universidad del Este, La Plata, Universidad Blas Pascal, Córdoba, Argentina and Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. From an academic point of view, Jan is particularly interested in the future of higher education as well as leadership strategies for cross-sectoral collaborations between designers and non-designers.

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