Design Education Talks ep. 68 – Justus Theinert

Design Education Talks Ep. 75 – Lisa Winstanley Design Education Talks

Lisa Winstanley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art Design and Media. For the past decade she worked internationally as a design educator, however her academic career is also underpinned by over 20 years of commercial experience; working in the UK as a creative practitioner and design consultant.As a visual communicator, Lisa’s work has won many prestigious design awards including, 3 A’ Design Awards 2020, a Platinum Award at the annual Spark Design Awards 2020 and her branding work has been placed in the top 25 International Graphic Designs of both 2019 and 2020 in the Creative Quarterly journal best 100 Annual. Her work has been showcased in exhibitions internationally, in venues such as the Oculus in New York City, Barcelona, Zurich, Mexico and China. Lisa’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design. Italy and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum Collection.Lisa’s research reviews the intersections between ethical & collaborative design practices and pedagogies. She is interested in investigating multidisciplinary collaborations which allow designers to work together with society, to produce life-centric design solutions for society. Her research reviews what tools can help facilitate such collaborations and what systems need to be in place for effective and meaningful collaboration to transpire. In short, Lisa’s work investigates how we can leverage design ethically and collaboratively for the benefit of our society.Lisa's creative work and latest research projects can be viewed here: http://www.lisawinstanley.comSupport the showFollow us on twitter at @newartschool Visits us on our latest articles at
  1. Design Education Talks Ep. 75 – Lisa Winstanley
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After graduating as Industrial Designer Justus Theinert carried out a one year field inquiry on “Methodology and didactics in European design education”, visiting the leading design schools in Europe. Later he participated as Research Fellow in the project “Design quality of engineer-buildings” at the University Stuttgart, investigating the phenomenon of Gestalt-quality in engineer buildings. He then became an Assistant Professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart where he was in charge of the development and establishment of the “Master of European Design” program and project manager within the design network “Four Motors for Europe” (Baden-Wurttemberg, Catalunya, Lombardy, Rhône-Alpes). At the same time he became Senior Designer and Partner in the studio “Prof. Wulf Schneider & Partner” with focus on the development of office furniture, interior and transportation design. In 1996 he founded the “Studio for innovation-management and product development.” After several projects for Mercedes-Benz, he was offered the position of Senior Designer at corporate design studio of DaimlerChrysler AG, where he was responsible for three dimensional aspects of corporate design such as POS furniture, accessories as well as brand strategy. In 2001 Theinert was appointed Full Professor for Industrial Design and Design Theory at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences where he managed the faculty as Dean from 2007 to 2010. 2004 consultant for design promotion and design education development in Jordan in collaboration with Yarmouk University, Irbid and the German Research Foundation (DFG). International teaching and consultancy in design didactics in Europe, Egypt, Taiwan and at more than 30 Chinese universities. Various visiting professorships and publications on aesthetic education and design didactics. 2014 Justus Theinert was nominated DeTao Master at DeTao Masters Academy Shanghai.

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