Annika Frye – Associated Researcher

Annika Frye is working in between design science and design practice. Her interests concern the aesthetic qualities of serial production, the design process as a source of innovation, and the digitization of design. After her studies of product design at the University of Kassel, she worked as research assistant at HfG Offenbach where she completed her PhD thesis on improvisation in the design process. She then worked on designs for the Berlin 3D printing Startup BigRep and as lecturer for design history and design science in Schwerin and Bremen.

Her projects have been exhibited in the New Museum in New York, during the Triennial in Milan, at Depot Basel and Vitra Design Gallery, at the NAI in Rotterdam, at the MAK in Vienna and at the Design Museum Holon, she gave lectures and workshops at design schools and museums such as HbK Braunschweig and MAK Vienna and she is co-founder of the design office teilchenbeschleuniger, a collaborative platform for young designers and design professionals. Her work was published in FRAME Magazine, ELLE, form and in various design blogs. She was nominated twice for the German Design Award as well as receiving a honorable mention from the Raymond Loewy Foundation.

Since April 2017, Annika Frye holds a professorship for design science and design research at Muthesius University of Arts and Design Kiel.

At IXDM, Annika is researching the possibilities and implications of digital fabrication in design education.