About the DRLab

The Design Research Lab is a platform for interdisciplinary research into new forms of human computer interaction, critical making, community based infrastructures and digital education. As a team, we investigate future perspectives for a digital society, its ramifications and policies for an inclusive and sustainable development. We believe in participatory design and invite different groups of people to join our research endeavors in order to reflect on their individual experiences, hopes and constraints. Furthermore, we work with interventions, cultural hacking and design explorations as research methods to address today’s challenges in a different way.


Practicing Sovereignty. Means of Digital Involvement


PowerGrasp – A Soft Robotic Assistive System

DDAI – Design-driven Artificial Intelligence

BauNow @ Berlin Design Week 11.10.-3.11. | Kulturforum Berlin

MYOW Electronic Textiles Toolkit

MYOW – Make your own Wearables

UPLINX – Qualification on Machine Learning for Interactive Textiles

ID MiniFab

Production Possibilities of the Maker Culture

Production Possibilities of the Maker Culture

Berlin OpenLab

WEAR Sustain

VVV – A Tool to Support Email Encryption


Escape Game

Citizens Connect Neighborhood: Social Living Labs in NRW


Audio Box

ID Wearables

MAZI – Developing a DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness

Arcintex ETN

Visitor participation at the Museum für Naturkunde