I am a senior research scientist specializing in design theory and methodology. I hold a BA in Art and Design and a Masters in Communication Design from the University of Alberta, Canada, and a PhD in Designwissenschaft from the University of Arts Braunschweig in Germany. In my research, I investigate the fundamentals of design. Based on this knowledge, I develop methods and tools aiming at advancing design practice and education. I have been developing an approach ‘case transfer’ and a method ‘rip+mix’ for dealing with highly undetermined design situations. Besides, with Prof. W. Jonas, I have also developed a design process tool called MAPS. Furthermore, I also contribute regularly to the discourse on design research, particularly research through design.