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Andrea Krajewski (@krajewski) is an industrial designer, speaker and blogger. Since 25 years she is fascinated by the changing role of design in innovation processes. In 1994 she co-founded 360° - a design agency with an interdisciplinary approach, designing products at the border of digital and analogue media. In 2002 she was appointed as a professor for the Design of Interactive Media Systems at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. Here she established the interdisciplinary study course Interactive Media Design the UX-Lab and the THINGS-Lab – the current centres of her research.
Matt Patterson (@fidothe) is a sometime designer, developer and CTO interested how products get made - by people, process, and technology. Most recently, he was CTO of Berlin-based streaming-media startup tape.tv. He's been poking at what industrial production and design might look like if access to 3D printing, CAM equipment like CNC mills, and laser cutters continues to spread, and is wondering what happens when the throw-away software culture of 'traditional' tech startups has to co-exist with the 50-year operational service of the 'traditional' built environment.