Julia is a product designer, MA and specialises in social design, social interaction and conceptual work. She graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Dresden in Germany.
Prior to joining OutsideTheBox, she was a social and product designer at morethanshelters in Berlin and Hamburg, a social enterprise that creates concepts and solutions for humanitarian needs. Apart from concept and product development, she worked there on participation strategies for design processes and human-centered design. She is exploring how designers might empower stakeholders, particularly children, by means of participation and co-design. She is also interested in how smart materials and technologies could be used as tools for gaining and sharing knowledge.