Thomas Binder

The Danish Design School

associate professor at The Danish Design School. He has an M.Sc. in engineering (1987) and a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies (1993) from the Technical University of Denmark. He teaches in the Ph.D. programme and in the general design programme within the fields of user-driven innovation, open design processes and design as a method.
His research is about understanding how design processes generate new knowledge, and how an emphasis on knowledge building and learning can connect the designer’s classic design skills with more open design processes based on dialogue with users, for example in the fields of service design, strategic development and change processes.
Together with others, Thomas Binder has worked with so-called design laboratories, where designers and non-designers collaborate on ‘rehearsing the future’ at the intersection between the known and the unknown.

Last update: february 2011