Christiane M. Herr is an architectural design researcher and educator focusing on the areas of structural design, cross-disciplinary collaborative design and digitally supported design. She obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Kassel, and her MArch and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Hong Kong. Before joining SUSTech, she held positions as Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Shenzhen University and as Visiting Assistant Professor at National Cheng Kung University. In her recent work, Christiane has focused on structural and material aspects in cross-disciplinary collaborative design processes involving scientists and designers, with special emphasis on the local context of China. Christiane is Past President of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) and a long-term member of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC). In addition, she is a member of peer review committees of various journals and conferences and a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (Sage), Sustainable Horizons (Elsevier) and Architectural Intelligence (Springer). Christiane has recently co-edited the book “Design Cybernetics: Navigating the New”, published in the Springer Design Research Foundations Series.