People working in systemic design

Contact information and profiles of people in our design community.

Christiane Herr

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.


Primary Affiliation:Southern University of Science and Technology





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