ramyah_imagemRamyah Gowrishankar

Placement: Universität der Künste, Berlin
ESR 10 /  Designing for adaptive and responsive near field interactions (textile interaction design)
Work Package 3 / Textile thinking for adaptive and responsive interior design – the scale of the interior

Secondment 1: University of Borås (autumn 2016)
Secondment 2: Technical University Eindhoven (autumn 2017)

Working title of Research
Exploring pro-static textile potentials for energy-rich interiors.

About Ramyah Gowrishankar
Ramyah Gowrishankar is a Doctoral candidate at the Design research Lab at UdK Berlin. Ramyah graduated with a Master of Arts degree in New Media from Media Lab Helsinki at Aalto University in December 2011 and started as a doctoral candidate at the Embodied Design Research Group at the Department of Design in Aalto ARTS in 2013. In July 2015, she was accepted for a research position in the ArcinTex ETN program and moved to the Design Research Lab as a research fellow. She has an undergraduate degree in Communication Design from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India and was awarded a fellowship at The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Japan in 2007 where she studied Dynamic Sensory programming. Ramyah’s education and work experience have been multi-disciplinary in nature and she has worked on many collaborative projects in domains ranging from visual communication, interaction design, filmmaking, animation to interactive & mobile media. Her recent works have focused on the field of electronic textiles and Tangible Interaction Design.

Ramyah’s PhD project within the Arcintex ETN program explores the design potential of body interaction-oriented generators for static electricity and speculates on the changes in behaviours and attitudes in the interior for adopting electrostatic e-textile installations in the everyday.

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