Dr. Matthias Laschke holds a diploma in Industrial Design and doctorate in philosophy with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction. He is research fellow in Prof. Dr. Marc Hassenzahl‘s workgroup Ubiquitous Design at the University of Siegen. He focuses on the design and aesthetic of transformational objects (i.e. ‘Pleasurable Troublemakers’) and persuasive technologies addressing diverse topics such as sustainability, procrastination, willpower, adherence or mindfulness in traffic and is supervisor of different lectures, theses and national research projects in Germany. Moreover Matthias equally focuses on the topic of Experience Design addressing topics such as professional contexts (e.g. healthcare, duty roster) or mobility.
For instance, former projects addressed topics such as mobility (BMW Research and Technology), traveling (Deutsche Bahn), healthcare (Siemens), sustainable consumption and behavior change (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy), and Experience Design (Design for Wellbeing.NRW). His work has been published and discussed in various national and international blogs, books and magazines such as the New York Time, Wired and Fast Company. Moreover his work is part of the permanent collection of the Deutsche Museum Munich, the world's largest museum of science and technology.