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The Design Team

The core team consists of Prof. Katja M. Becker and Thomas Kollakowsky. Depending on the nature of the respective projects and courses, both student and research assistants support the core team.

Prof. Katja M. Becker

Professor of Media and Interface Design

Katja M. Becker has been Professor of Media and Interface Design at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences since 2017. She combines her expertise in methodical interdisciplinary-creative thinking with many years of professional experience in communication design.


Thomas Kollakowsky

Research Assistant

Thomas Kollakowsky is assistant in research and education. He is also part of the computer graphics laboratory.

Tobias Held

Research Assistant (Curriculum 4.0)

Tobias Held supports the "Designing Academic Curricula for the Digital World” project as research assistant, focusing on project coordination, conception and implementation.

Tanja Godlewsky

Research Assistant (Urban Xtpoias)

Tatjana Jessen

Master Research Student

Alison Kurz

Bachelor Research Student

Nicole Vögele

Bachelor Research Student (Curriculum 4.0)

Katrin Wutzke

Bachelor Research Student


  • Christian Böttger, Research Assistant (Curriculum 4.0)

  • Alessandro Wawer, Master Research Student

  • Veronika Bremm, Bachelor Research Student

  • Jan Freienstein, Bachelor Research Student

  • Judith Humkamp, Bachelor Research Student

  • Dominik Kurek, Bachelor Research Student

  • Nicole Pilarski, Bachelor Research Student (Urban Xtpoias)

  • Tristan Steingen-Gerads, Bachelor Research Student