Dr. Sandra Buchmüller
- Chair of Thermodynamics- Academic Staff
- Gender und Diversity Studies
- (Feminist) Science & Technology Studies
- Human-centered Design, Participatory Design, Critical Design, Design Justice
Sandra Buchmüller studied at Köln International School of Design and did her PhD thesis at Berlin University of the Arts. As a freelance designer, she worked for various companies and institutions such as RTL Enterprises, Entwicklungsgesellschaft Zollverein, Vodafone, T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom and Telekom Innovation Laboratories. During her work at the PhD thesis, she developed a power-critical and gender-informed design methodology that provides recommendations of how to consciously deal with gender and diversity aspects in a non-discriminating and non-stereotypical way. She was involved in various research projects at the Design Research Lab of Berlin University of the Arts and at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Universität Bremen. For the last six years, she has been working for the professorship "Gender, Technology, Mobility" at the Institute of Flight Guidance, Technische Universität Braunschweig. There, she integrated theories and approaches from gender and design research into engineering teaching and research – a task she regards as an essential objective of her guest professorship at the Technische Universität Dresden and a relevant contribution to a socially responsible technology development.