Katina Sostmann has been working as a product-, process- and interaction designer in an academic and commercial context for more than 7 years and holds the position as design lead at IXDS. Since the completion of her studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Katina works as a freelance designer in the areas of user-centered product and interaction design for international clients from different sectors. From 2009 to 2011 she worked as the art director for ART+COM. With the help of interdisciplinary teams she realized projects such as exhibitions, representations and visitor’s centers as integrated, holistic productions. Alongside her freelancing commitment, she has been teaching and researching since 2008. She works as an artist assistant to the project group for interactive systems headed by professor Burkhard Schmitz, which operates in the area of tension between digital and physical design. Simultaneously she also works as a visiting professor at the CdK in Hangzhou, China in the courses industrial design and visual communication.