Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Biographical Info: Christiane M. Herr is an architect, researcher and teacher focusing on the areas of digitally supported design, conceptual design, structural design, design studio teaching and traditional Chinese approaches to creative thinking. Christiane is a German National and has worked and studied in Australia, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan for more than 10 years. In her Ph.D work at The University of Hong Kong, Christiane explored cellular automata as a means to establish architectural design support, which led to her strong interest in diagrams and designerly ways of seeing. In her recent research, Christiane has focused primarily on innovative approaches to structural design education in architecture.
Christiane’s approach to education for creativity relies strongly on second-order cybernetics and radical constructivism. In her research work, Christiane focuses on the integration of designerly and scientific modes of inquiry through empirical, grounded, and action research approaches. Christiane is a member of conference organizing and review committees for the ASC and CAADRIA and member of review committees of various journals and conferences.