Johanna Schmeer is a designer and researcher based in London and Berlin. She holds a degree in Visual Communication from the University of the Arts Berlin, a Master’s degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, and has worked in design research and interaction design. Her practice involves the creation of future narratives about the social, ethical, and cultural impact of new technologies on everyday life, described through designed objects and interactions. Another significant part of her work includes planning and running workshops and events, as an alternative or complementary way to engage an audience in future scenarios. She has exhibited and given talks at conferences, museums and academic institutions internationally.

Contact: hello [at] johannaschmeer.com


2012 – 2014 – MA degree, Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London
2006 – 2012 – Diplom degree, Visual Communication (Digital Media), University of the Arts Berlin
2011 – 2012 – Exchange Scholarship, Graduate Media Design Department, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles


since 2010 – now – Freelance Designer
Aug&Sept 2013 – Designer at Electrolux Vision & Probing, Stockholm
2010 – 2012 – Designer at IxDS Interaction Design Studios, Berlin
2009 – Research Assistant at Interaction Lab, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
2009 – User Experience Research Internship at Phaydon, Cologne



27.9. – 25.1.2015 Exhibition – “Bioplastic Fantastic”, in “Conflicted”, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1.8.2013 – 1.8.2015 Exhibition – “Mousetraps”, in “Project Genesis”, Ars Electronica Center, Linz

20.7.2014 – 23.11.2014 Exhibition – “The Economics of Uncertainty” in the School of Tomorrow Archive, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture

9.1.2015 – 18.1.2015 Film Screening – “Bioplastic Fantastic” at London Short Film Festival


Film Screening – “Bioplastic Fantastic”, at the BioFiction Festival, Natural History Museum, Vienna
Film Screening – SIAL Exhibition, Paris
Exhibition, Awards Finalist – Sustain Show, London Design Festival
Exhibition, Curating – “Buy, buy, buy, put it down”, London Design Festival
Residency – Two-week residency, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice
Exhibition – Final Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
Teaching – Biobrick Workshop, with Raphael Kim, Royal College of Art, London

Teaching – “Synthetic Biology Superheroes” Workshop, Science Gallery Dublin
Teaching – “Designing Biology”, 4-day Workshop, Across RCA, Royal College of Art, London
Teaching – United Micro Kingdoms Workshop with Dunne & Raby, Design Museum, London
Exhibition – Royal College of Art Interim Show

Award – Royal College of Art Bursary (2012-2014)
Talk – DGTF – German Society for Design Theory and Research, Annual Conference, HAWK Hildesheim
Talk – Fraunhofer Institute for Research Planning, Berlin
Talk – Digital Basics, University of the Arts, Berlin

Exhibition – Media Design Show, ACCD, Los Angeles
Award – Exchange Scholarship, Art Center College, Pasadena
Exhibition – Rundgang, University of the Arts, Berlin
Publication, Presentation – “Touch Trace Mirror” ISEA Istanbul
Publication, Presentation – Paper “Asynchronous Collaborative Messaging as a Means for Creating a Relatedness, TEI Conference, Madeira

© 2014