Sur name: Tschimmel

Given name: Katja Christina

Contact (E-mail address, Web site)

Katjatschimmel(_at_), (in construction)



Position: Associate Professor

Organization: Escola Superior de Artes e Design Matosinhos (ESAD)

Address: Av. Calouste Gulbenkian, 4460-268 Senhora da Hora, Matosinhos

Country: Portugal



Design Methodology


Research Interests

Creative Thinking in Design (Processes, Techniques and Thinking Abilities)

Design Didactics: Educating Design Thinkers


Selected Publications (max.4)

·         Tschimmel, K. (2011). Design as a Perception-in-Action Process. In Taura T., Nagai, Y., Design Creativity 2010. London: Springer Verlag. 223-230.

·         Tschimmel, K. (2009). Past for the Future: The Evolution of the Concept of Creativity. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference UNIDCOM/IADE. Lisbon: IADE Creative University. 273-279.

·         Tschimmel, K. (2006). Let students think about their thinking in design. A constructivist approach. In 3rd International Conference – Enhancing Curricula: Contributing to the future, meeting the challenges of the 21st century in the disciplines of art, design and communication. London: CLTAD. 655-668.

·         Tschimmel, K. (2004). A new discipline in Design Education: Cognitive Processes in Design. In The Changing Face of Design Education. Proceedings of the 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference. 2-3 September 2004. Delft: TU Delft. 175-184.