Kora Kimpel is a new media designer and has been teaching “New Media/Interface and Interaction Design” as a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2004. From 2012 – 2015 she held the office of First Vice President. Since 2015 she has been part of the board of the Hybrid Platform, a transdisciplinary project platform of the TU Berlin and the UdK Berlin. She is also on the board of the Berlin Open Lab (BOL), an experimental laboratory for transdisciplinary research. She has been Associated Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence „Matters of Activity” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2019. Since 2008 she has been a member of the board of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und –forschung).
Her research focuses on new forms of interfaces and interaction patterns. In her current research for the development of a Smart Material Display in cooperation with the TU Berlin, she works with “smart” materials on the visualization of information through shape change and movement behavior. Another focus of her research is data visualization and usability in interface design as well as the development of methods and procedures in creative and innovation processes. In this field Kora Kimpel designs new methodical models and explores the potentials of the digital medium.
Stations: Kora Kimpel studied industrial design with a focus on interface design at the HbK Braunschweig and the Universidad de Bellas Artes Barcelona. From 1999-2002, Kora Kimpel was Design Director Online Strategy at MetaDesign Berlin.