Helen is an PhD candidate and industrial designer with a master’s in psychology. She is also a Teaching Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). Her designs aim to change people’s internal states through physical experiences. She uses psychology research to understand challenges and bases her designs on these detailed psychology insights. Her past work includes designing for autism, portion control, relaxation, and playfulness. In her doctoral research she is currently focusing on addressing procrastination by using conscious and subconscious cues to change behaviour and self-efficacy.
------- Helen’s publications:
Rodríguez Ramírez, E., Andreae, H., & Lemke, M. (2019). Addressing stigma in the design of a physical device and digital app for pelvic floor exercises. The Design Journal, In Press (sup1).
Andreae, H. (2017). MindFull: Tableware to Manipulate Sensory Perception and Reduce Portion Sizes. Proceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement – Sense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 2017
Rodriguez Ramírez, E. R., Lemke, M., McCarthy, G., & Andreae, H. (2017). Investigating and Designing the Appearance of a Device for Facilitating Pelvic Floor Exercises: A Case Study on Design Sensitivity for Women’s Healthcare. Proceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement – Sense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 2017
Rodriguez Ramírez, E. R., Voerman, S., & Andreae, H. (2017). Designed for Delight: Surprising Visual-Tactile Experiences Using 3D Printing in Lighting Design. Proceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement – Sense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 201