Dr Helga Schmid is a design researcher, designer and lecturer. She completed a practice-led PhD in Design Interactions and Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, where she teaches on the MA Information Experience Design. Her research is situated within contemporary debates on the nature of temporality. By investigating the topic of time through an interdisciplinary approach of design, chronosocioloy and chronobiology, she suggests a new practical design initiative: chronodesign.
Previously, Helga was a researcher in the Architecture and Design department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has worked internationally as a designer, her work has been exhibited worldwide (Victory & Albert Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, Dia Art Foundation) and she received a number of international awards and scholarships (Art & Type Directors Awards, Fulbright Scholarship). Currently she is a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum in London. Helga has a background as a communication designer, holding a postgraduate degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, and a Master’s degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York.