Anna Schaeffner, is an interaction designer and researcher. After studying product design in France she graduated with a Bachelor's degree (2018) and a Master's degree (2021) in interaction design, at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin where she lives since 2015. Today she is enrolled in a practice based PhD at EnsadLab Paris, in the reflective interaction group and at cluster of excellence »matters of activity image, space, material« HU from Berlin.
Her research centers on soft robotics and the design of deformation as a vehicle for movement, dynamic material adaptation, and expressiveness. Through her design practice, she investigates hybrid forms of interaction to enhance the connection between robotic objects and their environments.

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