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Department of Design Teaching Staff

Jenny Bergström

Research Associate Campus Berlin, R. 3.59


B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication

M.A. Communication Design



Jenny Bergström is a designer and researcher working on 2 and 3 dimensional projects which concentrate on the relation between design, perception and experience of products and services. In her work, Jenny investigates how design can both be inspired and fundamentally improved by incorporating methods from participatory design practices and design thinking, as well as science and fine arts. Since graduating with an MFA Jenny has been combining work in both commercial and academic contexts with art projects and teaching commissions.


  • Critical & Creative Thinking (M.A.)
  • User-centered Design (M.A.)
  • Creative Design Processes (M.A)
  • Tutoring (B.A & M.A.)

Research- and Teaching Focus

  • Creative Methods
  • Participatory Design
  • Critical Design Practices
  • Design Thinking

Curriculum Vitae


2002-2007Konstfack University of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden, Crafts & Design, BFA / MFA
2005ENSAD – École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France


Work Experience

Since 2013Freelance Designer / Strategist
Since 2007Various teaching posts (Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design (Stockholm, SE), OCAD – Ontario College of Arts (Toronto, CA), Swedish School of Textiles (Borås, SE)

Since 2019


Research Associate in the Department of Design at HMKW Berlin

2017-2019Lecturer in the Department of Design at HMKW HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management, Berlin


Designer / Strategist, dan pearlman, Branded Architecture, Berlin, DE

2010-2011Designer / Researcher, Design Unit, Interactive Institute, Stockholm, SE


Designer, Troika, London, UK

2007-2008Designer / Researcher, Design Unit, Interactive Institute, Stockholm, SE




2015Bergström, J., Ekelund, B. & Rizzo, A. “Participatory Design as a Tool to Create an Energy Smart Campus in Sweden.” Proceedings of the conference “Energy Landscapes: Perception, Planning, Participation and Power”, Dresden, Germany.
2013“SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies” is edited by Ramia Mazé, with contributors Martin Avila, Jenny Bergström, Loove Broms, John Carpenter, Brendon Clark, Karin Ehrnberger, Alberto Frigo, Aude Messager, Johan Redström, Thomas Thwaites, Anna Vallgårda, Basar Önal, maoworks (Tobi Schneidler, Tom Ballhatchet and Solon Sasson), Olivia Jeczmyk & Bildinstitutet. Published by the Interactive Institute.
2010Bergström, J., Clark, B., Frigo, A., Mazé R., Redström, J. & Vallgårda, A. “Becoming materials: material forms and forms of practice”, Digital Creativity, 21(3), 2010, pp.155-172
2009Bergström, J., Mazé, R., Redström, J. & Vallgårda, A. “Symbiots: Conceptual Interventions Into Urban Energy Systems” Nordic Design Research Conference, Oslo, Norway.
Bergström, J. “Fear and Design”, student paper presented at the Nordic Design Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
2008-9Bergström, J. “Poetics and Politics in Public Space”, Postgraduate Artistic Development project, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
2008Bergström, J. “Fear and Design” research project presented at Research Narratives, The Art of Research symposium, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK.
2007“Research & Practice”, publication edited and showcasing work by Ninna Berger, Jenny Bergström, Kira Carpelan, Eva Grindner and Klara Persson. Produced with support by Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.