Annelie Berner

I create and teach and speak about experimental interaction design, ethics and data, futurescaping and data visualization. Currently working and teaching as an Interaction Design Researcher at CIID.

Skilled in creative coding, designing data experiences (visualisation and representation), creative workshop facilitation, data visualisation and futurescaping methods. I am passionate about bridging academic, scientific research through design and art methods, to make that research tangible.
Sometimes making tangible means visual – with a digital prototype to explore project work itself – sometimes tastable – a sensory experience of data.
My work has won recognition Core77 Awards’ categories of Built Environment, Food Design, Strategy & Research as well as Design Education Initiative, and in IXDA for the category of Disruption.
My work has been shown at Ars Electronica, the World Bank, Red Bull Studios (NYC), California College of Arts and Design, and acquired by the Georgia Museum of Art.
I have given talks at TedXCopenhagen, Processing Day, participated in panels at CPDP, Ars Electronica, Copernicus Science Centre and more.
I teach Introduction to Programming at CIID and Interactive Data Visualisation.

I’m an alum member of NEWINC where I worked on a variety of client projects as well as developing a kinetic light that visualizes data.

I sketch and build to learn, coding rapid prototypes so that I can test, discuss and iterate.

I try to make meaningful objects and digital experiences, show stories and surface information in simple, thoughtful ways. I hope that daily moments of intrigue through objects such as AiryLight can propel us to pay attention to issues we might otherwise overlook.

I enjoy the intersection of concept, design and technology, weaving in different parts that make up a whole.

Finally, I am indebted to ITP founder Red Burns’ vision of technology, design and art, articulated in her opening remarks to first year students.

I graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Before that, I studied government and visual / environmental studies at Harvard where I wrote my thesis, “Serious Play as Creative Governance.”