Christine Truc Modica

Visiting Faculty
Country: France


Christine is a qualitative researcher and design strategist. Her passion is to identify socio-cultural behavioral trends and insights, and then translating them into strategic opportunities to develop innovative solutions for her clients.

She has her own consulting company Design Strategy Lab and collaborates with international clients and major innovation consultancies.

She has over 15 years of international business experience and has worked across a wide variety of industries. She had research leadership roles at Fjord, Frog Design, Sapient, Motorola, Kodak and Sita Aero.

From 2010 to Jan. 2013, she led the Research Discipline at Fjord Berlin and Paris office. Her role was to sell, plan, manage and execute qualitative research programs and collaborate with multi-disciplinary design teams to integrate user insights in the design process and develop innovative services. She also developed and taught research, analysis, ideation methods and processes within the company and to major clients.

Christine is teaching Design thinking at The Sustainable Design School in France and People Centred Research at CIID in Copenhagen. She has been a visiting professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (IDII) and Domus Academy in Italy.

Christine has a BS in Computer Science from ESIEA – Paris and a PEP in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London. She has a coaching certification from Transformance Pro – Vincent Lenhardt – Paris.

Christine has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America and has a deep sensibility for different cultures and a strong interest for international projects.


'It is always a pleasure to come and teach/coach the students at CIID, I love the fact that they come from all over the world and have very different experiences. This multi-cultural, multi-experience mix gives a very positive energy and enriches all the work done by the students'. 'For me it is always a nice parenthesis and teaching at CIID gives me an opportunity to reflect on what I am doing in my work, how I do it, what I could do better and what I should do next'.