What is my work about?
In my work I combine scientific knowledge with artistic translations. It is my passion to create experiences that increase comfort, strengthen connections and provoke change. To achieve this, I offer concept, communication and consulting for clients and collaborators in the fields of education, business and health.
Over 10 years of experience in applying an integrative approach and developing holistic interventions. I initiated and supported more than 100 projects with multisensory dimensions. Always aiming to inspire mindset and action.
My concepts, communication and consulting use the potential of:
Comfort. To understand discomfort and comfort is crucial to solve many problems. I foster constructive dialogues and produce meaningful change. Feeling comfortable is crucial for change. Therefore, I create external spaces for internal changes.
Transdisciplinary. I bring together experts from different disciplines and generate new opportunites at the intersection of academia, industry and society.
Multisensory. The sensory perceptions of vision, hearing, touch, spatial orientation, smell and taste can be used to guide attention but also to improve communication.
for comfortable change for stronger connections for better communication
When is my approach needed? When to contact me?
Both designers and psychologists aim to improve the quality of life and solve challenges in a complex world. In my work, instead of treating the symptoms of a problem, I provide innovative solutions to the root cause, using methods and tools from science and art. My analytical and conceptual approach has created new opportunities for a wide range of stakeholders.
Clients from the private and the public sectors, e.g. Zurich University of the Arts, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Restaurant C, Mareunrol's, Sandra Forrer, Wildwuchs, Imagine, Terre des hommes, Van Eyck, Delft University of Technology.
I hold a MSc in the Psychology of Social Relations (Goldsmiths, University of London) and a BA in Media and Culture (Design Academy Eindhoven). I have been working in research and education (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), business and marketing (Henkel), consulting and innovation (FOND Design), health and care (Adullam), society and technology (Waag).
My projects have been exhibited internationally, e.g. at Amsterdam Museum, Dutch Design Week, Filmtheater Kriterion, Fashionclash, TranScreen Film Festival, Salone del Mobile.Milano, Jerusalem Design Week. Interviews were published online and offline: e.g. Het Parool, TransMagazine, Dezeen.
Moreover, I was invited as a guest lecturer, workshop facilitator and conference speaker, e.g. by The Art of Management and Organizations, Fontys University of Applied Sciences University Fontys, PechaKucha, FuckUp Night global movement, Delf Institute of Positive Design.
My initiatives are supported by art, design, film and media grants. Also, I received support from local, social and cultural funding and project partners: e.g. Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt, Amsterdam Funds for the Arts (AFK), Het Bob Angelo Fonds, The Next Economy.
© 2014 - 2020: Debora Dax
Webdesign and development: Luca Claessens and Paul Evers
Portrait photography: Carl Emerson