Joana Casaca Lemos


Design researcher and professor of design, CODE University


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Joana is a design researcher, educator, and entrepreneur devoted to sustainability and designing for the human spirit. While many designers focus on convenience and efficiency in creating user-friendly experiences, her pursuit goes further: what is the relationship between designers’ inner lives and their practice in the world? And what are the design principles reconciling sustainability with joy and delight in the age of exponential technology?

A fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Joana currently serves as a professor of design at the CODE University of Applied Sciences Berlin, and she has worked with IDEO U, Hyper Island, Green School Indonesia, Forum for the Future, Tate Modern, General Assembly, and The Doi Tung Sustainable Development Project in Thailand. She's also working on a book on the spiritual in design that is slated for release in 2019.