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Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness


M.F.A. in Industrial Design, The Ohio State University (2003)

Diploma Industrial and Environmental Design, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany (1999)


Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness worked in collaboration with ExCITe on A Free Repository of Material Things, one of 2014's Seed Projects. In this project the team combined approaches from information science, product design, ethnography, and human-computer interaction in order to investigate new, more effective means to share research findings with other researchers, students, and the public. Verena also led the Close School's Design Thinking workshops in collaboration with ExCITe.

Verena is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Iowa State University.