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’To discover new relationships among signs, things, actions, and thoughts is one indication that design is not merely a technical specialization but a new liberal art.’ (Buchanan, 1992)

Renata Dezso is a Doctoral Candidate at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME) Doctoral school. In her doctoral research, she examines the methodological approach of Research through Design with a reflective and philosophic dimension of Critical Disability Studies. Her work points to the junctures where technology, bodies, and cultural theory intersect to understand the unconscious elements in posthuman transformations.

Since 2016, Renata worked as a Research Associate of the MOME Digital Craft Lab supervised by Akos Lipoczki DLA, head of the laboratory and associate professor at MOME. Her research experience includes Critical Technical Practice (CTP) on the use of technology and the design of technology grounded in Digital Craft. Among her works, there is a focus on “data physicalization” and “physical visualization” through 3D scanning / 3D modeling and Digital Fabrication. Her 2018/2019 research on the intersection of New Craft and Reflective Practice is supported by the UNKP-18-3-i-mMOME-9 new national excellence program of the ministry of human capacities of Hungary. Renata works to oversee, develop, and expand the MOME Object design BA at MOME Design Institute.

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This year Renata Dezso was awarded ORACLE E-ACCESSIBILITY scholarship. Her study focuses on user experience related to digitally manufactured (i.e. 3D printing that uses computer data) objects such as prosthetics. Ms Dezso was recognized for the originality and innovativeness of her idea, scientific quality and respect to the state of the art, how the project considers diverse needs of persons with disabilities, and the contribution it makes to advancing accessibility for persons with disabilities.