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Hi there! I’m Judit – design strategist and researcher.  I’m interested in the intersection of the designed and the natural world, and how design can contribute to sustaining & enhancing (urban) ecosystems.

Judit Boros

designer, researcher

Judit Boros

Teaching experiences

Doctoral research

Hello World

Get in touch

Hello World! Get in touch:

email ~ borosjudit@yahoo.com

twitter ~ b_j_z

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Currently in Budapest, Hungary

BIO

I have expertise in research, art&tech and biotech. I’ve been part of the Kitchen Budapest (Kibu) media lab crew in different periods. In 2014, I helped to get Kibu’s Talent Program off the ground, and have been working as a mentor for groups of young people to bring their ideas to life.

Currently I’m based in Budapest, working with corporate and nonprofit organisations in a participative service design process to develop the desirable service and experiences for their stakeholders.

I am a product and service designer form an engineering background with good organizational, problem solving and analytical skills – and a never-ending desire for learning; having the feet on the ground with the head in the clouds.

Skills & Experience

Specialized in designing for participative service design projects.

Managed and lead teams for creative project development.

Experienced designer and facilitator of co-creation workshops.

Loves to work in the intersection of art, design and technology.

Keen on connecting creativity with entrepreneurship.

Know-how

Service design tools and methodology.

Collaborative idea generation, workshop design, and facilitation.

Concept development for products and services, visual identity & branding.

Presentation design and visualizations.

Most interested in

Sustainable Design

Healthcare Design

Entrepreneurship and Design

Exhibitions

2014 – Plantus @ Designjunction London, United Kingdom

2014 – Gourmet Gardens & Plantus @ Figurative Sense / Design Week Budapest, Hungary

2014 – Plantus @ FISE Fresh – Budapest, Hungary

2012 – Cultivator / Parsons MFA Design and Technology Thesis exhibition @ New York, USA

2011 – PoliMi expo @ Salone del Mobile – Milano, Italy

2011 – CuciMi @ GdoWeek Young Idea for Retail Award – Milan, Italy

2010 – Poem Bean @ Pixelache Festival – Helsinki, Finland

2010 – Talking Flower @ CHB Art’n Science night – Berlin, Germany

MEMBERSHIPS

Studio of Young Designers Association  –  FISE
Global Shapers – Budapest Hub
Climate KIC Alumni

Lectures & Workshops

Lectures and courses

2020 – Guest lecture (online) at the Urban and Environmental Design Studio Master course at Politecnico di Milano (class size: 55). My lecture: ‘Strategic integration of nature-based solutions’

2019 – Service Design Expert course (SxD) for MOME OPEN: “Telemedicine Healthcare services” (5 weeks, class size: 15)

2018 – Teaching assistantship for Prof. László Pintér’s Masters class; Sustainable Development and Global transitions at the Environmental Sciences and Policy Department of CEU (class size: 34)

2018 – Module teaching: Art portfolio development for Milestone Institute Budapest (8 weeks, class size: 11)

2018 – SxD “Designing for multimodal connectivity – the Budapest Airport” (5 weeks, class size: 18)

2017 – Guest lecture for Dr. Zoltán Buzády’s Design Thinking course, joint course between CEU and MOME (class size: 20). My lecture: ‘Design Thinking in Service Design’

2017 – SxD “Service design for e-mobility” (5 weeks, class size: 22)

Selected workshops

2020 – Urban design thinking: online workshop for CEU Community Engagement Office

2019 – Re-design the City workshop for CEU Community Engagement week

2019 – Design Thinking workshop for Kreatív Kolozsvár

2019 – Design Thinking workshop for Climate KIC Greenhouse program

2017 – LogMeIn Innovation workshop series

2017 – Hospitality Driven Design workshop for Isobar Budapest

2016 – Living Cities: The Next Urban Revolution designlab at BrainBar Budapest with BIOPOLUS and Kitchen Budapest

2015 – Format Project Workshop: Social Design Cookbook at the Digital Bauhaus Summit, Weimar

2014 – Service Design Jam Budapest

Teaching experience

Teaching, facilitating learning, and mentoring others along the way have been entangled with my professional work, mostly in the form of running workshops, design sprints, or managing short courses. I am a product design engineer by trade, and the learning methods of my early training years have left a mark on my thinking and working approaches. Project-based studio-style lessons, holistic inquiries, and the joy and perks of group work grounded my experiences about how to get things done. I have run Hungary’s first service design course, called ‘SxD’ at MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design), and I have mentored Milestone students interested in Arts and Design to develop a portfolio of work that best represents their creativity and skills. I have also run various design thinking workshops and sprints for small and large organizations who wanted to refresh their teams’ working methods through a creative problem-solving process.

Educational activities

For more insights please see my portfolio of previous workshops and other educative activities.

Lectures and courses

2020 – Guest lecture (online) at the Urban and Environmental Design Studio Master course at Politecnico di Milano (class size: 55). My lecture: ‘Strategic integration of nature-based solutions’

2019 – Service Design Expert course (SxD) for MOME OPEN: “Telemedicine Healthcare services” (5 weeks, class size: 15)

2018 – Teaching assistantship for Prof. László Pintér’s Masters class; Sustainable Development and Global transitions at the Environmental Sciences and Policy Department of CEU (class size: 34)

2018 – Module teaching: Art portfolio development for Milestone Institute Budapest (8 weeks, class size: 11)

2018 – SxD “Designing for multimodal connectivity – the Budapest Airport” (5 weeks, class size: 18)

2017 – Guest lecture for Dr. Zoltán Buzády’s Design Thinking course, joint course between CEU and MOME (class size: 20). My lecture: ‘Design Thinking in Service Design’

2017 – SxD “Service design for e-mobility” (5 weeks, class size: 22)

Selected workshops

2020 – Urban design thinking: online workshop for CEU Community Engagement Office

2019 – Re-design the City workshop for CEU Community Engagement week

2019 – Design Thinking workshop for Kreatív Kolozsvár

2019 – Design Thinking workshop for Climate KIC Greenhouse program

2017 – LogMeIn Innovation workshop series

2017 – Hospitality Driven Design workshop for Isobar Budapest

2016 – Living Cities: The Next Urban Revolution designlab at BrainBar Budapest with BIOPOLUS and Kitchen Budapest

2015 – Format Project Workshop: Social Design Cookbook at the Digital Bauhaus Summit, Weimar

2014 – Service Design Jam Budapest

Teaching experience

Teaching, facilitating learning, and mentoring others along the way have been entangled with my professional work, mostly in the form of running workshops, design sprints, or managing short courses. I am a product design engineer by trade, and the learning methods of my early training years have left a mark on my thinking and working approaches. Project-based studio-style lessons, holistic inquiries, and the joy and perks of group work grounded my experiences about how to get things done. I have run Hungary’s first service design course, called ‘SxD’ at MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design), and I have mentored Milestone students interested in Arts and Design to develop a portfolio of work that best represents their creativity and skills. I have also run various design thinking workshops and sprints for small and large organizations who wanted to refresh their teams’ working methods through a creative problem-solving process.

Educational activities

For more insights please see my portfolio of previous workshops and other educative activities.

The Design of nature-based solutions

Abstract

Nature-based solutions (NBS) is an umbrella term for concepts of green infrastructure, ecosystem-based adaptation, or ecological engineering; for all interventions mobilizing nature through ecosystems services (ES). Used intentionally, they offer a relatively novel approach to tackle urban sustainability challenges. NBS, in a practical sense, are means for urban revitalization and transformation, pushing beyond sustainability to address the goal of regeneration using the built environment, while in a theoretical sense are part of an agenda that imagines new scenarios for urban environments and way of living. Still, at present, NBS are rather temporal, fragmented, and used in an ad-hoc way. They can be lost in translation between the scientific assessment of ES and the local, socio-cultural context, implicating a lack of understanding and management to deliver the most value for the urban transition and transformation agenda (Kabisch et al. 2016). This dissertation research examines NBS cases ‘as a design consequence,’ considering them as design interventions in complex urban environments, where the interplay between technology, nature, and humans influence how urban nature performs (i.e., the NBS). Through a multidisciplinary case study analysis, based on qualitative data collected from three cities, the research highlights how the design framework can enable the use of NBS in the domain of urban development, and how the understanding of citizen’s usage, needs, values, or perception change the design outcome and implementation of NBS, as a starting point for using regenerative or transition design approaches in general planning more systematically.

Doctoral thesis

Currently I’m at the 3rd year of my PhD studies at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of the Central European University.

Academic profile