Johan Redström is Design Director and Senior Researcher at the Interactive Institute in Sweden, and before that the Design Göteborg (RE:FORM) studio. He has also been a visiting Research Associate Professor at the Danish Center for Design Research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, in Copenhagen, Denmark as Associate Research Professor, and a lecturer in Interaction Design at Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden. His educational background is in philosophy, music and interaction design/HCI, and he got a PhD in Informatics from Göteborg University.
His research aims at combining philosophical and artistic approaches with focus on experimental design. Design research programs include "Slow Technology" on designing for reflection rather than efficiency in use, "IT+Textiles" on craft combining traditional design and new technologies, and "Static!" on increasing awareness of everyday energy consumption through experimental interaction design.