Heather Renée Barker

Assistant Professor of Design

MArch – Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Post-Grad Studies – Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Muenchen)
BArch – University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture Art and Planning (DAAP)

Heather Barker is the Director of ROAM.STUDIO which engages in strategic design and project delivery from the urban to the haptic. Heather specializes in strategic development, design methodology and experience design (UX/XD), where every experience is interactive and a complete solution demands the integration of media and technology.  Appreciating that the most productive path to innovation relies on a synthesis of practice, research, experience and theory; ROAM.STUDIO provides a forum for design research as well as conceptual and theoretical experiment. In practice and in scholarly work, Ms. Barker explores issues of systems, methods, complexity and sustainability in design, architecture, urbanism, and strategy; philosophical and semiotic evolution of the image in design and social media and the intelligence of making and process. Heather Barker practices and teaches both in the US and in Munich Germany.


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