Hi! I’m Kay, a Teaching Assistant and PreDoc Researcher at the TU Wien’s Human-Computer Interaction Group.

I’m currently exploring design education with students during the winter semester, and the rest of the year, I scrutinize the design of Social Media.

I studied Design Investigations at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. I speak fluent English, German, French and Romanian.


2018-2020      SAE Vienna         Storytelling through Design
                                                   Social Responsibility for Game Designers
                                                   Presentation Techniques


since 2020             Technische Universität Wien, university assistant and pre-doc researcher

2019-2020             Technische Universität Wien, project assistant


Children as Designers – Recognising divergent creative modes in Participatory Design – K. Kender, C. Frauenberger, J. Pichlbauer, K. Werner – Conference paper, NordiCHI’20, 2020

Designing Social Play Things – C. Frauenberger, K. Kender, L. Scheepmaker, K. Werner, K. Spiel – Conference paper, NordiCHI’20, 2020

On the Importance of Stories in Design – interview – 2018


2020                        Picture Stage: Vienna Design Week, Vienna

2018                         1070 Unseen: Vienna Design Week, Vienna

2017                         Healthcare Now: The Essence, Vienna

2015                         Potluck: Spectrum 53°N, 6°W, Dublin

2015                         Capsule: Cumulus Milan, Milan

2012                         Urine Fertilizer Machine No. 1: The Essence, Vienna