What we do

How can we create new knowledge by engaging with wider audiences? How can we shed light on an area of study by distilling our insights in a way that makes them more accessible?


For researchers it is pivotal to ask these questions today, especially within the global connected academic community. The only question is: how to do it?


Peak15 is a design studio founded by Sigrid Schmeisser to bridge the gap between science and communication to make research visible. Design can both be used as a tool throughout the research process to create initial probes and prototypes to communicating the distilled research in order to reach not only academic but public audiences.


The selected case studies demonstrate how researchers and designers can benefit from collaborating with each other, pushing the boundaries of both disciplines.



Collaborations with researchers may result in:

Research Project Identities
Conference Identities
Publications, Books, Catalogues
Workshop & Research Tools
Digital Applications
Social Media Promotion and Campaigns

Peak15 has also collaborated prior to the project start and worked with academics on the grant proposal.