Anna Wojdecka


  • As an industrial designer with a background in art, languages and science, Anna aims to bring together science, design and engineering. She is fascinated by user centred design, haptics, medical design, imagining futures and spaces. Anna joined the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Healthcare Research Lab in 2015 and is working on a project with King's College London to improve the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people who experience paranoid or suspicious thoughts.

  • Biography

  • Anna holds a joint MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London (2014). Previously she graduated with a BA in Industrial Design from the Academy of Arts in Lodz, Poland and also completed English and German Language and Culture studies (BA) at the same university. Anna also runs her own design practice.

  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Exhibitions

    • AXA PPP Health Tech & You, The Design Museum, London, 2015
    • Design Engineering Exhibition, Imperial College London, September 2014
    • 2033: Tech Foresight, Imperial College London, July 2013
    • Sports Innovation, Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia, March 2013
    • Innovative Design, Gdynia Design Days, Poland 2012
    • Design and Industry, Lodz, Poland  2012
    • International Packaging Design Forum, Chengdu, China 2010
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  • Awards and Grants

    • Winner: The James Dyson Foundation Industrial Design Bursary 2014
    • Top 30: Spark Product Innovation, Design Council 2015
    • Winner: InnovationRCA Fellowship, Royal College of Art, June 2014
    • Highly Commended: The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, June 2014
    • Shortlisted: Wates Social Enterprise Award, Shortlisted, Wates Foundation, May 2014
    • Award: 24 Hour Design Challenge 2013, Sheffield: ‘Devices for Dignity, People’s Choice Award’, July 2013
    • Winner: Ministry of Culture Scholarship for the Best Art Students, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, December 2012
    • Honourable Mention: WPO WorldStar Student 2010 International Packaging Design Competition, Beijing, CHINA December 2010
    • Winner: ROCA shower panel design, ROCA Poland 2010