Ákos Schneider PhD
senior lecturer, Elméleti Stúdiumok koordinátora, supervisor
Institute for Theoretical Studies
Elméleti Stúdiumok koordinátora
Art and Design Theory BA
senior lecturer
Design Theory MA
senior lecturer
Doctoral School

Ákos Schneider is a researcher of design culture and a aestheticist, as well as a senior lecturer at the MOME Institute for Theoretical Studies and head of the Theoretical Studies programme.

Fields of education
design culture studies
writing practice
Fields of research
design philosophy
contemporary art
more-than-human design
speculative design
digital culture
post-human theories


He earned his PhD from the MOME Doctoral School in 2022. In the same year, his first book entitled Boundaries of human-centred design – speculative design and the post-human state was published by Typotex. He has written numerous articles on contemporary design and art, and he has been the co-editor of the Designisso magazine since 2015. In his writings, he analyses the impact and phenomena of the designed environment, from ecology to emerging technologies. The subjects he teaches focus mainly on topical issues of design philosophy, concerning themes such as more-than-human design, companionship between species and generative design. Between 2017 and 2018, he held a New National Excellence Programme (ÚNKP) scholarship, during which time he focused on issues of art research. Later, he worked as visiting researcher at the Creative Media Institute of the City University of Hong Kong (2018). As an advisor and editor, he often participates in development projects concerning higher education. He previously attended the MOME art and design management MA programme, and got a degree in aesthetics and law at ELTE.

Awards, recognition

Campus Mundi visiting researcher scholarship, 2018

New National Excellence Programme (ÚNKP) researcher scholarship, 2017-2018

Hungarian State Doctoral Scholarship, 2015-2019


Publication title
Boundaries of human-centred design: Speculative design and the post-human state (Hungarian)
Shrinking beyond scale: Technology, speculative design, human-centricity. Helikon 2020/3: 396–407. (Hungarian)
Children of the Assembly Line: The problem of the cyborg in the light of human-centred design. Disegno IV/1-2: 58-71. (Hungarian)
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