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ABOUT

Efrat Gommeh's research focuses on policy conflicts, visuals, responsible innovation, and food and energy transition.

She brings a wealth of experience in idea development, design thinking, product development, and design education.

Efrat particularly enthusiastic about applying transdisciplinary approaches and pushing the boundaries of conventional thinking.

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Education

2023 -

PhD from Wageningen University, Public Administration and Policy Group.
Dissertation title: See what I mean? Meaning-making by Visualisations
in Policy Controversies over Energy and Food Technologies
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Promotors: Prof. Tamara Metze, Prof. Karin Schroën, and Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem

2015 -

MA Magna cum laude from Bar-Ilan University, Science, Technology & Society Graduate Programme.

Master's thesis: Product Design Processes in an Era of Crowd Participation.

Supervisors: Dr Noah Efron and Dr Boaz Miller.

2008 -

Mdes Cum laude from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Design Management Track.

2002 -

BScTE from HIT - Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Industrial Design Department.

Experience

2017-2023   Research assistant & PhD candidate at the Public Administration and Policy Group,
Wageningen University.

2010-2012   Assistant product manager at SOURCE Vagabond Systems Ltd.

07-12/2009 Creaholic SA. Collaborating with the firm’s team, as part of a visiting scholarship in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

2004-2009   Self employed Industrial Designer.

2003-2007   Courseware developer at Bento Consultants Ltd (part time).

Teaching

Teaching Certificate from Tel-Aviv University.

2014-2017  

Primary and junior high school (The Democratic School Shvilim, Pardes-Hanna).

Teacher, CAD Software and Product Design.

2013-2016

College of technological training (Singalovski, Tel-Aviv).

Lecturer, Design Foundation and Packaging Technology.

2010

Academy of art and design (Bezalel, Jerusalem), External Studies Unit.

Lecturer, Preparatory Class.

2008-2009

College of education (Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv).

Lecturer, Design Foundation.

2004-2006

College of art and design (Avni Institute, Tel-Aviv).

Lecturer, Product Design and CAD Software.

Scholarships

July 2009 -

A six-month visiting scholarship in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

The Bernese Foundation for Applied Arts and Design.

June 2008 -

The President's Scholarship for research in design.

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

Awards

12/2005 -

"Industrial design prize competition 2005", Furniture and Lighting category, Ministry of Industry Trade & Labor – Second prize.

10/2004 -

Design competition on the theme of 'Childhood', Contemporary Design Pavilion, "RIHUTIM 2005" –

Honorable Mention.

11/2004 -

"TIMEX 2154 the Future of Time" competition – Honorable Mention.

04/2004 -

"BECK'S Prize: design a key and what it opens" – Honorable Mention.

08/2003 -

"Product Design for the Home and for the Office" competition, within the framework of "Plasto-Ispack 2003" – First Prize.

07/2001

"Design in Polypropylene" competition, held by "Mapal Plastic Products" – Second Prize.

Exhibitions

01/2010 -

"ME'UZAV KAHALAHA", The Havah Gallery, Holon. Curator: Ifat Zvirin.

11/2009 -

"KNOW HOW Tallinn 2009", the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn. Curator: Kärt Maran.

09/2007 -

Designboom "Handled with Care" exhibition, Designersblock, London. Curated by Designboom.

05/2005 -

"Designboom ICFF Mart 2005", New York.

04/2005 -

"Promisedesign – new design from Israel", Milan (travelled to Berlin and to Copenhagen). Curators: Vanni Pasca and
Ely Rozenberg.

10/2004 -

Contemporary Design Pavilion, "RIHUTIM 2005", Tel Aviv. Curator: Galit Gaon.

04/2004 -

"Design Matters", Felissimo Design House, New York (Travelled to Buenos Aires).

04/2004 -

"BECK'S Prize: design a key and what it opens", Milan.

03/2004 -

"Life Symphony part III", Felissimo Design House, New York.

11/2003 -

Satellite exhibition, "ITZUVIM 2004", Tel Aviv. Curator: Ezri Tarazi.

12/2002 -

"ITZUVIM 2003" (design schools' pavilion), Tel Aviv.

10/2000 -

"Contemporary Design" (students' pavilion), Tel Aviv.

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