Efrat Gommeh is a research assistant & PhD candidate at Public Administration and Policy group, Wageningen University and Research.
In her previous role, as a design manager, she was providing services to companies and individuals, as well as teaching in various design schools.
Her current research focuses on images in controversies over contested technologies.
M.A. Magna cum laude (Science, Technology & Society), Bar-Ilan University (Israel).
Master's thesis: Product Design Processes in an Era of Crowd Participation.
Supervisors: Dr. Noah Efron and Dr. Boaz Miller.
M.des Cum laude (Industrial Design), Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem (Israel).
Specialization: Design Management.
B.Sc.T.E. (Industrial Design), HIT - Holon Academic Institute of Technology (Israel).
May 2016 -
Crowd Participation in Product Design Processes (in Hebrew, peer-reviewed).
Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture, Issue #3.
2010-2012 Assistant Product Manager at SOURCE Vagabond Systems Ltd (Israel).
07-12/2009 Creaholic SA (Switzerland). Collaborating with the firm’s team, as part of a visiting scholarship in Switzerland.
2004-2009 Self employed Industrial Designer.
2003-2007 Courseware Developer at Bento Consultants Ltd (Israel, part time).
Teaching Certificate from Tel-Aviv University.
Primary and junior high school (The Democratic School Shvilim, Pardes-Hanna, Israel).
Teacher, CAD Software and Product Design.
College of technological training (Singalovski, Tel-Aviv, Israel).
Lecturer, Design Foundation and Packaging Technology.
Academy of art and design (Bezalel, Jerusalem, Israel), External Studies Unit.
Lecturer, Preparatory Class.
College of education (Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv, Israel).
Lecturer, Design Foundation.
College of art and design (Avni Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel).
Lecturer, Product Design and CAD Software.
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.
"Industrial design prize competition 2005", Furniture and Lighting category, Ministry of Industry Trade & Labor – Second prize.
Design competition on the theme of 'Childhood', Contemporary Design Pavilion, "RIHUTIM 2005" – Honorable Mention.
"TIMEX 2154 the Future of Time" competition – Honorable Mention.
"BECK'S Prize: design a key and what it opens" – Honorable Mention.
"Product Design for the Home and for the Office" competition, within the framework of "Plasto-Ispack 2003" – First Prize.
"Design in Polypropylene" competition, held by "Mapal Plastic Products" – Second Prize.
"ME'UZAV KAHALAHA", The Havah Gallery, Holon. Curator: Ifat Zvirin.
"KNOW HOW Tallinn 2009", the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn. Curator: Kärt Maran.
Designboom "Handled with Care" exhibition, Designersblock, London. Curated by Designboom.
"Designboom ICFF Mart 2005", New York.
"Promisedesign – new design from Israel", Milan (travelled to Berlin and to Copenhagen). Curators: Vanni Pasca and
Contemporary Design Pavilion, "RIHUTIM 2005", Tel Aviv. Curator: Galit Gaon.
"Design Matters", Felissimo Design House, New York (Travelled to Buenos Aires).
"BECK'S Prize: design a key and what it opens", Milan.
"Life Symphony part III", Felissimo Design House, New York.
Satellite exhibition, "ITZUVIM 2004", Tel Aviv. Curator: Ezri Tarazi.
"ITZUVIM 2003" (design schools' pavilion), Tel Aviv.
"Contemporary Design" (students' pavilion), Tel Aviv.