Ruth Mateus-Berr

Ruth Mateus-Berr
University of Applied Arts Vienna · Center for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education

Full Professor Doctor of Arts Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Ruth Mateus-Berr is artist, social designer and researcher, full professor within the fields of interdisciplinary Art & Design Education, Artistic Research, Social Design at the University for Applied Arts Vienna. She does research in Educational Theory, Educational Leadership, Interdisciplinarity, Art and Design Education, Health, Dementia, Social Design, Visual Literacy, Dementia & Arts, Didactics, Visual Literacy. She works with Applied (Social) Design Thinking Methods.
Additional affiliations
September 1992 - present
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Position
  • Head of Department
Education
October 1983 - March 1991
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Field of study
  • Art, Art Education, History, Social Studies and Political Education, English

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Publications (43)
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co-ABILITY Design Practises Matter and Mind in Disability Design exhibition presenting works created in cooperation by students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (DIE ANGEWANDTE) and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME), funded by the Austro-Hungarian Foundation for Action; Budapest, Hungary. This exhibition represents t...
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At the period of worldwide public health emergency of COVID-19, the majority of educational institutions in the world have faced the forced emergency lockdown and migration into the digital, online or virtual learning and teaching environments. Basically, it must be stated up front that digital media and processes have long been part of art instruc...
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Was wissen wir über die Wirksamkeit von Praktika im Lehramtsstudium? Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme Ilse Schrittesser Erschienen in: Schrittesser, I., Malmberg, I., Mateus-Berr, R. & Steger, M. (2014). Zauberformel Praxis. Zu den Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Praxiserfahrungen in der LehrerInnenbildung. Wien: new academic press, S. 16-40. Vorbemerk...
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Dementia is a generic term that describes a variety of cognitive symptoms. Currently, there are approximately 10 million people in Europe living with dementia or a similar condition. Where social policy and medical treatments are no longer suff icient or eff ective, artistic strategies aim to open up new perspectives for people living with dementia...
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Around the world, there will be one new case of dementia every 3 seconds. 152 million people are worldwide living with dementia in 2050, by then 2 billion people will be over 60 years of age. There are negative attitudes towards elderly people and ageism is extremely common. Young people often know somebody in their families with dementia and most...
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A discourse exists within dementia care that establishes visual art as a psychosocial therapeutic tool to aid memory, communication and behaviour, and self-expression. The application of art therapy for people living with dementia is wide ranging, with several studies reporting improvements in social skills, increased self-awareness, reduced anxiet...
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This paper explores the importance of empathy and the function of art in creating an empathetic society. The Dementia. Arts. Society. artistic research project, also known as ‘D.A.S.’ (FWF-PEEK AR 336-G24), funded by the Austrian National Research Funds and based at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, aims to target various groups with artistic...
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In Austria, the number of people living with dementia is projected to increase from 100,000 today to 230,000 by 2050. The growing prevalence of dementia and the lack of effective pharmacological treatment highlight the potential interventions have not only to alleviate the challenges faced by carers, but also to enhance their Quality of Life (QoL),...
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Dementia is a generic term that describes a variety of cognitive symptoms. Currently, there are approximately 10 million people in Europe living with dementia or a similar condition. Where social policy and medical treatments are no longer suff icient or eff ective, artistic strategies aim to open up new perspectives for people living with dementia...
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Educating for the future requires collaboration among professionals and people with impairments. This article discusses the knowledge-sharing project Design for Care , made up of interdisciplinary and international teams and based around dominant models of ability and (dis)ability studies. Design thinking served as a structured methodology througho...
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Stille. Kein Ton, der den Raum einnimmt. Wie gestaltet sich so ein Raum, der Ruhe Platz gibt. Ein Raum, der zur Ruhe kommen lässt? In dem interdisziplinären Projekt SILENCE gingen Studierende verschiedener Studienrichtungen dieser Frage nach. Ziel war die Konzipierung und anschließende Umsetzung von zwei Räumen in neuen Student*innenhäusern in Wien...
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With art as research becoming an established paradigm in art education, several questions arise. How do we educate young artists and designers to actively engage in the production of knowledge and aesthetic experiences in an expanded field? What are some of the role models to which we can look when we speak about hybrid practices and artistic resea...
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BACKGROUND A growing number of cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) survivors require long-term follow-up with optimal communication schemes and patients' compliance is crucial. Adolescents and young adults (AYA, age 12-39 years) have various unmet needs. Regarding self-report of symptoms/health status mobile applications (mApp) sho...
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Background: A growing number of cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) survivors require long-term follow-up with optimal communication schemes, and patients' compliance is crucial. Adolescents have various unmet needs. Regarding self-report of symptoms and health status, users of mobile apps showed enhanced compliance. Currently, HS...
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The Research Project Dementia. Arts. Society. The umbrella term Dementia describes a chronic disease of the brain, which is followed by a gradual deterioration of cognitive, emotional and social skills. Dementia usually arises in old age and advanced to a crucial societal and health topic due to demographic developments. People with dementia suffe...
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We discuss a setup for technology-mediated audience participation (TMAP)in live music using smartphones and high-frequency sound IDs in a playful setting. The audience needs to install a smartphone app. Using high-frequency sound IDs music samples and colors can be triggered on the audience’s smartphones without the need to have an internet connect...
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We present the INTERACCT system, a smartphone app and a Web page for fostering communication between young patients in aftercare after a stem cell transplantation. In this phase of rehabilitation, daily communication between the patients and their clinicians is key for detecting upcoming possibly deadly crises as early as possible. The app consists...
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In this paper we discuss a setup for technology-mediated audience participation using smartphones and high-frequency sound IDs. Drawing from the insights of a research project on audience participation in live music we describe a setup for playful music interaction composed of smartphones. In this setup the audience needs to install a smartphone ap...
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This paper presents the evaluation of playful technology-mediated audience participation (TMAP) during three music performances in a recent music event. It captures preliminary impressions from a wide range of perspectives and includes critical reflections of music artists, video analysis and qualitative interviews with audience members to cover hy...
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Abstract Students of the department art, design & textile education of the University of applied arts Vienna took part in this community education project in Armenia. The aim of this project was to develop educational inputs of art and design in the children´s home “Fridtjof Nansen” and the Austrian mother-child hospital center in Gyumri, capital o...
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The research-project “D.A.S. Dementia. Arts. Society. Artistic Research on Patterns of Perception and Action in the Context of an Aging Society,” funded by the National Research Funds FWF (PEEK) of Austria is based at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. It aims to apply artistic interventions to diverse target groups in order to evoke empathy to...
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Children who are treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are hospitalized for many weeks or even months. Discharge to home is important but sufficient home care is essential. Beside regular physical and laboratory checks in the outpatient clinic, information on the daily health status is mandatory for early detection of possible...
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This paper describes art and design and its capacities as inspiration for innovation processes and interference in societal affairs at times of crisis and change. In a form of a case study as an example, a general approach will be described, how art and design can engage with human needs and co-develop innovative solutions with specific target grou...
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INTERACCT is a multidisciplinary research project, where a communication tool in form of a serious video game was implemented. Target group are young and adolescent patients which suffered leukaemia or similar diseases that indicate a stem cell transplantation as therapy. After the transplantation, patients are required to stay at home for 12–24 mo...
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This paper describes a current research project about co-designing an interactive game for pediatric patients after cancer treatment with HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) in after care. Objectives of this complex project have been to substitute paper diaries by developing a game with motivational elements. During the last months this...
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In this paper we present results from our user-centered and participative design approach using methods from design thinking and explorative design with school children aged 8 - 14 in context with a game created for children after cancer treatment. After stem-cell transplantation, pediatric patients must remain in aftercare due to a high risk of su...
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In this paper we present INTERACCT (Integrating Entertainment and Reaction Assessment into Child Cancer Therapy), a multidisciplinary research project aiming at creating a communication tool for pediatric patients after cancer treatment with HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) in after care. The communication platform should foster commu...
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After stem-cell transplantation, pediatric patients must remain in aftercare due to a high risk of suffering from a plethora of life-threatening organic problems. In this phase, communication with the clinicians is key for an increased survival probability. The multidisciplinary INTERACCT aims at developing a child friendly communication tool based...
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The aim of this paper is to present a visual approach to the theory of functions, within the theoretical content, detail graphic examples created in GeoGebra package software and meaningful use of new media tools. This mathematical field of differential calculus is designed as interactive content for e- education and blended learning, since majorit...
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“See This Sound”: Promises in Sound and Vision Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (2009 Cultural Capital of Europe), Austria. Artistic and Scientific Leads: Stella Rollig (Lentos Kunstmuseum) and Dieter Daniels (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute). Curated by Cosima Rainer (www.see-this-sound.at), August 28, 2009–January 10, 2010 The special significance of the exhi...
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The papers collected in this volume discuss the sensory dimension of cityscapes, with focus on touch and smell. Both have been traditionally considered "lower senses" and thus unworthy of being cultivated - objects of social prohibitions and targets of suppressing strategies in modern architecture and city planning. The book brings together approac...
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"Textiles: Art and the Social Fabric" is an exhibition of eighteen artists who utilize textiles as a material, concept and experience. The curatorial premise sought to demonstrate and explore the textile medium's potential to address social and political issues, especially in regards to topics such as work, cultural identity, and activism (M HKA 20...

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Objective of DEMEDARTS is to develop artistic strategies to strengthen empathic abilities with artsbased methods & interdisciplinary collaboration between people with & without dementia, caregivers, artists, designers, musicians, teachers, multimedial art therapists, students. How can art and design strategies help secondary school students develop a better sense of empathy towards people with dementia? What questions arise on the topic & how can these be elaborated by arts-based means? How can arts based research affect intergenerational well-being of people with dementia and students?
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