Bio


Laura Schütz is pursuing a graduate degree in Design Impact with a focus on healthcare innovations at the Stanford School of Engineering. Her research topics include interaction and user experience design for medical applications as well as visualization techniques for surgical navigation purposes. Prior to her studies at Stanford she has completed an undergraduate degree in Architecture as well as a graduate degree in Industrial Design from Technical University of Munich which she passed with high distinction.

Honors & Awards


  • ERP Fellowship, German Ministry of Economic Affairs (09/2021)
  • IAUD International Design Award - Silver, International Association for Universal Design (12/2020)
  • TUM IdeAward - First Prize, Technical University of Munich (11/2020)
  • Universal Design Expert Award & Consumer Award, Institute for Universal Design (03/2020)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Organizing Committee Member, German American Conference at Harvard (2021 - Present)