Minh-Nguyet is a design researcher working at the intersection of academia and publicly funded design research projects. She completed a Master in Fine Arts in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons the New School for Design in 2012 focusing predominantly on design for social innovation and participatory methods for public sector innovation.
From 2012-2016 she was a design researcher for the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University in Germany as part of the Hybrid Publishing Lab—an interdisciplinary researchers comprising media scholars, journalists, philosophers, artists, digital activists, and social scientists investigating Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Publishing. There, she worked as part of the Hybrid Publishing Consortium interested in developing FLOSS (Free, Libre, & Open Source publishing infrastructure and other forms of multimodal publishing experiments. The project was funded by an EU Regional Development fund.
Between 2016-2020, she was research fellow with the DFG funded program—Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations at the Universität Potsdam, Faculty of Economics &.Social Sciences. During her phD studies she took an interest in qualitative interpretive methods such as frame analysis and other discursive approaches to study the translation of future-making practices by public institutions. During her phD studies, she participated in workshops and summer schools such as the European Centre for Political Research, the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), and the German Society for Design Research DGTF.
Since March 2023, Minh is a research associate with the VA-PEPR project with HSLU - an interdisicplinary research project integrating speculative design approaches and digital ethnography to understand lived experiences of voice assistants in the home, and design interventions to make policy issues more visible. She also teaches Academic writing in HSLU’s Master of Design program.