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Slide “Fredrik’s teaching style is focused on enabling. I imagine him going somewhat like: ‘What kind of topics should be touched, which points of view considered, which skills taught, in order for my students to bring out the best from their project ideas?’. And he delivers. His lectures are fast-paced, but crystal clear and anyway always open for repetitions/clarification/detailing. He teaches as directly as possible, trying to discern what ideas are central and worth developing (with very high theoretical sensibility) and simply discarding those that are not, without fuss. The result, as in my student experience, is a fresh, clean, efficient nurturing of what is already there. That’s why I say he ‘enables’. Oh, and he is very nice too.”

— Bachelor student, Free University of Bolzano, Italy, 2020.
Slide “Trying to summarize the teaching performance of a whole semester in a few words is always difficult, especially when it is for a professor who conveyed all this knowledge and passion for his/our work. Working with Fredrik has been a pleasure from the beginning: The availability for project discussion during extra hours and his technical knowledge within the design and architecture world, together with his enthusiasm developing new ideas and new shapes, are, in my opinion, some of the key points which defines Fredrik's teaching method. His contribution to create an optimal environment for students to learn and improve their design skills has been essential and I hope that other students could be as lucky as i was.”

— Bachelor student, Free University of Bolzano, Italy, 2020.
Slide “Fredrik Skatar leitete das 2. Modul im Projekt „Restart 2020“ - sein Modul beinhaltete 3D-Modellierung mit dem Programm Rhinoceros und dem algorithmischen Plug-In Grasshopper. Der Unterricht wurde frontal gehalten und war trotz der Tatsache, das er ausschließlich online abgehalten wurde, sehr hilfreich für mein Projekt und für meinen weiteren Werdegang im Bereich Produktdesign und Architektur. Er war stets für weitere Erklärungen und bei aufkommenden Problemen im Eigengebrauch mit dem Programmen verfügbar und konnte die oft komplizierte Inhalte klar übermitteln. Im Projekt konnte er sowohl durch seine Erklärungen als auch durch seine Verfügbarkeit und seine Denkanstöße einen sehr großen Anteil zum Gelingen des Projektes beitragen. Für mich persönlich war dies stark nötig, da es mein Erstes im Bereich der Architektur war und ich eine rein design-technische Herangehensweise gewohnt war. Durch ihn habe ich begonnen, mein Projekt nicht nur als einzelnes Objekt, sondern als harmonisches Produkt zu sehen, dass im Einklang mit dessen Umgebung sein soll, und dass global gedacht werden muss. Dessen Form entwickelte sich unter anderem auch durch verschiedene Experimente in Grasshopper. Alles in allem waren die Einflüsse von Fredrik für mich formend und haben mir einige neue Ansichten in den Bereichen Produktdesign und Architektur geöffnet.”

— Bachelor student, Free University of Bolzano, Italy, 2020.
Slide "Fredrik is a very proactive, positive and kind professor. He is always available to give advice, support and encourage students. His open-mindedness, knowledge and passion lead him to welcome new ideas with enthusiasm. He is able to create a relaxed but productive working atmosphere."

— Bachelor student, Free University of Bolzano, Italy, 2020.
Slide “Working with Fredrik was spontaneous and stimulating right from the start, despite the difficulties in carrying out a telematic product design project. His teaching method is simply to give proper space to every idea, however unconventional they may be, and then intelligently and meticulously discuss, test and test more and more in order to finally fall in love with the final concept. He helped me not only to improve my skills in digital modeling and rendering, especially with Grasshopper and Twinmotion, but also to always remember that not only functionality, form and structure are important but also feeling and fascination.”

— Bachelor student, Free University of Bolzano, Italy, 2020.
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