Peter Friedrich Stephan is a designer, researcher, musician and author.
He works on the future of design and its interactions with science, humanities, economy and society.
Current projects include interfaces for knowledge work in cooperation with the
Humboldt University in Berlin, Institute of Internet and Society
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
As a full professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne
his research interests focus on the relation of
knowledge, design and strategy with projects in experimental and business contexts.
He is also a guest lecturer at other universities like the Berlin University of the Arts,
where Peter will run a workshop in the 2014 Summer School on „How to design matters of concern“
With a background in design and music Peter was a pioneer in multimedia design in the early 90ties
with projects for Apple, Burda, Bertelsmann, Medialab and Telekom.
In his research he did seminal work on „Wissensdesign“ (1995)
and „Cognitive Design“ (2005).
In 1994 he co-founded a program in Computational Design.
In 1997 he became a professor and since 2001 he is a partner
with the Institute of Electronic Business in Berlin,
their latest publication is a study of key factors of digital communication:
"Schlüsselfaktoren der digitalen Kommunikation"
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