Peter is a designer, consultant and educator. His projects focus on digital and social transformation with a shift from first world problems to the Global South and China. He lectures and conducts workshops for universities and companies in Europe, Asia, and the US.
As a professor for Transformation Design at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne Peter co-founded the exMedia group and post-graduate program in 2015. Peter teaches on all levels including a course on basic design to initiate personal transformation as a foundation for transformation concepts for organizations and society. His most recent project is »Restarting development aid – a challenge for transformation«. Peter developed the »Concern Canvas«, a series of tools for improving work with socio-psychological factors in transformation design projects.
Having studied design, music, and business communication in Berlin and New York, Peter was a pioneer in multimedia design with award winning projects in commercial and experimental contexts. In 1997 he was appointed full professor for »Multimedia, Electronic Publishing and Networks« at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 1994 he co-founded a university program in Computational Design. 2002–2013 Peter was a guestlecturer in the joint master program »Leadership in Digital Communication« at the University of the Arts Berlin and the University St. Gallen/Switzerland.
Peter is the author of 50+ papers on transformation design and cognitive design, available at Academia and Researchgate. He edited two books »Knowledge Media Design« (2005) and »Events and E-Commerce« (2000). His research includes: 2007–2009 »Intelligent Objects« (funded by the National Academy of Science and Engineering – acatech), 2002–2004 »Medienquadrat« (funded by the Federal Ministery of Education and Research – BMBF), 1994–1996 »Cognitive Aspects of Visualization«, Research Cluster »Bits–Bilder–Bedeutung«, funded by the Ministery of Innovation, Science and Research Northrhine-Westfalia.
Peter serves the scientific community as a consultant for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, FWF– Wissenschaftsfonds Österreich, ZEvA – Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur. He is a peer reviewer for the conferences »Mensch und Computer«, »retune« and »Learntec« as well as for the magazine »i-com«.