Peter Friedrich Stephan
Born 1959, studies of design, music, economic and social communications in Berlin, Hamburg and New York/USA.
Designer and consultant
Media productions in the context of corporate communications. Projects in Advertising (Philip Morris, Pash), Consulting (Institute of Electronic Business Berlin, VORN Strategy Consultants), Finance (GLS Bank, Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft), Media (Apple, Medialab, Telekom), Publishing (Bertelsmann, Burda).
Academic Teaching and Research
Since 1997 full professor for electronic publishing art the Academy of Media Arts Cologne – KHM. 2002–2013 Guestlecturer at the University of the Arts Berlin and University St. Gallen/Schwitzerland (Masterprogram Leadership in Digital Communication–LDK), 2007–2008 at the International School of New Media in Lübeck.
Stephan is one of the founders of Cognitive Design in Germany and is involved in the international research for cognitive design. Research projects: 1994–1996 »Cognitive Aspects of Visualization«, Research Cluster »Bits–Bilder–Bedeutung«, 2002–2004 »Medienquadrat« (sponsorship: Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF), 2006–2008 »Raumstaben«, 2008–2009 »Intelligent Objects« (Report pdf, (sponsorship National Acdemy fo Science and Engineering – acatech), »Ambient Hybrary – Ambiente Informationsdienste in hybriden Bibliotheken« (Proposal for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG).
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 Hannover and as a peer reviewer for the congresses Mensch und Computer and Learntec as well as for the magazine i-com and the conference retune.