How can design and technology help to transform communities, businesses and society?
We initiate and facilitate transformation with cutting edge aesthetics and emergent technology. We develop new tools for designing transformation that are published online here. For older projects see ARCHIVE.
Presentations and workshops in the US and China Fall 2019
Lectures, workshops and talks on Transformation Design at Chinese Universities at CAFA/Beijing, Tongji/Shanghai, CAA/Hangzhou
Designing Concerns of Future Cities – Bauhaus Transformed
Presentation at Media Architecture Biennale, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing/China, 2018
Designing “matters of concern“ (Latour): A future design task?
Chapter in Jonas, Zerwas, von Anshelm 2015: Transformation Design – Perspectives on a New Design Attitude, Birkhäuser (BIRD – Board of International Researchers in Design), p.202-226
Study with VORN Strategy Consulting and Institute fo Electronic Business. download PDF
The Design of Knowledge Communities based on Pattern Language
Given the corporate goal of innovation it is crucial to tap into the informal and tacit knowledge types that knowledge management fails to address (Master Thesis Soenke Petersen, cooperation Daimler)
While search engines collect and display more and more data, there is not enough aggregation to larger chunks of information. MIND 17 delivers comprehensive views of large data sets rendered in real time and featuring advanced tools for interaction. The focus is on constellations and contexts.
Some projects will be remembered for pioneering concepts on new media platforms
(to be continued…)
Prof. Hans (Nick) Roericht called back students to »change parts«, »(…) die Lehr-/Bildungsteile auszuwechseln, die besonderem ideologischem und professionellen Verschleiß ausgesetzt waren (…) und statt dessen Teile anzubieten, die leistungsfähiger sind in Bezug auf die anstehenden, spezieller die sozio-kulturellen, Aufgaben eines Entwerfers am Ende des Industrialismus, d.h. im so genannten Info-Age oder Symbolzeitalter.« (DIE ZEIT, 17.04.1992)
Performance Arts integrating music, dance, poetry and video, Student work 2003-2004
Interactive tool for research into visualization and cognition with Prof. Dr. Dr. Mihai Nadin for the Research Cluster »Bits – Bilder – Bedeutung« 1994–1996
Film by Martin Hawie Diploma at Academy of Media Arts Cologne 2015
Seminar at Schloß Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Center for Computer Sciences (with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Coy), Lecture by PFS: Two Paradigms of Modeling, 1996
Cooperation with Joseph Weizenbaum while he was a scientific advisor for the Institute of Electronic Business in Berlin (2002–2005).
Hypermedia publication on design history 2000/02 (cooperation Enno Hyttrek)
“Scope and drill down” method by PFS
seamlessly scaling from the most complete scope of a project to the smallest detail
Chair Wood 1983
Cover Design for Avantgarde Noise Band 1986-88
T-Shirt (Cooperation Volker Schneider), Joseph Beuys Exhibition, Berlin 1986
Academy of Media Arts 1997
Rendering of Data Traces, Diploma Carsten Becker
Presentation of QuickTime 1.0
PFS and Michael Spindler, CEO of Apple Computer at MacWorld Berlin 1991
Design of digital workflows at Burda Publishing, Berlin 1992
PFS (head of Burda´s Graphic Arts Department) with Günther Krumminga (head of Burda´s New York office) and Robert Lockwood (founder of news graphics)
Complex traffic data is displayed comprehensively in realtime on mobile devices.
Cutting edge in 2003!
Interaction and screen design, Munich 1991
One of the first applications for the new Apple Newton
Computer game, Munich 1991 Engaging audiences on the first Apple Powerbooks
Eventmarketing, Munich 1990 Interactive music mix station
Eventdesign, Munich 1991
Visuals in cinemascope, cutting edge at the time
Visualization for a publisher, Munich 1992 Visual metaphor for displaying business areas.
Advertising for Pash fashion, Munich 1990 Key visuals for a campaign promoting new denim styles
Explore Type in digital media.
A laser reads vinyldiscs, another laser cuts vinyldiscs. New Sounds and new forms for sculptures are created.
Diploma by Jens Standke at Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Designaward of the city of Cologne 2013.
Videos at vimeo: assembling of sculpture timelapse, custom built machine with lasercutters technofaktur, >website
– Professor for Transformation Design at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne since 2015
– co-founded the exMedia group and post-graduate program 2015
– Professor for Electronic Publishing, Multimedia, and Networks at Academy of Media Arts Cologne/Germany 1997-2015
– Leadership in Digital Communication, University of the Arts Berlin, University St. Gallen/Switzerland, guestlecturer 2002–2013
– university program in Computational Design, co-founder 1994
Peter is a consultant for digital and social transformation plus business communication for the banking, publishing and computer industries. He lectures and conducts workshops for universities, communities and organizations in Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also leads self comimssioned projects such as Restarting Development Aid. For his projects in designing transformation he developed the ConcernCanvas and other tools that are published open source here.
– Medienquadrat/Knowledge Design (Federal Ministery of Education and Research – BMBF)
– Intelligent Objects (funded by the National Academy of Science and Engineering – acatech)
– Cognitive Aspects of Visualization (Research Cluster »Bits–Bilder–Bedeutung«, funded by the Ministery of Innovation, Science and Research Northrhine-Westfalia)
– 50+ scientific papers on transformation design and cognitive design in German, English, French and Japanese available at Academia and Researchgate.
– Books: “Knowledge Media Design” (2005), “Events and E-Commerce” (2000)
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 magazines i-com and Revue – Magazine for the Next Society.