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Konrad Baumann


Konrad Baumann, since 2000 is a professor at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Department of Media and Design, degree programmes Information Design, Exhibition Design, Communication, Media, Sound and Interaction Design, Content Strategy, eHealth. He has been lecturing at Danube University Krems and Johannes Kepler University Linz. His main activities are User Interface Design, Interaction Design, User-Centred Design and Usability Engineering.

Before 2000 Konrad Baumann worked with Mikron Identification Gratkorn, Philips Semiconductors, and Philips Consumer Communications as product manager.

Konrad Baumann holds a PhD from Vienna University of Technology and a master’s degree in Telematics Engineering from Graz University of Technology. His doctoral thesis entitled „How Designers Teach – a Qualitative Research on Design Didactics” focuses on methods of design education. He is co-author of two books: Baumann/Thomas “User Interface Design for Electronic Appliances”, Taylor&Francis 2001. Baumann/Lanz “Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen elektronischer Geraete”, Springer 1998.

Konrad Baumann’s functions include board member at International Institute for Information Design, and chair, IFIP Working Group 13.1 Human-Computer Interaction Education.

Konrad Baumann promoted international exchange activities and initiated university partnerships, organised interaction design summer schools (Istanbul/Graz), led various research/development projects for customers and within consortia, e.g. establishing FH Joanneum’s perception lab „VisionSpace“, „Interconnectivity by Infoconnectivity“ (IC-IC).