Design expert in digital innovation processes

Professor of Media Design at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg DHBW

Klaus Birk advises companies in creating digital experiences and conducts research on design methodology. He worked for various studios in Germany and the UK, most recently as a Design Strategist at Intuity Media Lab in Stuttgart.
He helped clients such as EnBW, Bosch and Daimler to develop future digital products and urban mobility services.

Since 2011, Klaus is a professor of Media Design at DHBW. He studied communication design in Kiel and London, and lectured at various universities, among others ZHdK Zurich and University of the Arts London. His own creative work as well as that of his students regularly receives national and international design awards.
In 2014, DHBW Media Design Department Ravensburg was selected best German University (Americas/Europe) in the renowned Red Dot Design Ranking.

Further to teaching, Klaus talks and writes about design and digital futures. Current publications include »Design der Zukunft«, »Form« design magazine and a forthcoming talk at Leipziger Typotage.


»Building Experiences: A Reflective Design Process for Media Architecture« – UAL London

PhD Viva, University of the Arts London, UK


Jury Member Master of Arts Communication – ZHdK Zurich

Visual Communication, ZHdK Zurich, CH


Jury Member Intermediate Diploma – GBS St Gallen

HF Visual Communication / Interactive Media Design, GBS St Gallen, CH


»Digital Default« – Uniplan

»Design Strategies in the Post-Digital Era«. Expert talk, Cologne


Back to the Future Day – Designit

»Designing 'post-digital' futures«. Open Inspiration talk, Munich


FORM 262: »The Designer's best-kept secret«

Article on creative standards and mainstreaming in webdesign.


21. Leipziger Typotage 2015

Talk: »Urban Digital Literacy – Reading and Writing the Digital City«


100 Best Posters 2014

Three posters for the DHBW Lunchtime Talks got nominated.


FORM 258: »Beyond the Device«

Article on future tasks of design in multiscreen environments.


University of Vienna – TFM Institute

Postdigitality: Talk and book presentation of »Design der Zukunft«.


Automotive Forum Leipzig

Digital Future: Panel discussion


Red Dot Design Ranking 2014

DHBW Media Design best German university (Americas/Europe).


Design der Zukunft II – Symposium

Exhibition/curation of student work


Webfontday 2012, München

»(Proto-)Type« — Talk on type and interaction.


MAB'12: Media Architecture Biennale, Aarhus

Workshop and session chair


Design der Zukunft – Symposium

Talk: »Stop Asking, Start Questioning«