Sprecher*innen: Kris >< Krois
I work as associate professor for Visual Communication at the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano, where I am leading the MA Eco-Social Design, coupled with research in this field. This is loosely connected to my other focuses, Visual Journalism and UI Design for Exploratory Search & Information Discovery.
Kris >< Krois
design and interaction since 1968
I work as associate professor for Visual Communication at the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano, where I am leading the MA Eco-Social Design, coupled with research in this field. This is loosely connected to my other focusses, Visual Journalism and UI Design for Exploratory Search & Information Discovery.
Before entering University I worked as a designer at cross-sections of interaction and identity design, emerging technologies and tactical media. In parallel to my work on the market, teaching became an occasion for critical reflection and creative inquiry. Among other engagements I worked as a substitute Professor for Foundations of Media Design at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2005-07). I studied Communication Design at the FH Augsburg and Editorial Graphics at the ISIA Urbino, followed by a postgraduate study of Audiovisual Media at the Academy of Media Arts, where I stumbled into the digital revolution, which remained a source of inspiration and skepticism to me up to the current day.
Blog: By Design or by Disaster: designdisaster.unibz.it
Critical reflections and subversive action on branding
and image culture: de-brand.net
Portfolio of projects I did as a designer on the marked: kriskrois.com (last update 2008), with works I did as a designer, art director and partner in own companies (cutup mixed media GmbH 1992-1995, cutup vision GmbH 1995-1998, cutup codes GmbH 1995-1999), in my own studio, with metadesign (San Francisco), with BBDO interactive and other design studios and communication agencies, for MTV Germany, Viva TV, NDR/ARD, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, ILIAS open source, AT&T, Dreamworks / Steven Spielberg, McKinsey&Co, Lomografische Gesellschaft, Kommunikationslotsen and others clients, and for citizen organisations like Attac.