Prof. Henrik Rieß
Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Henrik Rieß studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal and graduated in 2005. During his seventeen years of operational design experience in the creative industry – including ten years as a creative director – he worked for numerous high-profile clients such as Audi, Merck, E.ON, Neato, and Vorwerk. His professional output won several awards, such as the iF Design Award, the red dot Design Award, and the German Design Award.
In parallel with his agency work, Henrik started teaching in 2016. Since then, he has taught at various institutions, including the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, and also at Berlin International. In 2022, Henrik was appointed as a Professor of Interaction Design and Visual Communication. His main research topics include the tension between the culture of optimization and traditional rituals, the creation of spaces for protest and participation in urban environments, and speculative discourse about future societies in the so-called “Inconvenience Space.”
In addition, Henrik is a UX Ambassador for the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), where he also served as a juror of the UX Design Awards – with a special focus on innovation and the support of young designers – for two years.
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