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Benedikt Groß

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Benedikt Groß is a speculative and interaction designer working across disciplines. He is fascinated by the relationships between people, their data and environments. This study has led to his belief that design, driven by an understanding of those relationships, can improve people’s lives. On top of that, he likes to write programmes that generate all kind of visual output. Currently he lives in London and studies Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, UK. He is co-author of Generative Gestaltung, which was in 2010 one of the top selling German-language design books with translations to English and French. He has also contributed on a number of international exhibitions, conferences, workshops and code libraries, related to computational design and information visualisation.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2013

  • Benedikt Groß is a speculative and interaction designer working across disciplines. He is fascinated by the relationships between people, their data and environments. This study has led to his belief that design, driven by an understanding of those relationships, can improve people’s lives. On top of that, he likes to write programmes that generate all kind of visual output. Currently he lives in London and studies Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, UK. He is co-author of Generative Gestaltung, which was in 2010 one of the top selling German-language design books with translations to English and French. He has also contributed on a number of international exhibitions, conferences, workshops and code libraries, related to computational design and information visualisation.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma, Information and Media, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 2007
  • Experience

  • IX- and UX-designer and manager, Intuity Media Lab, Stuttgart, 2009–11; Academic/research assistant and lecturer, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, Schwäbisch Gmünd, 2007–9
  • Exhibitions

  • Visualizing Gallery, Brücknerhaus, Ars Electronica, Linz, Germany, 2012; Node 08 Exhibition, Node 08, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008; Data-as-culture art commission, Open Data Institute, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Nominee, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2011; Winner, Red Dot, 2010; Winner, Best project in category, ADC Silver, 2010
  • Conferences

  • 'Speculative Maps and Open Data', Open Data on the Web, W3C, London, 2013; 'Generative Design', Hartmut Bohnacker, Decoded Conference, Munique, 2010; 'Speculative Maps and Open Data', Open Data on the Web, W3C, London, 2013; 'Generative Design', Hartmut Bohnacker, Decoded Conference, Munique, 2010
  • Publications

  • 'Generative Gestaltung', Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, Julia Laub, Claudius Lazzeroni, Hermann Schmidt, Mainz, 2009; 'Generative Design', Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, Julia Laub, Claudius Lazzeroni, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012; The Digital Turn: Design in the Era of Interactive Technologies, Park Books, 2013; 'Generative Gestaltung', Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, Julia Laub, Claudius Lazzeroni, Hermann Schmidt, Mainz, 2009; 'Generative Design', Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, Julia Laub, Claudius Lazzeroni, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012; The Digital Turn: Design in the Era of Interactive Technologies, Park Books, 2013