Visiting Faculty Fall 2019, School of Design & The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Benedikt Groß is a speculative and computational designer who works antidisciplinarily.
His work deals with the fascination of relationships between people, their data, technology and environments. He is particularly interested to speculate about these relationships in the near future. He uses design as a vehicle to visualize potential implications and scenarios.
He holds an M.A. in Design Interactions (under Anthony Dunne) from the Royal College of Art London, a Diploma in Information & Media from the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and is Alumnus of the MIT Senseable City Lab.
Benedikt is a professor of Interaction Design at his alma mater HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and is concurrently associate Director of Design at moovel Lab (subsidiary Daimler AG) where his work deals with future mobility concepts and mobility related data.
He is co-author of 'Generative Gestaltung', which is considered being one of the standard books in the field of computational design, with translations to English (Princeton Architectural Press), French (Editions Pyramid) and Japanese (BNN).
Benedikt's work has been published widely and exhibited internationally. Some notable features include publications in WIRED, CAN, Page, Form, Fast Co.Design, Spiegel Online, Guardian, IEEE VIS and exhibitions at the Japanese Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, V2_ & the New Institute, Open Data Institute, Node Festival to name a few. Benedikt has been recognised with awards such as the IxDA Best Concept, Excellence Award of the Japanese Media Arts Festival, Information is Beautiful Award Silver, Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica and German Design Award. Furthermore, Benedikt has taught and lectured internationally.
Based in South Germany, Benedikt balances his time between teaching and working on commercial- and self-initiated research projects and raising a family.