Konrad Baumann is full-time teaching at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences within the Departments of Information Design, Exhibition and Museum Design, and Media and Interaction Design. Also he is lecturing at Danube University in Krems, Austria, and at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He is active in the field of User Interface Design, Interaction Design, User-Centred Design and Usability Engineering.
Before starting to teach Konrad Baumann worked in industry with Mikron Identification Gratkorn, Philips Semiconductors, and Philips Consumer Communications as a product manager.
He is co-author of two books:
• K. Baumann & B. Thomas "User Interface Design for Electronic Appliances", Taylor & Francis 2001.
• K. Baumann & H. Lanz "Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen elektronischer Geraete", Springer 1998.
He was project leader of the perception lab "VisionSpace" that was established at FH Joanneum within a funded research project.
Konrad Baumann holds a PhD from Vienna University of Technology and a master’s degree in Telematics Engineering from Graz University of Technology. His dissertation "How Designers Teach" focuses on methods of design education.
He is a board member at the International Institute for Information Design iiid.net and secretary of the IFIP Working Group 13.1 on Human-Computer Interaction Education hcieducation.org
At FH Joanneum he is also in charge of helping to promote the international exchange activities and initiating new university partnerships within the department of Information Design. During the years 2006 to 2008 he has co-organised the „Interaction Design Summer School“ (IDSS) in Istanbul together with three partner universities in Sweden, The Netherlands, and Turkey, within an EU-IP funded research project. He has led the research project to build the FH Joanneum’s perception lab „VisionSpace“ during the implementation phase in 2004-2005.