Professor Marion Meyer has, since 2001, been a professor specialising in Design/Industrial design and Creative Technologies at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. Marion has won several prizes including the Düker-Design Competition, The Little Bath in 1993 and the Troia: Dream and Reality red dot award : communication design. From 1999-2001 Marion was Deputy Professor specialising in Design/Industrial design and Creative Technologies and between 1997 – 1999 was Artistic Assistance at the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus-University, Weimar. Her postgraduate study examined Art and Design Sciences and she operated as a Freelance designer for Volkswagen, Audi, VW, Seat & Škoda inter alia. In her teaching of Creativity Technologies Marion lecures and workshops attempt to get to the bottom of the myth behind the enigmatic term “creativity”, and to reclaim creativity as a design method. Her professional practice takes place against a theoretical background; even those that are vehemently antipathetic to theory, whilst her research projects include Internationalisation od design through her role as GIDE-coordinator. In February 2011, Marion led the very successful ‘Creativity for Local Enterprises’ GIDE international workshop in Magdeburg- the results of which can be seen in the Dalhousie building between 14th – 20th February in Dundee.

Prof. Andreas Mühlenberend is a Professor of Industrial Design and runs his practice Resolut Design. He has won several international awards including the red dot award in 2010, 2008, 2007, the 2009, 2008 Good Design Award, U.S.A and 2009, 2008 Prize winner: Design prize of the Federal Republic of Germany plus the 2008 Prize winner Saxony State Prize for Design. Since 2009 he has been Professor of Industrial Design at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and prior to this was a lecturer for the Bionics and Design Collaboration Project at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK) and the Technical University of Berlin and professor at the Free University of Bozen, Italy. He has collaborated with the Bauhaus University in Weimar’s Design Faculty. Between1998 – 2000 Andreas was lecturer for Drawn Representation and Natural Studies at the University of Fine Arts, Kassel and Lecturer for Creative Technologies, Exhibition Management between 1998 -2000. In 1998 he established Resolut Design – Industrial Design and Graphics Bureau.


Dr. Constanze Langner, born 1967; 1986 Technician in geology, Academy of science, GDR; 1996 Diploma in mineralogy/geochemistry, study in Freiberg, Hamburg, Potsdam; 1993, 1995 expeditions in arctic, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marin Research (AWI), 1996-2000 scientist at  Centre for Environmental Research -UFZ; 2002 PhD, University of Bremen/Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ; 2001-2006 project management and -evaluation, Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs Sachsen Anhalt/UFZ, 2008 guest studies in Design of Playing and Learning, Art college Burg Giebichenstein, Halle; 2009 BA of Art, Industrial Design, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences; since 2009 Freelancer within science and design, focus knowledge transfer; project with Brockenmuseum, University of Magdeburg; City Magdeburg team science;  since 2009 teaching in projects of industrial design,  Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences; since 2010 Lecturer with Prof. Meyer of the master class, Institute for Industrial Design, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.


Prof. Bernhard Schmid-Wohlleber Professor for Design Fundamentals Post-graduate designer at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. And between 1993 – 1997 Bernhard taught at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, College of Design, Technology and Economics. In 1992 he established DESIGN 4 EYES in conjunction with Anette Wohlleber. Prior to this Bernhard was design manager at FrogDesign, Altensteing and between 1987 – 1989 worked for Seiffert-Design, Wiesbaden. Bernhard leads the foundation studies in Magdeburg as the cross-linking between the subjects of Product Design, Model Construction and Interaction Design. This cross-linking – which takes place every semester under a common theme – enables the students  to experience the quality of a holistic project across the fields of product and interaction design as early as the 2nd semester.The physical models are augmented by animated scenarios and interaction simulations thus resulting in a complete solution of the set task. Design for the blind and visually impaired is another interest and he has developed research into new concepts in the fields of orientation and working equipment and aids for the blind and visually impaired. He is primarily interested in the subject of designing non visual systems and structures as well as the exploration of congruences between visual and tactile perception.


Holger Thies is a lecturer in highly specialised Technology, Model-making, and also Design History at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences since 1998. Holger is also a freelance designer and model-maker in Kassel working primarily in the fields of:Telecommunications, Computers, Cash register systems, Toys, Furniture, Packaging. Holger gained his degree in Industrial Designer at Kassel in the Faculty of Industrial Design and also studied at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg in the Faculty of Industrial Design. Holgers role explores both Theory and Model-making in conjunction with craftsmanship and mechanical engineering skills, the subject of Model-making is also intended to generate and train a level of sensitivity in handling three-dimensional shapes. In Theory, Holger delivers lectures and workshops that introduce learners to historical course of manual and industrial product design to date that makes reference to social developments, whereby the development of product design is described with reference to examples of historical and contemporary products, companies, institutions and individual designers. In the areas of Technology, Holger introduces students to a high level of technical competence and knowledge about the production-based realities alongside industrial and manual processes, material properties, contexts, team working and communication skills related to future practice and links with industry. Holger plays a significant role in supporting intercultural collaboration as part of GIDE but also researches issue of gender in vehicle design.

DSC01637.JPG1972 High School diploma (Abitur) in Leipzig. 1972-78 study at the University of Industrial Design, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle Degree in Painting/ Textile Art with Prof. Willi Sitte

Since 1978 work as a freelance visual artist in Magdeburg
Member of the professional association of visual artists (VBK/BBK). Numerous projects in the fields of architectural art and free graphic art, 1990 foundation of the ATELIER STARK, initiation and organisation of the exhibition “Vorgänge III”,1993-2009 initiation and organisation of altogether ten international textile art plein-airs.
Since 1998 lecturer at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Industrial Design,Numerous individual exhibitions,Participation in exhibitions: e.g. in Magdeburg, Dresden, Weimar, Leipzig, Frankfurt (Oder), Berlin, Moscow (SU), Lodz (PL), Bydgoszcz (PL) (Martina Stark is married to a neuroscientist and mother of two adult daughters. The elder daughter works as an artistic employee at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle and the younger daughter as a conservator in Leipzig.)
Martina Stark is a lecturer at the Institute of Industrial Design, belonging to the Department of Engineering and Industrial Design of the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.
She has been the University’s equal opportunities officer for numerous years now.
In this capacity, she initiated the automotive design gender class, in cooperation with her colleague Holger Thies. For some years now, this project has been very successful and it has helped pave the way for young female designers entering the male-dominated automotive industry.


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