Prof. Oliver Szasz (Vice Head Graduate School Munich, MOOC Project Director) developed the concept and design for the Macromedia University MOOC Design Thinking and oversaw the overall production.
Oliver Szasz is professor at MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication in Munich, Germany. In his current position, Professor Oliver Szasz teaches design theory, interactive media, design ethics and experience design in the Media and Communication Design Faculty and the Media and Design Master School. His primary research areas of interest include design thinking, human-centered design, design ethics, ethnographic research, experience design, service design, sustainable development, cultural studies, philosophy and design theory.
Prior to joining MHMK Macromedia University, Oliver Szasz held positions as a design lecturer, art director and senior designer and worked in diverse places, such as London, Cape Town, Grand Cayman and Barcelona, before establishing his own interdisciplinary design studio in London in 2001.
Oliver Szasz studied sociology, philosophy and political science at Augsburg University prior to his studies in communication design (Dipl.-Des. FH) at University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. He received his Master of Arts degree (M.A. Design Studies) from Central Saint Martins University of the Arts (CSM), London, which he passed with distinction.
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