Florian Alexander Schmidt
Schmidt will be speaking about implications of crowd work and crowdsourcing platforms within design.
Florian Alexander Schmidt is a freelance researcher, journalist and designer. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the print magazine agenda design, published by the Alliance of German Designers (AGD). In 2015, he finished a PhD at the Royal College of Art in London. His thesis is an in-depth analysis of the methods of crowdsourcing in design. From 2014 to 2016, Schmidt was guest-professor for design-theory at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Dresden). Currently, he is teaching at the University of the Arts Bremen. Schmidt has published four books and several award winning articles on design and digital culture. He has written various trade journals such as t3n,eye, form, design report and bauhaus. He has been working as a lecturer in higher education at different institutions and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.