For me, lectures and publications are a great way to share my expertise. I regularly give talks on legibility, readability, reading processes, type design, typography and legibility research.
September 2022 (expected):
I contributed the article “How Design Can Influence Reading Experiences” (written in German: “Wie Gestaltung das Lesen beeinflussen kann.”) to Rüdiger Quass von Deyen and Patrick Marc Sommer’s anthology of the FURE conferences 2017–19.
I had a great time with the design students of International University sharing my knowledge about the interaction of our perception and design.
The University of Europe invited me to their lecture series “Zeichen Buch Konzept Verlag”.
As part of the international working group “Typography in knowledge transfer” I wrote an article about the difficulties of previous legibility research and how designers could participate for appropriate research approaches, and hence valuable results.
“Design of Legible Typefaces — How To Utilize Research?” (written in German: “Gestaltung von leserlichen Schriften – Was nutzt uns die Forschung?”) In: Lesbar. Typografie in der Wissensvermittlung, Ulrike Borinski, Rudolf Paulus Gorbach (ed.) 233 – 237. Zürich: Triest, 2019.
I had a nice evening at Peter Behrens School of Design (University of Applied Science Düsseldorf), talking about how designers can benefit from scientific research.
What a nice audience at FURE — The Future of Reading Conference in Münster! Once again I had the great opportunity to share my knowledge about the interaction of perception and design.
The German professional association of communication designers BDG wrote a detailed review of both conference days (GER).
I had a great time at ATypI Antwerp, presenting my approach on legibility research to the design community. Watch the recording here (EN)!
The University of Applied Science Hamburg wrote an article about my honored master’s thesis: “Prämierte Masterarbeit erforscht Einflussfaktoren auf die Leserlichkeit von Textschriften.”
Talk at Verlagshersteller Berlin about how to design pleasing reading experiences.
What an exciting experience! TYPO Berlin called, I followed. Going on stage at Europe’s biggest design conference was a challenge but in the end so much fun. I talked about how our perception and reading processes interact with the design of typefaces and typography. Watch the recording here (GER)!
I enjoyed a nice evening showing the designers of Peter Schmidt Group how they create legible and readable designs.
The blog Design made in Germany interviewed me and other designers about reading habits today and in the future.
I was invited by radio host Kathrin Weller to her show “Kultur am Mittag”, broadcasted by WDR 3. We had a nice chat about the limits and processes of our perception and how they are affected by the design of typefaces and typography.
Together with german publisher Hermann Schmidt my book “The Letters in my Head” (written in German: “Buchstaben im Kopf. Was Kreative über das Lesen wissen sollten, um Leselust zu gestalten.”) was released at Frankfurter Buchmesse.
In the course of joining the international working group “Typography in knowledge transfer” I gave a talk about the design process of my typeface Legilux as well as several aspects regarding the legibility of typefaces I came across.