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Neues Buchprojekt.

Kulick, G., Hohl, M., Dobler, J. (2024) DESIGN RESEARCH INCUBATION
Reflections on a research project about doing and supervising design research, 80S. ISBN 978-3-96057-169-8

Kulick-2024-Design-Research-Supervision (10.8 MB)

Hall, A.,and Hohl, M.(2023) Confidence and doubt in doctoral research: The temptation of certainty, in De Sainz Molestina, D., Galluzzo, L., Rizzo, F., Spallazzo, D. (eds.), International Association of Societies of Design Research IASDR 2023: Life-Changing Design, 9-13 October, Milan, Italy.

Vissonova, K.,and Hohl, M.(2023) From Consumer Capitalism to Wellbeing: Re-imagining Futures of Design Education in the View of Pluriverse,
in Derek Jones, Naz Borekci, Violeta Clemente, James Corazzo, Nicole Lotz, Liv Merete Nielsen, Lesley-Ann Noel (eds.), The 7th International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 29 November - 1 December 2023, London, United Kingdom.

Thiess, S. Ingmar, 2023, Teaching Graphic Design: Approaches, Insights, the Role of Listening and 24 Interviews with Inspirational Educators, Birkhäuser, Edition angewandte, Michael Hohl S.137-143

Hohl, M., Hartwig, B., Gellert, U., Pollmeier, K., Enigk, V., Gernegross, T., and Kozig, L. (2022) Workgroup curriculum: Design students & teachers co-designing new ways of learning, in Lockton, D., Lenzi, S., Hekkert, P., Oak, A., Sádaba, J., Lloyd, P. (eds.), DRS2022: Bilbao, 25 June - 3 July, Bilbao, Spain. (peer-review)

Hohl, Michael (2021), How Will It Benefit the Community? Designing a Cybernetic Curriculum for the Common Good in Junginger, Sabine and Botta, Massimo (eds.) Design as Common Good / Framing Design through Pluralism and Social Values, Swiss Design Network Symposium 2021 Conference Proceedings. Available at:

Hohl, Michael und Mathilde Scholz (2020) "Theorie Designen: Ein neues, partizipatives Lehrformat für Designtheorie im ersten Semester", in June H. Park (Hrsg.) "Designwissenschaft trifft Bildungswissenschaft" (Schriftenreihe Design & Bildung - Schriften zur Designpädagogik)

Hohl, Michael and Mathilde Scholz (2020) "Acting Cybernetically: Practicing Design Theory And Theorizing Design Practice as a Participatory Learning Journey" published in Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Vol. 27 (2020), no. 2, pp. 41-60

Hohl, Michael 2019, Second Order Cybernetics: Why and Where to Steer To, Kommentar zu Michael Lissack's Understanding Is a Design Problem: Cognizing from a Designerly Thinking Perspective. in She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 4
Pages 257-420 (Winter 2019)

Hohl, Michael 2019, Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in Kunst, Design und Architektur: Kriterien für praxisgeleitete PhD-Forschung, 176 Seiten, DOM publishers; ISBN-13: 978-3869226712

Hohl, Michael 2019, The Polynesian Voyaging Society as a Cybernetic Paradigm for a Design Curriculum p.195-217 in Thomas Fischer, Christiane M. Herr eds. Design Cybernetics: Navigating the New, Design Foundation Series, Springer Publishers, ISBN 978-3-030-18557-2

Hohl, Michael "Ecology, Systems Thinking, Designing and Second-Order Cybernetics" in Werner, Liss C. (ed.), Cybernetics: state of the art, TU Berlin book series 'CON-VERSATIONS', Bunschoten, R., Werner, L. C. (eds.), Vol. 1 , Universitätsverlag Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 2017. Available at:

Hohl, Michael (2016), Rigor in Research, Honesty and Values in Varieties of Contemporary Second-Order Cybernetics in Riegler A. & Müller Karl H.. (2016) Open-Peer Commentary to Sweeting, B. Design Research as a Variety of Second-Order Cybernetic Practice, Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 1–6. Available online at

Hohl, Michael, (2016), “Mit den Werkzeugen der Konvivialität hin zu neuen Lebensstilen“ in Kremer, Elisabeth, “Mobilitätsdesign – für die Bauhausfahrradstadt“, Spectorbooks

Hohl_2016_Lebensstile.pdf (30.7 KB)

Hohl, Michael (2016) Teaching and Reflecting Reflection with Ranulph” in “Art | Architecture | Cybernetics | Design: London and the 1960IES” eds. Marianne Ertl, Werner Korn, Albert Müller, Edition Echoraum, Vienna, ISBN 978-3-901941-48-1

Sweeting B. & Hohl M. (2015) Exploring Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Format: Introduction to the Special Issue on Composing Conferences. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 1–7. (Also co-editing this special issue on Composing Conferences) Available at

Hohl, Michael (2015), Desires, Constraints and Designing Second-Order Cybernetic Conferences in Sweeting B. & Hohl M. (2015) Exploring Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Format. Open-Peer Commentary, Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 1–7. Available at

Sweeting B. & Hohl M. (2015) Exploring Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Format. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 1–7. Gemeinsam mit Ben Sweeting lektorierten wir dieses Sonderheft von Constructivist Foundations. Unsere Beiträge umfassen circa 120.000 Worte was etwa einem Buch entspricht. Insgesamt hat es ein Jahr in Anspruch genommen die Artikel auszuwählen, sie reviewen zu lassen, zu anzupassen und erneut reviewen zu lassen. Bis zu sieben mal. Zu finden unter:

Edwards, Clive 2015, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London. Contributed a selection of definitions for this new edition.

Hohl, Michael 2015, 'Cycles of continuous learning', in Carola Verschoor, Change Ahead:
How research and design are transforming business strategy, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam.

Michael Hohl, (2015) "Living in cybernetics: Polynesian voyaging and ecological literacy as models for design education", Kybernetes, Vol. 44 Iss: 8/9, pp.1262 - 1273

Larsen, I.B. & Hohl, M. (2015): Places as Language and Text: Christian Norberg-Schulz and Paul Ricoeur inspiring a framework for ethnographic Health research, Nordisk sykepleieforskning/ Nordic Nursing Research No 2-3 - 2015 Vol 5 pp 121-132.
Text steht zur Verfügung: Researchgate

Hohl, Michael 2014, Designing for the Senses: Information Visualisation, Epistemology, and Embodied Cognition in "DOCK OF LEARNING / DESIGN VON, ALS & JENSEITS VON WISSEN", Eds. Rosan Chow & Wolfgang Sasse, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

Hohl, M. 2014 Designing for the Senses (79.8 KB)

"Was ein Ph.D. in Kunst und Design sein kann." (2013), in 'Z. B. – Praxisbasierte Forschung in Kunst & Design', Eds.: Daniel Klapsing, Schirin Kretschmann, Lena Marbacher, Andine Müller, Jonas Weber Herrera, Verlag der Bauhaus Universität Weimar, ISBN: 978-3-86068-490-0

"Knowing without understanding" (2012) in 'Trojan Horses:' A Rattle Bag from the 'Cybernetics, Art, Design, Mathematics – A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation' post-conference workshop, Ranulph Glanville eds. Edition Echoraum, Vienna, ISBN 978-3-901941-38-2 (Mit-Herausgeber)

Knowing without understanding: Intuitive knowing, know-how, digital methods and blackbox computing (“Petabyte age”) (132.2 KB)

Hohl, Michael, Glanville, Ranulph (2012), "Notes from the reflecting workshop, Sint-Lucas, June 23rd – 25th, 2011" in Reflections 16, eds. De Maeyer, Gudrun, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, ISSN: 1784-7052

Reflections Journal No.:16, Sint Lucas (7.1 MB)

Hohl, Michael, ed. (2012) Making visible the invisible: art, design and science in data visualisation. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield. ISBN 978-1-86218-103-8 (In Press)

Michael Hohl, (2011)"From abstract to actual: art and designer-like enquiries into data visualisation", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 Iss: 7/8, pp.1038 - 1044

Wiltschnig, S. and Hohl, M. (2011), “A world brought forth with others?”, Kybernetes, Vol. 40 Nos 1/2, pp. 332–3

"Sensual Technologies: Embodied experience and visualisation of scientific data" (2011) in "BST, "Body, Space and Technology Journal", Volume 10 / Number 01, Brunel University - 2011 ISSN 1470-9120

Hohl2011BSTJsensual.pdf (1.9 MB)

Hohl, M (2010) ‘The phenomenology of getting used to the new: Some thoughts on memory, perception, numbing and the Zen-view’. In: Design and semantics of form and movement. Lucerne: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. pp. 39-47. ISBN 978-3-906413-80-8

Design Research Network Forum (2009) “Steering Courses and Discourses” präsentierte ich ein spekulatives Paper mit dem Titel “The Phenomenology of Getting Used to the New: Some thoughts on memory, forgetting, numbing and the Zen view”;

Hohl, M (2009) ‘Designing the art experience: using Grounded Theory to develop a model of participants' perception of an immersive telematic artwork’ Digital Creativity , 20 (3), pp. 187-196. ISSN 1462-6268

Hohl, M (2009) ‘Beyond the screen: visualizing visits to a website as an experience in physical space’ Visual Communication , 8 (3), pp. 273-284. ISSN 1470-3572

Hohl, M (2009) ‘Calm Technologies 2.0: Visualising Social Data as an Experience in Physical Space’ Parsons journal for information mapping , 1 (3), pp. 1-7.

Im März 02009 präsentierte ich auf der Konferenz “Performing Presence: From the live to the simulated” in Exeter, UK. Paper: “Some thoughts on presence, immersion and calm technologies.”

Im Januar 02009 präsentierte ich “LEA09: Completing the Circle: Incorporating Evaluation Methods in Creative Work.” ein Paper: “Designing The Art Experience: Understanding And Improving Immersive Telematic Art With Social Science Methods” Diese Interdisziplinäre Konferenz wurde organisiert von der British Computer Society BCS, Design Research Society DRS und der Computer Art Society CAS. Publikation in den Proceedings. (Peer review)

Im Juli 2008 präsentierte ich auf EVA London, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts die gesponsort wurde von der British Computer Society BCS und CAS der Computer Arts Society.
Meine Präsentation mit dem Titel "Sensual Displays: From verbose visualisation on the screen to sensual displays in physical space" hatte sich weiterentwickelt von meinem Positions-Papier "Beyond graphs or charts: Visualising web statistics with natural displays in physical space." in der Form das ich 'emotionale Präsenzindikatoren' vorstellen konnte. (Peer review)

In 2007 Media-N, the Journal for the New Media Caucus, published in its edition "Bits, Bytes and the Rhetoric of Practice: New Media Artist Statements 2007" Fall 2007 v.03 n.01, a statement of mine which emphasised the relationship between telematics and visualisation technologies in relation to my own research.

Schuricht, S., Hohl, M. and Struppek, M. (2007) ‘Freequent Traveller’. In: Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Tangible and embedded interaction - TEI '07. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 247-250. ISBN 978-1-59593-619-6

Hohl, M., Schuricht, S. and Struppek, M. (2006) ‘Double Room: An exploration of public space with the Zen View’. In: Proceedings of the ninth conference on Participatory design: Expanding boundaries in design . New York: Association for Computing Machinery. .

Schuricht, S., Hohl, M. and Struppek, M. (2006) ‘Freequent Traveller: Interaction versus Contemplation’ Static (4), pp. 1-5. ISSN 1754-5374

In May 2006 I presented the results of the Main Study doctoral research at “Reframing Consciousness 8” conference taking place in Plymouth, UK. ISBN 1-84102-158-X

In April 2005 I presented a paper on my PhD pilot study at the Leonardo/OLATS conference “Planetary Consciousness and the Arts” in Yverdon, Switzerland.

In December 2004 I presented a paper at the doctoral consortium of the “Space and Spatiality” conference at Napier University, Edinburgh.

In November 2004 I presented a paper about my research methodology at the “No one opens attachments any more” symposium at Lancaster University, UK.

In October 2004 I exhibited the screen-based version of my research application Radiomap at the arts track of the ACM SIG Multimedia conference at Columbia University, NY.

In August 2004 I presented my PhD research project at the doctoral consortium of the ACM SIG “Designing Interactive Systems” (DIS) conference in Cambridge, MA.

In April 2004 I presented my research on “Transforming data from one sensorial modality to another” at the Pixelraiders 2 conference in Sheffield, UK.

In February 2001 and February 2003 I presented my work “bits’n people,” created in collaboration with Björn Barnekow, at the “Sound Practice” conference in Dartington, Devon and at the “Learntec” educational conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In 2001 our project “world_cam” was presented at the Browser-Day in Amsterdam, created in collaboration with Jörg Müller. A server-side cgi script creates VRML on the fly, rendering webcam images in 3D space above a current map of the world. You can see this principle now in Google earth.

Overview/Pilot Study Leonardo/OLATS, Yverdon 2005 (1.2 MB)

2004: ACM SIG MM, NYC: Paper on Radiomap (505.4 KB)

ACM DIS, Boston: Methodologie der Untersuchung. Hier, Dort, Spatialität (199.1 KB)

Peer-review und ähnliches, seit 2010

2024 Peer-veviewing for design promoviert
2024 Peer-reviewing für Journal Kybernetes: The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences
2024 Review für She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation
2023 Einladung zum Netzwerktreffen Promovieren im Design in Deutschland
2023 Einladung zum Netzwerktreffen „Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten lehren und lernen“
2023 Reviewing for DRS 2024, Boston, MA
2022 Reviewing funding application for IFAF, Berlin
2023 Einladung zu Erfahrungsausstausch der Betreuer von Promotionsarbeiten, Luzern
2023 More peer-reviewing for Journal Kybernetes
2023 Review for RSD12, Relating Systems Thinking and Design
2023 More peer-reviewing for Journal Kybernetes
2023 Peer-reviewing for Journal Kybernetes: The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences
2023 Peer-reviewing for nwk2023, HS Harz
2023 Peer-reviewing for IHCI 2023
2022 Invited talk at our in-house 'Designing Utopias' conference, Pluriverse, Polynesian sustainability culture & cybernetics incl. guest speaker Lesley-Ann
2022 Invited panel discussion together w Joachim Krausse at 'Designing Utopias'
2022 More Peer-reviewing for Journal Kybernetes: The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences
2022 Inivited talk at RCA, London, IDE, about 'The seduction of certainty: Confidence & research'
2022 Inivited talk at HS Lucerne for doctoral students about practice-based research
2022 Peer-reviewing for the Journal 'Enacting Cybernetics' published by the UK Cybernetics Society
2022 Peer-reviewing for RSD11, Systemic Design Association,
2022 Peer-review more for CUMULUS Detroit, 2022
2022 Reviewing for IHCI 2022, 16th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
2022 Peer-reviewing fuer CUMULUS Detroit, 2022
2022 Peer-reviewing fuer Journal Kybernetes: The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences
2022 Peer-reviewing for DRS Bilbao, 2022
2022 Feb. 8. Invited talk at UdK Berlin, digital media design class, Jussi
2022 Peer-reviewing fuer DRS 2022
2022 Moderating ASC panel discussion: Bruce Clarke, Cybernetics and the Gaia Hypothesis
2022 Reviewing funding application for IFAF, Berlin
2021 2021 Invited talk and panel discussion with Brigitte Hartwig and Gabriela Aquije: "Conversations shape our tomorrow", 17 June 1 pm: Bauhaus Study Rooms „Infrastructure”
2021 Reviewing for IHCH 2021, 15th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Virtual
2020, October, 27th : "Methodology in Research by Art or Design" Invited talk at HafenCity University Hamburg, Workshop Series scientific-artistic research in architecture:
2020, September 12th, Invited talk at 52nd Annual Conference 2020: Cybernetics & the 21st-Century: Stories of Practice. Global Conversations: Practicing design theory & theorising design practice. ASC & CYBSOC
2020, July, 4th: Keynote at Design promoviert and giving feedback to the doctoral students presenting their research.
2020 Invited talk: Practice-based Research in Design, Design Promoviert, Koeln
2020 Reviewing for IHCH 2020, 14th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Zagreb, Croatia
2020 Reviewing for Journal Cybernetics and Human Knowing
2019 Reviewing for AIGA DEC 2020 Design Edu Conference, Pittsburgh
2019 Reviewing for DRS 2020, Synergy, Brisbane, AU
2019 Reviewing for HUCAPP 2020, Agents and Human Interaction, Haptic and Multimodal Interaction, Theories, Models and User Evaluation, Interaction Techniques and Devices. Malta.
2019 Reviewing more for FormAkademisk, Research Journal of Design and Design Education.
2019 Reviewing for Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction.
2019 Reviewing for FormAkademisk, Research Journal of Design and Design Education.
2019 Reviewing for ASC, American Society for Cybernetics.
2019 Reviewing for The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation
2018 Reviewing for AIGA DEC 2019 Design Conference, Pasadena.
2018 Reviewing even more for Journal Kybernetes.
2018 Reviewing funding application for IFAF Berlin
2018 Reviewing funding application for a PGRS research project @ XJTLU
2018 AIGA / DARIA 2018 Design Educators Research Conference
2018 Gastvortrag bei "Thinking Through Complexity" Symposium, University of Bayreuth
2018 Panel member for Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined symposium at AISB'18
2018 Reviewing for Journal Kybernetes.
2018 Reviewing for DRS2018, Limerick
2017 Panel member for HUCAPP, Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
2017 Reviewing for DRS DESform Design Semantics conference 2017, Eindhoven.
2017 Review for Emerald Publishers 'Kybernetes'.
2017 Reviewing for Springer Publishers 'Design foundations'.
2017 Panel member for HUCAPP, Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
2016 Reviewing for Impact by Designing - ARENA Third Annual Conference, KU Leuven
2016 Gastvortrag bei "Cybernetics: state of the art", TU-Berlin.
2016 Gastvortrag bei Edition Echoraum "Reflecting Reflection" Anlass: "Ranulph Glanville: Architecture | Art | Cybernetics | Design, London and the 1960-ies.", Wien.
2016 Peer-review für HUCAPP, Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
2016 für Journal "Emotion, Space and Society"
2016 Peer-review für DGTF, Reflecting Research, Dessau
2016 Peer-review für EMCSR Avantgarde, Vienna sowie Mitglied im Advisory Board
2016 Peer-review für NWK 17, Schmalkalden
2016 Peer-review für IHCI 2016,
2016 Peer-review für DRS 2016 conference, Brighton, UK.
2015 Gastvortrag ISSS,'Governing the Anthropocene', panel discussion "Systemic Design" .
2015 Moderating panel discussion 'Visionen einer mobilen Zukunft: Mobilitätsdesign & Stadtgestaltung', Stiftung Bauhaus, Dessau.
2015 peer-review für IASDR 2015 Papers: Interplay, Brisbane, AU.
2014 July, Invited talk at Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel. Title: "Designing for The Senses: Information Visualisation, Epistemology and embodied cognition" at 'Dock of Learning' Symposion.
January 16-19, 2015 in Palo Alto, California, USA
Scientific Commitee Mitglied der Konferenz ‘Knowing by Designing’, Brüssel, Belgien
Organising Commitee der ‘acting - learning - understanding’ Konferenz (ASC), Bolton, UK

Einladung zum DFG Roundtable Gespräch “Designforschung in Deutschland und im internationalen Vergleich”, Design Research Labs, 21.-22. März 2013, Berlin
Peer-review für ‘Knowing by Designing’ Konferenz, Brüssel, Belgien
Peer-review für IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013 (IHCI 2013)
Peer-review für 2013 Education & Research Conference, (IDA), Istanbul
Peer-review für Journal Kybernetes, Emerald Verlag

Fortsetzung Peer-review for DRS Precision conference 2012, Bangkok.
Peer-review for IADIS (IHCI) Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012
Februar 2012 Reviewer für das ‘Art Papers Program’, 2012 SIGgraph Konferenz.
Februar 2012 Pre-Juror für die ‘Art Exhibition’, 2012 SIGgraph Konferenz.
15. Februar 2012, Auf Einladung des Royal College of Art, London, Vortrag zu ‘Evaluation Methods in Creative Work”.
Fortsetzung peer-review für ASC Cybernetics conference 2011
Peer-review für “Design promoviert” Beiträge, Bauhaus Universität Weimar

Invited workshop/lecture at international conference on practice-based research,
Bauhaus University Weimar
Organising peer-review and editing proceedings for interdisciplinary conference “ADS-VIS. Invited keynote at “Design Promoviert”, Ph.D. colloquium at University of the Arts Berlin
Invited talk at ‘Greenbridge’, “Experiential Learning, Ecological Literacy and Sustainable Design Training”, Cambridge, UK
Jury member for the Art Gallery Program of SIGgraph conference 2011, Vancouver.
Peer-review for DRS Precision 2012 conference, Bangkok.
Peer-review for ASC Cybernetics & Human Knowing publication 2012.
Peer-review for DRS DESform Design Semantics conference 2012, New Zealand.
Peer-review for ADS-VIS 2011, “Making visible the invisible”, Huddersfield, UK.
Peer-review for IADIS (IHCI) 2011, Sense & Sensibility Conference, Lisbon.
Pre-juror for an ideas competition of the American Society of Cybernetics.
Peer-review for “Design promoviert”, Design Research Colloquium at UdK Berlin.
Peer-review for “IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2011”, Rome.

No-attachments, 2004: More on my methodologies (258.0 KB)

PhD Dissertation:

Hier gibt es die Möglichkeit meine, allerdings in englischer Sprache geschriebene, Dissertation zum Thema immersive, telematische Kunst und globales Bewusstsein, Weltbewusstsein herunterzuladen.

Es ist eine praxisbasierte, interdisziplinäre Arbeit die Human-Computer Interaktion, digitale Mediendesign Praxis und Medienkunst bzw. Theorie berührt. Geschrieben wurde sie mit Mellel, einem exzellenten akademischen Textverarbeiter. In den 14 Monaten des täglichen Schreibens stürzte der nur zwei Male ab, und auch nur während des Versuchs ein korruptes Jpeg zu importieren.

"This is not here: Connectedness, remote experience and immersive telematic art." (komprimiertes pdf, 5 Mb)
Das Abstrakt findet sich hier: "Abstract (pdf, 55 kb)

Video Dokumentation:

Der Dissertationschrift ist eine DVD beigelegt. Diese DVD enhält ein 8 Min. langes Video in dem der praktische Teil der Dissertation dokumentiert ist. Dieses Video kann auch hier gesehen werden:
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