My name is Oliver Wrede. You can reach me at wrede(at)interfacedesign.org. For 28 years I am a Design Consultant and Interaction Designer.  Since 2001 I am professor for Interactive Media and Information Architecture.

I live in Cologne, Germany. There are more websites (weblogs) I maintain – mostly related to my teaching activities.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions


2007-2009: Head of Concept & Design for Hobnox AG

2005-2007: Professor for Media Design at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science.

2001-now: Professor Interactive Media at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences

1999-2001: Artistic and academic staff member at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in the Media Design department in the area of “interactive media and networks”.

1996-1999: Worked in a research and development project “MultiLeu” funded by the national science and research ministery

1996: Founded the design agency causa formalis informationdesign

1996: Graduated from Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne (renamed to Koeln International School of Design today).

1992: Started freelance Interface Design and consulting work related to internet sites and software design.


Akademie für Kommunikationsdesign Düsseldorf,  AOK Bundesverband, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Syntax Mediengestaltung Köln, cutup Vision Köln, Databay AG, Die gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG, BGFE, BIA, VBG), Dimensional GmbH, Fachhochschule Rhein-Sieg, Fachhochschule Köln, Fernuniverstität Hagen (Institut für Bildungstechnologie & ZFE), Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH, Hobnox AG, Hochschule für Musik Köln, Kabel New Media Köln, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Landespresse- und Informationsamt NRW, McKinsey & Company Inc., Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, Online-Hanse GmbH, Pallas GmbH, Stadt Köln (Presse- und Informationsamt, Amt für Statistik, Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung, Stadtentwicklungsplanung), UPD – Unabhängige Patientenberatung Deutschland, Wolff Consulting GmbH, etc.