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Felix Hardmood Beck
Assistant Professor of Practice of Design Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Meisterschüler, University of the Arts Berlin; Diplom, University of the Arts Berlin
Research Areas: design, user-experience
Felix Beck holds a Diplom degree (~MA) from the Berlin University of the Arts Visual Communication program where he studied New Media Design; the same field he later got appointed as Meisterschüler under the patronage of Professor Joachim Sauter.
He has gathered practical experience working as a designer and user-experience professional for several renowned German design and architectural studios and clients in business and cultural institutions from 2001 on. His work has been featured in a range of art and design publications and has gone on to several exhibitions and international design festivals. As design director, he conceives and develops innovative designs for engaging experiences, objects, interactive installations and media environments through physical properties of objects and materials and the use of narrative technologies.
He is a founding member of a registered German charity established with the aim of raising awareness and funds for Pratham’s activities to promote the education of slum dwelling children India. He lives with his family in the United Arab Emirates.