Professor for media science in the faculty "information and communication" in the study course "information science" at the Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart (HdM). He leads with Prof. Dr. Frank Thissen the Learning Research Center. Until 2006 he worked at the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE). Main areas of work are learning environments, educational and cultural centers, learning architecture, media development, media education and innovation research. He is currently leading research projects on the development of educational and cultural centers and the learning world university. He advises municipalities and institutions (libraries, community colleges, etc.) in the design of learning spaces and cooperative structures. He publishes the series "Lernwelten" at De Gruyter-Verlag.