448D Ryder Hall
Associate Professor - Design
Kristian Kloeckl is Associate Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Art + Design and the School of Architecture. He holds a PhD in Product and Communication Design, and a Master degree in Industrial Design. Prior to arriving at Northeastern, Kristian worked as a research scientist and the Real Time City Group Lead at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab, establishing the lab’s research unit in Singapore. There, he and his team pioneered a data platform and data visualization research initiative that brought together real time data from many of Singapore’s key urban systems operators (telecommunication, transportation, energy, environment) and developed technologies for the analysis, dynamic visual representation, and interaction with this data. Kristian was also a Faculty member at the University IUAV of Venice’s Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environments (former Faculty of Design and Arts), teaching in the Master in Industrial Design program and directing two research units. Internationally, he has worked as a professional designer with studios in Berlin, Milan, and Venice, as well as out of his own consultancy with companies in Austria and Italy.
His work primarily explores meaningful ways to disclose the potential of technological innovations by developing novel application scenarios and solutions, as well as interface and interaction modalities, to form valuable connections between people, objects, space, and the digital data layers that increasingly pervade our environment.
Kristian has been published in international journals and books, and his work has been exhibited at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vienna MAK, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Singapore Art Museum, and the China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts. Kristian is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has presented at the World Bank SDN Forum, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, Austrian Innovation Forum in Vienna, Platform Strategy Executive Symposium at MIT Media Lab, ICA Conference in Taipei, and eGov Global Exchange in Singapore.