Since 2003 Mathias Hassenstein has been dedicated to the study of media design. His main interest is the conception and design of interactive media: Screen design, interaction concept design, and instructional design are all key aspects of his teaching. The visual perception of human beings and their individual and cultural characteristics represents a major force behind his work. Mathias Hassenstein studied communication design at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel and the use of media in education at the University of Rostock.