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Prof. Dr. Wibke Weber

Prof. Dr. Wibke Weber

Prof. Dr. Wibke Weber
ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics
Media Linguistics
Theaterstrasse 15c
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 62 09
wibke.weber@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Professor of Media Linguistics (Co-Chair)

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Media Linguistics (Visual Communication)

https://www.zhaw.ch/en/linguistics/institutes-centres/iam-institute-of-applied-media-studies/

Expertise and research interests

Visual semiotics, data visualization, information graphics, visual storytelling, virtual reality, digital journalism, multimodal genres, comics journalism, information design, text design, radio journalism.

Current research projects:

From Print to Digital: Re-Defining Narrativity for Interactive Digital Media. Academic Research Fund, Ministry of Education, Singapore. 2017–2020. (External Collaborator).

Innovative Data Visualization and Visual-Numeric Literacy (INDVIL). Funded by the Norwegian Research Council. 2016–2019. (Project Partner). www.indvil.org



Completed research projects:

IC-IC: Enhancing interconnectivity through infoconnectivity.
Enhancing interconnectivity of short and long distance transport networks through passenger focused interlinked information-connectivity. 7th EU Framework Programme. 02/2011-12/2012.
(Co-PI for university consortium member Stuttgart Media University HdM; 300.000 Euro).

Interactive Information Graphics. Funded by the Federal State
of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Ministry of Science,
Research, and the Arts. 02/2009-01/2011.
(Principal Investigator; 120.000 Euro).

Visualization and Interactive Information Graphics – the Eastern Perspective. An Intercultural Research Project about Visual Storytelling. Funded by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. 02/2011-­ 12/2012. (Collaborator).

Several Research Projects on Campus Radio, funded by the
LFK, Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg, 2003-2010
(Principal Investigator and Co-PI; ca. 180.000 Euro).

Educational background

1996
PhD degree in German Literature, Goethe University Frankfurt/M. (Thesis: Strukturtypen des Hörspiels)

1992-1994
PhD scholarship Federal State of Hesse

1991
Master of Arts in German Literature, Theatre, Film and Television Arts, Spanish Literature, Goethe University Frankfurt/M., Germany

Professional milestones

2014 ff. ZHAW, IAM
2013
Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (2013, Semester 1)

2008-2013
Co-initiator of the Convergent Media Center (CMC at HdM); member of the board of directors

Since 2005
Consultant for web projects/web usability (e.g. Porsche, Claas), multimedia journalism (e.g. SWR, Publisuisse, Pabel-Moewig-Verlag)

2003-2010
Co-founder and chairwoman of the Campus Radio Stuttgart

2003-2006
Chair of Information Design, Stuttgart Media University (HdM)

2001-2013
Full professor of Information Design, Stuttgart Media University (HdM)

2001
Web editor and journalist at the German public broad-casting station SWR (ARD, Baden-Baden); news desk

2000-2001
Multimedia reporter and web editor at Hubert Burda Media, Germany; department of cultural news

1998-2000
Editor at the German public broadcasting station hr, Kulturwelle hr2 (ARD, Frankfurt/M.); responsible for the website of hr2

1996-1998
Editor and radio journalist at the German public broadcasting station hr (ARD, Frankfurt/M.), department of cultural news

1991-1992
Research assistant, Institut für Jugendbuchforschung, Goethe University Frankfurt/M.

1987-2000
Journalist for several radio stations, print and online


Membership of networks

Projects

Publications and conference contributions

Other publications

Weber, Wibke (2017). Mittendrin sein in der Geschichte: Virtual Reality. Spot on marketing. Der Newsletter für Marketing und Business Development. Dezember 2017. www.spot-on-marketing.com/beitraege/mittendrin-sein-in-der-geschichte-virtual-reality/

Weber, Wibke (2016). Transparent, authentisch, anschaulich: das Genre Comic-Journalismus: Interview. Fachjournalist-Podcast 29. Juli 2016.. Fachjournalist-Podcast: www.fachjournalist-podcast.de/transparent-authentisch-anschaulich-das-genre-comic-journalismus/

Weber, Wibke (2014). Fachdaten einfach aufbereiten: Interview (8. August 2014). www.buergerhaushalt.org