PhD Thesis

Markus Schröppel

University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

Prof. Dr. Brusila

Actual and Prospective
Lapin yliopisto, Rovaniemi
CORE, Tampereen yliopisto



Elimination of doubt: Actual and Latest steps

Yiyun Zha

Nov 2018   Yiyun Zha's defense 2018: ›Making the Voice‹

November 10th 2018: acting as opponent at the public oral defense of Yiyun Zha's doctoral thesis
›Making the Voice‹: »Exploring Design Professionalism in Visual Information Structure of News Websites« at Esko ja Asko- hall, University of Lapland.

IIID 2017

Nov 2017   »Traffic & Transport Forum 2017«: ›Information as a (Public) Service‹

November 23rd-24th, 2017: Let's meet at the IIID Traffic & Transport Forum in Linz (Austria),
›Information as a (Public) Service‹: I will talk about »Guidance designed with everyone in mind.«


Nov 2015   »Public Examination of my Doctoral Dissertation«

November 28th 2015: I have successfully defended my doctoral thesis at a public examination with the goal to inspect the paper orally. The public examination took place in the Esko ja Asko auditorium on 28 November 2015 at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the University of Lapland. The Opponent was Dr. Joyce S. R. Yee from Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom (UK). Professor Riitta Brusila was acting as Custos.


The Thesis titled: »Elimination of doubt«
Methods for a predictive design to direct and optimise the flow of visitors
is now available printed: Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 313
ISBN 978-952-484-857-2 at
or available as electronic version: Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 181

JuniorUni 2014

Nov 2014   »Wegweisend - Orientierung im öffentlichen Raum«
(giving direction - orientation in public space)

November 16th, 2014 »family lecture«: it was a great pleasure to introduce the work experience in developing guidance and orientation systems in public space to children and adults at the JuniorUni Wuppertal (GER).



DGTF KonstanzDGTF Konstanz

Oct 2014   12. Kolloquium »Design promoviert« at HTWG Konstanz

October 19th, 2014 »Design promoviert« by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und -forschung (DGTF) in cooperation with the Design Research Network and Konstanz University of Applied Sciences:
Presentation of the PhD-Research: ›Methods for a predictive design to direct and optimize the flow of visitors.‹


June 2014   11. Kolloquium »Design promoviert« at Bergische Universität Wuppertal

June 28th, 2014 »Design promoviert« by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und -forschung (DGTF) in cooperation with the Design Research Network and Bergische Universität Wuppertal



Februar 18th, 2014   »Orientierung im öffentlichen Raum«

Lecture at the Typographische Gesellschaft München e.V. Gasteig, Black Box, Munich, Germany

Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts

Jan 2014   І. С. Сакун: »Інформаційна графіка«, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Some of my ideas found their way into Sakun I. S. work :»Information graphics: to the question of terminology.» at the Харківська державна академія дизайну і мистецтв, Україна - Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts ( KSADA ), Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dec 2013   »Junior Uni« Opening, 7 December 2013, Wuppertal (GER)

Junior Uni Wuppertaler Kinder- und Jugend-Universität für das Bergische Land gGmbH, (Children and Youth University) the great building of the Wuppertal architects Hans Christoph Goedeking and Joseph Johannes Niedworok (GNA) opened on Dec. 07, 2013. The design and implementation of a user centered comprehensive wayshowing system was developed by HMKW students in my course in the last terms.

Nov 2012   »Инфографика аэропортов: единый международный стандарт«

Russian designers are interested in the achievements of the research, this can be seen in social media, blogs and forums. (e.g.


Oct 2012   »4th European Communication Conference«, 24-27 October 2012, Istanbul (TR)

My proposals had been accepted to the ECREA 2012 - 4th European Communication Conference at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul, Turkey, 24-27 October 2012.


Feb 2012   »Berlin Brandenburg« (BER) Testphase

Februar 28, 2012 official examinant at the new »Berlin Brandenburg« airport
12529 Schönefeld (GER).


Nov 2011   »Tobii Technology« Stockholm & Washington

It is a graet honour: »Tobii Technology« Leader in eye-tracking products and technology offered the Mobile eye tracking - Tobii Glasses for the research work.


Dec 2011   »NIC 2011« Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication Conference

December 1-3, 2011 »NIC Symposium on Intercultural Communication« Conference
at University of Helsinki, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Siltavuorenpenger 10S, Helsinki (FIN).


Dec 2011   »Practice Based Research in Art & Design« Conference

December 1-3, 2011 »Practice Based Research in Art & Design« Conference
at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany


June 2011   5. Kolloquium »Design promoviert« at UdK (Universität der Künste) Berlin

June 4th, 2011 »Design promoviert« by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und -forschung (DGTF) in cooperation with the Design Research Network and UdK Berlin, Germany


10.- 11. November 2010   ›CORE workshop on Scientific Publishing‹, Tampere, Finland

The ›CORE workshop on Scientific Publishing‹ is held by Nicholas W. Jankowski, Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen.


Oktober 2010   Ralf Herrmann in Wayfinding: ›Airport signage and cultural differences‹

Ralf Herrmann has released a brief overview of my dissertation work on the Internet.

›Airport signage and cultural differences‹


9.- 11. September 2010   ›IIID Traffic&Transport 2010‹, Tech Gate Vienna, Austria

Conference: 5th International IIID Expert Forum Traffic & Transport Information Systems
The world's leading event in the field.


3.- 4. May 2010   ›CORE seminar‹ @ ›UIAH‹ in Helsinki.

In the seminar researchers are invited to send in advance their own two-page description of the phase of the research process and the related problem issues.

Fokus is the research question and its problems. Researchers present their findings (5 min), followed by a discussion.


12.- 13. February 2010   ›Viestinnän tutkimuksen päivät 2010‹, Tampere, Finland

5th Finnish Conference on Communication Research
The main theme of the 5th Conference on Communication Research is professions of communication and profiles of research.