Professor René Spitz is board member of the iF Design Foundation. René is head of the Media Design course at the Rheinische Fachhochschule (RFH) Cologne, where he is professor of design science, design management and communication management. The main focuses of his research and publications include “The social responsibility of designers”, “Theory and practice of the Ulm School of Design (HfG)”, “Fundamentals of design” and “Designing Design Education. Whitebook on the future of design education”.