Priv. Doz. Dr. habil. Björn Gottfried, born in 1969 in Hamburg, is lecturer and has been active in research and teaching for almost 20 years. His main fields of work include computer science, in particular artificial intelligence, image processing, visual languages, and cognitive sciences. He has authored and edited over 80 international publications in these fields.

Under the label diagramware, Björn Gottfried puts his research findings about new didactic concepts and media learning into practice.