Paul Heinicker is a design researcher investigating discursive design concepts with a focus on the culture and politics of diagrams and data visualisations. His practice covers image-led research as well as written analyses. He holds a PhD in media studies from the University of Potsdam and works as research associate at the Institute of Media Studies at Ruhr University Bochum. He has an interdisciplinary background in multimedia technologies (B.Eng.) and interface design (M.A.) and participated in post-graduate programs at Malmö University and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow.