Ken Friedman is associate professor of leadership and strategic design at the Norwegian School of Management Department of Knowledge Management and visiting professor at the Advanced Research Institute of the Staffordshire University School of Art and Design. Friedman's research on the foundations of design is an attempt to develop a philosophy and theory that will anchor robust practice in the field. Prof. Friedman has published articles and books on management and organization, information science, philosophy and art. In the 1980s, he was publisher and CEO of The Art Economist Corporation in New York. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ARTbibliographies Modern. He is also a practicing artist and designer who has been active in the international laboratory known as Fluxus. He has edited special issues of Built Environment and Performance Research, and he was co-chair of the La Clusaz Conference Doctoral Education in Design. Prof. Friedman was a consultant to the University of California Irvine School of Design Committee.