Urbanscale

Freelance design work / 2011

Together with the Urbanscale team I redesigned their homepage. Goal was it to make the site more visual and less blog like. Therefore the projects got a dedicated project pages. The weekly blog post became a separate section, but are also featured on the homepage along with a company overview.

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Postgeist

MFA in IxD Thesis / 2011

The large amount of digital data we leave behind can possibly exist for eternity, raising questions of curation, ownership and storage. With “Postgeist” the user is collecting a digital legacy to bequeath material and immaterial things to their family and close friends to create long-lasting memories. The heirs are encouraged to explore those pictures, thoughts and stories through objects, place and time. A digital legacy will be built and becomes a bridge to connect family generations over time.

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New York Times

Internship / 2010

During the internship at the NYTimes.com web design group, I worked on different projects to improve and extend the experience of the site. The work included the visual design of the New York Times Recommendation site. The site tracks articles read in the past 30 days in order to recommend 20 new articles alongside a visualization of sections, topics and content the user visits and reads most often.

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Airloom

Prototyping / 2010

The Airloom sits on the family dinner table to capture memories and conversation through photo and audio recordings. It stores all the data internally and the pictures and stories can be revisited through a projection on the table. This device concept is designed to infuse tradition, context, and storytelling into a meaningful, digital artifact. The Airloom will live through family generations as an artifact from the past.

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Glass House Conversations

Content Strategy / 2010

The Philip Johnson Glass House is preserving the legacy of Philip Johnson, the 47-acre campus harbors not only modern architecture but a beautiful landscape and art. In 2007 Philip Johnsons legandary conversations were extanded into a Conversation series that took place at the property. Now, the Conversation website brings this tradition online to a public audience. A invited moderator posts a weekly question related to design or architecture and opens up discussion, conversation and inspiration.

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Million Trees App

Mobile App Concept / 2009

MillionTreesNYC has planted almost 250,000 trees since its launch. This application helps the organisation come closer to their ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees in the next decade. With the help of GPS the user gets in direct contact with the trees. By adopting a tree the user gets in exchange information about near park events from the trees. With those messages the user gets subtle reminded that there are trees that can be adopted, plant or donated to. This application is a playful way to go out into the green and "talk" to trees.

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Storefront Democracy

Installation, Visual Design / 2011

Storefront Democracy is a projected installation for a storefront that allows passers-by to text ideas regarding their neighborhood. Those ideas are immediately visible, and others can vote on them. After a week, the top three ideas will be discussed at a regular neighborhood meeting. People who submit or vote on ideas would be kept updated on times and locations of board meetings, and invited to attend. Storefront Democracy raises community awareness of issues being considered and decided on a neighborhood level.

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Alpha lan AG

Freelance / 2011

Alpha lan Computer and Netzwerke AG asked me to redesign and built their new homepage. I developed the design around the traffic that I saw on the old site: with most hits on contact information. For that reason the contact information is structured on the highest level of the sitemap and always visible.

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NGOpen

Information Visualization, Web / 2010

The website NGOpen is for nonprofit organizations both big and small to create simple, cohesive awareness messaging that can be shared. Russ Maschmeyer and I conceptualized a robust platform for creating simple, powerful information graphics that help people relate to their mission, vision and the world we live in.

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Local Currency

Information Design / 2009

The local currency is designed for Manhattan. The back of the notes features the map of midtown Manhattan while the front has one famous building in that part of Midtown on it. By putting all notes together the whole map of Manhattan is shown. Each of the banknotes has its own color and is issued in $100 (Empire State Building), $50 (Grand Central Station), $20 (New York Public Library), $10 (Museum of Modern Art), $5 (St. Patricks Cathedral).

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Amima

Interaction Design / 2010

Amima is a plush toy that comes with an interactive e-book. The primary way for children to interact with the plush toy is through voice: by simple speaking to Amima the child can engage with it. During story telling time the e-book would display the pictures of the story while Ami would read out loud. This toy supplements the imagination by allowing the child to interact with a touch screen and a plush toy to construct, build, and draw during creative play.

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Museums Exhibition

Freelance / 2009

I was responsible for designing and building the multimedia exhibition for the museum in Bautzen. The Interface was created for 21 touch screens with video and audio content, as well as searchable historic information.

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Future Paper

Bachelor Thesis / 2008

Question of the thesis was: What will the future of newspapers look like? Under examination was the role of the newspaper industry which already had changed rapidly through online communication tools. The concept is an online network which offers the immediate access to day-topical news and weblogs from all over the world. The news are sorted by tags, comments, editorial departments and location. Goal of the site is to give the user a quick and easy overview of headlines of the day in order to allow them to dive deeper on self-selected topics.

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