Category Archives: Germany

Germany Munich Contextual Advertising

Contextual Advertising I

With “advertising” most of you will associate familiar means, mediums and contexts that have been around for some while. Stuff like magazines, TV commercials and billboards. Pay attention. The density of advertising increases. Our world out there is getting plastered with more and more ads … Read More

Regensburg Greener

Greener III

The extent to which you are different from the others. Behavior. Needs. Purpose. The reason why we need more design research(ers). Market research identifies and acts upon optimal market and consumer leverage points to achieve success. Its definition of success is not absolute, though metrics … Read More

Munich - Earthly Pleasures

Earthly Pleasures

Reinheitsgebot and wheat at its best. Cultures and their stereotype beverage. See also: Argentina and Mate.

Ratisbon Work-Arounds

Work…Arounds

A broken process flow worked…around.

Regensburg Greener II

Greener II

A well ‘designed’ shopping experience appeals to all senses.

Regensburg Black Socks

Dilemma

Basic ‘needs’ as basis for business models (aka sockscription).

Regensburg Vandalism

Medium and Message I

I wonder how (digital) vandalism will manifest in an increasingly augmented world.

Germany Regensburg Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Germany Regensburg Paperwork 1

Painful Paperwork

This being Switzerland, the migration process is a very thorough act that has to be prepared before crossing borders. So for my relocation into this „non-EU country“ I had to do quite some paperwork beforehand to have a seamless transit later on at the customs. … Read More

Munich IDEO IxDA meeting Post-its Patterns Preservation 3

Synthesis Synthesized

Despite silly season we had a great time during my workshop on design research synthesis at the IxDA Munich meeting. We worked in three mixed groups and we tried to visualize the synthesis process, including input/output, activities, methods and tools used, stakeholders involved, ways of … Read More

Munich cardboard box with legs

Quadruped Cardboard Box

Creativity and Rapid Prototyping at its best. It was interesting to observe how many people instantly tried to photograph these two young artists by using their mobile phones. Look at the cyclist on the right. Drive-by-shooting. Yes, I confess myself guilty, although in my case … Read More

Munich forcing function for a shower

Thermostatic Temperatures

Ever since reading Don Norman’s classic “the design of everyday things” forcing functions became one of my favorite topics. I always keep a sharp lookout for them. In the example above you can see the thermostat of a typical German shower. By default the maximum … Read More

IxDA Munich- Postits Patterns Preservation

Post-its, Patterns, Preservation

Tomorrow Monday (July 26th) I will be hosting a workshop on design research synthesis during the Interaction Design Association meeting at IDEO Munich. See the official announcement on IxDA Munich or Linkedin. Slides of the presentation will be available here after the workshop. Drop by … Read More

Dont-park-here

Extra Emphasis

You really shouldn’t park here.

urban scars

Re-Location

The extent to which it is desireable to have scars as reminders.