Together with Leon Schlechtriem and Moritz Dobernecker, I won the first prize at the AED-Neuland competition. We won with our project give – digital inheritance in the category "Interaction Design". It was a honour to get the prize and it was a great award ceremony. We also had the chance for a short presentation about our project.
Here's the jury statement for our project:
The concept takes the deletion and inheritance of all relevant data into account. Through the storage device with access keys, the inheritance of impermanent data is given appropriate weight for the situation.
I decided to start my own little tech blog. I’ll try to publish small collections of technologic trends and amazing projects from time to time. Today I start with smart hearables, deep learning algorithms and internet by bike.
Here One – Two wireless Here Buds™ and a connected app give you control over the way you hear the world. (image: Here One)
We all heard about smart watches, but maybe one of the next steps in becoming a connected human will be smart hearables. They are not only for deaf people, but will likely become a lifestyle product. Beside of playing music or hands-free phone calls, they can allow us to hear much better. Thus, they can apply smart noise filters combined with location based services.
Scientists at Stanford have created an artificially intelligent diagnosis algorithm that is able to identify skin cancer. They are currently working on a mobile app that allows people to do their own skin cancer diagnoses at home.
Screenshot "Internet per Fahrradkurier" by ZDF heute journal
In Radschastan, google and intel are sponsoring mobile hotspots and smartphones. These are brought to the small villages by bike every few days. People there can try out new technology and use the internet for a couple of hours. Although some conservative Indians don’t like it, it can bring Indian woman a cultural revolution.
For the last six months, I've worked on my master thesis together with Leon Schlechtriem. Our topic was Social Crowdsourcing and we wrote a book about crowdsourcing's biggest problems and possible solutions.
Crowdsourcing is the practice of outsourcing tasks to a broad, loosely defined external group of people. With this new kind of work, new problems appear. This project explores these problems and tries to give solutions to some of the major challenges.
If you want to know more about this project look here. The project will also be featured in the next edition of the german design magazine PAGE and we will soon finish the project website.
Some big things happened within the last weeks. First of all, I moved to Berlin. Berlin is such an amazing and inspiring city with so many good artists and musicians. One of the most impressive things I've visited is called The Haus. The Haus is an old bank that is turned into a gigantic art experience by 165 artists from all over the world.
Furthermore, I had a lot of different job interviews with amazing people from different agencies. It was great to see different workplaces and learn more about their working cultures. Finally, I decided to start working in June at one of the agencies I visited. I really can’t wait to face new challenges and solve new problems!
I also had the time to go out and take some pictures in Berlin. If you want to see them look at my Instagram.
In February 2016 my team won the Siemens Home Appliance Award 2016 with our project called eva. As a part of the winner team I had the opportunity to have my own mentor who's working at BSH. Now that this Mentorship already lasts for one year Siemens decided to create a shot movie about it. For this reason I was interviewed about my personal opinion about design, the Siemens mentoring program and my thoughts about the future.
My takeaway from the mentoring program is a much clearer view about what it means to be a designer in a big company compared to small agencies. I got some insights on how designers at a big company like BSH work and why they are much slower in adapting big changes.
For the second time I was invited to be a part of the Future Convention in Frankfurt. This time I had the chance to show two of my latest projects: eva – evolution of agriculture and give – digital legacy. For a whole day my project group and I explained the projects to all kind of people. I had some very interesting conversations about the future of the kitchen and about digital legacy. I also gave a short talk about the give – digital legacy project.
Together with Leon Schlechtriem and Moritz Dobernecker, I was invited by the Future Network to give a talk at the Future Workshop – Digitale Transformation, Disruption oder Konfusion!? We talked about the topic of digital legacy, how we have to adjust our digital lifestyle and explained our own solution to that allows people to manage and regulate their digital legacy precautionary. After the talk we had a lot of positive feedback and conversations about our digital future.
As one of the New Talent Winners I was invited to present the project eva – evolution of agriculture at the DMY Berlin. The DMY is an international Design Festival in Berlin. For me it was a great chance to show my work to a lot of people and hear their feedback.
It was great to see the projects of the other exhibitors and explore their project. These projects often blurred the borders between art and design. I also had a lot of inspiring conversations with company leaders and trend experts. A lot of the visitors never ate insects before and had a positive opinion on them after eating some.