INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Posted on | October 25, 2012

During my research for interactive designers, I came across some super awesome studios and hence, would like to share their work:

YESYESNO

YesYesNo began as a studio operated by three friends, two of whom always said ‘yes’ to every potential project and one who was always saying ‘no’. A lot of their projects are about using body or gestures, so they avoid using interface, buttons and instructions. What’s cool about them is that they create something that someone just understands, either from watching other people or from experimenting it themselves. Their idea of the future of interactive design: Smaller devices = new modes of interaction and better and different sensors = new modes of sensing. The future of designing also means using new means of fabrication, such as laser cutting and 3D printing.

 

Here’s some interactive design they did for Nike and a short glimpse into their other work:

 

 JEAN CHRISTOPHE NAOUR

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MENTALGASSI

Posted on | August 20, 2012

Im Sommer 2012 traf ich Lewis von Mentalgassi, einer 3köpfigen Street Artist Truppe aus Deutschland. Ein Privileg, wie sich nach der gemeinsamen Tour durch die Trendbezirke Wiens und einem äußerst lehrreichen Interview herausstellte.

DK: Was machst Du bei Mentalgassi?

Lewis: Wir verwenden dafür verschiedene Begriffe, wie urban entertainment oder Kunst im öffentlichen Raum. Was wir versuchen, ist mit immer neuen Mitteln die Leute aus dem Alltag rauszureißen. Dass es ein Augenzwinkern gibt durch die Arbeit, die man macht, dass es die Leute abfotografieren wollen, teilen wollen, oder dass wir dazu inspirieren, dass die Leute selber was machen wollen.

    

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Insiders’ Tip in Berlin Neukölln

Posted on | April 21, 2012

   

A charming Italian eatery in Berlin Neukölln, hidden in the 2nd backyard (walk through the alley on the photo above) is absolutely recommended by my new Berliner pal Steffen Stäuber: LAVANDERIA VECCHIA. The ‘trattoria’ used to be a laundry shop – it is now a visual as well as multi-sensoric treat. Eat there spontaneously for lunch or book a table for dinner two months in advance.