It’s there: Our third book contribution with »The Afghan conflict« in 2012 is published! The authors Ralf Grauel and Jan Schwochow made a neat book called »Deutschland verstehen« consisting of information graphics around Germany and Germans. Complex content simplified with great graphics and we (Karen Hentschel and Marc Tiedemann) are in it as well :) Another nice infographic in the book comes from our friend and ex-fellow student Simon Wimmer.
So join with us the book presentation on Thursday, 6. of September at 7.00 pm at Gestalten Space, Sophienstr. 21 in 10178 Berlin. More informations are available on facebook or you can order it at the gestalten shop.
It’s a while ago that we finished our liquidata-project (liquidata.org). Finally the video is done as well.
LiquiData is a multitouch application to explore your personal movement profile and to show other people engaging places by adding photos and comments with the help of your smartphone. It can be seen as a rating system that offers people the possibility to discover new spots in an unknown surrounding e.g. during a city-visit. Although a smartphone is not necessary to interact with the system, it offers you the possibility to give insights to your movements through the city and lets you compare your mental map with the reality. For instance, this system could give guests of a hotel (lobby) the option to share their walked trails and show other visitors their favorite coffee shops or parks.
The next post is targeted at German speaking only. I started a short poll about my delegated voting project and it’s just available in German atm. I’ll try to release an English version in the next days.
Ein Aufruf an alle die, die sich mehr Bürgerbeteiligung wünschen und auch gerne ein Abstimmungs- und Meinungsbildungstool möchten. Ich beschäftige mich zurzeit mit dieser Art von Software (s. auch letzten Blogeintrag), insbesondere mit einer hervorgagenden OpenSource Lösung namens LiquidFeedback, die von der Public Software Group e.V. entwickelt wurde.
Das Projekt hat aber noch einige Ecken und Kanten und die Benutzerführung lässt noch sehr zu wünschen übrig. Eine optimale Nutzungsoberfläche kann nur sehr schwer ohne die (potentiellen) Benutzer entstehen. Daher suche ich Personen, die den grundsätzlichen Gedanken von Liquid Democracy verstanden haben und LiquidFeedback oder eine ähnliche Software nutzen (möchten).
Ich möchte euch bitten, kurz ein paar Fragen zu dem Umgang mit der Software zu beantworten. Dazu gibt es hier ein google-Docs Formular namens LiquidFeedback needs Feedback.
Wer noch nie LiquidFeedback gesehen hat, sollte sich zuvor mal einen Testaccount anlegen und ein wenig ausprobieren. Der Testaccount ist gratis und es ist nicht notwendig, dass ihr irgendwo Mitglied seid.
Besten Dank an alle Teilnehmer!
Wer sich näher mit der Thematik LiquidDemocracy und LiquidFeedback beschäftigen möchte, dem seinen folgende Links/Vudeis ans Herz gelegt:
It’s already a while ago and a little bit off topic from the other interaction design stuff that I post normally. But my print documentation for my last colloquium at the Applied University of Sciences in Potsdam was great fun and I was satisfied with the (analog) outcome Nearly the entire time before I was developing, coding, (less designing) and planing for digital media (and of course sitting the whole time in front of a mac). Hence it was a thankful diversion to do something more handcrafted …
A few weeks ago I started to work on a new design for a delegated voting software. My aim is to analyze existing tools for delegated voting/opinion making and to design a new system. Likewise a redesign of an existing software is another option (if it fulfills the aims). In the last days I have started to talk to (potential) user, political scientists and software developer to figure out what has to be accomplished by such a tool. If you know somebody I should talk to or you wanna share your opinion please trop me a line (delegatedVoting at labaume.de)
One of my last projects (LiquiData) is featured by Till Nagel (@tillnm) and Cedric Kiefer (@CedricKiefer) in the current weave magazine. The microsite (liquidata.org) is finally up as well. Unfortunately just in German for the first time. The English version is coming soon and some of my team members are working on a demonstration video as well.
It’s already the third time (I guess) that I’m stumbling on this little apple video from 1987. It fascinates me over and over again which ideas apple already had during this time … and what became reality.
Decoded Conference 2011 in Munich is over. Ok, my teachers told me always to start with the positive: Jer Throps talk was great. It was fun and inspiring to see such a confident speaker and Kate Hartman did a good job as well even if her topic was a little unexciting for me and I wished she had talked more about the human-object-interaction.
Some of the other the speakers were bad prepared and not inspiring at all. Sometimes I felt a bit ashamed for the presentations and it would be nice to see more process and philosophies in design-works next year.
Column Five colleced some infographics/illustrations from the 1940′s of the Fortune magazine. Nice collection and great to see that old princibles are still valid and how infographics from today haven been inspired by the past ones.
When I saw this old picture it remembered me directly to the work of Density Design (picture below)
At the movement we are looking for a new office in the center of Berlin with around 100 sqm. If you have something to offer please let me know. Even on a private basis I look for a new flat. Favored spot is West Berlin (Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf) but other parts of the city will do it as well.
This is more a collection of projects and things which inspire me than a daily updated blog about ongoing processes in the field of interaction design. I am writing about info and data visualization, new inventions and ideas. If you think I should read or see something please drop a comment or send me a note.