Things from the Future

Projects

Research. Through Design.
Sometimes, the best way

to learn more about something is to build with it. Below, you'll find a selection of my past and present projects investigating how people and technology can get along better in the future. Some grew out of university classes I taught, others were purely research, and some became businesses of their own. All of them run on the same thing: curiosity.

How can we foster better connections with each other?

I believe that technology can and should be designed to bring us closer to others, for a world with more kindness, more empathy, more exchange.

Perspectives in Play

Perspectives in Play

Politics are boring? Board games are not.
Participation, visualized.

Participation, visualized.

New ways of joining voices for local initiatives.
Escape Team

Escape Team

A digital-physical pen-and-paper escape game.
To go or not to go?

To go or not to go?

New ways that lead to the museum.
ZEIT

ZEIT

A new way of interacting with memories. Together.

How can we make contact with the future, today?

I believe that design has great potential to transform ideas into reality—to (literally) put potential futures on the table for dialogue, discussion, iteration.

aicracy

aicracy

What does a society look like in which the government has been replaced with an algorithm?
Creativity in the Digital Age

Creativity in the Digital Age

What's left for creatives in the age of artificial intelligence?
Feeling Scarcity

Feeling Scarcity

What if artificial intelligence had fears of its own?

How can we connect with digital concepts in a tangible way?

I believe that we humans are sensory beings, and that design should recognize this as a fundamental principle. Through design, interactions with the digital world can tap into our human needs to see, touch, feel.

Ambient Life

Ambient Life

Life in the pocket – a phone that breathes and pulsates.
Animate Mobiles

Animate Mobiles

What if mobile phones could express body language?
DataTouch

DataTouch

How could presentations be re-thought, making them more intuitive and less rigid?
Dynamic Knobs

Dynamic Knobs

A simple button, augmented with force feedback and pressure sensitivity.
Reflective Haptics

Reflective Haptics

A touch pen that simulates different surfaces by changing its frictional properties.
Shape-Changing Mobiles

Shape-Changing Mobiles

A mobile phone that can change its shape, making digital contents physical.
Weight-Shifting Mobiles

Weight-Shifting Mobiles

Information of weight – a haptic display, based on moving a device's center of gravity.
Tactful Calling

Tactful Calling

Phone calls, augmented with a dimension of urgency.
Intimate Mobiles

Intimate Mobiles

Prototypes for near-body telepresence in mobile telecommunication.

How can we deepen our connection with ourselves?

I believe that when we engage with technology, we can also engage with ourselves—and that design can facilitate this reflection and self-awareness.

Creactivities

Creactivities

A chatbot that trains your creative muscles.
Data Experience

Data Experience

How can data be turned into emotional experiences?
Life-Death Interfaces

Life-Death Interfaces

New ways of remembering.
Those Who Want to See Must Close Their Eyes

Those Who Want to See Must Close Their Eyes

Sometimes, seeing less is seeing more.
Human-God Interfaces

Human-God Interfaces

Catholic rituals. Redesigned for the 21st century.