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INDIGO

A reminiscence of forgotten culture.






Indigo is an acoustic room structure,
that maps Taiwan's cultural treasures.
The design is a homage to cultural heritage that has become apparent in everyday objects. Typical local patterns, traditions and customs are translated into sound-absorbing panels made of 100 percent organic banana and mulberry fibers.
The indigo plant gives the panels their blue colour. Bamboo forms the simple framing that turns the structure into a featherweight.

Awarded with ein&zwazig Winner in 2019.

year: 2019
material: 100% organic
banana and various tree fibres, bamboo
size: 105x48 cm

involved: ntcri, ifa 




FRAME

A modular shelving system,
designed for a dynamic world of rapid change.







This world demands new requirements on the design: Adaption, quickness and scalability. The answers are given by two clever connection systems and a frame based construction, which hides all construction features. The injection moulded material can be reused in a circular economy production model.

In frameworks of an entrepreneurial grant, this project is supported by funds of the European Union, ESF and beBerlin.


year: 2018 ongoing
material: injected plastic, various
size: 38x38 cm




FLY

An intuitive remote control for drones




The intuitive radio remote controller for drones enables the user to experience flying in a completely new way. Regardless the application of aerial video recording, drone racing or leisure flight, Flii is designed to translate all gestures in the most understandable manner.
Following a user centred design approach it is the goal to develop a more intuitive and immersive control for drones.
Mapping typical shape of a quad copter on to its own radio controller the user receives clear visual understanding of the drones position. The handling of the controller can change to liking, skills and need of the user.
The entire controller is mirroring so that left- and right hand users can experience the same comfort.


year: 2018
product: device prototype
material: injected plastic, various
size: 21x16 cm 



SINUS

A redefinition of horizontal faces.









What happened when men realised that the earth wasn’t flat? What will happen if tables where not flat anymore?

Sinus examines the present object culture. An experimental rhythmic wave questions thereby the common shape of our everyday objects. We are invited to reinterpret their use, function and interaction. Ever since we put, set, turn, combine, place and sort the things that surround us. Sinus is dedicated to that pleasure. Two tables, one made of wood and the other made from metal have sinus shaped table tops. They are displayed with complementary forms that fit into each other. Here wood meets metal meets porcelain meets foam meets plastic. The change of perspectives enjoyably rouses our everyday habits and breaks with rarely challenged patterns.


year: 2018 ongoing
product: furniture, accessories
material: wood, porcelain, various
size: 61x63 cm, 58x60 cm




SABLONO

A process management application for construction projects







At large construction sites many people often work on different services at the same time. To make this huge planning and coordination effort easier, the Sablono Onsite software enables the user to collectively and in real time document the progress of a construction site on a central platform.

The project was initiated during the research framework ‘Usetree Staffellauf 2014’.


our work:
ui | ux, redeisgn, use cases, icon design, visual design, usability testing, conceptual design, hifi & lofi prototype, information architecture optimisation






KISURA

Stylist tool for curated shopping






Too much choice and too little time - especially working women facing with this problem when it comes to putting together an outfit suitable for an occasion. For this purpose, the personal online shopping platform Kisura offers the solution: With the help of stylists, tailor-made outfits are combined for the customer and sent to her for viewing.
In frames of a research project conducted by Usetree and a cross university partnership with the TUB (Human Factors) and UDK (Interactive Systems), Green Thumb was tested in  it's Usability of the Software, to generate requirements and new designs by the teams of TUB and UDK. The Redesign were immediately implemented to be tested again. 


our work:
ui | ux, redeisgn, use cases, icon design, visual design, usability testing, conceptual design, hifi & lofi prototype, information architecture optimisation





GREENBOX

A mobile application for gardening



The StartUp ‘Grüner Daumen’ provides suggestions for own’s garden and balcony, gives care tips and allows to create patches online, which can be shared with friends.

Here erveybody can become a creative gardener without having a green thumb or only limited experience in planting.

In frames of a research project conducted by Usetree and a cross university partnership with the TUB (Human Factors) and UDK (Interactive Systems), Green Thumb was tested in  it's Usability of the Software, to generate requirements and new designs by the teams of TUB and UDK. The Redesign were immediately implemented to be tested again.


our work:
ui | ux, redeisgn, use cases, icon design, visual design, usability testing, conceptual design, hifi & lofi prototype, information architecture optimisation







THE ROASTERY

 

A platform for coffee lovers







TheRoastery. is a platform for small and medium sized coffee roasters and coffee lovers. In this community professionals and enthusiasts can meet, share their knowledge and offer their unique products. It aspires to become a blog and curated archive for everything arounf coffee.


our work:
ui | ux design, service, design, A/B testing, benchmark analysis, lofi prototype






CIRCULAR RADAR

An analysis tool for circular economy products and services







Understanding circularity is becoming more challenging.
It means to interconnect many different,
complex and even unclear systems.
Minor mistakes can lead to an totally inefficient or
even opposed effect than desired.
In order to gain a clear overview and facilitate the decision making process we developed a Circular Radar.
The tool can be applied at different stages of project development,
either for creational purpose in the beginning or evaluational at the end of a process.


year: 2019 ongoing
involved: EU, ESF, beBerlin, UdK





CIRCULAR FRAME

A case study for circular product-service systems







What if every product would be designed in conjunction with a matching circular business model?
This study reveals a full product-service system developed to create a closed loop for the shelving system FRAME.
It focuses on the fusion of the necessary design guidelines, enabling an efficient cycling of the used raw materials, with a viable business-model and supply and logistic chain.


year: 2018
involved: EU, ESF, beBerlin, UdK







C2C DESIGN KIT

A toolkit for Cradle to Cradle inspired product design








The Cradle to Cradle model by M. Baumgart and W. McDonough describes the radical changes needed to achieve closed loop cycle.
With the Cradle to Cradle How-to design Kit we present a hands on tool meant to accompany the design process and outline possible approaches for the creation of a C2C inspired product.

year: 2018
involved: C2C e.V. Berlin


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