Short interview I gave to D&AD where I explain some of the thinking that went in to creating this years student design brief for the BBC. The brief centers around the idea of Live, and how this translates in to an environment that is fully digital, social and participatory – taking a traditional broadcasting convention and re-imagining it for the modern world.
Slides and my notes after the jump.
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ASHA created by Anders Højmose, Martina Pagura and my self is up for an INDEX. Long way to go yet, but you can give it a “like” and nudge over at INDEX´page. Amazing!
ASHA is – in short – an experimental application for the iPhone, that uses simple bluetooth technology and human relay-based interaction to gather information about survivors in a disaster situation. There is a longer description and a concept description of what it does on on the INDEX link above + one here if they eventually pull down the link.
Following my final exam at CIID, I was asked by Mike Albers, Head of Service Design & Delivery at BBC if I could be interested in joining the Beebs. Long story short, I accepted (obviously!) and can now call myself Senior Service Designer at Future Media & Technology, BBC. Exciting times ahead!
Sadly this also marks the end of roughly 5 years of employment at e-Types. There is no doubt in my mind, that I owe an enormous amount of my skill-set and outlook to my extremely smart and able colleagues at e-Types. Colleagues who over the years became friends and something very akin to family. So a heartfelt and slightly soppy and bleary-eyed thanks from me, even as I struggle with the move to London, figuring out how to cope with a gi-normous and utterly amazing new organizations, new colleagues and general dazed-and-confusedness:)
I´ve been spending some time running a couple of workshops for Theory & Praxis – a young cultural start-up here in Copenhagen. In short, Theory & Praxis (T&P) curate the best talks and lectures across several different genres (art, design, society, technology etc), creating a platform for people to meet, learn and share knowledge – even hosting a series of amazing lectures themselves. An excellent and much-needed initiative here in Copenhagen. The workshops that I facilitated for them revolved around getting a better feel for what T&P do and how they do it – unearthing the teams values and brand essence, while providing them with a coherent and shared strategic tool that can guide their decision making in the future.
Check out their website here
While working for Troika, I was lucky enough to go to Gijón in Spain to help setup Gijón Magnetica for the Nowhere/Now/Here, exhibition at Laboral. Sebastian, Conny and I made a short stop motion while messing around with random objects and the Electroprobes and what not. Soundtrack is sound captured from electrical objects EMF signatures – lights, refrigerators, mobile phones etc – revealing the secret language of the machines that surround us!
Read more on Troika, Gijón Magnetica and of course the ever-cool electroprobes here
I just started an interaction design program run by alumni from The Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. The next year will be spent learning everything from coding and Arduino to user-research and service design!
I´ve even learnt how to weld stuff. Manly!
Check out their blurb below and click through to the website.
“The Interaction Design Programme is a collaborative initiative between Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) and The Danish Design School (DKDS). Our aim is for students, faculty and staff to work together in a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary studio environment to co-create a new kind of education that is relevant for academia and industry.”
Image up top by Matt Cottam, founder of the awesome studio TellArt. Matt spent a week teaching us some fundamentals of interaction design.
Check out Eva Rucki and Sebastian Noel of Troika talk about The Digital Zoetrope installation for onedotzero motion arts festival in London here.
“Onedotzero commissioned Trioka to create an entire “multi-sensory identity” for the Adventures in Motion festival, consisting of printed material, a digital trailer and an installation.
Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel from Troika explain the themes that inspired their work, for example the idea that people exist in the same urban space but in completely different contexts. Their work has a strong typographical aspect, derived from breaking down the original Onedotzero logo. They expanded on this to communicate the brand and festival theme, but also used it as a way of story-telling for their final installation.
They also took inspiration from the traditional technology of a Victorian zoetrope – a cylinder containing slits with a band of images on the inside; when you spin the cylinder the images blur together to give the illusion of a moving image. Troika have created a digital version of this, a cylindrical tower with an internal light; as the cylinder rotates and the light strobes, stories of people’s lives in different cities are alternately displayed.”
Just a quick update: I am currently doing an internship with the art/design collective Troika in London. Will be back in Copenhagen for the start of the new year. Troika work in digital design, interaction, print and installations and have exhibited at MOMA, Tate and the V&A and have worked for the likes of British Airways and MTV.
Check the blurb about Troika:
Troika is a multi-disciplinary art and design practice founded in 2003 by Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel, who met while studying at the Royal College of Art in London.
With backgrounds in graphic and communication, art, product design and engineering, we develop a variety of self-initiated and commissioned projects that are both engaging and demanding to the user, from printed matter to product design and custom art installations. Our approach focuses on the contamination between the arts and design disciplines and is born out of the same love for simplicity, playfulness, and an essential desire for provocation.
Check the website here:
and what Papermag has to say about them here:
Papermag on Troika
And them on the Guardian’s shortlist of hottest UK design bureaus here
I found this rummaging around my desktop. It´s a short stop-motion I did for an internal presentation a couple of years ago. It is based on “Fragments” – a book e-Types published describing the firm and the culture, identity and inspirations in pictures rather than text. I basically just compiled it and set it to music.
The tune is by White Rose Movement; “Girls in the Back” from their debut album “Kick”. No special reason why I chose that track – just that it was stuck on repeat on the office stereo. (Sorry if I am infringing on copyright – the video has never been in commercial use.)
Press play to watch it. Have your sound enabled.