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Karin Fischnaller

  • #NICETOMEETYOU

  • #NICETOMEETYOU

  • #NICETOMEETYOU

  • #NICETOMEETYOU

    We currently create a platform to provide people with the opportunity to share their stories and thoughts about meeting people from other countries and cultures, especially refugees. The foreign causes fear as long as it remains unfamiliar. Our aim is to use our capabilities of our mixed team made up of designers, lawyers and thinkers to fight against racism and xenophobia.

    #nicetomeetyou gives you a chance to evaluate your views after new experiences and contacts. Everyone is invited to post a story and to speak up!

  • What designers do

  • What designers do

  • What designers do

  • What designers do

  • What designers do

    What do communication designers actually do? How do they spend their time on an average workday? How do they develop ideas?

    This research project looks at the divergence between the designer’s self-perception and the perception of others about designers. It shows both views at the same time: an interior view from the designer’s perspective and an exterior view from the non-designer’s perspective. Where do these views collide and where do the opinions converge? What do they expect from each other?

  • Where we stand

  • Where we stand

  • Where we stand

  • Where we stand

  • Where we stand

    Where do we stand? The exhibition shows the results of the critical self-reflection about what we want to do as designer.

    I focused on the question about aesthetic measure according to a formula by the mathematician George David Birkhoff: M = O/C, where M is aesthetic measure or value, O is aesthetic order, and C is complexity. In other words, Birkhoff put a high aesthetic value on orderliness and a low one on complexity. Beauty increases as complexity decreases. Where are the limits?

    “Order communicates contents in a structured manner”. In supermarkets order is omnipresent but still reserved. Order allows human beings to act autonomously. Some of these systems of order have been transformed into fonts.

  • Me in London

  • Me in London

  • Me in London

  • Me in London

    Some years ago, I stayed five months in London to attend some internships, to further develop my skills and to gain new experiences. While I was there, I collected the receipts regarding all types of expenses to reproduce and track my stay. What does the data reveal?

    I transformed my monetary diary into a game. As in the popular phone snake game, the gamer is able to explore the city by moving around the game character. I subsequently was able to analyse and understand my time in a foreign city. Not only collected cellular data does show you where you have been.

  • Google 2011

  • Google 2011

  • Google 2011

  • Google 2011

    In 2011 about 1.7 billion people used the Google search engine. That’s one out of every five people of the world population. The website has been visited 720 billion times a day; therefore the search keys reflect the interests of a great mass of people.

    Which citizen showed their interest in what topic at a certain moment in time? What was the search behaviour like in 2011? The digital data visualisation gives answers to these questions.

  • 20plusX

  • 20plusX

  • 20plusX

  • 20plusX

    In October 2014, following the great success of the 20plusX Typography Symposium held in April 2011 a group of students brought forward the second event: 20plusX Summer School under the theme “Work and Play” – an inspirational space for creativity and productivity.

    The summer school started with inspiring talks held by Holger Jacobs/Craig Sinnamon (Mind Design, London), Tom Ising (Herburg Weiland, Munich) and the photographer Jörg Koopmann (Munich). On the following workshop days the participants created interesting results that were presented at the closing exhibition.