Hi, I am Olivier, a designer and technologist. I am passionate about experiences on the verge between digital and physical.

——————— Currently I am studying MFA Design & Technology at Parsons in New York City. Previously I was working at IDEO.

On the side, I build blokdots together with Christoph Labacher and Marcus Paeschke.

Feel free to say hello!

Six Sides

Six Sides

[2021]

— an art project that thinks about space, especially in times of working at home

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Kaboom

Kaboom

[2021]

— A digital, online variant of the card game, my friends and I are often playing.

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FlipDot Communicator

FlipDot Communicator

[2020]

— The FlipDotCommunicator is a device for distant socializing. In these times of high paced, direct digital communication, it is a reminder of the physical and the momentariness. It is a tool to embrace non-explicit communication.

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Agenda App

Agenda

[2020]

— A simple tool, to help keeping track of time during meetings. With Nicki Schaefer and Hans Heusterberg.

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Lamp to portal

The Legend Of Lamp

[2020]

— a small autobiographical bitmap game from the perspective of my lamp

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Stamp Cam Example 2

Stamp Cam

[2020]

— a simple P5 sketch, allowing to “stamp” images using your camera

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LittleBigPrinter

LittleBigPrinter

[2020]

— the fax machine for millennials

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C.O.W. 牛 — 3d model

C.O.W. 牛 — 3d model

[2019]

— a C4D model and tiny animation for a video

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blokdots software

blokdots

[2019]

— a simple to use software to build interactive hardware prototypes without writing a line of code.

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Dear Data Card

Dear Data

[2018]

— Nikolas Klein and I did an experiment by copying the famous “Dear Data” project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec

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Open Data Cam

Open Data Cam

[2018]

— a d.i.y. case for a traffic counting camera. Made for moovel-lab.

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blokdots

blokdots [Bachelor Thesis]

[2017]

— an intuitive hardware prototyping tool

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London Underground

London Underground

[2017]

— a data visualisation based on the entries and exits of each underground station

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medoo

medoo

[2017]

— a physician-patient communication platform. With Max Mertens and Janis Walser-Cofalka

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VÄVA Hero

VÄVA

[2016]

— A bed that travels alongside you—collapsed as small as a suitcase, set up without tools.

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Hamburg Icons

Hamburg Icons

[2015]

— a couple of icons I made when I did my internship semester in Hamburg. They represent elements that were important for me during my time in this city.

Exhibtion system at Fraunhofer IPA

pex

[2015]

— a cardboard exhibition system. Photo by Thomas Müller.

GTS Hero

GTS iMapla³

[2015]

— a human machine interface for magnet excavators. With Mathis Burmeister.

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Infusion and Syringe Pump

Infusion and Syringe Pump

[2015]

— a redesign of typical infusion pumps as a holistic medical design project.

cube

cube

[2015]

— an abstract shape to understand 3 dimensional design a little better.

yellow

yellow

[2014]

— an abstract shape that represents the adjectives light and fizzy. Together with Thomas Müller.

cajongo

cajongo

[2013]

— a cajon that is meant to be used while walking


Professional Experience

  • 2017 Jul - ongoing - Co-Founder of blokdots
  • 2021 Oct - ongoing - Research Assistant Designed Realities Studio, New York City, NY, USA
  • 2018 Sep - 2020 Aug - Interaction Designer IDEO, Munich, DE
  • 2018 Jun - 2018 Jul - Freelance Interaction Designer dps, Munich, DE
  • 2018 May - 2018 Jun - Freelance Interaction Designer IDEO, Munich, DE
  • 2017 Aug - 2018 Apr - Freelance Interaction Designer Interaktionswerk, Munich, DE
  • 2015 Aug - 2015 Dec - Industrial Design Internship f+s design, Hamburg, DE
  • 2014 Aug - Webdeveloper WDM, Munich, DE
  • 2013 Apr - 2015 Apr - STROKE Artfair, Munich and Berlin, DE
  • 2013 Jan - ongoing - Independent Web Developer, Munich, DE
  • 2013 Jan - 2013 Mar - Industrial Design Internship Tulp, Munich, DE
  • 2012 Oct - 2012 Nov - Industrial Design Internship designgruppe Frank, Munich, DE
  • 2012 Sep - 2012 Oct - Interaction Design Internship, byte-box, Munich, DE

Education

Exhibitions

Awards and Nominations

Talks

  • 2020 Nov - "Gestaltung, Problemlösung, Strategie", with Nicki Schäfer, HfG, Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE
  • 2019 Jun - blokdots, brooklyn js, New York, USA
  • 2018 Jun - blokdots, IDEO, San Francisco, USA
  • 2018 May - blokdots, Figma, San Francisco, USA
  • 2018 Apr - blokdots, IDEO, Munich, DE
  • 2018 Feb - blokdots, Popuplabor BW, Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE
  • 2018 Feb - blokdots, Designit, Munich, DE
  • 2018 Jan - blokdots, Designit, Copenhagen, DK
  • 2017 Jul - blokdots, Intuity Media Lab, Stuttgart, DE

Teaching and Workshops