For many people, the digital world is still hard to grasp. It leaves us cognitively overwhelmed, and bodily unchallenged.
In this session Fabian will develop how our experience of the digital world is metaphorically physical and impacts on our body.
He will demonstrate ways to make us physically embrace the digital world through industrial and interaction design - by giving life to objects based on their digital presence.
Finally, he will raise the fundamental question of whether we want devices that are behaving like humans, or - worse - humans that are becoming robots.
PhD Candidate and Researcher
Design Research Lab
Young researcher, Fabian has nevertheless an impressive record, as he’s already worked for Nintendo Europe et Marvel Comics. His performance talks have been noticed and much commented on during SXSW 2012 & 2013 and TEDxBerlin, especially the one devoted to shape-shifiting cell phones. Fascinated with the non-visual communication techniques, he explores the impact of feeling, weight, touch and movement. He is now a guest professor for Interface Design at Kunsthochschule Muthesius In Kiel, Germany.
A swiss web agency that specializes in the ergonomics and design of websites, mobile apps, intranets and machine interface.
Local chapter of IxDA (Interaction Design Association), we organize monthly events to try restoring meaningful relationships between people and the products & services they use.