Hey I'm Julian

I'm 21 years old and currently studying interaction design in my fourth semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Schwäbisch Gmünd. I enjoy long cooking sessions with family & friends. To find balance I like to go for a hike or bouldering with my sister.

Why Design?

Desire to learn

I have always been enthusiastic about many different thematic fields. In school, I had the ambition to dig into every subject until I felt that I really understood it. I didn't just want to simply learn the content by heart, but rather fully understand the interrelationships behind the subject matter.

Interaction Design

With interaction design, I have found a discipline that allows me to combine my broad interest and curiosity with my creative streak to develop solutions to problems of all kinds in ever new areas.

How I design

Solving problems at the core

I design to solve problems. In doing so, I aim to develop sustainable solutions that get to the core of the problem. That's why I never look at a problem in isolation, but always consider the whole context. I don't hesitate to question the status quo in order to implement the best possible solution.

Systematic approach

Every project is different. Thanks to my systematic and problem-specific approach, I am able to tailor each process to the requirements of the problem at hand. In doing so, I rely on my experience-based intuition, my skillset of methods and my set of tools. I know how to put myself in the users' position in order to design emphatically. From the theoretical research and conception phase to the concrete implementation of interface details, I have high qualitative standards throughout the entire process.

Open-minded

I always approach my project-partners with openness and interest – both in an international and interdisciplinary context. In doing so, I am happy to expand my understanding of design through the exchange with others.

Freetime

format+

For the past three semesters, I have been part of the organisational team of format+ (the first, purely student-organised, digital design magazine at a German university). My main tasks are the planning and correction of articles, as well as the communication with the authors and editors.

Leonberg Youth Committee

In addition to my work at the university, I have been advising the Leonberg Youth Committee for the past three years. I take on conceptual and creative tasks. In 2020 a small team and I managed the entire conception, planning and implementation of the digital youth forum.

Engenhart Design

In September 2020, I had the privilege of supporting Marc Engenhart in organising the dai conference, which explores the role of artificial intelligence in design. 

Things I'm currently thinking about

Unconditional basic income

How will the idea of work change under the aspect of AI?

The role of design in politics? What might "political prototyping" look like?

Citizens' councils are a brilliant idea!

Is vertical farming the solution to the food question of the future? Or is a more sustainable solution like permaculture needed?

What could an alternative economic system look like? Is the Economy for the common good a good alternative?

Let's think in utopias again! (Utopia for realists)  Good utopias are, like a design process: You have a rough ideal goal in mind and on the way there you notice what works and what doesn't and adjust the course accordingly. This kind of course adjustment can be spun almost endlessly...You never reach your goal. Indeed the goal is continuous improvement

We need a new education system! What could that look like? And how could the transformation be designed?

Tools make it possible to carry out tasks and at the same time limit us enormously

How will designers and artificial intelligence work together in the future? How will our tasks change?

Idea: Problem conservation theorem: The sum of all problems in a system is constant. Problems do not disappear, but can only be transformed into other forms of problems.

With the help of disruptive design, problems should be tackled at the root

Niklas Luhmann's Systems theory is absolutely fascinating and crazy

I believe that the concept of purely user-centred design is obsolete. It should rather be about looking at problems holistically in their overall system and creating the best possible user experience within this framework, taking all factors into account. (-> mindful messaging: The long-term common good through the best possible current user experience of the individual)

Solidarity Agriculture as a part of the sharing economy