Design


TEDxVienna Adventures:
Color with light

It does not take much to expand on everything you know about the power of visuals. Sometimes, all you need is an iPad and a projector. Sometimes, all you need is some darkness, some lights and the right tool to go on an adventure. And this is exactly what TEDxVienna […]


Coffee House Readings #16: Simple as that

For my first Coffee House Reading, I wanted to share a book with you that has taught me something different than any other book I’ve read so far: The Laws of Simplicity in Design, Technology, Business and Life by John Maeda. I’ve chosen this particular book, because I usually don’t simplify […]


Time well spent

The psychology behind your smartphone

Have you ever flipped through the pages of your phone’s home screen without even knowing what it was you had been looking for? Have you ever checked the time out of sheer boredom, forgetting it the very second you checked it? Have you ever refreshed your mail just to refresh it once again a few […]


Getting Creative in Special Places with FORWARD Festival Vienna

At this year’s FORWARD Festival in Vienna (7.-9.April) the creative industries will get together to hang out, to inspire and talk to one another, share their ideas and to connect. We had a chat with founders Othmar Handl and Lukas Kauer about their concept and innovative ideas for the festival in its […]


What if we designed the most awesome bags and T-shirts?

The preparations for What if… are running on full speed. While we, of course, get support from our sponsors, we didn’t want to miss the chance to get involved creatively. That´s why we decided to have a creative design session to create not only 1.200 What if…-branded bags for our audience but also […]


Is self-healing asphalt the new urbanism?

Cities are beautiful and have tremendous potential for constant change. Have a look to the biggest cities around the world – nothing remains the same. A new shop here. A bar closes there – another hip bar opens up. People move from one city to another through an increase in mobility; […]


The architectural rendering of life and death

Airports and train stations, hospitals and cemeteries… Places known for their bad lighting and their sad attempt to lighten up the atmosphere with some green elements in order to offer consolation to those left behind. The psychology of saying goodbye is always the same, and so is its architecture. Due […]


How to design change

The most effective method of fighting disease is prevention. Contraceptives play a vital role in the quest to overcome HIV/AIDS – and the Origami condom invented by TEDxAmRing speaker Danny Resnic could prove to be a game changer. Innovative, easy to use and supposedly even better than “regular sex”. As […]


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Hip Hop Jamming With Robots

Artificial intelligence has been so far depicted in movies as evil robots brutally taking over our planet and transforming humans into their slaves. Robots should be this scary and mean entity that once it develops further than the human intelligence, where it actually emerged from, it will definitely try to […]


City 2.0 Talks: Daniela Patti, Levente Polyak and Stefan Gruber

As we shape our cities, they shape us in return. Cities are not just conglomerations of buildings but living social networks, vibrating with life and dynamics. Pursuing the highest possible living quality within our urban environments is a task for which we all are responsible, but in order to achieve […]