they know.org - mass surveilance

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Interaction design & data visualization

Hey. I'm an interaction designer and data visualization specialist based in Berlin. I’m curious about how to improve our life by user centered design and data visualization.

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Selected Projects

  • Dataviz / Interaction Design
    Comparing Cites

    Comparing Cites

    Learn more about a unknow city with the help of your own experience

    Supervision by

    Prof. Boris Müller, Dorit Mielke & Markus Ort (Here Maps)

  • Critical Design / Dataviz
    they-know.org - a fictional surveillance interface

    they-know.org

    A fictional surveillance interface to inform about mass surveillance. www.they-know.org

    Supervision by

    Prof. Boris Müller, Prof. Dr. Marian Dörk

  • Dataviz / Information Design
    Dataviz for ZEIT ONLINE

    Dataviz for ZEIT ONLINE

    A selections of information graphics and data visualisation for German online newspaper ZEIT ONLINE

    Cooperation with

    Sascha Venohr, Paul Blickle, Julian Stanke

  • Dataviz / Challenge
    The Meteorite Hunt

    The Meteorite Hunt

    The visualisation analyses the existing imbalance between where meteorites have been found and who is interested in doing research on them

  • Physical Dataviz
    SMS to Paper Airplanes

    SMS to Paper Airplanes

    Visualizing my long distance relationship through paper air planes

    Supervision by

    Jens Wunderling

A short

Professional Profile

portrait christian laesser
  • Work experience

    After starting my career as a bank clerk, I worked several years as a web developer and interaction designer. Right now, I’m a Senior Interaction Designer at MING Labs in Berlin. Previously, I had the chance to design interactive data visualisations at ZEIT ONLINE and I gained knowledge through internships at SQUARE in New York City and San Francisco, Interactive Things in Zurich and Strukt in Vienna.

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  • Clients

    I had the pleasure to work with great clients from small energetic startups to well established enterprises within the retail, banking, insurances or consulting field while working at MING Labs. I just want to mention Adidas, Bertelsmann, Bosch, DataSpark, GfK, Swisscom, Universal Music and Vodafone.

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  • Awards

    german design award finalist
    • 2016

      German Design Award 2016 (Finalist Newcomer)

    • 2014

      • The Best Bachelor Thesis of 2014 (Interface design in government surveilance between fiction and reality)
      • Axel Springer Preis für junge Journalisten — (3rd Place - Internet for 100 Millionen at zeit.de with Paul Blickle)
      • Malofiej Bronze - Features (for Modeindustrie at zeit.de)
      • Malofiej Bronze - Breaking News (for Wählerwanderung at zeit.de)
    • 2013

      dpa-Infografik-Awards — 2nd Place interactive (for Wählerwanderung at zeit.de (with Ole Häntzschel))

    • 2012

      Winner Visualizing.org Challenge (112 Years of Olympic Games)

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