During a 1-week project at the FH Potsdam we visualized the first ascending of the K2 mountain in 1954. We picked out the most interesting milestones of the expedition and recorded a fictional diary from Ardito Desio's perspective, the leader of the Italian expedition.
“When used right, technology will save us and let everybody enjoy life effortlessly. Let’s make this transition as smooth as possible — exploring small & big challenges, harmonizing physical & digital worlds while having lots of fun.”
Nickname: Tito. German-Nicaraguan. Mexican. Designer & maker.
Hamburg, Mexico City, León, Berlin. Mitte. Afraid of the end of the universe. Optimist. Team sports. Board games. HALO splitscreen. Lego. Research first. Share. Direct. Pragmatic. Design Thinker. Food. Sweets. Coyolitos. Rojita. Coke. Guacamole. Slow closing toilet seat. Cactuses. Dragon Ball. Spongebob. Craftsmanship. Whiteboard.
Superclock is an internet-connected clock that shows you when your next train is coming. The ceramic spheres are configured to monitor a specific public transportation line: once a sphere is positioned on the clock face, it will move, signalling the next departure.
Co-creator: Emanuele Libralato
The Berliner Box is a modular and versatile box. It has 45° miters on the top and on the bottom so they can be stacked and rotated to all four sides, creating shelves and room dividers. The box also has the perfect size for vinyls and office folders. Currently working on a CNC version.
Every year the Bertelsmann Foundation publishes the “Social Justice Index”. The cross-national survey comprises 27 quantitative and eight qualitative indicators, each associated with one of the six dimensions of social justice: 1) poverty prevention, 2) equitable education, 3) labor market access, 4) social cohesion and non-discrimination, 5) health, and 6) intergenerational justice.
We wanted to bring this data back to where it came from. We wanted to confront and disrupt people from their daily routine with simple facts. Therefore we chose specific places matching the different data sets. E.g. the amount of healthy life years in a park, share of women in parliaments next to the chancellery, young people not employed nor in participating in education as a graffiti …
Co-creators: Merle Ibach, Mario Klemm, Thomas Miebach, Philipp Strixner-Weber
Carbon Works is a manufactory in the heart of Berlin producing high quality carbon pieces for cars, technical equipment, skis, snowboards as well as packaging and furniture design. During the second year of my graphic design apprenticeship at the Lette-Verein I had the opportunity to develop a complete redesign.
» Tito is, from all of my friends, the one who’s most passionate about his work. It’s usually hard to talk without him interrupting because he has a new idea. He will open his eyes until they’re about to pop out and then shout into the conversation “Guys, guys… I have an Idea! Imagine…”. This usually happens while trying some new restaurant in the neighbourhood. We are both passionate about good food, especially tacos. Although I wouldn’t say Tito nourishes himself from food. He just needs crazy ideas and projects to stay alive. He would probably need 100 Lives to achieve all of the 178.200.473 projects that are on his bucket list. But the thing that amazes me the most, is that all of his projects always have the goal of making people happy. Whether it is by trying to make their lives a little less complicated or just by paying attention to details that others underestimate. This guy is just full of surprises. «
» I met Tito 2011 when he was 19 years old and the youngest participant at the Global Service oam in Berlin. Despite his young age, he was blending in with the other much more experienced professional designers, design thinkers and innovation experts, because of his curiosity. He became the first employee of our company Fuxblau when we founded it in 2013. Tito is an extremely curious and open-minded person. He is eager to learn new tools and methods and highly motivated to acquirsee new skills. Although Tito works as a user experience and service designer in our company, we also highly value his skills as a maker and tinkerer. «
» Tito is my most beautiful gift to myself: a tall young man, a mirror image of his father, cheeky and charming. Wonderful he did not become a moral coward despite both parents’ ego trips but flourished into a restless and determined mind. At times he brings me to the point of despair when he tries to make me happy at any price or get me enthusiastic about his newest ideas demanding long discussions. But I feel instantly reconciled once he asks me for advice or just gives me a hug. A lovable tormentor! «