Barefoot College

Barefoot College is a non-governmental organization that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities since the 1960’s. With the objective of making self-sufficient and sustainable communities, these ‘Barefoot solutions’ include the delivery of Solar Electricity, Clean Water, Education, Livelihood Development, and Activism. With a geographic focus on the Least Developed Countries, they believe strongly in Empowering Women as agents of sustainable change.
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My 3D Sculptris Monster

For years I have been drawing monsters and despite my love for them as 2 dimensional creations I have always dreamed of bringing them to life. I meet Nicolai from Fab Lab on the Science Hack Day in Berlin 2 weeks ago. The Fab Lab an open digital fabrication studio. Thanks to the help of Nicolai, I have the chance to see my monsters in 3D: I sketched my first 3D Monster in Sculptris, that allows to create organic forms pretty intuitively. This is a personal project of mine, so in May 2014 watch this space for the fruits of this venture … 3D printer here I come!

Global Sustainability Jam in Hamburg

The idea to take ideas out of our minds and bring them to the table and make them tangible. I met some awesome people with great ideas in a fun and social setting. We had a lot of fun discussing sustainable solutions for shared houses, to reconnect young and old people, to help parents with their kids and to learn from one another.

Secret Theme Video, Global Sustainability Jam 2013

The Global Sustainability Jam is a worldwide non-profit creative event where groups of people in dozens of cities across the globe spend 48 hours building prototype services, products and initiatives around a shared secret theme simultaneously.
This video is used by local Jams to open the Jam and to reveal the secret theme.
Thanks to Mauro Rego, International Gentleman Jammer, who made this year’s film!

Evolution of monsters

Science Hack Day 2013 – Berlin. With science and designers combined the most „monstrous“ monster is created. Axel and I used the method of evolution to sort it out. We proved in the end that the result can produce the most „monsterious“ monster ever… That’s science for you.

Science Hack Day Berlin

The first Science Hack Day in Berlin/Germany came to pass and it was a roaring success! 50 attendants, over 12 projects. We saw collaborations and dialogue between scientists in different fields. Scientists and people from the tech world is exactly what everyone hoped for… and we won the audience award!!


Since its founding in 2007, re:publica has developed from a bloggers meet-up into one of the world’s most important festivals for the digital society. During its 8th instalment in 2014 more than 5,000 guest are expected to attend.

SDN – Embedding design thinking in business – and making money…

Ask a designer what their toughest challenge is and many will say it is being asked by clients to justify a business case or return on financial investment in design before anything has been designed.
But through service design a quiet revolution may be at work; more businesses are beginning to invite designers in who can guarantee return on investment and some companies are embedding designers into their organisations, in some cases even at board level.
Read the articel.

Coding for free

Most people don’t learn to program and design for the web by reading a book. Real learning takes place when you start experimenting with code in the browser and using design concepts in a website.
As a designer, in my opinion the best way to learn is by doing. Code School opens the door to a new way of learning by combining video coding in the browser and ‚gamification‘ to make learning a new technology fun!
Learn how to code

My co-working space on facebook

See my great co-working space on facebook. How we work, what we do and who is visiting. Good times ahead – we all love to be Lofti!

Find your co-working space in facebook

Fab Lab – a lot of FUN

Those guys are an open digital fabrication studio where you can learn how to use 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC Routers, design software and electronics to make (almost) anything you want. They are part of the international Fab Lab network and offer access to a professional DIY studio and a great community of makers.

Opening Hours

If you want to work here and you can drop by Monday – Friday between 10.00 and 20.00 and on the weekend they are open from 12.00 until 18.00! If you want to use the lab outside of these ours please contact Fab Lab for an appointment.

Sustainable, innovative, effective

GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. Check out GIZ

OFFF México 2013

She rocks, she rules! AWESOME Main Titles for OFFF México 2013 by Jorinna Scherle, Enjoy!!!
A Jorinna Studio Production / Berlin 2013
Directed, Designed and Edited by Jorinna Scherle
DOP/ Photography Assistant by Jorinna Scherle and Sophie Schwarz
Music and Sound Design by Hecq
Voice Over by Nikki Thomas
Cast: Jorinna Scherle, Caroline Adam Bay, Sara Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Matteo Magnabosco, Sven Gabriel, Christoph Mushayija Rath, Sophie Schwarz, Quadro
Make up Artists by Jazemin and Zeynep Toprak

‪Creative Think Net‬

Technology and Innovation for 

Have a look.

Ocean Creatures are a great inspiration

More inspiration here.


Learn how to apply Service Design Thinking to the rapid innovation of customer experiences in multi-channel product-service ecosystems. The Executive Summer School in Berlin ‘This is Service Design Doing’ is planned July 23th – July 26th 2013. (Facilitated by the co-authors of the award-winning book: ‘This is Service Design Thinking’)
Go to the website.

Go Green or die

Double check what products you buy, where they come from and if there are any good. Go Green provides information about sustainable products. Visit Go Green.

Holzmarkt: Ein Mörchen beginnt…

Ein Stück Spreeufer nachhaltig und kreativ gestalten. Gemeinsam machen wir Mörchen wahr.Neues Leben hinter dem Tor zur ehemaligen Bar 25. Auf dem Areal, auf dem einst die legedäre Bar 25 zu Hause war, soll ein lebendiger Kiez entstehen, der Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg und Mitte verbindet. Es gibt frische Berliner Luft für neue Bäume und junge Pflanzen, reichlich Konfetti, Pauken und Trompeten. Es wird gegrillt und getanzt und für die Kinder steht ein Kettenkarussell bereit. Dr. Franz Schulz, der Bezirksbürgermeister von Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg hat ebenfalls sein Kommen angekündigt.
The unicorn is waiting for you.

I’m crazy about swing dance

See this funny Lindy Hop instruction „Groovie Movie – 1944“ and fall in love with this creative dance style.

C2C – Down The Road

Great song, springtime can come. Combining C2C, director Thomas Tyman, production by Wanda, and Richie Jackson, one of the hottest pro skater on the planet.

Executive Production : Wanda
© On And On Records (
Post Production : The Firm (

Thanks to : Richie Jackson

Blueprinting on Slideshare

Thanks to the service design Berlin team — here are the ‘Service Blueprinting’ slides from Wednesday evening including all the blueprints Go to slideshare

Service Design Drinks

Blueprinting in April. Are you ready for some ‘Service Blueprinting’ tonight? I am looking forward to meet you and exchange experiences and words with you — see you later at D.Collective! See the event.

New website is online

After some time we finished the redesign of SMSVONGESTERNNACHT. Have a look and enjoy!

‪Industrial Perception, mixed case handling‬

Se this robot organizing mail, while acting nearly like a human being. I just found it very cute, some found this robot more scary …

Green Drinks

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.

We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you’ll be made welcome. Just say, „are you green?“ and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.

Hello D.Collective

D.Collective is a coworking space in Neukölln, Berlin, for design thinkers and people who wish to work in a collaborative way.

The place is meant for those who have their own startups or ideas, as well as those who wish to join interesting projects and work in teams.

We are driven by a strong action oriented mindset and the need for implementing our ideas. Our values – interdependence, dynamic leadership and trust – are our strength; working in teams, making decisions together and supporting each other.

If you identify with our way of working and wish to join, contact us and we will tell you more about it:
Meet these great guys.

The impact HUB

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.
Get to know the impact HUB

h2]‪Parov Stelar – Booty Swing‬[/h2]Sit back and enjoy the music. From his new EP “The Paris Swing Box“.


Just another good flash mob: ‪the freeze flash mob by JOSEPHs‬

‪Service Design Network Conference Germany – I was there :)‬

The Service Design Network Germany conference is the premier Service Design event, where the global service design community comes together for face-to-face interaction and the sharing of ideas. In its fourth year, the network of business professionals, designers, and academics will come together from all over europe for two days of expert talks and community building. The theme for this years conference is

CREATING VALUE(S): Transforming individual behaviour, businesses and society through Service Design

The focus of the conference lies on the entire process of value creation, from the financial to the creation of added value for people. We will dive into the transformation of the definition of value for society, users, and employees in the service industry. With case studies and tools, these questions will be discussed.

You don’t like the way things go sometimes? Change it! helps to raise founding and creates awareness for your idea.Go and cange the world.

Learn and teach alongside passionate people to the same things as you.
We believe in collaborative learning through motivational meetings.
Share knowledge. And without risk. The meeting takes place only achieve the minimum number of members.
What would you like to learn? Making your registration, you help hold the meeting in which he believes.

Monster prototying starts!

My favorit monster just got knitted by my mum :) I love and I’m sure that there are more to come. Yeah!

OK Go – Skyscrapers

To illustrate the song „Skyscrapers“ group OK Go , director Trish Sie had the beautiful idea of staging with Moti Buchboot in various environments dancing. Very light, colorful and poetic, this clip is to be discovered later in the article on video. See the video.

Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world

Clay Shirky looks at „cognitive surplus“ — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we’re busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we’re building a better, more cooperative world.

Clay Shirky believes that new technologies enabling loose ­collaboration — and taking advantage of “spare” brainpower — will change the way society works.

SDN proudly present the theme for the Service Design Network Germany Conference 2012

WERT(E) SCHAFFEN: Transforming individual behaviour, businesses and society through Service Design
SDN invite you to submit abstracts for presentations and workshops to the Service Design Network Germany Conference 2012. Presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes, workshops no longer than 90 Minutes. Submission should be in the form of abstracts no longer than 250 words describing the content of your presentation/workshop. Please include a title for your contribution and a short bio of yourself in no longer than 100 words. The description should be suitable to be incorporated into the conference website and the program booklet. Please submit your abstract by 1st of May 2012.


TweetHaus is the fifth project for FLUX. It is a public art + ecology project focused on citizen science and interactive learning. It fosters community through the design, construction and installation of bird habitats and public pathways in urban environments.

TweetHaus expresses itself on multiple scales, using the platform of birdhouses to create an ecologically-oriented place-making experience. The project honors the interconnection of human communities and the natural world and builds an expanding network of birdhouses, pathways, public artists and citizen scientists. Grounded in our belief that art builds community and that community can build art, the first installment of TweetHaus takes place in our own backyard—Oakland, CA, starting in March 2012.

For more information.

Metropolis II by Chris Burden

A short doc about a kinetic sculpture that took four years to build. Metropolis II is a kinetic sculpture that captures “the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st-century city,“ according to creator by Chris Burden. Mini-cars drive at “240 scale miles per hour” inside a dense, abstract cityscape. It’s on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, right down the block from GOOD Worldwide HQ.

Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
Edited by Max Joseph
Cinemtography by Schulman, Joost & Van Neistat
Music by Tortoise (Ten-Day interval) & Mahogany (Windmill International A)

HARRY WEST about the three rules of innovation

Harry West is the CEO of Continuum, a global design and innovation firm. He guides the strategic direction and global growth for Continuum, the mastermind design firm behind many products and brands consumers encounter in everyday life. He travels and learns constantly to stay connected with real needs in our rapidly changing world. At HBR Blog Network he explains his three main rules to give teams the ability to innovate.

1. Manage Creative Friction

The wrong type of friction on teams makes people hate each other and hold back, but the right type gets results. How do you encourage good creative friction?

Share the experience. The whole team, including the client, work together through all steps of the ideation process from consumer learning, to analysis of possibilities, to envisioning the final idea. Working with consumers directly to understand their needs and aspirations is an especially powerful bonding experience that gives the team a common sense of purpose, and creates a shared foundation of facts and feelings.

Remove communication barriers. People communicate in different ways, so we do social styles analyses to help people understand how their teammates tend to communicate. Are they a driver, amiable, expressive or analytical? They learn that it is not that Harry is necessarily overbearing, but that he tends to lead with ideas, it is not that Susan isn’t on task, but she tends to consider people first. Once you understand why people are different, you can laugh about it — rather than get frustrated — and it becomes a way for the team to bond, rather than a reason for breakdown.

Have at it. Lock yourselves in the project room and engage in a passionate debate. The magic in innovation is to combine perception with analysis. Few people can do this alone, but a well-functioning team can be prolifically creative and sharply critical at the same time. The team as a whole acts like one open and self-aware brain that is creating and arguing with itself at the same time. The communication is fast and brutally honest and there is only one agenda.

fvf – Jessica Barensfeld and Simon Howell

Jewellery Designer and Photographer, New York, Brooklyn-Williamsburg

Through working for yourself, did your relationship to money change?
Jessie: Yeah it has a little bit. I learned to realize that there is always going to be an issue with money. Its really how you look at it.

Simon: I think both of us and our generation have been brought up in a consumer society and we are only just now, at our age realizing that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have good things in life without having a lot of money, or be constantly buying. And that is what is happening now.

Freunde von Freunden is an international interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments.