I don't know (yet). I try to remember but give me some time (to reflect) & let me tell you something (about myself).
My name is Simon. I’m currently home in Germany where I also work with a bunch of enthusiastic & smart people at the global design consultancy Designit . Together we drive for a human-shaped world. We ignite our passion to craft great (digital) products & services while helping big corporations to be braver and make a change. However still (in my humble opinion) most of the time we fail. But that’s ok.
I can’t show you most of the projects I'm working on (shout-out to all these NDA's...) but I can talk about my responsibilities (just ask )!
Usually, when I’m awake at these hours, I start to further explore some of my personal ideas & concepts, focussing around human behaviours, social & technological structures, cultural dynamics & potential futures.
I use are.na to collect my thoughts & all kind of exciting things I find on the internet and elsewhere. Feel free to collaborate on any of the topics above or get inspired by some of the articles, I currently read.
A list of articles that I read recently
I intend to always design for and with culture and I do believe that (pop) culture defines in a lot of ways where we come from, who we are & what we want to become. Sometimes to the better, sometimes to the worse.
Personally & culturally, I'm in love with music. I write about better contemporary pop music on Orange Peel – a swiss music blog I co-founded with Kilian Mutter and a bunch of cool music enthusiast & every second month I'm connecting the dots between all kinds of genres and music styles on Zurich based internet radio station GDS.FM .
What I'm listening to right now
However, more important than pop culture, I think, are dreams. They somehow define our future, our values & needs as well as what we believe in, always mixture with a bit of poetry & randomness.
I consider myself a dedicated dreamer. I dream every day, every second. Some dreams influence my ideas, speculative stories & prototypes, some dreams I try to put into a visual context that (hopefully) inspires others & some dreams I keep for myself (on purpose).
I believe, that we all have dreams (sometimes we even share similar dreams) about our very own future. A future where we will be the main actors (breath, feel & act). We can create this future (together), speculate about what could/might happen (30 years from now) & engrave a bit of ourselves (our values, opinions & visions) into tomorrow.