More Design, More UX … And More Books

I know I was a little negligent of my blog in 2018 and 2019, and I didn't write nearly as much as I would have liked to. But I'm very determined to improve on this again. (As you might have noticed based on the last three articles I published in pretty quick succession before they… Continue reading More Design, More UX … And More Books

Happiness—How Does It Work?

Traurig sein hat keinen Sinn, die Sonne scheint auch weiterhin. — Farin Urlaub: "Sonne" (2005) I know, I know. Not yet another one of those "How to find happiness" articles 🙄. So why am I writing this anyway? First of all, I think that writing is probably the best way of self⸗reflection—sadly, an art that is performed way… Continue reading Happiness—How Does It Work?

why i’m a minimalist

(the funny thing is: i can't really explain why. but i'll try anyway.) i believe that there's sth. inherently beautiful to minimalistic design & content. this is what my sense of aesthetics tells me. i'd always prefer t. capote's Summer Crossing over f. schätzing's Limit, 'cause the former tells a beautiful story in 149 pages (🇩🇪 ed.) while… Continue reading why i’m a minimalist

Farewell, Leipzig!

Dear friends, as some of you already know, last year there were some complications with the extension of my PhD scholarship beyond December 31st. At the same time, I got a job offer from an augmented/virtual reality start-up in Aachen. I spent a long time thinking about all this, weighed up the pros and cons and… Continue reading Farewell, Leipzig!

My 2014 in Blogging

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog Twenty Oh Eight that went online on January 18 🙂 Click here to see the complete report. The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at… Continue reading My 2014 in Blogging

Über-Productivity in Just Three Steps

Know those guidelines for being productive that consist of "only" 20 or more rules? Keeping to-do lists, keeping anti-to-do lists, writing journals, reflecting on your day, the 50/10 rule etc. pp. ... Forget about them! Here is what I did to finish two CHI papers in the course of one weekend: Get rid of distractions: I put my… Continue reading Über-Productivity in Just Three Steps

Ecosia: Helping the environment while surfing the web has never been so easy!

Let me guess ... you're using Google for searching the web?! OK, I admit, that one was easy. I think if you bet $1 on whether someone's using Google and won, you'd probably get only 80¢ back. So what's the business model of Google's web search? They provide you with high-quality search results for free and… Continue reading Ecosia: Helping the environment while surfing the web has never been so easy!