DESIGN SPRINTS



A COLLECTION OF FAST WORK.
2021
Sometimes I like to design fast. One the one hand because it's
necessary, on the other hand because it can enable you to
finally start doing. After just a short time you can show your
first results. In doing so, I like to use established design meth-
ods, but also to reinvent myself and go unconventional new
ways. When I think about it, I find design sprints in my everyday
life. Depending on the topic, these sprints may take longer or
shorter. Here I present a few examples from university studies,
which try to demonstrate what I can achieve in a short time.











redesign in one hour 

 
In the second semester we had the task to design a website for a concert within one hour.

As I lived in Tbilisi, Georgia for a year, I decided to do this for the Club Bassiani. Since this is a techno club, I wanted to keep the website minimal and futuristic. Within an hour, I developed a new concept for the website. I designed the website in such a way that it is really easy to code. Although it was only a small and quick project, I wanted to share my sketch with the Bassiani. That’s how I came into contact with the management of the club. The club's website has been renewed since the project.








FACTS

2021
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Fundamentals of Design
2. Semester

TYPE

Web Design / Redesign
TOOLS

Adobe Xd
TEAM

Tim Henrik Seib










 

concept in one week 


Finding the right kindergarten is a life-changing decision for your child. In Germany, there are currently several problems in searching and applying for a place in a kindergarten. On the one hand, there is a lack of transparency. Which kindergartens are nearby? What is the parenting style of the kindergarten? And does the kindergarten have any free spots for my child? Parents have to work out these questions in a laborious way. On the other hand, there is an overwhelming variety of procedures. Depending on the location, the kindergartens application and selection criteria vary strongly. This often leaves parents overwhelmed and confused.





Process

Within one week, I developed a new concept for finding and allocating kindergarten places with an interdisciplinary team. The project stood out especially because of the comprehensive user research.  In the process, I slipped into the role of a parent and experienced the procedure myself. In parallel, we conducted interviews with those affected. This gave us a first overview of the main benefits and problems. We focused on the problems with the greatest active potential for change. The aim was to restructure and simplify the search and to strengthen equal opportunities. In this way, we were able to give both families and kindergartens more planning security.














Outcome
The final result of this week was the concept of an online platform. On the one hand, this enables parents to deal with the topic of finding a kindergarten place in a guided way. On the other hand, it assists them in finding, getting to know and applying for the right kindergarten.







FACTS

2021
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Design Methods / User Research
3. Semester

TYPE

Design Thinking
User Centered
Conceptualisation
Society / Social Change
TOOLS

Miro
Typeform
TEAM

Alina Zimmermann
Fabienne Vatter
Jannes Blobel
Joschua Rothenbacher
Tim Henrik Seib







data visualization in one month


Parcel Shipment in Berlin. The aim of this visualisation is to compare and display the effects of different scenarios on the performance of conventional delivery vans and e-cargo bikes. 

This work was a lot about dealing with form, colour and principles of order to make relationships in large datasets visible. The task was to present the data interactively without the aid of pictorial elements. Alphanumeric characters (text, numbers) should be used as sparingly as possible. So it was even more important to use colour, shape and position in a systematic way. This forced us to think parametrically. Thus, the graphic elements had to be thought flexibly so that they could take on different numerical values and meanings.

Topic
The worldwide e-commerce sector is irresistible growing year by year.

Since most products are sent by parcel, the logistics carrier is faced with new challenges. Especially the last mile operation, the final part of the parcel delivery to the customer, is overwhelmed with this increasing demand. The urban last mile, is normally executed by light diesel vans.

A possible solution for the sustainable and costeffective urban last mile, is the use of electric cargo bikes. Scientists have researched whether the advantages of the e-cargo bike outweigh the disadvantages or vice versa. The research showed that in some cases the e-cargo bike operation is more cost- efficient and environmentally profitable than a van delivery. However, there seem to be several key factors that strongly improve or worsen the performance of the e-cargo bike delivery.





Process


In the one-month process, we worked with real data from the berlin start-up fairsenden. We had received 281 Excel files with extensive lists of all influencing factors. First we created an overview by filtering via Excel and PowerPoint (Image on the left). Finally, we evaluated the data with the help of the Balanced Scorecard, a management tool that translates strategies into concrete goals and key figures. These success factors become apparent through experiments. After we had evaluated them, our goal was to visualise them clearly. We divided the whole thing into 3 areas of investigation: Process, Customers and Finances. The goal was to create a simple, clear, easily comparable and directly visible visualisation that allows direct comparison between different experiments. Until the final visualisation, the process was characterised by many variations and ileeterations.





Outcome

In the final product, you can compare the data of the experiments between diesel vans and e-cargo bikes in parcel delivery.  You can navigate between the individual experiment pages to view more detailed information. The heart of our project, is the "Summary" page. Here you can compare all available data and quickly see changes or significant differences between the experiments. This enables you to highlight success factors and thus make strategic mangement decisions more easily.












FACTS

2021
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Visualise & Simulate
2. Semester

TYPE

Data Visualisation
Scientific Research
Buisness / Balanced Scorecard
Graphics
TOOLS

Miro
Figma
Excel
Power Point

TEAM

Leonard Thillmann
Tim Henrik Seib