Filo

design for graceful obsolesence

Project | 2016

phones in the connected home

microinteractions for physical proximity

Experiments | 2015

aeroMorph

inflatable shape-change materials

Project | 2015

uniMorph

fabricating shape-changing interfaces

Project | 2015

Pneuduino

toolkit for inflatables

Project | 2015

Sensory Fiction

affective storytelling

Experiment | 2013

Klangkörper

dynamically embodying sound

Experiment | 2013

Bayer

sculptural multitouch furniture

Project | 2013

cuboino

extending analog games

Project | 2012

WILD&TAME

antropomorphic artifact

Project | 2011

Metadoors

interpreting everyday actions

Project | 2011

Echo

visualizing digital tectonics

Experiment | 2011

About

Felix is an Interaction Designer and Creative Engineer, currently working at TEAGUE. He received his Masters from the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab. Earlier he graduated in the Digital Media Program, hosted by the University of Bremen and the University of the Arts Bremen. He taught workshops, lectures, and classes at MIT, RCA London, Ars Electronica, and other occasions.

In his work, Felix creates delightful experiences, playful interactions, and novel concepts using technology. His work focusses on innovation and spans across the disciplines of art, science, design, and technology.

Employment / Education

TEAGUE

Seattle, 2015-current
Design Engineer at TEAGUE designing and prototyping novel ways of living and interacting in connected environments.

MIT Media Lab

Cambridge MA, 2013-2015
Research Assistant at the Tangible Media Group. Exploring ways of physically embodying the digital.

MESO Digital Interiors

Frankfurt, 2013
Intern at MESO Digital Interiors creating phygital exhibition experiences.

Concordia University

Montreal, 2011
Studied at the Department of Design and Computation Arts for the fall semester.

University & University of the Arts Bremen

Bremen, 2009-2012
Studied in the Digital Media Program and learned the fundamentals of Computer Science and design-oriented problem solving. Worked on science, engineering, and art projects.

Selected Press

uniMorph

Creative Applications (2016) 10 Most Memorable Projects of 2015

Gizomodo (2015) Interfaces That Curl, Wave, and Breathe Are Closer Than You Think

Designboom (2015) tangible media group develops shape shifting film for multiple purposes

Creative Applications (2015) uniMorph – Rapid digital fabrication of film shape-changing interfaces

Atmel Bits and Pieces (2015) MIT is developing shape-shifting interfaces

Pneuduino

RCA News (2015) Tangible Media Group Inflates Curiosity at the RCA

Atmel Bits and Pieces (2016) Pneuduino is a modular platform for fast prototyping of inflatable structures

SmashingRobotics (2016) Pneuduino: a Modular Platform for Controlling Airflow and Pressure

Sensory Fiction

npr (2014) Sensory Fiction: Books That Let You Feel What The Characters Do

Core77 (2014) Literary Leaps: 'Sensory Fiction' Gives Us a Reading Experience We Can Feel (and Hear)

FastCo.Design (2014) From MIT, An Interactive Book That Makes You Feel Characters' Pain

Protein (2014) Sensory Fiction

The Verge (2014) Sensory Fiction is a prototype that lets you feel a book's emotions

c|net (2014) Wearable book lets readers feel the fiction

Huffington Post (2014) 'Sensory Fiction' Uses A Vibrating Vest To Tell Stories In New Dimensions

Cuboino

CreativeApplications (2013) Cuboino is a tangible, digital extension for the marble-game Cuboro.

Gizomodo (2013) Interactive Blocks Are Sure To Lure Kids Back To Wooden Marble Mazes.

PSFK (2013) Arduino-Laden Building Blocks Add Digital Effects To Basic Games.

Atmel Bits and Pieces (2013) Cuboro goes digital with an ATtiny85.