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My name is Florian Wachter, I'm MA Interaction Design student at Chalmers University of Technology in sweden. Before, I studied BA Interaction Design at the Zurich University of the Arts in switzerland.

For more information about resume and qualifications look at: LinkedIn or Xing

or download my CV here


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info@florianwacher.com

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Inemuri (Bachelor work)

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Inemuri (Bachelor work)

My Bachelor Thesis «I want to feel different. I want to feel like a machine.» and the practical part «Inemuri» is a discourse on the idea of the cyborg. Through my theoretical analysis of cyborgs, I could find out that we all already are cyborgs unconsciously. In the practical part I analyzed effect of being a cyborg in case of Work-Life-Balance and the related pressure to perform, which, due to my findings, inevitably affects our sleeping behavior in a negative way. To find a solution for such a Cyborg problem, I developed a Cyborg proposal. The proposal is in scale between the phenomena of sleep and is focused on the day sleep in the western world of work. The proposal make use of the Japanese tradition of Inemuri, which has a completely different perspective on the day sleep of the hard-working individual, in conjunction with technology attached to the human body. The Inemuri is not only a healthy, but also a performance enhancing practice for existing in the present meritocracy. The finale and exhibited prototype of my proposal is a Coat, which makes it possible to sleep at different locations. The Shape of the coat makes it easy to fall in sleep in public. The integrated neck cushion supports the sleep in horizontal and sitting position. The sleeping process will be accelerated with build in technologies, like „binauralem Sounds“ for a getting tired very fast. At the end a light clock interrupts the sleep after 30 minutes for a soft awakening.



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The Cyborg Experience (Bachelor thesis)

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The Cyborg Experience (Bachelor thesis)

The Cyborg Experience is an project about if a NFC-Chip implant makes me a cyborg.

This experience is a part of my bachelor thesis in Interaction Design at the University of Arts Zurich.





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ArgoFuse (Competition)

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ArgoFuse (Competition)

Argofuse is a ten-layer laminate, which generates electricity under pressure, vibration, and deformation. A piezoelectric crystal was pressed in between two aluminum-made plates. By deformation, pressure, and vibration the aluminum panels conduct the generated electricity outward. From there, the electricity can be used effectively. either by users such as LEDS or sensors.
Field of application; -Smart panels -Doors with knock sensors -Floors with pressure sensors -Floors with emergency lighting

Link: ArgoLite Innovationswettbewerb 2015

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MediLOG

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MediLOG

MediLOG is an interactive app for the support of a daily consumption of medication. In addition, MediLOG compares recorded preparations concerning compatibility and the user will be warned, in case of an incompatibility of preparations. MediLOG is an app for all ages who frequently use Smartphone. The Design uses objects from the real world, adapted in a digital way. For example: If a patient manually pushes pills out of the tablet blister, the same procedure happens digitally within the app. Some of the functions are: Medilog has a digital pill box with an attached clock. You can compile all your pills together with a daily consumption reminder. With MediLOG you will never forget your medication and your different medication will always be compatible.


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Ramona Barfuss

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Ramona Barfuss

Ramona Barfuss is a Ceramic Artist from Switzerland currently working at KH Wurtz in Denmark.

We met each other at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland when she was studying Industrial Design.

Early in her studies, she already designed ceramic dishes with great passion and after various successes with her work, she decided to go for it as a fulltime job. She built up a brand called “barfuß“, and for that, she asked me to help creating a website. Therefore, I designed and programmed a website for her on which we both are very proud of.

Website Link: ramonabarfuss.com

Now, Ramona even went one step further and moved to Denmark to produce ceramics with the famous Scandinavian manufacturer KH Wurtz, but at the same time she keeps her own brand "barfuß“ running.

I am very happy to see what she has accomplished so far following her passion, and I am glad that I was able to help her on her way. For the future I wish her all the best and I am curious what the next years will hold for her.

Go Ramona!

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weave Magazine Cover (Competition)

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weave Magazine Cover (Competition)

In the year of 2013 a cover design for the moths February and March was searched in line with a pitch for the “WEAVE Magazine” (now “Page”) at the ZHdK. The theme of that cover was “storytelling for start-ups”.

My design including the “Mandelbrot Rotation Grafik” (“Almond-bread rotation graphics”) was voted 1st place and therefore printed and published. The WEAVE cover illustrates an (rotating 3D/2D) almond-bread-portion. This portion represents the behavior of regenerative systems. These systems can be used for developing and testing new methods to describe and analyze such systems. If this will be useful is unknown. Sooner or later, however, the use remains to be seen. The “baptism of fire” is the only option for testing this business-model.

Links: www.page-online.de

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Rethcaw

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Rethcaw

The project Rethcaw is highly artistic but yet inspired by programming and technology. The development was the following: A video consists of various pixels, which vary in colour and contrast. This data can be interpreted independently from the content of the video. Now the question arose, how an amount of information of this magnitude could be presented. I converted the pixel data in real time into a numeric format. This raw data is then put in pixels, and movable, three-dimensional rooms were created. Now, I was able to move within these three-dimensional rooms in real-time. Hence, it is possible to experience videos in a completely new manner.

The Project Rethcaw was published as the idea of the year 2015 on “Arte Creative” and can be viewed on: rethcaw


Das Buch zum Projekt: The Video Visualization


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Armin Brenner

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Armin Brenner

Armin Brenner is a graphic designer, who studied and graduated at the “HFG Schwäbisch Gmünd” in 2015. Since then, he is working as a typographer at “new-letters.de”. This website comprises various operations of his studies as well as operations of his own motivation and creativity.

Link: Portfolio Website Armin Brenner

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VICI

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VICI

Vici is an fictitiously futuristic wearable for spatial perception. The device measures the pulse of the wearer and send this data to all Vici devices nearby. Vici makes this data audible but the volume varied of the distance between the Vici devices. Vici should give you an new sense of recognize your human enhanced environment.

This project was realized in cooperation with: Florian Wachter (IAD), Lorena Strohner (IAD)


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Pirlo Magazine

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Pirlo Magazine

The “Pirlo Magazine” is a photography magazine, which publishes pictures of private archives. On behalf of the “Pirlo Magazine” as well as in cooperation with Badesaison, we designed and implemented a website for the Magazine.

Link: Pirlo Magazin Website

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home. (Competition)

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home. (Competition)

«Home» is a concept based on the premise of future work behavior which explores the central issue of the new work era: the isolation of the digital nomad. «Home» creates a digital environment to endure the nomad's loneliness through technology. It includes the idea of an individually designed room which merges the real and the digital perception.


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ZHdK Smile

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ZHdK Smile

The installation “SMILE!” plays with the border between absurdity and pleasure. People have fun, because they have to. The pleasure, the laughter is the “entry ticket”. A constant (few seconds) fake smile activates a camera. The picture of the smiling person is being used as a mask within the projection, restricts the view of the happening and overlays it. The scenes behind it are blurry, cloudy and fragmentary – incomprehensible memories. Only fragments of a memory as well as the smile are remaining.

The installation was realized in cooperation with Matthias Kappeler.



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ZHdK Toni Heart

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ZHdK Toni Heart

“Toni Heart” was a module within the framework of the 4th semester at the ZHdK. The topic of that module was “soft architecture” with “soft actuators”, which were planned, designed and produced of silicone. In order to create a movement of the “soft actuators”, air-compressors were used.

A team of six interaction designers (including myself) consulted the planning and implementation of the project. My particular task within the project was the planning of the “soft actuators” as well as the technical implementation of the electronic pumping system with electronic control elements (Arduino). Besides that, I designed various valve assemblies for blowing off the air out of the “soft actuators”.

This project was realized in cooperation with: Nora Geiler (IAD), Mona Neubauer (IAD), Thomas Schertenleib (IAD), Nicol Schulthess (IAD) and John Wittmer (IAD).


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Jamigo

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Jamigo

“JAMIGO” is a system consisting out of three interactive instruments, which only work if they are located directly next to each other. This work deals with the question of: what kind of feeling evolves if people are interacting with each other.

The thesis: If there is an interaction, a form of energy evolves, is being created by us – the designers. We named this energy: “social energy”. “JAMIGO” is supposed to not only induce, but also portray that energy. “JAMIGO” provides the opportunity of interacting in a very easy and intuitive way. Besides that, it provides the capability to be used as a communication mean, which could be used by autistic children or dementia patients.

This project was realized in cooperation with: Marco Eehrenmann (IAD) and Thomas Schertenleib (IAD).

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Le Corbusier Stuttgart

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Le Corbusier Stuttgart

This project is about a “triple-photograph-series” of the “Le Corbusier Haus” in the Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart. This photograph-series expresses the forms and color selection and specification of the Le Corbusier using the example of the “Weissenhofsiedlung Stuttgart”.

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Schauspielhaus Zürich

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Schauspielhaus Zürich

Within the project “real fake”, which was realized in cooperation with the “Schauspielhaus Zürich”, I created and produced masks for one of their plays.

The masks were designed to mirror the geometric abstract shape of the person, who wears it. In order to realize that, I took 360° photographs of the heads of the actors, digitalized and printed these heads in an oversize format. With this process, multifaceted masks of the actors in an oversize format were developed, which were worn by the actors within their play.

Link: Schauspielhaus.ch