My name is Christoph Labacher and I am a Designer at Atelier Disko in Hamburg.
I grew up near Tübingen, a small town in southern Germany, and went to university right after I finished school. I didn’t want to wait any longer, because since I became interested in design when I was 14 I was looking forward to thinking about it all day long. Studying Interaction Design has been exactly as amazing as I hoped it would be.
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I like well-crafted structures and thoroughly thought-through designs.
Good design starts with a structure that is concise, consistent and predictable. One that is appropriate for the data it represents and reliable for the users. A design has to function in all possible cases and if in question the user is always right.
I enjoy developing ideas and concepts that consider long-term use rather than just a first impression.
Being fun to use and nice to look at is only one quality of interfaces. While this is certainly important I think it is even more important that the joy of use doesn’t fade once you get to expect the delightful moments. An interface has to be suited for long-term, sometimes daily use and continue to be full of value.
I believe in agile methods and prototyping.
I don’t think you can design something that is dynamic, nonlinear and user-centered by looking at static screenshots. An interface concept has to be tested on-device and then be redefined over and over again, because too often your first assumptions are wrong.
I like to design using Sketch and the CS-Suite (mostly Photoshop and InDesign, sometimes Illustrator and AfterEffects).
I’m a bit of a workflow nerd – my favorite workflow enhancements are Markdown and Git.
If you have lots of time: I wrote an extensive essay about my toolbox on Medium (10 minute read).
Steilshooper Straße 264
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|1995||Born in Tübingen|
|2000 – 2013||Primary and Secondary School in Dusslingen|
|2013 – 2017||
Studying Interaction Design (B.A.) at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Intern at Smart Design, London
Intern at precious design studio, Hamburg
Completed B.A. in Interaction Design
|Since October 2017||
Interaction Designer at Atelier Disko, Hamburg
These are the projects presented on this portfolio – click on one of them to get to a case study or go to a random project. You can also go to the overview.