My name is Christoph Labacher and I am studying Interaction Design (BA) at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd in the south of Germany. I am currently in the sixth semester.
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).
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|1995||Born in Tübingen|
|2000 – 2013||Primary and Secondary School in Dusslingen|
|2013 – now||
Studying Interaction Design (BA) at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Currently in sixth semester
Intern at Smart Design, London
Intern at precious design studio, 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.