Realworld Mobile Prototyping

Realworld Mobile Prototyping

Prototype location-based services

Client Work

Service design agency IXDS was tasked to help Deutsche Telekom explore the potentials of a location based recommender service. We supported to research and build a mechanical-turk-style prototyping tool. Thereby, IXDS' client was able to evaluate the concept, without any need to invest into building complex infrastructures and recommender algorithms. As the work is confidential we cannot provide much visual insights. But we wrote a paper about the process.


VISLAB is transforming data and information into engaging interactive experiences: from data visualisations, to interactive exhibits, to information portals. Throughout our process: from ideation, to conception, to development, we are taking advantage of user-centered design and user research principles, trying to align innovative technological solutions with actual user needs. Beyond project conception and development, we are also consulting clients and organizing workshops on user-centered design and data visualization.

Sebastian Meier is the founder and lead of VISLAB. Sebastian has a background in Design, HCI and Data Visualisation. He teaches at HafenCity University Hamburg as a guest professsor, is one of the founders of Maptime Berlin and is heading the German Cartographic Society's commission for cartography and research.

Most of VISLAB's projects are collaborations with a network of research institutes, companies and experts across the domains of design, web-development, data science and visualisation.