We are very happy about this short piece on Tracktile from regional television station RBB. It’s in German, but you can see our maps in action and also a little part of the work process (and of course Berlin’s main attraction 😉 )

Tracktile gets the »Best Execution« Award at #dexpo15


Our project was awarded with the »Best Execution« during the Awards breakfast. We are happy and proud about the appreciation and the positive feedback for Tracktile. This was out last day on the Microsoft Campus on Redmond and we spent the rest of our time for a little sightseeing and at the Tech Ready Party in the CenturyLink Field.

Final presentations “Inclusive Design” at #dexpo15


Today was the day we worked so hard for. All the participants of the Design Expo finally presented their projects and ideas about the topic “Inclusive Design and Technologies” in Redmond. Of course we were nervous and thrilled, but we were well prepared, als we had some run throughs with the whole Tracktile team in the morning (Thank you Richard and Andreas for your huge …

Rehearsal time!

This is the last day before our big presentation, so we had another rehearsal and technical run-through to be best prepared for the “real-deal” tomorrow. In the morning we had a rehearsal with the Design Expo jury to have a last feedback about our latest edit and how to set up our prototypes. We spent the afternoon with our Microsoft Liaisons to fine tune the …

Hello from Redmond!


Hi everybody, this is our first update from Redmond! We arrived yesterday safely in Seattle for the Microsoft Research Design Expo and had our first day in the city and on Microsoft Campus. During the next days, we will share our stories and adventures of Team Tracktile in Redmond here on in our journal. You can also keep up to date for smaller stories and pictures …

Werkschau FH Potsdam

Banner of the Potsdam Werkschau

The students of our University of  Applied Sciences Potsdam organized a big exhebition (Werkschau) with all the Design works from the last year. Of course, the Microsoft Research Design Expo class was also represented, and so was Tracktile. We displayed our prototypes in the exhebition and gave a presentation during the talks to a new and larger audience. It was a very good preparation and …

Tracktile presentation at Skype London


Our Microsoft Research Design Expo class went to London for a few days to visit the Design graduate exposition of the Royal Collage of Arts and the Skype offices. We were asked to present  Tracktile at Skype and altough we couldn’t show our big prototypes due the short noticed request, we managed to describe the idea behind the Tracktile by showing the small prototype tests, pictures and …

Laser cutting technique for Tracktile maps


We are using the remaining time until the Microsoft Research Design Expo to try out some different technologies an techniques to produce our Tracktile maps. A longer time ago, we already thought of using laser cutting to produce portable and foldable maps. First we decided against it, but we wanted to try it out anyway. We are still not convinced to use laser cutting for …