Philipp Schmitt is a multi-disciplinary designer interested in relationships of technology and society.

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My work revolves around design and technology as subjects instead of considering them solely as tools. I'm interested in exploring and articulating their applications and implications for the future.

I hold a BA in Interaction Design from Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Schwäbisch Gmünd and work collaboratively across disciplines, drawing from computational and speculative design, data visualization, photography and filmmaking, among others.

My work has been published in CAN, WIRED, Fast Company, Form, Zeit Online and Süddeutsche Zeitung and has been awarded at the Information Is Beatiful Awards, German Design Award and Core 77 Design Awards.

Projects were exhibited at Science Gallery Dublin (IE), Festival Images de Vevey (CH) and the IEEE VIS Arts Program in Baltimore (US). My work is included in “Hello, Robot: Design between Human and Machine” exhibitions at Vitra Design Museum, MAK Vienna and Design Museum Gent between 2017 to 2022.

Education

2016 Jul
BA in Interaction Design, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

2015 Jan – Jun
Erasmus semester, Design School Kolding, DK

2012 Oct - 2016 Jul
Studies in Interaction Design, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

Professional Experience

2017 Feb – ongoing
Research Fellow at Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, US

2016 Sep – ongoing
Founder at Office of Philipp Schmitt, DE

2015 Oct – 2015 Dec
Working Student at moovel Lab, Stuttgart, DE

2015 Aug – Sep
Intern at Studio Benedikt Groß and moovel Lab, Stuttgart, DE

2014 Aug – Dec
Intern at Studio NAND, Berlin, DE

2010 Feb – 2014 Feb
Freelancer at bueroparallel, Würzburg, DE

2008 Nov, 2009 Sep
Intern at bueroparallel, Würzburg, DE

Exhibitions

2017 Jun – Sep [upcoming]
Human Element Inc., “How Will We Work?”, Vienna Biennale 2017, Angewandte Innovation Laboratory (AIL), University of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT

2017 Apr – Oct [upcoming]
Unseen Portraits 2, SEEING, Frost Science, Miami, US

2017 Feb – Jun [ongoing]
Raising Robotic Natives, “Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine”, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, DE

2016 Oct
Roads to Rome, IEEE VISAP'16 Baltimore, US

2016 Sep – Oct
Camera Restricta, Festival Images de Vevey, CH

2016 Jun – Sep
Unseen Portraits 2, SEEING, Science Gallery Dublin, IE

2015 Nov
Camera Restricta, WILDESIGN (Kaohsiung Design Festival), Pier-2 Art Center Kaohsiung, TW

2015 Jun
Screening, Make Longer Cables, Bundesfestival Video 2015, Halle (Saale), DE

Teaching & Talk(s)

2017 Jan
Talk, This Happened #3, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), DE

2015 Dec
Workshop, Web Development, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

Awards & Nominations

2017 Mar
Jury Slection (Art Division), Roads to Rome, 20th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, JP

2016 Nov
Winner (Silver Award), Roads to Rome, Information is Beautiful Awards, US

2016 Oct
Special Mention, Roads to Rome, German Design Award, DE

2016 Sep
Honorable Mention, Roads to Rome, FastCo.Design IBD Awards, US

2016 Jun
Student Notable, Camera Restricta, Core77 Design Awards, US

2015 Nov
Shortlist Disrupting, Camera Restricta, IxDA Interaction Awards, US

2015 Jun
Nomination, Make Longer Cables, German Youth Film Award, DE

2014 Nov
Nachwuchspreis Neue Medien (winner project), Location-Based Lightpainting, DE

Selected Press

2016
Human Element Inc. featured on FastCo.Design
Human Element Inc. featured on CreativeApplications
Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, form Magazine, July/Aug 2016, DE
Feature, Camera Restricta, Fount Magazine, Jun 2016, DE
Radio Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, Spark, CBC Radio One, CA
Raising Robotic Natives featured on FastCo.Exist
Raising Robotic Natives featured on Dezeen.com
Raising Robotic Natives featured on WIRED.de
TV Feature, Camera Restricta, Télématin, France 2, FR
Feature, Camera Restricta, Neural Magazine, Feb 2016, IT
Feature, Roads to Rome, PAGE Magazine, 03/2016, DE

2015
Feature, Roads to Rome, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Dec 16 2015
Roads to Rome featured on LeMonde.fr
Roads to Rome featured on Wired.com
Roads to Rome featured on Spiegel Online
Roads to Rome featured on Gizmodo.com
Roads to Rome featured on Citylab
TV Feature, Camera Restricta, L'Oeil de Links, Canal+, FR
Radio Feature, Camera Restricta, France Info, FR
Camera Restricta featured on Zeit Online
Camera Restricta featured on WIRED US/UK/DE/JP
Camera Restricta featured on LaRepubblica.it
Camera Restricta featured on Libération.fr
Camera Restricta featured on Heise.de
Camera Restricta featured on Golem.de
Camera Restricta featured on FastCo.Design
Camera Restricta featured on Core77.com
Camera Restricta featured on Designboom.com
Camera Restricta featured on CreativeApplications
TV Feature, Camera Restricta, Digit@l, Discovery Channel, CA
Unseen Portraits featured on WIRED.com
Feature, Location-Based Light Painting, PAGE Magazine, 04/2015, DE

2014
Location-Based Light Painting featured on Time.com
Location-Based Light Painting featured on WIRED.com
Location-Based Light Painting featured on Hyperallergic.com
Location-Based Light Painting featured on TheCreatorsProject.com
Make Longer Cables featured on CreativeApplications

Scholarship

2014 - 2016
German National Scholarship Program (Deutschlandstipendium)

Publications & Interviews

2016 Oct
Paper, "All Roads to Rome: Visualizing Mobility at Scale", Raphael Reimann, Benedikt Groß, Philipp Schmitt. Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), p. 37-40. Baltimore, Maryland, 10/2016

2015 Oct
Feature/Interview, Landesschau, SWR Television, DE
Radio Interview, SWR, DE
Interview, Camera Restricta, Camera Magazin, 06/2015, DE

2015 Sep
Radio Interview, Nova, Funkhaus Europa, DE
Radio Interview, Kompressor, Deutschlandradio Kultur, DE
Radio Interview, Spark, CBC Radio One, CA