Patrick Berger

Interaction Designer

Gentle Flower Water your plant by touching it.


Project Info

This project was made within a day, in the course of a workshop with Bettina Bruder. Due to the little time I was given, I decided to create a quick and dirty solution to a common problem: forgetting to water my plant. Really, the only thing keeping me from doing it was the lack of an emotional connection to my photosynthetic friend. Simultaneously, I grew fascinated with the possibility of using a living organism as an interface. This project was extraordinarily well received and inspired me to work on it further at the Schmiede13.

Roles

  • Idea
  • Programming
  • Electronics

Tools

  • Arduino
  • Processing


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Gentle Flower Water your plant by touching it.

Gentle Flower Water your plant by touching it.

About

Who I am and what I do

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About Me

I am a creative technologist and motiongraphics designer based in Vienna. I love creating visually pleasing content and building engaging interactive experiences. I am passionate about the entire open source movement, be it soft- or hardware, and enjoy developing concepts that transcend the barriers between art and design.

Experience

During and after my Mastersdegree in MultimediaArt (MMA) in Salzburg I have worked for Red Bull (Salzburg), Strukt (Vienna) and Gate11 (Munich). Additionally I have worked on Exhibitions for Waldklang in Salzburg and various independent projects. Scroll down for "hard skills".

Philosophy

The best ideas develop in interdisciplinary environments. The old can become the new by mixing and matching diverse mindsets in creative teams or rethinking and transforming existing concepts. Communication is based on a clear mutual understanding between creators, clients, and users.

Skills

The tools I work with

Arduino
90%
Photoshop
80%
Illustrator
70%
Indesign
60%
After Effects
85%
Cinema4D
70%
Webdesign
50%
Ableton Live
70%

Contact

Feel free to drop me a line.