Who i am.
thats me
Hi there! I am florian friesinger alias fritz frizzante, welcome to my portfolio.

I am studying Interaction Design at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd (University of Applied Sciences).

Currently i am in 7th semester and about to do my final bachelor thesis.

For me, passion and to travel are the most important things in life, music my biggest inspiration.

As you may have already guessed, I love to create awesome interactions and nice interfaces.
02/2013 - 07/2013 academic exchange at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

07/2012 - 02/2013 internship at stellar kommunikation in Ulm, Germany.

10/2010 - present studying Interaction Design (Bachelor of Arts) at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd.

08/2008 - 06/2009 backpacking through Australia, New Zealand & Thailand.

09/2004 - 06/2007 apprenticeship as Electronics Technican for Systems and Devices at Agfa Gevaert Healtcare GmbH.

Auxilium

How would a communication system appear, if organizing thousands of people with only five management personnel? Which emerging technologies are appropriate for this and are they combinable to create more efficiency while maintaining reliability? Those were the main research questions while developing this work. After our research at the German

Federal Agency for technical relief (THW), our analysis created a new direction. The present state of handling natural disasters, such as floods, is done by mobile work sites. Since there is a limitation of space, we also prioritized on ergonomics. The final prototype simulates a 5-10 year implementation, depending on the development of the selected technologies.

3rd semester

Created with:

Nico, Enis & Phil

Used:

VVVV, CCV, Photoshop


Supervised by:

Prof. Jörg Beck

VLC Library

This redesign concept focus on the VLC library. Our process analyzed the information architecture, create personas and use case studies to contribute to rethinking the entire structure. Research and wireframing was essential. We created an intuitive and simple appearance which can be sorted by the user for their independent

needs and requirements. The user can either tag, search or discover movies while playing with three alternate views. Many options are available for personalization. No more right-clicks to view, our VLC library creates transparency of information, for clearer and simpler viewing.

3rd semester

Created with:

Dirk

Used:

Illustrator,Photoshop & After Effects


Supervised by:

Prof. Hans Krämer &

Rebecca Schellhorn

Swarm Legacy

Swarm Legacy is an interactive table interface to operate a generative fish pond with three different 'swarms'. Essentially this is all about fun. The first half of this workshop was our research phase on swarm behaviour itself, then we had to apply these concepts using Processing. Finally, we designed our pond. It allows you to add and remove boids, to set up

obstacles and discover the consequential behaviours. There are three different swarms for hunting. Big hunts small. The largest swarm figures with the greatest amount of participants express the principles of swarm behaviour like seperation, alignment, cohesion and avoidance best.

2nd semester

Created with:

Nico, Norman & Johanna

Used:

Processing, TUIO & CCV


Supervised by:

Prof. Dr. Franklin Hernandez-Castro

500 Milestones

In 2004, The Rolling Stone Magazine published 500, a list called “Greatest Songs of all Time.” My aim for this project was to recreate this list as an interactive data visualization, telling the descriptive story of this piece in music history. The original list was compiled based on votes by 174 western musicians, critics and music

industry figures. In addition to this initial data, I created further parameters such as band name, year of recording and genre. The dynamic slider allows the exploration of every listed song by rolling over it. With every movement, additional information is shown aside.

2nd semester

Used:

Processing & GoogleDocs


Supervised by:

Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker

Mesh Experience

Mesh Experience is a realtime visualization, responding to live guitar performance. Parameters effecting visualization include a circle of 48 points - equaling the tones of a guitar - which surround the performer. The amplitude of every point depends on the velocity of each tone. Relying on the volume and intensity, each tone remains at a certain amplitude or reverts. Bendings are

expressed by a twist of the whole circle. To get a point of view of the whole song or jam, the mesh keeps it all together by connecting every remarkable tone. Our installation contained two projectors, one infrared camera, a Roland VG-99 for signalling MIDI from the guitar to a high-speed computer with VVVV.

free work

Created with:

Sven & Fabian

Used:

VVVV


Supervised by:

Veldana Sehic

,

Prof. Michael Götte

Rice Wipe

Planned and implemented in just one week, “Rice Wipe” is a synthesizer controlled by rice. Below the surface there is a 3 x 3 matrix with 9 light sensors. To control sound in Ableton Live, we used Arduino to transfer the light value through the

synthesizer. We successfully utilized rice to manipulate sounds through the synth, creating a haptic interface in a comprehensive, human way.

free work

Created with:

Sven

Used:

Processing, Arduino & Ableton


Supervised by:

Thomas Ness

Space and Time bend

This photo report is fundamentally concerned with the change and aging of architecture. Time leaves its marks everywhere, but how this can effect architecture is shown in following examples of the abandoned Rektor-Klaus-Straße building from the Art Nouveau period in

1909. The photographs were taken between the months of October 2011 to February 2012 and reflect a building after magnificent times, sleeping quietly for two years then finally reborn by renovations into a modern development.

3rd semester

Created with:

Philipp Lange

Used:

InDesign & Lightroom


Supervised by:

Oliver Jung

Supersonic

The task was to design two contrary interfaces for an iPhone music player. After sketching both progressive and conservative concepts, we expanded on a conservative approach, discovering greater usability. Based on wireframes of the player, playlist,

option and start screens we created a unique, realistic and vintage looking design. Our design aesthetics were defined by the 60s, amplifiers and synthesizers, while invisioning this as a player for Jimi Hendrix.

3rd semester

Created with:

Philipp Lange

Used:

Illustrator & Photoshop


Supervised by:

Johannes Böhm