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Anne Schön

MA work

MA work

COUNTMEIN - Open Government for an Age-Friendly city

The ageing population is growing. Yet, the majority believes the system is failing them. A lack of access to information and local political events as well as very little influence leads to frustration and political dis-engagement for many retirees. 

Countmein is an open democratic platform which allows retired people to state their priorities for commissioning, contracting and delivering age-friendly city services.

The big data system infrastructure allows the councils to make evidence-base decisions in their procurement process. Unlike citizen public consultation meetings, this provides participation at a place and time which suits the people as well as transparency through a multimedia information channel of the council.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Service Design, 2017

  • My work is all about human-centered design. 

    My passion is to bring that approach to fields where innovation is most needed. The society challenges are more and more complex and require smart solutions. As a service designer I put people at the heart of the design process. In combination with business model development as well as strategic behavioural and systemic change, good ideas can make a positive impact in the future.

  • Degrees

  • BA of Fine Art, Bauhaus University, 2013; Designer for Media and Communication, Mediencollege, 2008
  • Experience

  • Research assistant, Centre for Synergy Enhancement, Dresden, 2014; Internships at Livework (London, 3 month), Strategic Design Scenarios (Belgium, 6 month), Laboratory for Social Inclusion (Denmark, 6 month); Freelance co-design, 2013–2017