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Student Showcase Archive

Johannes Mutter

MA work

MA work

  • Augmented Thinking

    Augmented Thinking, Johannes Mutter, Alexander Davies, Jeffrey Pickett 2018
    Photographer: Johannes Mutter

  • Hand Tools of Thought

    Hand Tools of Thought, Johannes Mutter 2018
    10x10cm | Photographer: Johannes Mutter

  • Still Watching

    Still Watching, 2017

Augmented Thinking

Augmented thinking is a collaborative knowledge space that redefines the way we explore, comprehend and share information in order to solve humanity's great challenges through collective intelligence.

The challenges humanity is facing like automation and unequal access to education/resources, are challenges of a “wicked” nature. They are system-level problems. Where we need collaboration, we are stuck with reductionist tools and an egocentric mindset from the last century. Now is the time to design new products & services that foster the exchange of ideas and insights. Tools that provide researchers, innovators and decision makers with a holistic view. Tools that both widen people’s horizons and deepen their knowledge. This is the mission of augmented thinking.

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  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Global Innovation Design, 2018

  • Introduction

    I design and build natural interactions for product-service-systems. My focus is on augmenting human thinking, computational design and the future of work.

    During my Masters in Global Innovation Design, I lived and worked at various locations around the world, including China, where I studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Korea, Japan, Bangkok and Singapore, where I studied at NTU and now in London at Augmented Thinking. 

    I use the lens of design & cinematography to explore – always two steps closer than comfortable – people, their culture, problems, processes, gestures, and touch points. 

    My method: Observe, abstract, transfer, extend local knowledge and apply it in new global contexts.

    I prefer to create my own tools of thought, even if it increases the initial effort – only then my vision is not bound to what's available today. Working collaboratively with an ambitious, passionate team and making use of technology helps me to accelerate this process.

    To innovate for me means to scout the edges of knowledge, a place where the real magic happens.

  • Degrees

  • Global Innovation Design, Tsinghua University, China, 2017; Global Innovation Design, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2017; BA Communication Design, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, 2014; Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2012/13
  • Experience

  • Co‐Founder “Linetz”, Karlsruhe (Germany), 2012 - 2015; Co-Founder “Power of X”, Bangkok (Thailand), 2017; Freelance Brand & Interaction Designer, 2010 - 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Music Tech Fest, Stockholm, 2018; GID Work In Progress Show, RCA, London, January 2018; GID Work In Progress Show, NTU, Singapore, December 2017; Werkschau, HSA, Augsburg (Germany), 2014
  • Awards

  • German Design Awards, Special Mention, 2016; D&AD Student Awards, Yellow Pencil Nomination, 2014