Markuslerner.com website relaunch

new-portfolio-website

I finally relaunched my interaction design portfolio website: markuslerner.com

It starts off with a minimalistic responsive fullscreen slideshow. Detailed information about each project can be accessed via the plus button. The Menu disappears after an idle timeout in order to keep the look clean and simple.

The programming is based on the amazing Touchfolio wordpress theme by Dmitry Semenov and is powered by WordPress, jQuery, ModernizrExCanvastween.jsRoyalSliderGoogle Webfonts (Raleway), Fontello.

A big thank you to all my clients and collaborators for making these projects possible.

 

Mendelssohn-Effektorium at Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

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After a ten months of renovation and extension, the Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, opened again featuring an interactive orchestra I developed on behalf of WHITEvoid.

Visitors can select one of the works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and conduct the virtual orchestra or choir by moving the coductor’s baton. Voice groups can be controlled individually and different room situations can be set. The installation also allows one to compare modern and historical instruments.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Odersun Solar Module Designer online

The new Solar Module Designer for the German solar module manufacturer Odersun just went live. It was developed by Markus Lerner in collaboration with Plural Kilian Krug (Concept/Design).

It allows you to create customized modules for building facades by interactively changing the shape via drag & drop. The solar cells are dynamically fitted in order to achieve the best enery output. The layout of the cells can also be adjusted in order to create a unique look. Front- and backside colour printing can be applied as well as various types of glazing.

The results can be saved in the online gallery or exported as pdf or dxf files.

A large touch screen version of the Solar Module Designer is currently on display at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. An iPad version of the designer will be available at the App Store soon.

Solar Module Designer

More about the project

Interactive Research Table at Erik Spiekermann Retrospective

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In recognition of Erik Spiekermann being awarded the German Design Award for his outstanding contribution to Design in Germany, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin will be exhibiting an extensive body of his work.

We are pleased to display our interactive research table at the show. The multi-touch interface offers an insight into Erik Spiekermann‘s network of partners – visualizing relations between them and a multitude of works.

The table was developed by the designers network Plural (Kilian Krug und Severin Wucher in cooperation with Markus Lerner).

»Erik Spiekermann – The Face of Type«
23. März – 6. Juni 2011
Opening: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 · 7pm

Bauhaus Archiv
Klingelhöferstraße 14
10785 Berlin

Further information and pictures

Project website:
was-war-deutsches-grafik-design.de

Interactive Berlin map in the Red Town Hall, Berlin

On 26 January the Governing Mayor, Klaus Wowereit, inaugurated the table in the foyer of the Berlin town hall.

On 26 January the new interactive “Be Berlin” table in the Berlin Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) was inaugurated by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. The table in the shape of the city of Berlin shows sights and stories of the Be Berlin campaign on a satellite map. Visitors can explore facts and figures and zoom into places like the Brandenburg Gate, the Olympic stadium or the new Airport Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI). The ART+COM patented multitouch surface enables many users to explore the content at the same time.
I created the screen design and the programming at ART+COM together with Felix Hardmood Beck (exhibition design/draft/consulting) and Hermann Klöckner (consulting).
This saturday evening the installation is open to the public during the Long Night of Museums. Felix and me are going to be there throughout the evening from 6pm to 2am in the night to answer your questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Who can’t make it on saturday night or doesn’t happen to be in Berlin, can have a look at the table on each day the Town Hall is open to the public.

Interactive BeBerlin table
Foyer in front of the coat of arms hall (Wappensaal)
inside the Berlin Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus)
Entrance Rathausstraße
10178 Berlin Mitte
Long Night of Museums
Saturday, 31/01/2009
Further details and video on the project page.