Jan Lorenz. Content & Design.
Participation Research Studies, Playground
WE MACHINE
The project "WE MACHINE" examines the elements "fun", "motivation" and "benefit" within a participatory design process. The WE MACHINE combines three people into one photo-sculpture in real-time. The result is a live-collage that can be actively shaped by the participants. It was demonstrated for the first time at the translations 4 symposium at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz
Book Concept
Design for Participation
Concept for a book about "design for participation". The book is divided into two main parts, present and past. Part one (the present) contains the discourse about the theoretical aspects of "design for participation" in which present questions and perspectives are raised and discussed; part two (the past) contains a chronological timeline with participatory design projects since 1900 in which more important works are examined in detail. Furthermore, a glossary, index and register of persons is included.

In cooperation with Franzi Mamitzsch, Sarah Schmitt and Christian Weber
Participation Research Studies
Angry Tweets Converter (ATC)
The Angry Tweets Converter is meant to be a participatory work of destruction. Each time an angry tweet is send to the machine, it responds with a destructive action. Its purpose is to offer a constructive alternative of dealing with anger in order to decrease negative and aggressive tendencies within the twitter-community
Participation Research Studies
SECRET SYMPHONY
The project "SECRET SYMPHONY" is an audio-visual experiment which bases on 14 participants who shared a personal secret with each other and summarized every secret in a personal keyword.
Instructions for the participants were:

1) Sing your personal keyword and record it
2) Install your recording as your ringtone on your mobile phone
3) Ask a friend of you to call you at 14 o'clock sharp

Its conceptual framework concentrates on how to reward the contributors by making them feel part of a bigger whole and by creating excitement with the use of unpredictable elements.

In cooperation with Sarah Schmitt, part of the participatory workshop with Helen Armstrong
Initiative, Identity
»W=M« (Wissen ist Macht, engl.: Knowledge is power)
»W=M« is a students‘ initiative which reflects on correlations between knowledge and power that emerge from the discourse of analog and digital communication. Its aim is to support communicative competence, autonomy and responsibility from a moral and ethical perspective.

The realization is divided into 3 parts:
1) Visual identity of »W=M«
2) Appearance of the »Analog-Digital Dialog«, a neutral communication platform founded by W=M
3) Design of a flyer and poster series named »2.0«, inviting to discuss current issues of the Web 2.0

The visual leitmotif W=M symbolizes the inseparable interdependence between knowledge and power: By mirroring the letter »W« (for »Wissen«, engl.: »knowledge«) or by making an inverted copy of it, the letter »M« (for »Macht«, engl.: »power«) is created (and vice versa)
Key visual
Analog-Digital Dialog (ADD)
The key visual for the dialog between analog and digital communication
Visual Appearance, Flyer, Programme, Poster
Analog-Digital Dialog (ADD)
The Analog-Digital Dialog is a neutral communication platform on which meetings, talks, discussions and exhibitions about the discourse of analog and digital communication take place
Exhibition, Talks
»W=M« at Werkschau Wiesbaden 14.02.2013
Analog dialogs about digital communication. Thanks for the great conversations! (2nd and 3rd picture shot by Hung Kiet Au. Thank you!)
Poster
Magnetic »W=M«
The leitmotif transferred into the context of magnetism
Flyer
Analog-Digital Dialog (ADD)
Besides the key-visual for the ADD, motifs from the poster series »2.0« are used for the flyers
Poster
Meinungsbildung 2.0 (Opinion-forming 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Kommentar 2.0 (Comment 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Personalisierung 2.0 (Personalisation 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Cookie 2.0
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Atombombe 2.0 (Atom bomb 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Währung 2.0 (Currency 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Information 2.0
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Speicher 2.0 (Memory 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Fischerei 2.0 (Fishing 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Poster
Frieden 2.0 (Peace 2.0)
Part of the poster series »2.0«. The poster series is meant to be presented as an exhibition inviting people to discuss the current discourse of communication on the Web 2.0. The goal is to debate and level constructive criticism in groups
Christmas Post
»The art of resting is a part of the art of working« (by John Steinbeck)
Folder
Was isst du? (What do you eat?)
Folder calling for entries for the 27th poster competition for design students by the Association of German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk). This year's topic adresses the ethic and moral aspect of the consumption of food: The knowledge of today's food production on one hand and own behaviour on the other
Poster
Was isst du? (What do you eat?)
Poster calling for entries for the 27th poster competition for design students by the Association of German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk). This year's topic adresses the ethic and moral aspect of the consumption of food: The knowledge of today's food production on one hand and own behaviour on the other
Folder
Kunststudenten und Kunststudentinnen stellen aus 2012 / 2013
Folder for the 21th art contest for german students of arts and crafts. The winners will be able to exhibit their works at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn
Poster
Hol dir dein BAföG
I was asked to take part in a poster competition that aims to promote BAföG (German Federal Law on Training and Education Promotion). I delivered two layouts
Greetings
Season's Greetings!
Poster
Studieren mit Behinderung oder chronischer Krankheit
Poster calling for entries for the 26th poster contest of the Association of German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk). Students of Design are invited to engage themselves in the situation of students with special needs.

Finalist "100 Beste Plakate des Jahres 2011 – Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz" (100 Best Posters of the year 2011 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

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Folder
Studieren mit Behinderung oder chronischer Krankheit
Along with the poster comes a folder and formulars for further information on the poster competition

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Poster
ego art
Graphical analysis and design of memories of childhood and teenage years
Art Direction, Illustration, Design
Value Journal Spring 2011
After designing only the cover for the forthgoing Journal, i gave a new look to the whole spring issue. This issues topic: Social Media — People to people communication«
Cover Artwork
Value Journal Winter 2010
Quarterly, the Value Journal reports about relevant topics concerning creation, production, use and effect of innovative media. I was asked to design the cover artwork for the winter issue »Creativity & Technology — How both mesh«
Christmas Card
Best wishes
For this year's christmas card, I created a mobile, that either shows an abstract fir or the logo of the Association of German Student Services (DSW) depending on the point of view
Poster Series, Typography
Linotype Evening
On 06.12.10 at 6pm, the Linotype Evening will take place at HS-RM, Unter den Eichen. Speakers will be Otmar Höfer, Bernhard Hofmacher, Andreas Weber and Guido Ludes. Everyone's invited. I designed the poster series containing three motivs using and deconstructing Linotype fonts
Editorial, Photography, Installation
»Cult and Cliché« – A visual approximation
What is cult? What is cliché? When does cult become a cliché and vice versa? How do both differ? My concept was to declare both terms with own definitions and visualize those with my furnishings
Photography, Installation
»Cult and Cliché« – A visual approximation
What is cult? What is cliché? When does cult become a cliché and vice versa? How do both differ? My concept was to declare both terms with own definitions and visualize those with my furnishings
Poster, Folder, Formulars
Is it all love?
Design of the poster and folder calling for entries for the 25th poster contest of the Association of German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk).

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Poster
»… und wie bist du analog so?«
The printed version of my contribution for the competition »Studium Digitale – Chances and risks« has arrived.

The poster is available for free at www.studentenwerke.de

Poster, Contest Entry
»… und wie bist du analog so?«
My contribution to the 24th poster contest »Studium Digitale – Chances and risks« of the Association of German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk) has been awarded and won the 3rd price

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→ Article on spiegel.de

Illustrations
In der Schwebe (In abeyance)
Illustrations about optical perspectives implemented in a short story telling of a uncertain personal perspective. (well, in case you can't see it in the last picture: the letter is a manual for installing a swing)
Poster
Clover tissue
Design of the poster for a poetry- and music-night visualizing the pain of luck