Jan Groenefeld presented the technology trends of the future on 8 September 2015 in the Hotel Egerkingen. He focused on modern input devices like Oculus Rift and Leap Motion.
Stefan Niermann of Inosoft GmbH then showed how, by using the right strategy and the right tools, you can quickly achieve a perfect UI result and introduced VisiWin for this, the modern visualisation software.
Afterwards the workshop participants could design their own user interface for a specific task and test tomorrow’s technology trends for themselves.
Thanks from all the speakers for the interesting questions and stimulating discussions in Egerkingen.
The call to “Get off your office chair and put on your trainers” was followed by three keen Swiss colleagues who joined in the B2RUN in Zurich for the first time. The starting signal was at 7pm on 2 September 2015 in the Hallenstadion, which was also the finishing line. All three mastered the distance of about six kilometres with flying colours. A nice touch was the fact that the organisers of this run, InfrontRingier, gave CHF 1.00 to the project “Laureus Girls in Sport” for every runner. This project supports the participation of girls of all ages in sports and helps to pass on knowledge about nutrition and health.
The Ergosign team continues to grow and has now moved into new offices in Hamburg. After five good years at our old location, we are, from 22 August, close to the port in Hopfenstrasse 23. The bigger premises, still located in the heart of St Pauli, provide the head of the Hamburg office, Michael Richter, and his team with the space for many creative ideas.
The fifth Frontend Conference took place from 27 – 28 August 2015 in Zurich. Ergosign had a stand at this leading Swiss trade fair with more than 300 participants and supported the event as a platinum sponsor.
Twenty international speakers gave talks on a variety of themes that provided inspiration and sparked off lively discussions. The focus was on state-of-the-art frontend solutions as well as UX technology and UI design.
Thank you to all the visitors for two exciting days and we’re already looking forward to next year.
According to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany has already received more than 231,000 first-time asylum applications this year alone.
Having arrived in Germany, applicants often have a long wait until they are granted a residence permit and a work permit. Without these official documents, they are not allowed to accept any offers of employment or undertake any training.
And it is in precisely this situation that the Berlin-based CUCULA project is providing assistance. “Cucula” is a word of West-Central African origin which means “to do something together”. The project offers refugees training opportunities, German lessons and legal advice. But CUCULA is more than just an association; it is a workshop and an educational program too. In the CUCULA design and manufacturing workshop, the refugees produce high-quality pieces of furniture which they then put up for sale. Each and every design item is unique. The furniture isn’t just produced according to designs created by Italian designer Enzo Mari, but each individual item also incorporates a piece of history. Indeed, every piece of furniture contains parts of the refugees’ boats, to ensure that the refugees are not forgotten.
The proceeds generated from these design items are used to finance the refugees’ livelihoods and training.
To ensure that the project could come to fruition, CUCULA has received support from numerous volunteer helpers, who also include Daniela Hery from the Ergosign team. We at Ergosign believe that this refugee project is simply marvelous and are delighted to be able to support CUCULA with a donation of €900.
More information about the CUCULA project and the workpieces can be found at