founded act-local.eu together with Martin Hesselmeier in 2009. He studied communication design at FH-Düsseldorf department of applied arts and design (diploma) and landscape planning at TU-Berlin, worked at Academy of Media Arts Cologne (2007-2009) in EU-founded research project “Citizen Media” as researcher, interaction designer, project manager. In late 2009 he joined Design Research Lab at University of the Arts Berlin / T-Labs for concentrating on his PhD thesis about interdependencies of aging and the design of spatial technologies.
In 2002 he received a Diploma in Communication Design from the Fachhochschule Mannheim, academy of arts and design Mannheim and in 2007 a Diploma in Audio-Visual Media at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne as a postgraduate student and has since then been working for the EU-founded research project “Citizen Media” as a designer. He is working for various design studios in Germany.
Daniel studied cognitive science, evolutionary biology and computer science (dipl.ing). He worked as a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence (Fraunhofer FIRST), as a strategic political consultant (PROGNOS AG) and as a freelancer, focused on web technologies e.g. for WWF, Swiss television (SF1) or Media-Saturn-Holding on diverse business driven projects.
Mechmet studied computer science and philosophy in Humboldt University in Berlin where he specialized in accessibility issues for people with disabilities. Furthermore he obtained a qualification in Design Thinking from Hasso-Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Currently he is working as an entrepreneur and Design Thinking coach.