Designer, teacher and occasional writer based in Vienna. My conceptual and research-driven work is dedicated to organizing information, developing the web and stimulating sensibilities.

info@sebastianhaiss.com
0043 6603642005

Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse 22/8,
1020 Vienna, Austria

  1. Ich glaube es ist an der Zeit, Websites nicht länger als Räume unbegrenzter Größe zu begreifen. Modernistische Ideen grenzenloser Superstructures bröckeln schon länger und in ihren Rissen bilden sich neue Potentiale, die uns im Smartphone das einzig zukunftsfähige Online-Habitat erkennen lassen.

    Post-Mobile-First

  2. In La Jetée, the scientists are wearing coarse camouflage-print overalls with an attached hood and optical glasses that feature switchable lenses. Another scientist can be seen wearing a strict, but slightly oversized, light grey turtleneck.

    On references

  3. If presented with any pattern, it’s relatively easy to identify a deviation (for example a dot-pattern with an irregularly offset point). It’s easy to identify a problem, a missing link. The design itself tells you if it’s correct or not.

    Consistency builds recognition

  4. It’s not that I feel inherently for either side, it’s just that I’m swayed too easily sometimes. And as a scale in balance is easier tipped than a biased one, I now can sense my equilibrium turning against me. My optimistic indifference feels more and more like self-destructive inaction.

    Lived metaphors and designed hierarchy, or: thoughts of a table

  5. I believe that intellectual discourse is a crucial part of design culture, though often overlooked because it’s not as conspicuous as the results it eventually may produce. The popular consensus – though quite superficial – of the term design seems to be more often about the (visual) result than the considerations and measures taken in advance. So why write, if this won’t sell?

    Why write?