Cover photo
Christian K Schaefer (ckschaefer)
Works at sovanta AG
Attended Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
Lives in Heidelberg
183 followers|87,146 views


The most accomplished business leaders create rituals for their days, starting from the moment their feet touch the floor in the morning, to the moment their head hits the pillow at night.

While everyone has a different routine that works for them, it’s important to formulate and sustain habits that will improve your work/life balance, professional focus, and personal development. 
From waking up to winding down, learn how more than 160 Fortune 500 Leaders schedule their day and what you can do to be more productive.
Add a comment...
Amazing recap - see you again next year!

Add a comment...
Should driverless cars kill their own passengers?

With driverless cars on the road, the streets of the near future will almost definitely be ruled by robots.However, there is a world of ethical questions to be explored. To get started answering them, MIT Media Lab recently developed the Moral Machine. Take the test! 
A platform for public participation in and discussion of the human perspective on machine-made moral decisions
Add a comment...
AppliedVR is working on a library of virtual-reality content for alleviating pain and anxiety before, during, and after medical procedures.

No it's the time to to figure out when the technology can be helpful and when it isn’t the right approach.
Add a comment...
I test ridden all the European options of "VR Coaster" by Mack: combining virtual reality with real forces, real drops and real airtime creates some of the most amazing ride experiences so far.

Add a little bit of additional computing power and spice it up with some interactive elements we know from rides like Toy Story Mania and you'll get a pretty good idea of what the future will look like!

Add a comment...
"Luck is opportunity meets preparation"

Amazing, multi-platinum producer and technologist Ryan Leslie live on stage at #TNWEurope #amsterdam #superphone
Add a comment...
How to Win an Election? You need to understand the power of story to inspire, persuade and manipulate people.

Candidates running for office work hard to reduce the complexities of the modern world into simple, soundbite-friendly stories. They invoke heroes and villains, fear and hope. We're all being manipulated, and democracy relies on our ability to see that. (New York Times) 
Add a comment...
Just refound this little video about Joshua Davis giving IBM's Watson a presence at the "Jeopardy!" podium – it's a great example for visualizing AI and turning a faceless room of servers into a real game show competitor. 
Add a comment...
Is it just me, or is bethesda prepping for some serious VR action...

#NukaWorld #VR #themepark #rollercoasters #OMG
Add a comment...
Tesla's Master Plan Part 2:

Create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage. Expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments. Develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning. Enable your car to make money for you when you aren't using it.
*/ The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn't all that complicated and basically consisted of:
Add a comment...
Clever approach to safe precious screen real estate on mobile: Google+ automatically hides the top and bottom navigation elements to maximize screen space while scrolling down. Scrolling up makes them appear again.

via +Luke Wroblewski
Add a comment...
Fun fact: Warren Buffet usually doesn’t set up meetings more than a day in advance. This way he can determine how he wants to spend his time within the context of the next 24 hours instead of booking things weeks or months in the future.
I recently heard about Warren Buffet’s approach to scheduling meetings. I can’t confirm this is true (I’ve never met him), but I hear from…
Add a comment...
Christian K's Collections
  • Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
    Communication & Brand Management, 2011 - 2013
    (M.A. summa cum laude with highest distinction in communication & brand management)
  • Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
    Communication Design, 2010 - 2011
    (B.A. summa cum laude with highest distinction in communication design)
  • San Diego State University
    Graphic Design, 2009 - 2010
  • Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
    Communication Design, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Mannheim
    Business, 2004 - 2007
Basic Information
Other names
Sr. User Experience Designer
Interaction Design, User Experience, Ideation, Gamification, Usability, Interface Design, Wireframes, Prototyping, Upcoming Technologies, Project Management
  • sovanta AG
    Sr. User Experience Designer, 2012 - present
    Clients include adidas, Audi, BASF, LIDL and SAP
  • Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
    Junior Lecturer, 2011 - 2012
  • Freelancer
    User Experience Designer / Art Director, 2008 - 2012
    Clients include 13th Street, BLiM, DHL, engelhorn, ETECTURE, EWE, GORE-TEX, Handelsblatt, Jung von Matt, LIDL, Mercedes Benz, SAP, SIXT, Ogilvy
  • Jung von Matt/Spree
    Intern Art Direction, 2009
  • Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
    Student Assistant (dean's office), 2007 - 2011
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Ladenburg - Berlin - Mannheim - San Diego