We create curios design that triggers people to explore in a playful way. Making the invisible visible, we tell stories and visualize information into tangible appetizers.
Through an experimental practice and the observation of our surroundings we create meaningful works to challenge the boundaries between society and design.
Playful interactive environments serve educational and engagement purposes through reactivating the natural creativity and curiosity of the user: learning by experiencing.
PLAY YOUR WORK / BERLIN, 2016
The project “Play Your Work” is an interactive tangible visualization of playfulness at your daily job.
A communication tool that invites people to think about themselves through answering on job related questions using preprepared simple graphic stickers.
The tool kit encourages the user to reactivate and reuse his own creativity as a valuable way of communication.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A limited edition of 40 modular Play Sets, each containing a blank postcard, a combination of 8 different sticker shapes and simple instructions. Each Play Set has an assigned number and a randomly selected color combination of the stickers, therefore every single one is unique.
The user is guided through 8 job related questions. He/she visualizes his/her answers by placing the stickers in the belonging fields of the blank postcard and step by step, a personal infographic is created. The final result is a personalized image that represents the users work environment and gives an insight into his/her playful approach to daily work.
The user takes a photo of himself and his numbered infographic (making sure the number is visible on the photo) and shares it on Facebook or Instagram with #keenonmars, field(s) of work (with the prefix play) he/she feels the most related to (#playfulscience, #playfuleducation, #playfulbusiness #playfulcreative) and the number written of the postcard.
Because user plays the most important part in this project.
On this way we are getting a lot of valuable insight into play&work balances in various fields – in digital and also analog, tangible way.
The aim of the project is to awake awareness of the audience through the playful decision making process. The tangible approach of choosing and finally applying the stickers, requires a thoughtful action. Once sticked it’s sticked (unlike our beloved “apple-z”).
Through play and interaction the user learns about himself: learning through experiencing.
PLAY YOUR WORK – WORKSHOP
There are a lot of workshops on the market that offer to help companies to improve how to interact with their employees. Working places are designed with a greater human approach to make work more joyable. Beside this, we shouldn’t forget the individual himself. It’s all about us.
We think it is important to involve the employee in this process of change and to make him aware of his valuable position to self increase his positive attitude towards his daily work and routine life.It should be fun. In our workshops we guide the participants through their own „Play Your Work“ and through this develop a wider definition of the language of play.
Concept, Creative Direction: KEEN ON MARS
STOP MOTION WORKSHOPS / BERLIN
We are keen on sharing our knowledge – through experiencing, hands-on, trial and error.
Join one of our Stop Motion Workshops in our Studio, book us for your workshop program or simply contact us if you have a question for one of your animation projects. We show you how to animate paper, clay or any material you like.
OUR WORKSHOPS INCLUDE
• different techniques of stop motion animation
• some helpful stop motion tipps & tricks
• a small introduction to the software dragon stop motion
• first steps of story telling
• set/character design
• lightning tipps
• post production basics
• sound design basics
VARIOUS ANIMATION WORKSHOPS / BERLIN
STOP MOTION WORKSHOP, STUDIO KEEN ON MARS / BERLIN, 2016
A 3 hours Stop Motion Animation Workshop with six people from a design agency with different backgrounds in animation.
The workshop included:
– a short presentation of different Stop Motion Animation techniques
– an introduction to the basic animation rules
– an introduction into the animation software Dragon Stop Motion
– hands-on animation in a group of 2 with prepared paper cutout elements
STOP MOTION WORKSHOP, THE WYE / BERLIN, 2014
This video is the result of a 3 hours Stop Motion Workshop hold at THE WYE, Berlin.
Seven participants from all different backgrounds and knowledge about Animation and Paper Design.
1h Story Telling, 1h Paper Cut Production,1 h Animating
STOP MOTION WORKSHOP, APPLE STORE / BERLIN, 2015
Apple Store Berlin invited us to their weekly workshop sessions to talk about our Stop Motion Animation experiences and to show how to make a simple animation using their iMotion and iMotion Control App.
We prepared a short storyline, the material for the animation phases and made a 30 minutes live animation of the character in the scenery with some volunteers from the audience.
STONE AGE – The stone that always wanted to be a dinosaur.
STOP MOTION WORKSHOP, BETAHAUS / BERLIN, 2012
A weekend full of DIY workshops at the “Maker Weekend” at Betahaus on the 8 & 9 th of December 2012.
10 participants together created a short trailer to promote the weekend.
The workshop was for total beginners but also people who wanted to get a deeper insight into stop motion animation..
STOP MOTION WORKSHOP, CINETRAIN / BERLIN, 2015
A 3 days Stop Motion Animation Workshop for “Cinetrain Workshop for Educators” in Berlin, Barcelona and Paris. The participants experimented with different techniques as stop-motion, pixelation or the basics of digital animation.
Concept,Creative Direction, Workshops: KEEN ON MARS