Take Position – Design as Statement
The changes in our society have provoked a profound crisis of confidence. Newspapers, corporations and institutions are under pressure. The growing amount of data and the digitilization of our daily lives have a huge impact on how we access, publish, consume and deal with information. The desire for a more transparent, clear communication of political, cultural and economic processes has become a matter of great public concern. To provide or communicate high quality information, our branch requires more cooperation, an innovative approach and the courage to take position.
Make Decisions – Design as Enterprise
The ability to work and think within networks, familiarize oneself with new specialist themes in a short period of time is crucial to design new behaviours adapted to change in the world around us. This is why an interdisciplinary working process, the integration of diverse competencies, a persistent willingness to continue further training and project-relevant collaboration with experts are all fundamental prerequisites to make decisions and connect the tools of democracy.
Stage Content – Design as Added Value
Only then can we develop an understanding of complex social, cultural, economic and political issues — without losing sight of our own expertise and focus. This paradigm shift in knowledge transfer, news and information processing as well as the ensuing social changes constitute a new and challenging experimental field. As designers, we stage content, create connections, tell stories and make them readable, thus creating qualitative value at both the visual and the narrative level.
Content is king at Nicolas Bourquin’s onlab,
but its editorial focus incorporates visual delight and conceptual ingenuityEye Magazine #74, John L. Waters, 2009
onlab operates around a single philosophy:
that design is a narrative that can change how people approach the worldThe Wall Street Journal, A. Losowsky, 31.07.2009
Nicolas Bourquin has the rare capacity to understand the issues of stories,
he’s just such a brilliant mind.Dee #2, Mike Koedinger – Maison Moderne, 10.2013