chilli mind GmbH is one of the youngest IDZ-members. The European think tank of „sharp thinkers" has over 18 years of expertise in designing complex UI-UX architectures and was founded in 2001 by Oliver Gerstheimer.

With by now more than 20 "Thinkers for the Future" chilli mind creates start-ups as a service, innovation strategies and outstanding customer-centric services and digitalized process and product systems for market-leading customers in need of economic and cultural transformation.

As Oliver Gerstheimer stated in our interview, chilli mind's mission lies in a responsible design between the digital and the analogue. Good design is "positive design" and has a lasting influence on behaviour and customer interaction in the situational context. The Chilli credo: "The whole must be perceived as designable!" For Gerstheimer the role designers have to play in today's corporate culture is obvious: "We need a C-level design, i.e. a flight level at board level, because the precise and human-centred design of digitisation and transformation processes provides enormous leverage, impact and relevance for future value creation and innovation".

(aus dem March 2020 Newsletter)

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Oliver Gerstheimers inspirations:
Stefan Sagmeister
Buckminster Fuller
Horst Rittel

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