Stock Market Cityscape

Elliott Schwartz

Elliott Schwartz seeks to provide the tech-savvy, smartphone using generation with the ability to make the right choices with their money and demystify the stock market. In his project STOCK MARKET CITYSCAPE, he pushes his belief of acting ethically when making investment decisions and making thoughtful choices, especially when it comes to environmental and global decisions. The investment decisions of his generation, he posits, place importance on more than just money, reducing today's stock markets dire effects of life and death, and global catastrophe.

Elliott Schwartz

I hold a BA in philosophy with a concentration on metaphysical personhood and have a fondness for ethics.

With my ideas, I want to contribute to a forward thinking world. My design practice combines thoughtful decisions with bold creations.

My focus lies on in-depth research, which enables me to anticipate the needs of users, broaden the usability of products and envision new devices. I’m foremost an academic, but I hold aesthetic experience in high esteem.

While I come from the counter-culture background of skateboarding, which values non-conformist creation, I admire the elegance of simple and, most importantly, sustainable solutions.

For me, good design concerns shaping the world around us for the better, and by doing so, our ideas of ourselves. As a philosopher and designer, I lead interdisciplinary teams to create lasting products for progressive individuals.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I envision myself involved in a sustainable solution seeking non-profit.

What is a good design for you?

Good design looks simultaneously effortless and helpful.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

The most challenging part of studying experience was the virtual classes.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by anyone who seeks innovative progress.

How do you approach a new project?

I like to approach new projects with rough mental sketches and then purely digital work. Usually, I don't lay pen to paper.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

I recommend you dive right in! There's nothing to be cautious about. It will change your outlook on life and you experience with the digital world.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I learned things I never even considered, awoke new passions and realised the importance of empower educational tools.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I chose the VED program because I adored Prof. Dr. Peter Crnokrak's work and wanted to learn from him.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

I crave making a positive impact and feel that it's terrible hard to do as a student (but not impossible), so I look forward to doing something more tangible.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

I'm going to move to Paris for a few months to celebrate being finished.

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Henri Asmar