FLOOM – An Interactive Human-Centered End-to-end Machine Learning Framework for Innovation (2020-23)
In cooperation with MHP. A Porsche Company
Designing and innovating for human-centered machine learning is hard. To make ML-based innovation faster and easier, Niclas Bauermeister and Marcel Tobien from MHP. A Porsche Company and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löwe from the Berlin-based MDH University developed the open-source, interactive innovation framework Floom. The best thing about it is that Floom is totally free of charge and customizable for any team’s individual needs.
Floom - an acronym of flow and room- is a visual innovation framework for user-centered machine learning. The end-to-end framework guides through the AI-based innovation process using virtual spaces and interactive avatars, ensuring that tasks, project progress and deliverables are clearly defined, visible and shareable at all times. Responsibilities are clearly assigned, making the complex innovation process more transparent, efficient and faster. Floom integrates diverse agile approaches such as Scrum and Design Thinking into a single framework, facilitating interdisciplinary work and allowing for more joy and team spirit.
Floom is built with LabKit, a massive system of components to build virtual spaces for collaborative experiences in Figma. Due to the modal design approach, organizations and teams can change the current innovation process Floom provides and easily tailor it to their needs.
Floom is part of a German research project about design and artificial intelligence. It’s featured in the seminal and successful German book “Design und künstliche Intelligenz” (Design and Artificial Intelligence) that was published with Birkhäuser publishers, Switzerland. The first edition of the book was sold out in less than six months after release and ranked number 2 at the Amazon bestseller list in the design category.