LittleLess is a digital tool promoting minimalism as a lifestyle. In contrast to the sobering idea of “renunciation” the app offers users diverse and entertaining opportunities to gradually organize and de-clutter their own everyday lives, by applying digital challenges and thus save resources in the long term through playful means of interaction. User interface design and gamification principles support the basic idea, but also the user’s motivation. The designers employ design principles of structuring, contrasting and reduction for a consistent user experience.

The project by Luis Jordan and Max Kutschker, which was created in 2020 as a bachelor’s thesis under Prof. Dr. Markus Rathgeb in the Media Design programme at DHBW, has now been honored with a bronze award in the “Digital & Technology” category of the Creative Conscious Award 2021. The award ceremony took place in London/Online at the end of September.

Every year, the Creative Conscious Award honors international student projects and final theses from all creative disciplines. The program places a special focus on works that deal with social, economic and ecological changes, developing challenging ideas and creative solutions: “Creativity for a better world”. The award is offered by the non-profit network Creative Conscience. International experts from the fields of design, architecture, digital technologies, film and advertising evaluate the submissions in a multi-stage jury process. In addition, the network offers an extended mentoring program for up-and-coming creative professionals.