About ( OFFTIME )
( OFFTIME ) is a young post-tech startup, based in Berlin. Our services enable you to customize your connectivity, unplug easily, and find an enriching balance between your on/off-line life.
The bigger picture
At ( OFFTIME ), we strive to provide sustainable solutions in the age of hyperconnectivity. We support people to create bespoke bubbles of space and time, where they can be at ease and in control. ‘Unplugging’ isn’t isolation, it’s an opportunity to reconnect. We want to bring people closer to the things that really matter to them, whatever that may be. Unplug and focus on your work, be with the people you care about, or simply enjoy some peace of mind.
While we’re extremely proud of our app, we also engage with these issues on a wider scale. We incorporate the latest psychological studies in our quest to find ways of increasing well-being and productivity. We’re currently collaborating with Humboldt University’s department of Psychology in research concerning mobile technology use. This gives us an informed scientific foundation for our own work, and enables us to be active in promoting forward-thinking research in these topics. We also host interactive events that address the pitfalls of hyperconnectivity, and are always looking for ways to get the increasingly aware audience involved in the discussion.
The Team behind ( OFFTIME )
( PSYCHOLOGY & PARTNERSHIPS )
Alexander’s passions lie in technology, social dynamics and social change. He holds degrees in Cognitive and Social Psychology, and Design Thinking. In the past he has spearheaded successful ‘for social’ campaigns and movements. He provides our innovation and development team with a psychological foundation, and organizes collaborative research projects addressing the intersection of psychology and technology. He also manages relationships and events with external partners and collaborators.
Dr. Marc Scherfenberg
( DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE )
Marc has always had a fascination with numbers and problem-solving. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, has authored many successful academic publications, and co-founded various technology and software projects. He’s our technical architect and head of innovation, lending his invaluable expertise in artificial intelligence and visionary algorithms. He also hails from a background in banking and financial services, so he’s in charge of all our fiscal matters.
( DESIGN, PRODUCT & COMMUNICATIONS)
Micha’s calling lies in visual communication and interactive design. He holds a Master’s degree in Modern German Literature, Psychology and Philosophy, and has also studied Media and Communications. In the last few years he has freelanced as a user-interface designer and social media expert. He’s our head of design, curates our visual aesthetic, and owns the product. He also manages our marketing and communications, and was responsible for our successful crowdfunding campaign