We create content-rich experiences for evolving organizations.
Schema’s founder Christian Marc Schmidt at TEDx San Francisco’s 2019 “Dare to Know” event. Watch the talk here
Schema is a design firm for the information age. We design for impact, focusing on information platforms that scale and evolve with organizations.
We are experts in the areas of interaction design, visual design, and data visualization, and approach every project from a human-centered perspective. We work across a broad spectrum of media, from web and mobile applications to publications and media installations. Our tools are data and information. Our mission is the creation of knowledge.
Our process is collaborative and hands-on. We engage deeply with our clients — innovative startups, progressive cultural and government organizations, as well as corporations who value design. We emphasize dialogue and prototyping as methods for inquiry, discovery and validation.
Our projects begin by exploring the space and defining the problem (Discovery). The next step is making solutions tangible so they can be evaluated (Prototype/Evaluate), before implementing and testing them (Build).
We believe that design is iterative — an ongoing process of creating and learning. We value ongoing relationships with our clients, where we combine our expertise in the pursuit of knowledge and the best possible outcomes.
City of Seattle
City of Santa Monica
Henry Art Gallery
Johns Hopkins University
Pacific Science Center
University of Washington
The Trust for Public Land
The World Bank
Awards, Press, Talks, and Workshops
German Design Awards
Information Is Beautiful
M+ City of Objects
User Experience Awards