Remember your dreams

  • Identity
  • Interface

95% of all dreams are forgotten if they are not recorded shortly after waking up. Shadow is an innovative alarm clock that helps recording and remembering dreams.

Your Dreams

What we did

We shaped the product’s vision by designing the initial prototypes. We also created the brand design and website – and assisted with the very successful Kickstarter campaign.

  1. Research & Analysis
  2. Product Companionship
  3. Identity & Branding
  4. Information Architecture
  5. User Experience
  6. Interface & Interaction Design
  7. Web-Development
Night view
Night View
Dream Details
Sleep Statistics
Interaction Concept
Dream Recorder Flow

The website was build as a single page concept – and really got some attention. It was announced Site of The Day at Awwwards and gained over 20.000 signups within the first two months.

All shared dreams are checked against keywords to define worldwide dream patterns. Shadow is not just an isolated app experience, but the beginning of a community of dreamers.

World Dream Statistics

By combining conceptual thinking with smart aesthetics, we create meaningful experiences that have both: surface and substance

Humans & Machines is an independent design and development studio with offices in Berlin and Cologne. With a dedicated team of designers and developers, storytellers and problem-solvers, we create bespoke solutions for brands in digital and analog environments.

  • IResearch & Analysis
  • Business Development
  • Product Companionship
  • Communication Strategy
  • Workflow Creation
  • IIUser Experience
  • Information Architecture
  • Identity & Branding
  • Interface & Interaction Design
  • Creative Direction
  • IIIFull Stack Development
  • Server Technology
  • Process Automation
  • User Testing
  • Prototyping


Im Sionstal 3–5
50678 Köln

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Wollankstraße 101
13187 Berlin

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We believe that communication is key to creating solutions that communicate. That’s why we always work in close collaboration with clients big and small. These are some of the companies we’ve had the opportunity to work with:

  • Bosch
  • Carrois Type Foundry
  • Colido
  • Commercetools
  • Damir Doma
  • Discover Shadow Inc.
  • Dua Collection
  • Manuel Rueda
  • Mykita
  • Onewheel
  • Paperboats
  • Pottporus
  • Rocin
  • Redbull
  • Specs Berlin
  • Stella McCartney
  • Studio Fitz
  • Volkswagen
  • Voyr × Kanye West
  • The Munich Show
Thorsten Kozik
Direction and Design
Stefan Rüschenberg
Engineering and Innovation
Cengiz Mardin
Engineering and Automation
Christian Nadolle
Engineering and Data Security
Jonas Girnatis
Engineering and Architecture
Sebastian Schäfer
Engineering and Technology
Raffael Stüken
User Experience and Design

Let’s shape something great – together. To find out how we can help you, call us at +49 30 4431 8996 0 or email

  • BBerlin
  • Wollankstraße 101
  • 13187 Berlin
  • CCologne
  • Im Sionstal 3–5
  • 50678 Cologne

Imprint Humans & Machines

Legal Notice

Humans & Machines GmbH
Wollankstraße 101
13187 Berlin

+49 30 4431 8996 0

Court of Registration:
Amtsgericht Charlottenburg

Registry number:
HRB 160830 B

Tax identification number according to §27a of the German tax law:

Management Board:
Sebastian Schäfer, Raffael Stüken

Studio Images:
Christoph Mack

Typeface: Humans Grotesk
In collaboration with Ralph du Carrois

Online dispute resolution (ODR) and consumer dispute resolution:
Hereby we ( like to invite you to visit the Platform for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) of the European Commission. The ODR platform can be reached under the following Internet address: Please note that we are not obliged and in principle not willing to participate in a dispute settlement procedure of consumer arbitration boards.

Subject to alterations.

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