Researching Karls profession, and background produced varied directions and sketches until arriving at a point where I could take three main ideas, refine them and present them to Karl.
The Keyboard, Binary & HTML proposals. Karls response to the 3 proposed designs was positive and initiated interesting dialogue when i explained the ideas behind the designs.
However it was evident from the outset he preferred one design in particular which we both agreed upon.
Presenting the keys used to type Karls name as a feature, 2 of which are blurred to indicate that they are used twice. Even though he liked this idea and thought that we could have some fun with it, different colours, animating the buttons etc,. he preferred another solution.