Growing up in the countryside in Austria I love to be outside and will always enjoy to be remote for some time, but I will never be able to pick cherries without thinking about low hanging fruits as a way to categorise usability problems. It always drags me back to the city, where the most interaction with diverse people is possible. I don’t like to waffle around and I certainly don’t like to brag. Like Chris Hadfield explains it in his book ‘an astronaut’s guide to life on earth’ I rather aim to be a zero so I eventually can become a plus one someday.
Graduated from Kingston University
German (mother tongue), English (fluent speaker), Spanish (elementary)
Over the years I had the opportunity to work on great projects. Below is a chronologically ordered list of the most exciting ones. I am looking forward to carry on working with great people within the field.
VoD Netflix compared to Amazon Prime - A Tobii eye tracking study
It was aimed to compare the services and to determine their current user experience. The evaluation focused on their unique features the 'My List' and 'Watchlist' functionality. The standard metrics of the Common Industry Format (CIF) was slightly modified to the special needs of the project. I used the Tobii eye tracker to support the user while doing the retrospective thinking aloud (RTA) method to make it possible for them to explain their approach.
Used Tools: Tobii studio, Editor (HTML&CSS);
The results of the evaluation were documented in the Evaluation Report and used to make recommendations for a redesign of the 'My List' functionality of Netflix.
Our group got allocated to a really novel topic of self-driving cars. We worked with augmented reality to get feedback on our design for the autonomous car and found a way to test our hypothesis on how information can influence trust in technology. Our video gives a good overview about the project process.
Used Tools: Trello, Wordpress, Google Drive, Skype, Pinterest;
Job platform for translators in cooperation with LingoHub
For my Master Thesis I specialized in software translation and developed a work platform, which supports translators to connect and manage their translation jobs. I followed an iterative user centered design process and worked remote for the company. Within the scope of the project, among other things, a Design Template has been developed. More deliverables of the project can be accessed through my final project presentation.
Used Tools: Trello, Google Drive, Skype, Editor (HTML&CSS), Axure;
Contextual Inquiry applied to group shopping
The main objective of the project was to use contextual inquiry in an informal context and prove its usefulness for system development.
Due to limitation of the project an iterative approach to the Contextual Design Process was chosen:
Research: Contextual interviews were planned, conducted and the data prepared for further evaluation
Analysis: Insights were summarised and an Affinity Diagram created
Development: Based on the gained knowledge wireframes were developed.
Used Tools: Trello, Editor (HTML&CSS), Photoshop, UX-Pin;
The method exposed to fit in this informal environment. Useful data could be gained and were successfully converted into first wireframes.
The whole case study can be accessed through the website: Contextual Design. The website was also used to explain the wireframes and show the connections to the insights from the research in more detail.
Gift it - Responsive web application
The objective of this project is to develop a system that supports users with the organization of giving gifts. I was following a user centered design approach to make it more likely to create a valuable product. The methods were picked to suit the projects needs.
Used Tools: Trello, Justinmind;
After testing the paper prototype an overall positive response for the design concept was gained. First insights could be implemented in an interactive prototype. Further tests will provide more valuable feedback about the actual interaction with the application on the device.
The prototype can be accessed here: Gift it
A comprehensive description to use the prototype can be accessed by using the comment mode of the prototyping tool.
Used Tools: Pen & Paper, Skype, Justinmind;
Userlutions - Website redesign
March to August, 2013
My major task during my Internship at Userlutions in Berlin was the redesign of their Company's Website: Userlutions. I had the main responsibility for the project and were fortunate enough to get support from all members of the team.
Used Tools: Trello, CMS Wordpress, GIMP;
Userlutions - Advertising
As a marketing intern at Userlutions I also had the opportunity to create online advertisements for their products and enhance their blog and maintain social media channels.
Used Tools: GIMP;
Post and comment on relevant articles on social media platforms and blogs
Improve the appearance of their blog
Create catchy banner and roll ups for their stand on fairs or online
Remote Mobile Tests
At Userlutions I also worked on their remote mobile usability tests. I was part of the process from the first steps until to the launch phase.
Used Tools: Trello, Android Screen mirror software, iCloud;
Research for suitable mirroring tools
Mobile lab tests
Mobile tester acquisition
Beta testing phase with mobile users
Remote mobile tester support
Redesigning the remote testing platform
Happy Cloud - Music Application
September to January, 2011/12
This group project was performed in cooperation with the startup Spectral Mind in Vienna and the Fachhochschule St. Pölten.
The aim of this project was to develop a concept for a social music application and to create first wireframes. With this application all guests should be able to influence the music played at the event.
Used Tools: Google drive, Dropbox, Adobe Photoshop;
Brainstorming new concepts
User research (online survey)
Add Gamification Elements
Iterating the concept
Create High Fidelity Wireframes
Mobile Application - PutYourFaceOn
September to January, 2011/12
Create project brief and concept
JoinVision - Graphic Design
JoinVision operates a job platform focusing on ads in IT and technology. They also produce HR software for companies to facilitate the recruitment process. I visualized these products for their website and promoting purposes.
Used Tool: Adobe Photoshop;
CD Booklet - Print Design
September to January, 2010/11
This course allowed us students to create various print graphics. As an example I choose the booklet, because it was my favorite project during the year. I enjoyed playing with the typography as well as various graphics and connect them to an harmonious look and feel.
Used Tool: Adobe InDesign;
January to June, 2011
Together with my colleague we created an interactive installation called 'The mirror'. The leds on the board give feedback to the user while standing in front of the webcam. With processing we were able to define different filters for the webcam, so that the user feels like in a mirror cabinet.
Used Tools: Arduino and Processing;
September to January, 2011/12
This coursework was an individual project. The task was to create a virtual tour with three interactive hotspots in it. All photographs were taken by myself and merged together using Hugin. Pano2VR was used to create the hotspots and to connect the panoramas.