Hi, my name is Judith.

Interacting in the broad field of user experience, I identify needs, investigate products, processes and stakeholders and I help to translate insights into concepts.

In the beginning were grids and guidelines …
Trained as a media designer and armed with Photoshop, Freehand, QuarkXPress and such, I gathered my first experiences in a medical design agency, followed by a Luxembourg-based communication company. After about five years, I got into editorial design and continued freelancing for various clients in different fields. Lessons learned: Choosing and using weapons (ok, tools) wisely.
 
Bored by nice-looking but somewhat static things …
I eventually studied interface design and graduated at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Investigating process flows and team collaboration, I here mastered to make decisions and defend ideas – not »just because«, but for a reasonable »why«! Lessons learned: Accepting quite some challenges.
 
Admitting, first approaches often initially fail …
I know about the importance of UX research, focusing on user needs and contextual inquiries. Try and error is the mission in this respect – for the sake of steady iteration and improvement. Lessons learned: If at first you don't succeed, you'd better get used to it.
 
Here's a proper CV, please have a look.
 

I’m currently working as a Senior Design Researcher at HERE. Unfortunately, most of my latest work is confidential but the projects below should give you a general understanding about the range of my experience. Drop me an e-mail and say hi if you like. I'm happy to provide you some more details in a face-to-face conversation.

 

Design & User Research

Design & User Research

Travel Thesis (BA)

Travel Thesis (BA)

Service Design »Späti«

Service Design »Späti«

Fluxus (Touring) Exhibition

Fluxus (Touring) Exhibition

»Scope«  E-Mail Client

»Scope«  E-Mail Client

Typography & Print Graphics

Typography & Print Graphics

 

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