Judith Hecktor

 

Embrace the chaos and stay ambiguous!

 
 
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Hello. My name is Judith.

I work in user experience research, design and strategy. Sometimes I consider myself being a business therapist treating diseases with empathy, curiosity and passion. ツ
I’m familiar with the various aspects and methodologies of planning and conducting (mostly qualitative) research and applying the human-centered design process.

 

Say hello.

 
 
 
 

Are you aware of an UX issue? Great! I can help you find another one. I may even reveal a few other challenges to add to your list. And yes, I do also support in finding solutions.

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User Need Identification

I observe users, their environments and processes in order to understand behaviours, motivations and goals. 


Concept Evaluation

I analyse products and markets and discuss new ideas with potential target users to see if concepts are valuable and relevant.
 

Translation of insights

I document key insights and make them actionable for different stakeholders. 
 


Design & Product Validation

I evaluate and iterate usability aspects to increase design quality and user satisfaction through iterative approaches.
 

Interaction/Interface Design

I aim for accessible, intuitive, consistent designs. I care about details and embrace a clean and delightful visual language. 


 
 

My »feature history« …

1998–2007

In the beginning were grids and guidelines … as a design trainee, I gathered my first experiences in a medical design company, followed by a Luxembourg-based communication agency. I then started working in editorial design and continued freelancing for various clients in different fields. Lessons learned: Choosing and using tools wisely.

2007–2013

Bored of nice-looking but somewhat static things … I eventually studied Interface Design and graduated at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Focusing on team collaboration and processes I here mastered to make decisions and defend ideas. Not »just because« but for a reasonable »why«! Lessons learned: Accepting quite some challenges.

since 2012

Because plain assumptions mostly fail … I strongly believe in putting people in the center of everything: to understand motivation and expectations, and to get valid feedback on ideas as early as possible. Try and error – for the sake of steady iteration and improvement. Lessons learned: If at first you don't succeed, better get used to it.

 

Here’s an overview of some projects I was involved in. To get more information and details on the undisclosed works, please just get in touch.

Breaking enterprise silos with the »Knowledge Workspace«

Breaking enterprise silos with the
»Knowledge Workspace«

Improving discoverability and visibility of »Venue Maps«

Improving discoverability and visibility of
»Venue Maps«

Creating an interactive exhibition concept »Fluxus«

Creating an interactive exhibition concept
»Fluxus«

Creating a new toolset for map data processing and maintaining

Creating a new toolset for map data processing
and maintaining

Investigating and improving trip planning and travel experience

Investigating and improving trip planning and
travel experience

Rethinking professional email clients »Scope«

Rethinking professional email clients
»Scope«

Investigating the »LiveSight« navigation experience  

Investigating the »LiveSight« navigation experience
 

Developing new service design concepts »Späti«

Developing new service design concepts
»Späti«

Typography & Print »Always Love« 

Typography & Print
»Always Love«