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One is a simple network data storage solution for your home and consists of three elements: a base station, a hard disk and a hard disk mirroring.
All data stored on the devices in the network gets automatically synchronized.
The three different modules can be put in different places at your house and you can also expand the system by adding further modules. Data from external devices can be transferred on to the system trough a USB port. Due to different security needs and levels, the data is automatically mirrored either at your device placed at home or on an external server. In order to handle the dataset in an easier way, a software is included which allows searching by full-text or filtering files by different tags. An interactive map and timeline support the user in finding his files quickly and intuitively. Are the files successfully found, it is possible to open a preview, share them with others, send them by mail, add them to a device or a collection or create a new collection, playlist or album. It is even possible to have a mobile access to the data as the system includes a developed smartphone and tablet application based on the same concept.
The laboratory investigates different facets of interaction with light. The clip shows the process from the first idea to the tangible prototype. The result is a lamp operated by seven servo motors on five axes, which can be controlled by gestures, language, position and distance. The user is able to change the position, color and brightness of the lamp. The scene mode for example contains preset light moods which can be switched on during an entertainment program or phases of concentration in order to create the right atmosphere.
The concept is simple: a light bulb, a presence sensor and an app for keeping your home safe. In the case of strangers being in your house during your absence, the sensor registers it and you will be alarmed by the system via smartphone notification and can act immediately by calling the police or your neighbour. During this time the light bulb gives light signals in order to confuse the thief. Further features like the individual configuration of the light color and the setting of "rules" with the app make the Comfy Light Bulb indispensable for every household.
On behalf of
Bosch IoT Lab of the University in St. Gallen
During the laboratory week it was in a team of 18 people to make a project off the ground, which was determined only by default:
Use as much technology as possible.
The result here is a game which is played by a creator and a commander. The creator is creating a route, through control with a Kinect which the commander has to depart with the help of a joystick. The game environment was projected on a main screen, consisting of six 40" screens surrounded by LED tunnel.
Burger Lab is an ordering system for a fictional restaurant, which allows the user to create his own burger from available ingredients and choose side dishes, drinks and desserts. If the user is happy with his burger, he can share it in the restaurants online community.
The implementation of the system was done by using Cinema 4D in order to create the products and ingredients and AS3 to program the interface. The used hardware was a 17" touch screen with an adjustable angle by a spindle motor.
The challenge of this project was to translate the muscle and spring movements into a digital context.The idea was to create a mesh consisting of several connections that mimic the function of a spring. Small motions of simulated muscles should evoke a strong reaction of the mesh by vibration. The movement of the muscles is triggered by music, which can be changed by factors like, network strength, color and shape.
This year I finished my studies at the University of Applied Sciences (HfG) Schwäbisch Gmünd and now I am ready to apply my knowledge in practice. For me Interaction Design is creating an entire product out of an idea. It is not only the result I place value on, but also the fact that all intermediate steps are reasonable. During the design process it is important for me to work with prototypes of different scales, in order to check functions and concept ideas.
December 2014 - today
UX Designer at IXDS GmbH Munich
April 2011 - July 2014
Bachelor of Arts at the University of Applied Sciences, Schwäbisch Gmünd
March 2013 - August 2013
Internship at Intuity Media Lab, Stuttgart
August 2010 - January 2011
Internship at Katz & Friends, Neu-Ulm
October 2009 - June 2010
Alternative service at the Clinic for Psychological Therapy, Ulm
September 2006 - July 2009
Abitur at the Business College, Ulm
Adobe Master Collection, Cinema4D
Arduino, HTML/CSS, jQuery, VVVV