Project to design a feature for usefully visualizing open tabs (and their hierarchical relations) within a web browser. We implemented a simple prototype in form of a Firefox Addon and were awarded the "Best in Class" honor in the category "Innovation" of the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge 2009.
Designing a Community Driven Orientation System for the Blind. I co-founded this research project in 2008 and helped designing and building several prototypes. It was a selected project of the GROCS research competition 2008 and funded with $10.000. We presented the paper "Accessible Contextual Information for Urban Navigation" at the Ubicomp Conference 2008 in Seoul, South Korea.
2007 - 2009
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Specializations: Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, User Centered Design
2004 - 2007
University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg
Specializations: Computer Science, Psychology, Art & Design, Social Sciences
2009 - 2010
Traveltainment AG, Aachen -- market leader in the German online travel distribution industry.
I was responsible for analyzing and improving the usability of the Traveltainment products and lead the product management of a next generation travel e-commerce site.
2001 - 2009
Since 12th grade in high school I have been doing freelance work as a web developer & designer, working for various small clients and different internet agecies.