Internship at Smart Design

In 2008 I did a 6 month internship at Smart Design, San Francisco. I was working on a bunch of projects which I don’t know if I can publish them here, but there were projects with car companies, mobile phones and robots. The only project I am sure I can publish is the Nokia Ted thing you see above. It was my very first project at Smart, just designing some wallpapers for the Nokia device which was handed out during the TED conference. They chose my Design and luckily all following projects got much more exciting. I learned a lot about wireframing, user research, video prototyping and even got send to New York for a project.

One of the more interesting projects I was working on, was about an mobile phone accessory. It’s wirelessly attached to your phone and has only one button and some LEDs. Our job was it to use this very limited interface to design an easy to understand flow for the user.


I was working with industrial designers and I was responsible for the interaction flows and the flash prototype. Try it out yourself:

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Also I was a little bit involved in the littleBits project. LittleBits is a easy to use prototyping toolkit for industrial designers and people without any interest in electronics or code.

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