Sebastian Schwinkendorf.

Hello. I’m an User Interface Designer based in Berlin and I love to design smart, serious and usable interfaces. I gained working experience during my study Interface Design (B.A.) and in freelancing projects. I’m passionate about creating smart interaction designs and perfect pixel layouts. — Read more

Conception

Interaction Design

I do conceputal thinking about interaction by wireframing my ideas with the knowlegde of suitable design patterns. A result could be a paper prototype or a clickable mockup.

UI & UX Design

User Interface Design

I design smart and clear user interfaces to reach emotionality and high user experience. I have professional skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to create an attractive UI.

Usability Testing

Usability Evaluation

Prototypes and designs are going to be tested in an iterative process to increase usability & user experience. I have experience in evaluation methods like interviewing and eye-tracking.

I pursue the user-centered design process to create beautiful and highly usable interfaces for hardware, web-based software and mobile devices. I’m strongly focused on the users needs to make the digital world simple and understandable.

expertise

Skills

  • UI & UX Design
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Engineering
  • Design Research

Tools

  • Photoshop & Illustrator
  • InDesign & Fireworks
  • Pen & Paper
  • Omnigraffle & Sketch

Languages

  • German (nativ)
  • English (fluent)
  • HTML & CSS3 (expert)
  • Java Script (basic)

Interests

  • Travelling by Bicycle
  • Asian Food
  • Photography
  • New Media & Gadgets

curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2004

    Allgemeine Hochschulreife

    J.- G.- Herder Gymnasium, Stralsund

  • 2005 – 2006

    Study Multimediatechnik

    University of Applied Science in Wismar

  • 2006 – 2012

    Study Interface Design (B.A.)

    University of Applied Science in Potsdam

    Final Grade: ›Excellent‹ (1.0)

  • 05/2012 – 09/2012

    Bachelorthesis

    University of Applied Science in Potsdam

    ›Konzeption & Gestaltung einer mobilen
    Dokumentationssoftware für Hebammen‹

Work Experience

  • 09/2008 – 02/2009

    Usability & User Experience, Internship

    Deutsche Telekom AG, Darmstadt

    WiFi Hot Spot Login, Kundencenter

  • 10/2009 – 02/2011

    Kompetenz Initiative Usability, Part-time

    Technische Universität, Berlin

    Expertreviews, Conception & UI Design

  • 2007 – 2011

    Interaction Design Lab, Work Student

    Head of the Eye Tracking Lab

    Usabilitytests, Eye-Tracking, Workshops, Design Research

  • 2011 – 2012

    Younect GmbH, Freelancing

    User Interface & User Experience Design

    Talentpool & Karriereseite

  • 2010 – now

    Interface & User Experience Designer, Freelancing

    Focus: Conception & UI/UX Design

    Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH (ViP) & Umweltbundesamt

work experience

I present you a variety of projects which show my professional and work experience. I’m passionate about creating smart interaction designs and perfect pixel layouts.

User-Centered Design – Health Care

Mobile Documentary App for Midwives

Winter 2012 / Bachelor Thesis Interface Design / Supervisor: Prof. Frank Heidmann & Prof. Boris Müller

  • For my bachelor thesis I worked out a concept for a mobile application to support the documentary of midwives and to simplify their work. In a user centered process I did all necessary steps to develop a valuable concept: I did requirements analyses, drawing the information architectur, building up a clickable prototype for evaluating the user experience and creating a smart and attractive a user interface.

User-Centered Design – Service Design

User Interface for a Mobile Ticket Machine

Summer 2011 / Client: Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH / Co-Worker: Sabine Richter & Mandy Hoffmann

  • This extensive project required all steps of the user-centered design process. I devoloped the information architecture of the ticket purchasing process, the graphical user interface and did several user tests. The design is clear, simple and remarkable easy to use. The layouts are implemented in the ticket machines since summer 2011 and can be viewed in trams and buses in Potsdam.

    Project documentation

Research, Prototyping, Design

User Interface for Declaration of Emission Data

Winter 2012 / Client: Umweltbundesamt / Co-Worker: Sabine Richter & Mandy Hoffmann

  • Companies which produce pollutant are committed to report their emssions to a ministry. The challenge was to simplify the user interface for the declaration process and consider the requirements of different target groups. The UI has been completely redesigned and guides the user step by step.

Usability Evaluation

Head of User Experience Lab

Interaction Design Lab, FH Potsdam

  • During my study I worked at the User Experience Lab. I supported students who use the eye-tracking technique to evaluate their designs and prototyps. More over I did some research work for Maeve and evaluated the user experience of a new input device for a large interactive surface.

Data Visualization

Splendor – Visualizing Viewpoints of a City

Winter 2010 / FH Potsdam Interface Design / Supervisor: Till Nagel / Fellow student: Matthias Löwe

  • »Splendor« is tool to draw beautiful visualization of gps tagged images and its relation to sights of any city in the world. By matching the titles of pictures (taken from Panoramio) with die actual name of the sight, an amazing and unique image of city will be created.

    Project documentation

Prototyping, Conception & Design – Study Project

Sight Explorer – A Pathfinder for Tourists

Winter 2010 / FH Potsdam Interface Design / Supervisor: Till Nagel / Fellow student: Matthias Löwe

  • Sight Explorer is an application for tourists of Potsdam which supports to explore and plan a city tour. After defining POIs and paths you are able to see gps-located pictures (from Panoramio) of sights you might encounter. By pinching you explore more content and create an individual time-based distorted map. My focus has been toughts about the interaction and gestures plus the visual language of this application.

Research & Wireframing – Study Project

Usability Evaluation & Conceptual Redesign of ZDF Mediathek

  • The focus was the usability evaluation and conceptual redesign of the ZDF Mediathek. My team and I also did some best practice research of interaction with video content. Several ideas were updated in the latest version of the ZDF Mediathek 2.0.

clients

clients

contact

Feel free to contact me any time if you have further questions about me and my work or if you have exciting project opportunities.

Sebastian Schwinkendorf

User Interface & User Experience Designer

Storkower Str. 93
10409 Berlin

mail@sebastian-schwinkendorf.net

Phone +49 176 38 69 33 39