Product Field Works §
field.soUntil recently I was Design Lead at Field, where I helped build a strategy tool for product managers that brings a new culture of product development, focused on clarity, participation, and collaboration — hoping to enable organisations to build better and more wholesome products.
blokdots.comAs a side-project I am building blokdots together with my friends Olivier and Marcus. blokdots is a tool that enables everyone to build interactive hardware prototypes without writing a line of code.
We want to take away what’s scary and time-consuming for beginners or even stops people entirely from using an Arduino. Our clean UI is friendly and easy to use, but it’s powerful nonetheless. From guidance on where you can connect which component, through live visualization of the data coming from sensors, IFTTT-style programming, easy modeling of continuous relationships, virtual components for advanced logic, up to code export, so you can continue working on your prototype when you outgrow blokdots.
Right now we are focusing on enabling our users to prototype connected products, and are implementing our vision for how hardware and software prototyping can interact. To bridge the gap between design tool and real world we have already published integrations for Figma and Prototpie, allowing you to integrate hardware into your UI.
Marius and I started building it while both working at Atelier Disko (where I worked from 2017 to 2020). It is now spun into its own organization and is maintained by us. We consider it a workbench — a place not just for polished design systems, but also for fragments and uncertainty. I wrote about the principles guiding the product design of DSK in my article “Building a Design System Workbench”.
artifacts.fyiI studied Interaction Design at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. My thesis, written in 2017 together with Niko and Flo, was Artifacts — A Human-Centered Framework for Growing Ideas. It combines compound documents, networked note-taking and just-in-time information retrieval.
Artifacts improves the way how people create, evaluate and evolve ideas and theories. Our initial question was: What if a digital system was designed from the ground up to support the process of nurturing ideas? To answer this we reimagined what an operating system centered around human thought would look like.
Student Project Archive (< 2017) §
ArchiveI always think it’s a bit sad when people take down their old portfolios with projects they did years ago. They may not be representative of your current skills anymore, but we all develop and grow — isn’t that amazing? Because of this I decided to leave my old projects online as an archive. You can check it out here.