kai

Hi, I'm Kai

I design products that do good to the world
and help people fulfil themselves.

Hi, I'm Kai

I design products that do good
to the world and help people
fulfil themselves.

Projects I've done in the past

StudySmarter

Mobile & Web App

Strategy, concept, interaction design

Optimising the search experience of Europe's largest learning platform making study materials accessible for pupils and university students.

I helped setting up the general infrastructure for the growing design team to work with, worked closely with front- and backend developers, and co-planned my product team's quarters by identifying opportunities from research.

StudySmarter

Mobile & Web App

Strategy, concept, interaction design

Optimising the search experience of Europe's largest learning platform making study materials accessible for pupils and university students.

I helped setting up the general infrastructure for the growing design team to work with, worked closely with front- and backend developers, and co-planned my product team's quarters by identifying opportunities from research.

Isla Bonita

Mobile App & Brand

Research, strategy, brand, concept, visual design, interaction design

A platform that connects individuals with corporations and initiators of sustainability projects in order to save our planet.

I was heavily involved in shaping the product’s value proposition, did qualitative research, co-defined the brand and its appearance, conceptualised and designed the whole app.

The project got a nomination at the UX Design Awards.

Heymoney

Mobile App

Concept, visual design, interaction design

Allianz' former consumer-faced multi-banking app with contract management features.

My work focused on designing features embedding third party APIs as well as the user profile and the overarching information architecture.

The project got a nomination at the UX Design Awards.

BI Tools

Web App

Research, concept, interaction design

IDS offers a wide range of tools for investment experts such as data management, reporting, analytics and research applications that had to be redesigned and optimised for productivity.

I mainly worked on IDS’ ESG Research tool, learning about the needs of finance experts, making the most out of few interviews, simplifying complex info architectures, designing data heavy dashboards & expert data visualisations.

Insurance App

Mobile App

Concept, visual design, interaction design

A white-label solution for private health insurers to equip their customers with tools to easily manage their documents, doctors appointments, tariffs, and further support.

Most of the features were predefined requirements, so my work focused mostly on creating a clean information architecture and designing the features appealingly and easy-to-use.

HfG Lectures

University Lecturing

at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

Started as a research associate for productive work environments and ended up redesigning the first semester’s curriculum, lecturing students of the first semester interaction design course ever since.

The classes I'm currently hosting every Friday are focused on establishing a deep understanding of interaction and product design basics.

walk

B.A. Interaction Design

Research, concept, interaction design

How can people find content on the web that's valuable to them, even if it may not float in the mainstream?

Principles and examples were designed for a platform that helps people get inspiring content the moments they need and want it most while treating their attention respectfully.

Created together with Johanna Wellnitz.

We had the honour of exhibiting this project at the push19 conference.

Summit

Desktop App Concept

Research, concept, interaction design

A presentation tool that puts storytelling first.

What most people call a presentation tool is usually just an application for slide creation. When researching what makes for great presentations and how people screw up theirs, we found that we could help people preparing their presentations by providing them with tools to structure content with and then then create slides for easily.

Created together with Johanna Wellnitz.

We had the honour of presenting Summit as part of small workshops with Pitch and Figma.

About

I love building great products
From creating the product design strategy that really fits the target audience down to the most detailed interactions that add character to the product. I'm always eager to make decisions based on research insights and data.


I love to work with people
Be it when interviewing potential users or when working with my colleagues. It's a lot of fun for me to ask people the right questions to get the most interesting things out of them and I'm always up for setting up and hosting workshops.

I'm also into everything about music and sometimes take the time to create some myself as kolor.

Let's talk :)

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I'm always up for a chat!

Drop me a message if you'd like to know more details about my work and the process behind certain projects.