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I love to write. Can you tell? I mainly write to reflect on things. This is how I make sense of my thoughts and feelings and can learn from my mistakes. Most posts are exactly about this.

Designers don’t solve problems (yet)

posted on 9th December 2018

As designers, we spend time solving business problems and helping companies optimise and achieve their business goals. Therefore we claim to be problem solvers, but the truth is, most of us are not.…

face it

On FOMO at Work

posted on 25th May 2018

There were different reasons why I quit my job in the past few years. One was because the chance of living abroad opened up, which had always been on my bucket list. So I moved abroad. Another reason…

YOLO, not FOMO

20 months of living in London

posted on 30th June 2017

In summer 2015, my boyfriend and I decided to move to London. In June 2017 we moved back to Berlin where we lived before. This post is about the 20 months in between and how they shaped my view on this…

don’t miss it

Failure in Design (and How to Recover)

posted on 31st January 2017

In this post I want to talk about failure. So far, I’ve mainly come across failure under the buzzword “fail fast, fail often”, which is used to explain an experiment-based approach of building produ…

fail fast, learn fast

Designing a Londoner’s Commute

posted on 22nd December 2016

With my new design job at Sofar Sounds came a new experience: Commuting in London. I soon realised that commuting isn’t the best experience London has to offer. What makes commuting in London generally c…

mind the gap

Designing with Real Data

posted on 31st October 2016

In my design work at Sofar Sounds, a website where users can find secret live music gigs in their city, I have to deal with various scenarios which mainly derive from two of our product’s c…

keep it real

Paper Prototyping in Practice

posted on 30th August 2016

For my project of designing a website for renting a holiday home, I currently sketch wireframes for any flow users may follow when they come to the website, based on user tasks and stories I defined…

start on paper

The Importance of Sharing Expectations

posted on 28th June 2016

Today I finished the Design Kit Prototyping Course, offered by IDEO.org and +ACUMEN. Although the course was run online, most of the work took place offline, because the course required to form a team…

sharing is caring

Failure Mapping of Purchasing a Round Trip Ticket

posted on 19th June 2016

In his blogpost about 13 design predictions for 2017, product designer Chase Buckley explains that “Failure Mapping” becomes an increasingly important UX practice in a future where we face new unt…

map it out

Key Takeaways for Designing Colour

posted on 15th May 2016

During designing my personal website, it came the moment when I needed to apply colour to my grayscale wireframes. I soon realised that colour is a detailed issue. The challenge of picking the right…

spot the detail

Why I Like Being Self-taught

posted on 30th March 2016

When I made the decision to become a UX designer, I had one main question: How do I learn all that stuff? UX is in fact a profession consisting of a large number of diverse disciplines which themselves…

see my approach

5 UX Insights: What I learned from the Course

posted on 29th February 2016

In January I started participating in an online course called Interaction Design on coursera. More precisely, the course is a specialisation consisting of 8 single courses. Each of them can be enrolled…

get the insights

Why I Decided to Become a UX Designer

posted on 15th January 2016

The Design Part I was always fascinated of the value and impact design has on many areas of life. There was a time, I was really into fashion and dreamed of a career in fashion design. I did an…

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