DORIT MIELKE interface design

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Dorit Mielke

Personal Details
Date of Birth: June, 7th 1977, Erlangen/Germany
Nationality: German 


Summary of Qualifications
11 years of professional visual design experience in print

8 years of professional experience in designing new media

6 years of professional experience in interaction design

Extensive knowledge and skills in various software applications for interaction and graphic design. User centered design methods and various usability techniques (paper prototyping, user personas, scenarios, card sorting, user observation and testing etc.) 


Bachelor's degree in interaction design,
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 2010

Certificate of apprenticeship in Designer of Digital and Printmedia,
goodtimes GmbH, Nuremberg, 1999

Working experience
since 2010/06

Interface Designer, Freelance
Usability Consulting, Information Architecture, Visual Design

Client: T-Labs

since 2005/12

UX Designer: Interaction Design Lab at University of Applied Science Potsdam Information Architecture, Project Management, Usability Consulting, Information Design

Clients: United Nations, T-Labs, Bayerischer Rundfunk, LG

2004/4 - 2004/11

Production Management: Volkspalast, Berlin (Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin) Program scheduling, curator of music program, production management

2001 - 2004

Freelance Designer for Cosmoblonde GmbH, Berlin Web Design, Art Direction

Clients: Bacardi, Martini

2000 - 2004

Freelance Designer for gernBotschaft GmbH, Nuremberg Art Direction,Visual Concept, Print Design, Final Art Work

Clients: Siemens AG, Vedes AG, Conrad

1999 - 2000

Junior Art Director, goodtimes Gmbh, Nuremberg.

General work on various graphic design projects 


Internship
2006/10 - 2007/04
Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Information Technology FIT,
Competence Center Mobile Knowledge, St. Augustin, Bonn

Internship in the field of usability engineering, interaction design and project management

Projects: MACE (Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe),
senSave (Sensor Assistance for Vital Events) 


Education
2003 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree: Interface Design,
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany

Major subjects: Design of Software Interfaces, Interaction Design

Bachelor Thesis »Patternset of new interface possibilities for household appliances, presented through the example of an induction hob« in cooperation with Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group

1997 - 1999
Certificate of apprenticeship in Designer of Digital and Print Media,
goodtimes GmbH, Nuremberg

Detailed knowledge in: design and layout of brochures, fact-sheets, magazines and newspaper layouts as well as print campaigns for various commercial clients 


Exhibitions
2007/03

»this is interactive«
Innovationsforum Interaktionsdesign, Hans-Otto-Theater, Potsdam
Visualization of individuals' behavior with mobile communication

2006/08
»from dusk till dawn«
Underground Station Eberswalder Strasse, Berlin
interactive installation about awareness of mobile communication in public space

2006/05
»Flüsterwald«
Designmai 2006, Berlin
interactive soundinstallation to get urban people in the country


Publications
2007
»Personalized Mobile Health Monitoring for Elderly« 
with Andreas Lorenz, Reinhard Oppermann and Lars Zahl 
presented at mobileHci2007, Singapore 

download paper

Awards
2006
:output 10 Winner Project »From Dusk Till Dawn«

2006
MY MOTOCHOICE Award: Motorola Seamless Mobility Award
Project »From Dusk Till Dawn« 


Additional Skills
Language

German, Native speaker
English, fluent
French, Basic knowledge

Software
Expert: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Fireworks, Freehand, OmniGraffle, Keynote/Powerpoint

Highly Skilled: Microsoft Word

Skilled: Macromedia Flash, HTML / CSS, Microsoft Excel

References
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Heidmann, University of Applied Science Potsdam, Germany, frank.heidmann@fh-potsdam.de

Prof. Boris Müller, University of Applied Science Potsdam, Germany, boris.mueller@fh-potsdam.de

Heinz Bergmeier, Usability Produktbereich Herde, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany, Heinz.Bergmeier@bshg.com

Additional letters of references are available on request.