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freelancer working to bring balance between planet and businesses.

humans, environment, social issues

Accenture IX.0 Innovation Network,

MiMo,

Industry X.0 Culture,

Tise,

Social Projects

and

Refugee Text Service

Accenture IX.0, MiMo, Tise, Social Projects and Refugee Text Service

Accenture IX.0 Innovation Network,

MiMo,

Industry X.0 Culture,

Tise,

Social Projects

and

Refugee Text Service

&&

products, services, practices, operations

Accenture IX.0, Bosch, Porsche, Deutsche Bank, Canyon Bicycles and ABB

Accenture IX.0 Innovation Network,

Bosch,

Porsche,

Deutsche Bank,

Canyon Bicycles

and

ABB

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service and interaction designer at fjord >

2017-2020
During my time at Fjord Berlin I worked as an interaction designer, gradually re-focussing towards service design areas like research, concepting and leading product streams. In my projects, I had the responsibility to represent the users in the design process, working with business designers, strategists, developers, visual designers, clients and guiding junior interaction and service designers.
Selected clients:
Porsche, Bosch, ABB, Deutsche Bank, Canyon Bicycles, Volkswagen Group, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Novartis and Accenture.
Purposeful innovation strategy
Innovation for the sake of innovation. We brought purpose into [confidential]'s industry client offering when we created their new strategy for their global innovation network. Innovate for economic, environmental and societal impact.
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Project time: 7 months
Area: Strategy
Team: Service Design Lead, two Business Designers, Strategy Consultant, Visual Designer
As a service designer I led the discovery and research efforts when we as a team conducted qualitative and quantitative research with key stakeholders and existing innovation centres across the globe.

I helped the team with synthesising and structuring our research to insights and opportunities socialisable for stakeholders and to inform our strategy work.

Working with a project lead, business designers and a strategy consultant we designed a new strategy for the [redacted] industry innovation network - making its purpose to balance economic growth with positive environmental and societal impacts our clients can make across [confidential]'s business silos.

This strategy is now reaching [confidential]'s C-level.
Mobility user experience
We helped a technology company strategically position themselves for the autonomous future of mobility user experiences bringing user, market and technology research together with rapid prototyping.
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Project time: 2 months
Area: Product innovation strategy
Team: Business Design Lead, Business Consultant, four Strategy Consultants
Technologies, customer needs and regulations are evolving and shaping the future of mobility, and so are the OEMs.

As a service designer and researcher I led user research with rapid prototyping, user experience mapping, workshop creation and contextualising the research for the client.

With our research we were able to outline several future scenarios of in-car experiences and advice our OEM client on how they should strategically position themselves to meet upcoming business needs.

This project showed me how user centric research, combined with technology understanding and industry ecosystem know-how can be very powerful for guiding C-level strategies.
Exploring luxury and exclusivity in digital
A Horizon 3 project; exploring the essences of digital ownership, discovering what drives digital users to collect, own and trade digital assets for investment or pleasure.
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Project time: 6 months
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Team: Business Design Lead, Business Consultant, Business Designer, Visual Designer, Intern
I joined the project in the concepting phase, inhereting extensive user research, spanning niche technology and user trends around digital collecting, gaming and digital investing.

As a service designer I led a series of bespoke sprints for the team (based on the Google sprint). We started with a sprint 0 designed to define a series of challenges for upcoming concept sprints - applying the Google sprint methodology to move at speed.

Through 3 concept sprints we uncovered resonating themes, features and design drivers fit for our client and their desired target audiences before heading to market with high-fidelity prototypes.

In this project we explored digital's push-and-pull effects on experiences of luxury and exclusivity, and how technology can enable this. We created a platform concept for digital collecting, trading and investing, with key experiences that drive user motivations.
MiMo - a single button migraine assistant
In the moment of an attack, migrainers seek out a mental safe space to find relief. Mimo strives to provide a safe space during the inescapable case of an attack. Helping sufferers to take back control of their lives.
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Project time: 8 months
Area: Service and interaction design
Team: Business Design Lead, three Business Designers, Visual Designer, Interaction Designer
As a service and interaction designer I co-led the product stream through extensive user research, synthesis and prioritisation, iterative prototyping and concepting, working closely with developers.

The project was initiated with a concrete concept. My work gravitated around iterative testing, prototyping and validating of this concept with users. In this process, we uncovered  fundamental user needs essential to design for, leading to re-orientation of the whole team.

We designed a migraine assistant that help chronic migrainers not only in the inevitable attack, but through all stages of their illness - by facilitating mindfullness and feeling of being better prepared.

The largest effect MiMo has for it's users, is that it is designed for them, taking their condition seriously - combating an ever present feeling of stigma.

design researcher for tise

During my time at Fjord Berlin I worked as an interaction designer, gradually re-focussing towards service design areas like research, concepting and leading product streams. In my projects, I had the responsibility to represent the users in the design process, working with business designers, strategists, developers, visual designers, clients and guiding junior interaction and service designers.
Selected clients:
Porsche, Bosch, ABB, Deutsche Bank, Canyon Bicycles, Volkswagen Group, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Novartis and Accenture.
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'tise - second hand fashion platform
Project time: 2 months
Area: Service and interaction design
Team: Individual freelance project
Reinforcing users sustainable values for a second hand peer-to-peer  trading platform - making the shopping experience of used products as easy as new, but much more satisfying.
Conducted user research to find opportunities for UX

service designer and co-founder at social projects >

2016-2018
We founded a startup working on refugee and humanitarian information services for NGOs and launched, serviced and operated Refugee Text targeting asylum seekers in Europe.
Selected clients:
Danish Refugee Council, UNHCR and UNDP.
Refugee Text
Awarded
Making verified and trustworthy asylum information available on demand to any refugee with a phone.
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Project time: 16 months
Area: Service and interaction design
Team: Ciaran Duffy, Caroline Arvidsson
Next to co-founder responsibilities I was focusing on prototyping, technology needs, development, content design, research and partnerships.

In the project we went through re-design of initial concept, iterative functional prototyping, pilot and launch of the service to end-users, as well as research, design and development of a CMS for NGOs to operate deployed information services.

Refugee Text, a multi-channel chatbot, was launched and operated by us together with partnering NGOs and volunteers, providing asylum content and translations.

RefuBot, a backend CMS we designed to easily update and translate the fast changing content, fit for multiple organisations working together.
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interaction design student at copenhagen institute of interaction design >

2015
CIID Interaction Design Programme is led by a ‘learning by doing’ philosophy and a life-centred approach. The programme teaches fundamental skills, methods, and tools related to tangible/product interactions, graphical/screen interactions, and service design/strategic interactions.

CIID provides a new model of education that is relevant for both academia and industry. Through collaborative Industry Partnerships and industry-facing projects, students are exposed to a broad range of topics and real-world contexts.
Selected clients:
Barclays, LittleBits and Copenhagen International House.
Refugee Text Service
Awarded
Aimed at refugees coming to Germany, Denmark and Scandinavia, the Refugee Text Service fills the information void created by an ever-changing political landscape.
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Project time: 2 months
Area: Service and interaction design
Team: Individual project
During the end-of-the-year project, the service was co-created and piloted with local NGOs in Denmark and Germany.

It provides refugees with access to information about who they can talk to, who they can trust, and what their options are, depending on their situation. This chatbot service was conceptualised and built for SMS usage across Europe.
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Copenhagen Meetups
Awarded
A social community service connecting newcomers with local residents weaving supportive and personal network connections into the process of immigration.
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Project time: 1 month
Area: Service and interaction design
Team: Sierra Nelmes, Shruti KNR, John Ferreira
Connecting newcomers who recently arrived in Copenhagen with resident Copenhageners in order to weave supportive and personal network connections into the process of immigration. The service facilitates a network of support and guidance by connecting people and establishing cross-cultural networks.

Created with and for Copenhagen International House.
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design engineering student at technical university of denmark >

Design and Innovation
BSc Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
2010-2013
Society and the business community are under constant pressure to develop new, innovative products and systems. Pressure created by our common need to exploit technological opportunities to improve our welfare and prosperity—and industry’s particular need to increase competitiveness and earnings. As a design and innovation engineer, I went to learn to develop new technological solutions that conserve resources and support the development of a sustainable society.
Selected clients:
Lolle & Nielsen Inventions and Saint-Gobain Weber.
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