Marten’s role as a Creative Technologist at IXDS is to make design concepts tangible. He builds high-fidelity prototypes and consults on projects when technological know-how is needed.
Marten studied information systems in Münster and human-computer interaction in Uppsala, Sweden. He has worked in web design and development and as an interaction designer at a software company and a startup. After attending the CIID Summer School in Copenhagen, he finished his master thesis at the Mobile Life Centre in Stockholm.
Marten’s aim at IXDS is to prototype as early as possible, holding the belief that hands-on work helps one to see if their thinking is on the right track. He dreams of a future where there is a seamless transition from design to development. In the meantime, he tries to find ways to remove those seams one little step at a time. Nevertheless, he strongly believes that technology can not only constrain, but also inspire design.
In his spare time, Marten tries to make use of the mountains near the office by snowboarding, hiking and bouldering. He also enjoys doing martial arts. A connection to technology has so far been proven elusive – but not for lack of trying.