Hello, I am
Michael Ognew

Interaction Designer
Slap an interface on it and connect it to the internet, not!

Michael joined IXDS as an Interaction Designer in 2014, and is responsible for designing user interfaces and seamless concepts. Most recently he has been working with in-house developers of embedded systems.

Prior to this, he studied interaction design at the University of Applied Sciences – Hochschule für Gestaltung – in Schwäbisch Gmünd. He says the most inspiring thing about this subject was the connection between design and development. He began working with small prototypes to test and evaluate ideas and concepts which enabled him to quickly rethink and improve his work.

For Michael, IXDS presents an opportunity to use his skills to develop aroused interests. One of his aims is to optimize or even change the workflow between designers and developers.

His fifth day is used to explore personal interests and improve his skills in building different soft and hardware prototypes. These are not only for private use but can also be used as funny gadgets for the office; for example, a voice controlled advent wreath.

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