Steffen Weiss


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What I do:I particular enjoy the early stage of problem definition, opportunity area search and ideation during which I like to facilitate collaborative processes, develop rough ideas and test them quickly with simple prototypes. I am happy to accompany internal teams in agile processes to develop and implement designs, yet I see myself more in the areas of conception, UX and product definition/managment than in the disciplines of hi-fi UI/prototyping/visualization or design system development as well as other more graphical work.

Experience:Freelancer Service & Product Design
April 2020 - Present

  • BIX: research, design and usability testing for an App including a virtual experience in order to provide self-monitoring for elderly people with age-related retinal diseases (14 months).

  • Livebuy: research and design of Creator App, Retailer Dashboard and Web-Player, facilitation of ideation sessions and development of research, design & product development process (since February 2021).

  • Eppendorf: facilitation of Miro trainings, development and design of guides for virtual collaboration & remote working (since August 2020).

  • Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken: user & market research for a liquidity managment tool.

  • Coca-Cola: industrial design concepts for a sustainable drinking station for retailers.

UX & Service Design Consultant
Deloitte Digital
September 2019 - March 2020

  • Allianz: research, conception and design of a B2B platform 

  • Karl Storz: research for a customer experience management platform

  • MediaMarkt: desk-research for customer loyalty programs

UX & Service Designer
dgroup – part of Accenture Constulting
January 2019 - August 2019

  • DMK: UX conception & usability testing for a B2B platform

  • Haspa: ideation and user research for a B2C loyalty app

  • Kollex: user research for a B2B platform

Experience Designer
Point Blank Research & Consultancy
October 2017 - December 2018

  • User research & co-creative Design Thinking workshops for product-/service-/branding & communications development for consumer goods and health care clients, like BVG, Congstar, Boehringer-Ingelheim, dm, L‘Oréal, Bayer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

MA Strategic Design
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
March 2016 - July 2017

BA Product Design
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
October 2012 - February 2016

  • Skills:
  • Co-Creation
  • Design Consultancy
  • Design Research
  • Insight Development
  • Journey Mapping
  • Midjourney Generation
  • Miro Training
  • Product Design
  • Service Design 
  • Strategic Design
  • Usability Testing
  • UX Design
  • Workshop Facilitation

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Figma
  • Midjourney
  • Miro
  • Pen (happy to sketch ideas, prototypes or workshop recordings)

Other:Founding partner
lyla – avoid sunburns (App): Skin protection by UV forecasting based on dynamic weather & UV data, skin type and sun protection factor.
Since 2019

Exhibition participation
The Chair Project (Four Classics), commisioned by MAK Vienna for Vienna Biennale 2019: GAN-based, hand-manufactured chair-like objects