I’ve been fascinated with design since high school, but during my studies and internships, the picture of what I wanted became more and more clear.It started with an internship at IBM as a user experience designer.the application teams, are responsible for showing the new mindset in the end product. For me as designer it is necessary to be playful, curious, focused on the end user, and have fun at what I am doing. This is how you get those ingredients into the final result. Two years ago I joined this team directly from university.
And if you’re a graduate of the dating app scene yourself, this could be your chance to use all your hard-won knowledge to help others succeed.In my team, we create generic UI controls that have to work in different use cases, resulting in the challenge of combining all the requirements from end users and applications and finding one solution that best fits a variety of needs. In the beginning, we try to collect as much information as possible from sources like end users, stakeholders and product managers.We also discuss our specification with them during the design phase.I studied audiovisual media at the Stuttgart Media University and e-learning and media education at the University of Education in Heidelberg.During my studies, I did several internships and that helped me to get work experience in this area.Wingman also stands out because it wasn’t created by the stereotypical figure behind many dating apps, the whiz kid who thinks the right algorithms can solve any problem.Instead it's the brainchild of Tina Wilson, a charismatic, fully grown woman with several decades of IRL dating under her belt.To test our concepts we conduct user research and, in parallel, we work closely together with the responsible development teams and visual designers.How did your studies prepare you for your career as an interaction designer?How is being an interaction designer in the Global Design Concepts and Tools team different from being an interaction designer in other teams at SAP? I see my work as a way to show that SAP can create simple and enjoyable business software.What we create in our team are mostly generic UI controls.