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Hans von Sichart

UX designer | GE Digital

Pleasanton, United States

"Les is mor"

Generally thinking:

Global Issues
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

AdvertisingArtBrand StrategyDigital MediaGraphic DesignMediaMusicProduct DesignPsychologyVisual Arts

Very good at:
+ Design
+ Details
+ Crazy solutions

About me & my work:

I am a UI/UX designer with a solid experience building successful products. I create engaging software across all platforms: from mobile and PC to 10-foot TV interfaces and industrial HMI dashboards. My products are in use by millions of consumers and enterprise users worldwide. I work well in multidisciplinary teams. I believe in synergy. When we collaborate the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I listen to other designer’s ideas. I ask people what they think about my work. We discuss a future reality waving our hands or using whiteboards and Post-Its. I also use a lot of metaphors.

I think in systems. I created design languages for Philips, Yahoo and GE. I take market complexity and create a simple and straightforward user experience. A design system is always part of a larger system and has to play nicely with the host and its brand. That relationship can be as complex as the gears in a watch. I have an eye for both the details and the big picture.

In design school, I also studied Fine Arts and met a lot of famous artists. I discovered, I was not an artist but 100% designer, highly creative with a pragmatic focus. I feel at home both in big companies that are traded on the stock market and in small startups. I have a workman’s attitude. I come in early and leave late. People rely on me. I am punctual. I keep my emails short. I bring common sense to the table. I learn something new from the team every day.

I am not afraid of new challenges. I taught User Centered Design at the University in Germany. I worked for Apple on iWeb and helped Internet novices effortlessly create Web Sites. For Plantronics I created MyHeadset a mobile app that helps users connect frictionless to Bluetooth headsets. Now I am building the Predix design language. Predix is the operating system for the Industrial Internet. We enable field engineers to view big data as data visualizations. Highly engaging and highly interactive.

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