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Hi, my name
I am an industria
sofware engineering / pro feeling at home
e is Rebecca.
al designer with a
oduct design backround, in both worlds.
Higher Technical College Information Technology Kaindorf an der Sulm, AUSTRIA
Unycom Software Engineer Graz, AUSTRIA
Unycom Product Design Graz, AUSTRIA
5 years, 2001-2006
1 year, 2006-2007
4 years, 2007-2011
UX and UI design
Delphi, C, C++, C#, and Java
Research & requirement analysis
HTML and CSS
Process and workflow optimizing
Concepts of object-oriented analysis and design
Mock-ups and prototypes
Data analysis and modelling, SQL, Oracle
Interaction and style guidelines Usability testing Product Owner in Scrum
Industrial Design San Francisco, USA 6 months, 2016
FH Joanneum Bachelors Degree Industrial Design Graz, AUSTRIA
UmeĂĽ Institute of Design Masters Degree Advanced Product Design UmeĂĽ, SWEDEN
3 years, 2011-2014
2 years, 2015-2017
Industrial Design Munich, GERMANY 6 months, 2015
Industrial Design Stockholm, SWEDEN 6 months, 2014
User Centered Design, Strategic Design
red dot Concept Award 2016
Adobe Creative Suite
IDEA 2016, Finalist
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects
iF Student Design Award 2016
3 D modelling
if Student Design Award 2016
Solid Works, Alias, Rhino, KeyShot, Maxwell Render
iF Student Design Award 2015
Prototyping, model making
hansgrohe Designprize by iF 2015
Visualization (sketching, rendering)
Core77 Design Awards 2015, Runner up Core77 Design Awards 2015, Noteable
Helping Companies getting the most out of their Intellectual Property
IP Enterprise Solutions Software Engineering and Software Product Design Professional work 2006 - 2011
Integrating all stakeholders into the IP process
Value of Intellectual Property Enterprise Value Intellectual Capital (IC)
of Enterprise Value
IP Intangible Book Value Tangible Book Value
Research & Developement
Empowering companies to make more out of their most valuable business asset. Unycom clients
IP Law Firms and Service Provider
Patent and Trademark Offices
and many more
A state-of-the-art IP management system forms the visionary horizon of a company and serves to maintain its dynamic innovative capability. Dr. Christian Hahner Head of IP & Technology, DAIMLER
Ready-to-use solution for businesses of all sizes
Ideas & Inventions
Teams & Processes
Communication & Collaboration
Integrated solution for unifying global IP management
Unycom Law Firm
Comprehensive solution for IP law firms
IP rights managed
Payments to inventors
Software users worldwide
Detecting SKIN Irregularities To Prevent SKIN Cancer
Skin Scan Medical Design
Individual project April - June 2015 in cooperation with
Analyzing Philips portfolio and competitors Analyzing life stage health issues Analyzing female / male health issues
Life stages health issues
Feedback session Philips representative (Özgur Tasar)
Prioritizing areas of interest in multiple iterations
„How might we...“ creative session
Female / male health issues
Personal review and decision
â€žHow might we....â€œ ...detect skin irregularities in an early stage to prevent cancer?
SkinScan | Facts & Figures
Skin cancer is the most common cancer type Prostate Cancer Breast Cancer Lung Cancer Colorectal Cancer
Skin Cancer new cancer cases per year (US)
235.000 233.000 224.000 136.800
Facts & Figures | SkinScan
Healthy moles can transform to skin cancer intense exposure to UV light northern Europe skin type melanoma in the family disorders in DNA human papillomavirus (cervical cancer) immunosuppression
moles _high numbers of ordinary moles (more than 20) _one huge moles (â€žliver spotâ€œ) _multiple atypical moles _injured mole
SkinScan | Skin Cancer Diagnose
Skin cancer can be diagnosed mainly by visual check Visual
One half is different than the other half
The edges are noticed, uneven, or blurred
The colours brown, tan and black are present
Bigger than 6 mm
Cell tissue check Electrical impedance spectroscopy Method to â€žlookâ€œ under the skin by sending a harmless electrical signal
Changes during time
Skin Cancer Treatment | SkinScan
The goal is to detect and remove skin cancer at the first stage Melanoma
stage 3 epidermis
Odds of survival
radiation therapy chemotherapy
SkinScan | User Testing
Ergonomics study („banana scan“)
„Am I done?!“
Revisioning the concept regarding the study results
+ handheld device
concept ideation 1:1 clay models
design variations Design
SkinScan | Technical Components
LED LED frame ring
parabolic shaped, reflecitve frame
Final Design | SkinScan
camera electrodes sensor
battery powered inductive charging
Usage Scenario | SkinScan
The app reminds you to perform the inspection. Turn on the device.
Connect your phone with the device.
SkinScan | Usage Scenario
The optical inspection is done by hovering over your skin. The app will indicate the areas you have already scanned.
If a suspicious area is detected, double check the area with the impedance spectroscopy function by placing the device on your skin.
„You missed something!“
SkinScan | Tracking Function
With the app it is also possible to track changes on your body over time. With this data, you are perfectly prepared for a possible visit to your doctor.
Klick here to see the story behind SkinScan
BRANDING AND IMPRoVING OF an electric SCREW DRIVER
poc screw driver Branding & Parametric modelling Individual project March 2014 internal project
POC Screw Driver | The Task
an existing no-name screw driver for $ 15
a new feature that would add value
a brand that is not jet producing screw drivers
POC Screw Driver | Functions
Problem 1 Drilling in a corner often causes troubles. You cannot position the screw driver in an optimal position to have full control of the action. Screw heads are getting damaged.
angle to access
Off-centered drill for better access in corner
Functions | POC Screw Driver
Problem 2 If you have to hold the object you want to fix in position and then the screw driver is out of reach this is very inconvenient.
Always have the screwdriver at hand
POC Screw Driver | Brand
orange black grey
1:1 clay models
POC Screw Driver | Model Making
modelling in Solid Works
printing the screw driver parts
cleaning the parts from support material
Model Making | POC Screw Driver
re-arranging the electronic componentens customizing the functions
assembling of customized mechanic and electronic components
finalizing painting screw driver parts, branding sewing screw driver packaging
POC Screw Driver | Technical Components
custom made gears (off-center function)
switch drill direction
switch on/off charging plug
Final Design | POC Screw Driver
POC Screw Driver | Prototype
With the elastic strip you can always keep the screw driver at hand by fixing it on the back of your hand.
exploring new materials for bathroom faucets
eve Form & Interaction Individual project September 2014 in cooperation with
eve | Concept
How could we increase the awareness of our daily water consumption and encourage people to use less water in a playful way?
increase the awareness of your every-day water consumption
compare your results with your friends via social media
safe the environment by consuming less water
Concept | eve
less is more
eve | Interaction
Faucet displays today water amount used (according to your set goal). 100 % water left
50 % water left
10 % water left
0 % water left
Interaction | eve For more information about the interaction concept check out the video.
Extention of the faucet display. alert you are running out of water
settings configure your daily challenge
statistics shows your water consumtion
social media share your results on facebook
eve | Colour & Trim
The combination of new materials in context of faucets like ceramics or concrete with the classic metals offers endless variations.
Introducing People to the world of Fungi in an engaging way
Fungus Follows Function Speculative Design Individual project Oct - Dec 2016 in cooperation with
my:celium | Superpower of Fungus
Superpower of Fungus
Material of the future
fungus is a sustainable alternative material for furniture, packaging and textiles, even fake leather can be made out of fungus
symbiotic mykorrhiza fungus can replace vertilizer and make plants climate change proof in an eco-friendly way
Mycelium based furniture
Superpower of Fungus | my:celium
Health Benefits many fungus have a great impact on the human body and mind, they can even cure mental illnesses like anxiety and depression
Biggest Health Challenges by 2030 Depression Cancer Antimicrobial Resistance Diabetes
Fungus offer sustainable and Eco-friendly solutions for a lot of mankinds biggest problems of the future. Fungus are getting more and more attention in the medical field, because of its great impact on the human body and mind.
anti-viral anti-inflammatory anti-tumorous effect cures allergies boosts immune defense
my:celium | Technology Shift
Technology Shift - Biotechnology on the Rise Every era has its technology. An en depth understanding of biotechnologies will be crucial to keep up with the development and be prepared for the future.
â€žA combination of nano-, bio- and information technology will revolutionise healthcare...â€œ Trend Report 2030, ESPAS
How might we...? | my:celium
How might we empower people to respond to future health issues and enhance our knowledge in the field of biotechnologies?
...by introducing them to the kingdom of fungi!
my:celium | Introduction to Fungus
How to grow fungus - a short introduction to this species Growing and reproducing mushrooms is nearly impossible in a home environment. It requires a lot of experience and a sterile laboratory-like work space to succeed...
Introduction to Fungus | my:celium
failed clone - contaminated
hepa - filter flow hood, gloves, alcohol, etc.
Mycelium vs. Mold I learned how cultivate and grow fungus and how to extract the pure mushroom culture (mycelium) and the biggest challenge is to avoid contaminations sterile working is crucial! successful clone
Minimal Set up I tried to clone fungus with a very limited set up (disinfection detergent, petri dishes with agar agar nutrient, scalpel, lighter, gloves, breathing mask)
Keep it Clean I tried to work as sterile as possible, but because of the fact that I was not using a recommended glove box or HEPA-filter flow workbench, I had a quite poor success rate (many contaminated petri dishes).
Culture Incubator To encourage the mycelium to grow, I kept them in a warm but breathable box.
Grow Environments I tried out different environments to grow fungus fruits out of the extracted cultures. As there is a high humidity (plastic bag/bucket to keep them humid) and a constant temperature needed for the fungus to grow, it was hard to achieve that in my home or school environment.
Colonizing Phase In the first stage of mushroom growth, the white fluffy mycelium hyphae is growing all over the substrate, in this case the substrate is coffee grounds.
Fruiting Phase When the mycelium has infected all the substrate it will start to grow mushroom fruits.
my:celium | Components
grow sphere - upper section tinted glass simulates forrest shadow double walled glass (rotate the outer shell to open/close it) up to 8 bulbs capacity
rotating platform for easy takeout water humidifier and temperature regulation unit
grow shere - lower section simulates underground up to 10 bulbs
individual lightning as different fungus have different needs
Components | my:celium
my:celium The my:celium system provides you with the environment and tools that are needed to cultivate fungi. It introduces you to the kingdom of fungi in an easy and engaging way.
With my:celium you can grow delicious and healthy mushrooms - be part of the process that is usually hidden from the human eye by bringing the beauty of nature into your home.
grow bulb clone pen
pen station culture archive and educational hub projects fungus info and tutorials
my:celium | Process
How my:celium works
take a sample or the mushroom tissue quick and easy with the pen (no lab or sterilizing needed)
sample will be stored inside the pen, fungus culture will start to grow along the nutrition stick inside the pen
a piece of the fully grown fungus put a piece of the culture sti culture on the nutrition stick can into a new grow pod filled w growing substrate be used to grow new fungi (= equivalent to a plant seed)
Process | my:celium
colonizing phase _no daylight _temp. 10 - 15 Â°C _humidity 90%
fruiting phase _individual lightning _temp. 20 - 22 Â°C _humidity 90%
Utilize the power of fungi to your personal needs. You will learn about this humble and highly underrated species and will start to love them.
Klick here to see the full story of the my:celium system
SMART Sharing System for cleaning appliances
Sharing is Käring KÄRCHER @ smart_home Team project March - June 2013 in cooperation with
â€œThe secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.â€? Socrates
Sharing is Käring | Trend
Y M O N O C E R A H S
The ‘SHARECONOMY ‘ trend, away from private property towards shared resources, has spread to all areas of life.
Hiring & giving away Swapping Flat sharing Co-working Car sharing Mobility Child care Finance
Sharing is Käring | App
Start KÄRCHER app.
Choose „dirt scan“.
Take photo of dirt.
App | Sharing is Käring
Find sharing station.
With its smart sharing system, Kärcher can find its way into every urban household. A smartphone app provides advice on cleaning matters, shows where the nearest Kärcher equipment is located, and allows the user to book the required devices. The payment of the sharing service is made online.
Sharing is KĂ¤ring | Sharing Station
A sharing station consists of different modules. The basic module provides a variety of configurations for the station. The station is therefore easy to adapt and maintain. At the station, it is also possible to buy original KĂ¤rcher detergents and accessories such as towels for the steam cleaner. For this purpose, a vending machine module can be used.
Sharing Station | Sharing is KĂ¤ring
in housing estate
Dominik team member
Rethinking the Loading and Transportation of Ore
Autoloader // Haultec
November 2014 - January 2015
in cooperation with
Autoloader_Haultec | Research
Design 1.365 meter below ground
LKAB invited us to visit their mine in Kiruna - the worldâ€˜s largest underground iron ore mine. For more information about our research trip check out the video on vimeo.
production drilling -1.045 m https://vimeo.com/112481735
workshop -775 m
safety room -1.365 m
control center on ground
interviews on ground
identifying user characteristics
analyzing mining process and tools
brainstorming on concepts
Design Process | Autoloader_Haultec Analyzing and structuring material from field trip _Knowledge about _mining process / vehicles / tools _LKAB stakeholder analysis _LKAB strategy _Atlas Copco strategy _Identifying user characteristics, persona _Trends (Social, Environmental, Technical)
Visual social persona diagram
Brainstorming on concepts
Priorizing in multiple iterations
Most potential design fields
Scenario role play
Personal review of all material
Autoloader_Haultec | Problem
How could we eliminate the haul and return time? Loading
The shorter that cycle is, the lower the cost per ton gets. There is a lot of potential in reducing the haul and return times to increase the efficency.
Concept | Autoloader_Haultec
Separating the loading from hauling and dumping
Haul and Dump
splitting big rocks
autonomous loading machine
several autonomous trailers
Autoloader_Haultec | Concept
Load-Haul-Dump bucket capacity:
32 t (4 m3)
4 min 00 sec
loading: hauling, dumping, returning:
Stationary Loader + Wagons Loader output: wagon capacity:
32 t (4 m3)
5 min 15 sec
0 min 15 sec
1 min 00 sec
3 min 45 sec
+ 50 % rock-split-factor
1 min 30 sec
hauling, dumping, returning:
3 min 45 sec
8 t / min
4 m3 / min
21,3 t / min
Increasing efficiency and flexibilty by dividing the workload
Autoloader_Haultec | Concept
long-distance transport transport to surface
hauling & dumping
Integrated System These automated wagons could be used all over the mine and can adapt to different situations and mine layouts.
transport on level
Concpet | Autoloader_Haultec
Collective Cognitive Haul-Dump Wagons
automated operation/navigation information exchange self-organizing redundancy (â€žback upâ€œ) battery-powered inductive charging
Sketching + Photoshop rendering
Autoloader // Haultec A flexible, efficient and economic system for underground mining.
Autoloader_Haultec | Components
boom rail + cover rock breaker
conveyer belt (2x) rake shovel
rail (rubber cover)
cable rail + cable When the loader drives into the drift and unwinds the cable, the rail will keep the cable in a certain distance to the loader. The cable will be placed on the tunnelâ€˜s edges and is protected.
Drive mode | Autoloader_Haultec
11.993 Sandvik LH 621 Atlas Copco Scooptram ST-2G 7.109 4.997 Autoloader 2.500 Haultec Compare the size of the Autoloader and the Haultec wagon to regular LDHs.
To shrink the vehicle, the boom arm slides on the rail to the back of the loader, and the front conveyor belt slides on top of the second one. The loader is decreasing to a minimum length to have a low turning radius. For the narrow tunnels that is a crucial factor.
Alex Liebert Atlas Copco
Paco Lindoro Atlas Copco
Patricia Boeg-Jensen LKAB
Final presentation Feedback
Autoloader // Haultec A flexible, efficient and economic system for underground mining.
3SRT_Benelli enters urban terrain Team project October 2013 - January 2014 in cooperation with
A sustainable vehicle concept for individual mobility in urban areas
3SRT | Conflict
more traffic rising costs €
Desire for individual mobility remains
more restrictions §
noise, pollution, lack of space, stress
qualitiy of life decreases :-(
1.2 persons / car short ranges
Future mobility challenges have to be faced in city environment
Research urbanization | 3SRT
There are currently 23 megacities with population over 10 million Tokyo Mumbai Mexico City New York Sao Paulo Shanghai Kolkata Delhi Beijing Chongqing London Dhaka
Buenos Aires Los Angeles Karachi Cairo Rio de Janeiro Paris Rhein-Ruhr Osaka Manila Moscow Istanbul
Tokyo Mumbai Shanghai Beijing Delhi
1900 | 1990 | Top
2010 | 2030 | 2050 |
2 persons per second move into a city
5 cities in 2025
36 cities more than 10 mio. inhabitants in 2025 (now 23)
Benelli enters urban terrain
3SRT | Technical package
To prove our technical concept, we worked out different prototpyes. This Lego prototype _consist of parallelogram frame _includes seat adjustment _includes a hydraulic cylinder _automatic shape shift function triggerd via switch
To get an idea of the dimensions of the package which we planned to implement, we built a very quick mock up.
Design | 3SRT
The overall paradigm of the design is â€œform follows functionâ€?. The core frame has to be shaped in a specific way to offer the shape-shift functionality. Every component of the exterior influences every other in a very strong way. Every component has to be carefully synchronized with every other one. Prototyping during ideation is a must.
We had to learn more about the behaviour of different types of textiles, when they are stretched over a frame structure. _What kind of surfaces can be created? _What tension will result on the surfaces? _What is the effect of overlapping layers?
3SRT | Shape & shift
Length: 2.3 m Height: 1.3 m Width: 1.3 m
The 3SRT will offer a mode that is optimized for driving fast and save on f reeways in the suburban area. Therefore the wheelbase will increase and the centre of gravity of the vehicle will be low.
Length: 1.8 m Height: 1.5 m Width: 1.3 m
For the usage in dense city traffic the wheelbase will be shortened and the seat will move into an upright position. This offers a good field of view that is needed to navigate through this environment.
Length: 1.2 m Height: 1.3 m Width: 1.3 m
The 3 SRT is able to shrink to a minimum size when itâ€™s parking so that every space can be used. No time-consuming searching for parking space anymore.
Park scenario | 3SRT
3SRT | Modell making
Modell making | 3SRT
The physical model consist of 3D printet parts that we finished, coated and covered with textiles.
shades of grey
Individualizing | 3SRT
The 3SRT will offer a variety of customization possibilities, so that everybody is able to adapt the vehicle to his or her personal style and needs. You will be proud to say
â€žThats my styleâ€œ
For more information check the full project report on