this is the portfolio of Elisabeth Eichhorn. I'm an interaction and interface designer from Berlin,
Germany. I'm working in the automotive industry since some years, for my professional
experience visit my Xing or Linked-In profile or contact me.

The sections below show my core competencies with corresponding examples.Due to
confidentiality I cannot show more recent work, so it is mostly from university.

I general like to work in research environments and in multidisciplinary teams.
The last conferences I attended were: MobX, UxLx, OFFF, DIS'12, Automotive UI'11,
(GSC), ACII'09 (demoed), TEI'09, SIDER'09 and MobileHCI'08 (short paper).

Interface and Interaction Design

Developing interfaces to manage data and communication is the most exciting field for a designer to work in today (at least in my humble opinion ;). Holding a M.A. in Interface Design I'm able to develop new ideas from concept level to physical or software prototypes.

Information Architecture and Visualization

Complex relationships tend to be depicted in
even more complex graphics. I can help you
to visualize your data in graphics that help to understand the facts.


Starting with an own website over ten years ago I developed my skills in designing and programming websites during my studies and work experience in web agencies. I offer concept, design and programming (in HTML and Flash).


Three of the nine different patterns tested by letting the
participants touching and seeing them (separately).

Living Surface

I was interested in ways to add expressiveness (and thereby information) to the components a device consist of already.
I wondered how “readable” a pattern of drapes would be to transmit information about emotional states.

First I did a pre-study with pictures of a lot of different drape patterns I created. As I found out that too complex patterns cannot be related to, I constructed the above prototype. Because of its regular arrangement it also creates more regular patterns.
I tested four static and five moving patterns with seven people and got quite promising results. Nontheless there are
a lot of variables to think of, this can be a promising way to enable products to show information in an ambient way.
concept development
prototype design
user testing

university project
"Physical Computing"
Prof. Reto Wettach, FHP
summer term 2008