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).

Prototype A

Prototype B

Remote Intimacy

I was aiming at transmitting non-verbal communication for couples that live apart. To be more precise I was looking how to transmit caressing the hand of each other.
Therefore I developed and built two different prototypes that can transmit a feeling similar to a caress in real time.

The input is performed by a fondle gesture (prototype A) or a turning one (prototype B) on top of the device. Receiving a fondle from his partner works automatically when the user holds the device in his hand. He then feels a fondle movement in his palm that produced on the devices' bottom.

This project was also published as short paper at Mobile HCI 2008 in Amsterdam ("A stroking device for spatially separated couples").
concept development
prototype design and building
user testing

university project
"Physical Computing"
Prof. Reto Wettach, FHP
winter term 2007/08