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).

The nameplate.

Thumb through the biggest topics.

The nameplates and the biggest topics.

The arrows at the corners indicate that
the article is continued on the inside.

The more you unfold the figure the
deeper you get into the topic.

The figure has many levels.

Reading newspapers on the subway

This short time project was about analysing the semantic units of the front page of a daily newspaper. After destructing the page, I was free to reconstruct it again in any form.
I observed myself and others reading newspapers in a subway. Because most newspapers are too big, some people folded them. So its easier to hold them without disturbing neighbours. This is why I came up with the idea of mapping the newspaper onto an origami figure. It can be folded and unfolded easily and its structure can be used to structure the content in a new way. The final form turned out to be extremely multi functional.

IA concept and
visual design

short time university project
"Basic Interface Design"
Prof. Boris Müller, FHP
summer term 2005