Simon Kreiser

Simon Kreiser

I deeply care about design, the web and technology.

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I'm a designer and hacker.
I love building products for the digital age.

I am currently supporting REWE in scaling their food delivery business in Germany. Before that I helped Babbel in bringing language learning to everyone. Previously, I did a graduate degree in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and KTH (Sweden). My academic focus was on natural language processing, data visualization and multimodal interaction. Between my bachelor and graduate studies I worked as a designer and web developer for one and a half years. So far, I've been living in London, Berlin, Stockholm, Enschede and Cologne. In my spare time I read, cook, travel and photograph. If you want to know more, take a look at my CV.

My Competencies

Web Development

I’m a Javascript-Enthusiast and like to fiddle with the latest frontend frameworks. I've been using AngularJS for about 3 years and recently switched to React. I’ve also taken small steps into the backend using Node.js and Python.

Interaction Design

I love working on prototypes, thinking about information architecture or evaluating the usability of an existing piece of software.

Innovation

I know a thing or two about business development and startups and I'm interested in how companies address the challenge of the digital transformation.

“The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.”

Ted Nelson

These are my most recent projects

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Trivia.js - Javascript Trivia Game

TRIVIA.JS

trivia.js is a fun way to test your Javascript knowledge and become a better programmer. It is based on the new frontend framework vue.js and powered by a node.js server.

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Facebook Graph Visualisation

VIZEX

VIZEX is an interactive visualization of a user's Facebook Social Graph. It allows the user to query certain features of the network and be presented with a visual result.

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Expense Tracker

Expense Tracker

A mobile spending tracker that provides a visual representation of one's spendings throughout a month.

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Microsoft Surface Touch Table Running the Dutch Folktale Application

Touching Stories

Touching stories is a novel way of interacting with the Dutch folktale database. Utilising a touch-table the system facilitates the exploration of the database through tangible objects and touch-input.

TRIVIA.JS – A fun way to test your Javascript knowledge

trivia.js is a fun way to test your Javascript knowledge and become a better programmer. It is based on the new frontend framework vue.js and powered by a node.js server.

Languages

  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

Technologies

  • node.js
  • vue.js
  • MongoDB
  • Karma/Mocha/Chai
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VIZEX – Facebook Graph Speech Exploration

VIZEX is an interactive visualization of a user's Facebook Social Graph. It allows the user to query certain features of the network and be presented with a visual result.

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • SQL

Technologies

  • Google Speech API
  • wit.ai Natural Language API
  • Facebook Graph API
  • HTML5 Canvas
  • AJAX

Responsible for

  • Processing of Queries
  • Facebook API
  • Backend & MySQL Database

Links

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Expense Tracker

The aim was to design and develop an expense tracking app, which allows users to track the amount of money they spent in a straightforward way. The spendings are grouped in categories and visualized throughout the month.

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Technologies

  • Angular.JS
  • Zurb Foundation Framework
  • Ratchet Mobile App Framework
  • JSON

Responsible for

  • Visual Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Functionality of Feed and Settings

Links

Video

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Touching Stories - A Tangible Exploration of the Dutch Folktale Database

Touching stories is a novel way of interacting with the Dutch folktale database. Utilising a touch-table the system facilitates the exploration of the database through tangible objects and touch-input and furthermore allows users to see relations between stories, locations and characters.

Languages

  • C#
  • WPA

Technologies

  • .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Surface

Responsible for

  • Interaction Design, Development, User Tests
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“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

Steve Jobs

Not fed up yet? Here are some fun facts.

29 countries

I love travelling! I've been to China, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Canada, Estonia and many many more ...

12,263 pictures

During my travels I take a lot of pictures. Take a look at a few of them here.

123,274 km

Okay, I made up this number. But I really love biking and I take my bike wherever I go.

267 matches

That's how often I supported my favourite football club live in the stadium.

Let's keep in touch!

Whether you want to know more about me or the projects I worked on, I'm looking forward to your message.