- Freelance UI & UX DesignerVisual & UX design, 2011 - presentI’m a senior visual and user experience designer working freelance in Berlin, Munich and remote. I do mobile-, touch-interfaces and i love drawing.
- Adobe SystemsInfluencer Artist & ACP, 2012 - presentFreelance Artist to enchant the world with adobe products :) Get in touch!
- Team RoidizerVisual & UX design, 2011 - 2012
- Kud.am GmbH / Sixt AGVisualdesigner, 2009 - 2011
- FreelancerFrontend Developer & Visualdesigner, 2006 - 2009
Marie was one of the first freelance designers for android, back in 2010. With her unique specialty she spoke at several conferences such as Mobile design Meetup Oslo, DevFest Istanbul, Campus London, UXcamp Europe from 2011 until now. As senior mobile UX designer, her help influenced huge Tech giants and startups to improve their mobile experience and just recently she hosted a panel for Women in tech in Berlin, Germany.
- Montessori School Munich2000
- International Munich ArtlabArt & Photography, 2004 - 2006
i talked about the charactaristics and functional animations for a year now and suddenly everyone seems to write articles about it. Still creatives do not have access to it.
Stop using fancy software, use your brain and a pen.
Most of the design spec is great.
Rant: Some parts are awful though, like how we still have no idea of how to handle an app nav structure when it inevitably becomes too large. We always end up putting most of it behind hidden buttons. Whether it is a nav drawer, the last tab or something else does not matter, it is always shit.
Even for the best parts of the spec around transitions, adoption is very hard on Android because that's something that has been added as a total after thought.
As a consequence, the API is more than awkward : you have to launch a new screen while telling the system that you want a transition. So behind the scene you create that new screen while nothing happens in front of the user. When it is created, you tell it that this part of the new screen is tied to that part of the old one and the system can then launch an animation.
1- it is awkward to write
2- it is often slow since a bunch of things happen behind the scenes
3- it is buggy as hell. Even in an app that has been used to develop and showcase transitions like Play Music you just have to play with it for 2 minutes to discover many glitches. Not their fault, the framework is just not that great.
4- Text transitions are almost impossible. We don't have a way to dynamically reflow text, so having a text in a transition always lead to an awkward state change..
If Fuschia is really a thing and the successor of Android, maybe it will bring a way to successfully implement it (after all, it looks like they want to bake powerful graphical capabilities like shadows & ripples deep into the system, so why not transitions as well).
Before that, I am ready to give up on many transitions :-/
well, its not. Get that in your head. Test that. What a freaking design show are you hosting. Who thought we don't need toggles anymore. Who's granny is getting that?
my most popular and often used google product is google forms. for my interviews. great!
what do you think happens when you try moving the gallery... you change the filter... great work... 50% of googles fresh and fancy designed interfaces are poorly executed and terribly thought through.