About Me

I am Tanja Brodbeck. Student of Information design and Human-Centered-Computing. Based in Germany.

It's me, Tanja Brodbeck
– until recently I was studying  information design at the STUTTGART MEDIA UNIVERSITY. Currently, I'm doing my master studies at the University of Reutlingen in the subject Human-Centered-Computing.
I am born and raised in Germany, but I love traveling and especially Scandinavia. So I spent six months studying GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION IN NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN as well. 
Besides all the things I got to know in my studies (web design, interaction design, user experience, design thinking and user testing) I love BLACK COFFEE, STAR TREK, SCANDINAVIAN THRILLERS AND NETFLIX – and definitely I have a deep passion for the internet and everything that's in it. From time to time, I feel myself as a DIGITAL NOMAD – but with a Swabian homebase in the Stuttgart metropolitan area.
I think DESIGN IS MADE FROM HUMANS FOR THE HUMANS. So buzzwords like user-centered or human-centered-design have a real value and content for me. They describe exactly what I expect from good design – and it's the kind of design I want to support to deliver. 
INTERESTS 
🌐 WEBDESIGN and some basic webdevelopment
👩 UX/USER CENTERED DESIGN Usability, User Experience, User Testing, Conception and Prototyping
📱 INTERACTION DESIGN and Interface Design
📷 PHOTOGRAPHY Hobby and Instagram

PASSIONATE ABOUT
☕ COFFEE ...liquid black energy running through my veins
🖖 STAR TREK Live long and prosper.
👁️ NETFLIX & SERIES Hannibal, Sherlock, Stranger Things, Dexter
👟 RUNNING ...on a runner's high all the time
👩‍💻 My Experience
SEPTEMBER 2018 - MARCH 2019
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (WISSENSCHAFTLICHE HILFSKRAFT)
MARCH 2017 - AUGUST 2017
IBM DEUTSCHLAND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GMBH
INTERSHIP: VISUAL DESIGNER/UX DESIGNER
Development and visual presentation of UX concepts (with use of IBM Design Thinking), design of software interfaces with Sketch 3, design of a key visual, User Research and Competitive Research, working with international teams and a side project with another intern: New ways to make the IBM Lab Böblingen newsletter more exciting to consume and solve existing problems in the workflow to publish it.

NOVEMBER 2013 - AUGUST 2014
Fachsprachenzentrum (Language Learning Centre) Tübingen
Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft)
Maintenance of the website, creation of information materials such as flyers and posters.

SEPTEMBER 2012 - AUGUST 2013
UMWELTZENTRUM TÜBINGEN E.V.
VOLUNTARY ECOLOGICAL YEAR (FREIWILLIGES ÖKOLOGISCHES JAHR)
Customer advisory (Sustainable garden design and building renovation), organization of workshops for children, representation of the association and its topics at events, planning and realization of donation events, maintenance and development of the association's website.
🎓 My EDUCATION
MARCH 2018 - TODAY
Reutlingen UNIVERSITY
HUMAN-CENTERED COMPUTING, M.SC. 
Focus: …

SEPTEMBER 2014 - FEBRUARY 2018
STUTTGART MEDIA UNIVERSITY
INFORMATION DESIGN, B.A. 
Focus: User Testing, User Research, User Experience, Webdesign and -conception, Interaction Design

AUGUST 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017
LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION, B.A.
Semester abroad

OCTOBER 2013 - SEPTEMBER 2014
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN
MEDIA SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY, B.A.
Focus: Media Theory, Game Studies | Critical theory (Adorno, Marcuse)

JUNE 2012
DIETRICH-BONHOEFFER-GYMNASIUM METZINGEN
GRADUATION: ABITUR
Allgemeine Hochschulreife
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