I'm an Internet of Things student
at the University of Applied Sciences
in Schwaebisch Gmuend.

Being an IoT student is UX design for the overall experience. It all begins with knowing the user and creating the whole system, like the use of specific technologies (back-end) and ends in product and service design.

Intuitive, simple, functional and clean interfaces are my ambition, while making the whole interaction way easier and more understandable by intelligent use of technology and user centered design, having a critical eye at details and not losing attention on the bigger picture.

In my spare time I'm busy reading about or testing new technologies and prototyping tools, playing the piano, riding my bike or the motorcycle and meeting friends.

Jan Schneider

tools right now

I am using Adobe Creative tools like XD, Illustrator and InDesign as well as all needed programming languages for an project (mostly web based like JavaScript, sometimes Arduino or C, Java). Prototyping tools like Marvel, noodl and Protopie were mostly limited too soon. When creating scalable designs and prototypes running on almost any device, code is my favourite tool, mostly as an react app but always in use with git.


Learning by doing is key of my workflow and I like working that way since a long time. Rethinking using methods like the double diamond, morphological box or just by synthesizing the researched insights, feedback and pain points in an interdisciplinary team is key of my User-centered design work. That's why I use a lot of scribbles, Post-Its and my notebook. Prototyping (paper, MVP or fully functional) is resulting out of this workflow.

  • March 2017 - today

    University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd


    Currently I am studying Internet of Things – Design of Networked Systems. User centered design, development, prototyping and design thinking are amongst other things key aspects of this project oriented studies.

    Research project with BSH Home Appliances Group
    From October 2017 to July 2018 I was part of a research project: Interaction with food storage locations.

    Working Student at BSH Home Appliances Group
    From September until November 2018 I worked at the Predevelopment Digitalization team at the Product Division Refrigeration.

  • October 2016 - Februar 2017

    Aalen University


    I started studying Internet of Things – use of digital technologies for one semester.

  • September 2015 - August 2016

    Bureau of Culture Schwäbisch Gmünd

    year taken to do voluntary work in the cultural sector

    In this voluntary social year in the field of culture I worked at 3 festivals: The 10th International Shadow Theatre Festival Schwäbisch Gmünd, the 23rd International Children Film Festival and the 27th Festival of European Sacred Music Schwäbisch Gmünd.

    Producer of the International Children Film Festival (kikife23) - short movie
    The Organisation of the short movie was my biggest project with the most individual responsibility in this year.

    Project Manager of the kikife24 short movie
    After the voluntary social year I was part of the next kikife short movie in 2017.

  • September 2009 - July 2015



    General A-level in July 2015, after I got a certificate in English Communication Skills in May 2012 and my certificate as mediator in 2010.

Feel free to say hello@jan-patrick.de or connect via LinkedIn or Xing!

Or meet me at the HfG semester exhibition on February 08+09.

© Jan Schneider 2018