I'm an Internet of Things student
at the University of Applied Sciences
in Schwaebisch Gmuend
and working student at BSH Home Appliances Group.

Being able to enhance people's lives by designing products from the beginning is amazing!

That's why I would say that the best IoT is invisible IoT. If the technic is working that good that it knows what the user wants by itself or even before he knows.

In my free time I'm busy reading about or testing new technological gadgets and prototyping tools, making music or ride my bike to relax and to get a clear head.

Jan Schneider


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). I did use a lot of different tools (noodl, ...) but moostly I reached their limitations too soon.
Trying new frameworks, prototyping tools and materials is important for me, especially because I want my work and myself to be up-to-date.


I like working on my computer, but sometimes I prefer notes in my block. Rethinking is the most important part of my work. That's why I use a lot of scribbles, Post-Its and various design methods to stimulate and record my thoughts to get known the user.
But talking to and knowing an user is the best way, that's why I like personal talks. In my opinion there is no user centered design without prototyping and testing and redesigning. Working within multiple iterations is the best way to go for the best product.

  • March 2017 - Present

    University of Design 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 studies.
    Design and technical aspects are part 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
    Since September 2018 I work for the Product Division Refrigeration (Predevelopment Digitalization).

  • 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

    voluntary social year in the field of culture

    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.

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