Jens Franke is an Interaction Experience Designer. In 2008 he joined Intuity and worked on several projects for Robert Bosch GmbH, Daimler AG, Gigaset and EnBW. One of his former projects was the development of the Bosch emobility eco system. During the whole process he directed the product, service and user interface design – and won with Bosch the tendering of Singapore for emobility. Before Jens started at Intuity he studied communication design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd. There he graduated with his award-winning bachelor thesis „Chemieraum”, an interactive table for schools that makes learning chemistry more easy, understandable and fun. Thanks to his high design skills Jens achieved a red dot best of the best, the Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner. In addition to his work as a Designer Jens spends his free time by experiencing the nature surfing on boards in and outside of the water.
2016 - now / User Experience Engineer at Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co.
2015 - 2016 / Interaction Experience Designer Direction Office Munich at Intuity Media Lab GmbH
2008 - 2015 / User Interface Designer and Concepter at Intuity Media Lab GmbH in Stuttgart.
2008 / Bachelor Thesis titled “Chemieraum – tangible chemistry in exhibition space”, 2008 Published in the ACM Digital Library. Received Award of the state of Bavaria 2008, Red Dot Concept Award (best of the best) 2008, Innovations Award Ostwürttemberg of IHK 2009 and the Quality Seal of the EUROPRIX Multimedia Award.
2007-2008 / Half a year Erasmus exchange at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2007 / Spent a practical experience semester in 2007 with Argonauten G2 GmbH in Berlin
2005 / Changed to communication design at the HFG Schwäbisch Gmünd
2004 / Started studying architecture at Munich University
Oct 2017 / German Design Award 2018 in Gold in the category "Human Machine"
Sep 2017 / Nominee German Design Award 2018 for ComfyLight
Jul 2017 / Winner Red Dot Award: Product Design for ComfyLight
Jan 2016 / CES Innovation Award with ComfyLight
Jan 2010 / Nominé Designpreis Deutschland
Oct 2009 / Innovations Award Ostwürttemberg of IHK | Talents and Patents
Nov 2009 / Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner | Communication Design
Oct 2008 / red dot : best of the best | Design Concept
Oct 2008 / Quality Seal of the EUROPRIX Multimedia Award
2012-2013 / “Earthwalk” at TheLeonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, US
July 2011 / “Earthwalk” at BFF, "Licht Bild Welt", Stuttgart, Germany
Jan 2010 / “Earthwalk” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, USA
July 2009 / “Earthwalk” at 13th Campus Party in Bogotá, Colombia
Feb 2009 / “Chemieraum” at TEI Conference 09 in Cambridge, UK
Jan 2009 / “Earthwalk” at 13th Campus Party in São Paulo, Brasil
Dec 2008 / “Earthwalk” at Juvenalia in Madrid, Spain
Oct 2008 / “Chemieraum” at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich
July 2008 / “Earthwalk” at 12th Campus Party in Valencia, Spain
May 2008 / “Earthwalk” at Launch of maps.google in Prague, Czech Republic
May 2007 / “Earthwalk” at Designmai in Berlin, Germany
Feb 2009 / “Chemieraum” in the Anual Multimedia Yearbook for Digital Marketing
Mai 2009 / “Chemieraum” in the ACM Digital Library sponsored by : Microsoft Research (USA, Nokia (Finland), Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK), Microsoft Hardware (USA))
Oct 2011 / Salt Lake City Tribune / Salt Lake City's Leonardo melds art and science
Jan 2010 / Page / Installation mit Google Maps: „The Earthwalk“ bei Sundance
Nov 2009 / The Wrap / Sundance Announces 2010 New Frontier Artists
Nov 2008 / Münchner Merkur / Preisgekrönter Chemieraum
Jan 2008 / Indiwire / Here comes the new frontier
Jul 2008 / RTV / Maneja Google Earth con los pies
Jul 2008 / Engadget Campus Party 2008: Earthwalk, paseando sobre Google Earth
Apr 2008 / Engadget / Pasea sobre Google Earth con Earthwalk
Jan 2008 / Make / The Earthwalk Project
Nov 2007 / C-Lab / Web 2.0 Generation