Lead through intuition,
inspired by data,
driven by empathy.

Lead through intuition,
informed by data,
driven by empathy.

Lead through intuition,
informed by data,
driven by empathy.

Thomas Otto is an experienced designer. He helps to create products & services focusing people’s needs. Adding value by observing people, interpret data, creating prototypes for inspiring services which people value.

Thomas Otto is an experienced designer. He helps to create products & services focusing people’s needs. Adding value by observing people, interpret data, creating prototypes for inspiring services which people value.

Besides, he co-organizes a Strategic Design Meetup in Berlin, talks and writes about the relation between design, data and value creation.

Besides, he co-organizes a Strategic Design Meetup in Berlin, talks and writes about the relation between design, data and value creation.

Current work

Current work

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As Head of Design, Thomas is in charge of the customer experience of the service at OVIAVO from end-to-end. As part of the leadership team he is providing a holistic view of the market by artifacts such as journeys, blueprints, value propositions and data strategies.

As Head of Design, Thomas is in charge of the customer experience of the service at OVIAVO from end-to-end. As part of the leadership team he is providing a holistic view of the market by artifacts such as journeys, blueprints, value propositions and data strategies.

He is also in charge of the Brand, Marketing and shapes with the product team the different touch points of the OVIAVO service.

He is also in charge of the Brand, Marketing and shapes with the product team the different touch points of the OVIAVO service.

Projects

I had the pleasure to work with talented teams on projects in the areas of banking, e-commerce, automotive, insurance and public services. From websites to service apps to machine learning systems and data platforms. If you want to exchange experiences, let’s get in touch.

I had the pleasure to work with great teams on projects in the areas of banking, e-commerce, automotive, insurance and public services. From websites to service apps to machine learning systems and data platforms. If you want to exchange experiences, let’s get in touch.

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Designing Human Data - Design Framework for Personal Data

Masterthesis

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Designing Human Data - Design Framework for Personal Data

Bachelorthesis

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Designing Human Data - Design Framework for Personal Data

Startup

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Designing Human Data - Design Framework for Personal Data

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Project

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Designing Human Data - Design Framework for Personal Data

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Project

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Data Material Book — Ideas, Informations & Concepts about Data

Published on medium (co-author)

Published as ebook

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Considerations of the need to train people to create and apply artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

As part of the IBM IX agency family, Thomas works as User Experience Designer at aperto in product teams in the private as well as in the public sector. He is conducting and

Data Material Book — Ideas, Informations & Concepts about Data

Published as ebook

Published as ebook

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As part of the Design Human Data Set for ethical designing products with personal data, the Data Material Book forms the basis with theories, concepts and basic information about the term data. 

As part of the IBM IX agency family, Thomas works as User Experience Designer at aperto in product teams in the private as well as in the public sector. He is conducting and

Designer-Plädoyer: Die digitale Neuerfindung des Öffentlichen Sektors

Published on medium (Aperto)

Published on medium (Aperto)

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An open letter to the German administration on the organisation and development of digital projects. In which more flexibility, less focus on pure technology and the needs of citizens are promoted.

As part of the IBM IX agency family, Thomas works as User Experience Designer at aperto in product teams in the private as well as in the public sector. He is conducting and

UX Research: 
Design Intuition’s Best Friend

Published on medium

Published on medium

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An article on the importance of user research in the design process. From the analysis of possible problems and needs of people to the inspiration of design ideas.

As part of the IBM IX agency family, Thomas works as User Experience Designer at aperto in product teams in the private as well as in the public sector. He is conducting and

Neue Verwaltung gestalten — 
Macht doch mal auf!

Published on medium

Published on medium

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An article with an appeal to German authorities to put citizens at the centre of the development of citizen services, to create more access for user-centered work and to start thinking outside the box.

As part of the IBM IX agency family, Thomas works as User Experience Designer at aperto in product teams in the private as well as in the public sector. He is conducting and

Experiements

Get in touch,
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Thomas Otto is a User Experience Designer in Berlin, Germany. As an experienced designer he is working on digital projects in the fields of user research, interaction design and data strategy.