Welcome to my portfolio Web site!


My name is Joerg Kriwath; I am a trained Industrial Designer (Diplom-Designer) and Design Planner (Master of Design). With this site I want to provide you with information about the advantages of Human-Centered Design over the traditional, technology-centered approach.

You can enter this site by clicking on one of the four topic areas on the navigation bar to the left of this text. In each section I have put in short descriptions of some of my projects and some of the methods which I have acquired during my studies in Hamburg and Chicago.

As a Human-Centered Design Planner, I aim to develop products and services, which are seen by their users as pleasant, helpful, and easy to use. At the Illinois Institute of Technology I have learned how to make use of the special perspective of a designer for planning and evaluation purposes.

Medical Mentor is the title of my master thesis
in the Design Planning track. It is an interdisciplinary project, for which I combinded various methods which I had learned from Design Planning and Marketing Communication classes, while I kept a human-centered perspective on the task. The plan describes how a hospital could open new, more profitable markets by providing its patients with a more personalized form of care delivery, which is also highly efficient.

I'm open to questions, improvements, and job offers, of course.

I hope that you'll enjoy this site.

Jörg Kriwath