Anke Brunstein

Angestellt, Lead Product Designer, Forto

Berlin, Germany


User Experience Design
User Experience Research
Product Development
Usability Testing
Statistical Analysis
Customer Experience
A/B Testing
User Studies
Cognitive Task Analysis
Needs Analysis
User/Customer Journey
Intuitive Interface Design
Emotional Design
Design Thinking
UX/UI Design
Cognitive Ergonomics
Human Factors
Design Research
Service Design
Positive Psychology
Market & Finance Psychology
Traffic Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Image Schemata
Agile Methoden
User Experience Design (UX)
Interaction Design
Digitale Strategie
Digital Prototyping
Digitale Transformation


Professional experience for Anke Brunstein

  • Current 3 years and 1 month, since Jul 2021

    Lead Product Designer

  • 1 year and 4 months, Mar 2020 - Jun 2021

    Senior UX Researcher & Designer


    Although I wanted travel the world while on sabbatical, Covid forced me to return home way too early. So instead of exploring different countries, I became a babysitter, spent time with sick relatives and supported friends in the restaurant industry with ideation workshops and website & menu designs. All things considered, time well spent after all.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Feb 2018 - Feb 2020

    Senior UX Researcher & Designer

    innogy SE, Essen

    The Digital Garage was Innogy's in-house product development studio set up to drive digital innovation across Innogy. I’ve joined the Garage Berlin as the first creative hire and together with the Business Dev Lead started to build up a team from scratch. My responsibilities revolved around.. • Defining the UX research/design process • UX strategy, concept & creative direction for inter/-national projects (B2B/C/E) • Project planning & stakeholder management • Impact Circle Lead acc. to the Holacracy model

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jun 2016 - Dec 2017

    UX Researcher & Designer /

    While at Takeaway, I was part of different cross-functional teams (website redesign, app, conversion) working on B2C and B2E projects. My day-to-day work allowed me to cover the whole design process from research to data analysis to UX & UI design. • Applying UX research & UX design methods to different products (personas, user flows, sitemaps, prototyping, testing..) • Behavioral data analysis using Crazy Egg, Hotjar, Google Analytics • Concept & UI design for A/B tests, evaluation using Optimizely

  • 2 years and 1 month, Mar 2015 - Mar 2017

    Teaching Assistant User Experience & Usability

    TU Berlin

    During my time at the TU Berlin, I was giving seminars at the department’s usability lab that combined theory & practice, focusing on user experience models and qualitative & quantitative methods to assess usability and user experience. Apart from that, I assisted with the lecture courses “Cognitive Ergonomics & Usability Engineering” and “Psychology for Engineers”.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Apr 2015 - Oct 2016

    Lecturer Market & Finance Psychology

    HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

    My lectures for Bachelor students of Media and Business Psychology covered topics like behavioral psychology and cognitive theories, research methods, determinants of consumer behavior and CX.

  • 2 years and 7 months, Apr 2012 - Oct 2014

    Research & Teaching Assistant User Experience & Usability

    Bergische Universität Wuppertal

    Working in a start up in the bureaucratic context of a university, my role was a mix of UX Researcher, Psychologist and Project Lead. Focussing on measuring the UX using a mix of classic psychological, psychophysiological and modern user-centered design methods, I've worked on industry projects for BMW Group, Osram AG, BASF, Airbus SE and research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

  • 7 months, Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

    Research Assistant User Experience & Usability

    Universität zu Köln

    Associated with the Department of Organizational and Industrial Psychology I was planning and conducting a study to validate a smartphone-based measurement of sleepiness-related posturographic information.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Oct 2011 - Jan 2013

    Student Counseling Assistant

    Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  • 6 months, Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

    Research Assistant

    psyrecon research & consulting, Institute of Applied Psychophysiology GmbH

  • 1 year and 8 months, Mar 2008 - Oct 2009

    Teaching Assistant

    Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Educational background for Anke Brunstein

  • 3 years and 9 months, Oct 2014 - Jun 2018

    Human Factors

    TU Berlin

    Focus on Cognitive Ergonomics and Cognitive Psychology, Human Machine Interaction, Usability Engineering, User Experience and Intuitive Interaction Design. Master Thesis: "Posturographic Measurement of the User Experience of Interactive Products Using Motion Sensing Input Devices“

  • 3 years and 10 months, Oct 2010 - Jul 2014


    Bergische Universität Wuppertal

    Focus on Psychophysiology, Cognitive Psychology and Experimental Industrial Psychology. Bachelor Thesis: “Acoustic-phonetic Correlates of Fatigue - Analysis of Read Speech under Sleep Deprivation” funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation

  • 3 years and 5 months, Oct 2005 - Feb 2009


    Justus Liebig Universität Gießen


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Spanish


  • Latein




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