Hello, this is Olivier Heitz. I’m an experienced Interaction Designer and Creative Director with strong idea, concept and visual design skills. I like interfaces, and UX, and agile projects, good food, old cars, funny people… Welcome to my portfolio.

Media Archive of the Arts
Web App

The Media Archive of the Arts is a metadata-focused, free media archive system currently developed by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), where I created the user interaction, parts of the font end programming and the visual design of the interface. The software is still in beta and only accessible to a test user base, but is planned to be released by the end of the year.

Scope: User interaction
Visual design
Font-end
Client: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Link: medienarchiv.zhdk.ch

Koubachi
iPhone App

Tired of tedious and difficult plant care? Never again forget to water or fertilize your plants. The Koubachi app (see video) will remind you when your plant needs water, a spray application, or when it's time to add fertiliser to the water.

I helped the developers to plan the information architecture (IA) and user interaction (UX), and designed the look and feel of the interface for this fabulous iPhone app.

Scope: Brand design
User interaction
Interface design
Illustration
Team: Kabeljau and Secret Agent Lux
Client: Koubachi AG, Zurich
Link: AppStore

Lokremise
Website

This website for a cultural event venue, inside an old locomotive shed, has an interesting horizontally scrolling main navigation to let users travel between the different and modular content sections. This idea relates to the architecture of the round building, with a turning locomotive platform in the center.

Concept, design, front- and backend development made in collaboration with my dear friends Christof Täschler and Michi Vögeli.

Scope: Concept
User interaction
Visual design
Production
Team: Kabeljau and Multi-Vitamin
Client: Stiftung Lokremise, St.Gallen
Link: www.lokremise.ch

Regina Gallery
Website

Information architecture and web design for a Russian art gallery website. Made in collaboration with Marc Kappeler.

Scope: User interaction
Visual design
Team: Moiré
Client: Regina Gallery, Moscow
Link: www.reginagallery.com

Road Transport Exhibition
Info Terminals

The Swiss Museum of Transport's new hall for road transport contains an automated high-bay storeroom with some 80 artefacts dated between 1860 and 2005. Several touch screen stations offer information about the artefacts. Kabeljau planned, designed and programmed the software for the installation in cooperation with Michael Vögeli.

Scope: User interaction
Visual design
Production
Team: Kabeljau and Multi-Vitamin
Client: Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne

Saiten Magazine
Website

Web concept and design for a local culture magazine website with focus on a feature-rich event calendar. The site features customised Google maps. Made in co-production with Christof Täschler.

Scope: Concept
User interaction
Visual design
Team: Christof Täschler and Vadian Net
Client: Verlag Saiten, St.Gallen
Link: www.saiten.ch

Women’s Health
Website

WomensHealth.com is a women's lifestyle website rooted in healthy living. Published 10 times a year by Rodale Inc., Women's Health is a fresh, smart and inspiring magazine for today's active young women.

Redesign of Rodale's Women's Health magazine web site.

Scope: User interaction
Visual design
Client: Rodale Inc., New York
Link: www.womenshealthmag.com

Crosstown Jam
Mobile Game Site

Website for a great little mobile game, planned and executed by Kabeljau and Forest Games for Swiss Recycling. The Flash site has been designed and built together with our man in Buenos Aires. An example in telework.

Scope: Concept
Visual design
Production
Team: Christof Täschler and Forest Games
Client: Swiss Recycling, Zurich

Sony GT4
Slotcar Game Competition

Flash game to promote Sony's release of GranTurismo 4. Players compete in a live ranking system. The game features "real drifting in corners", 10 different race tracks in unique landscapes, race cars with individual performance, a night track and more crazy stuff. Idea and concept in collaboration with Dave Broz.

Scope: Concept
Visual design
Production
Team: Änni Wehrli and Elunia Visual Media
Client: Sony PlayStation Switzerland, Winterthur

Illustrations

Some icons and illustrations.

Scope: Visual design
Clients: NZZ Folio, Zurich
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