My name is Stefan Schmager and I’m a User Experience / Interaction Designer, currently living in Heidelberg, Germany.

My academic background is a degree in Information Design from Stuttgart Media University as well as studying at the Linköping University in Sweden at the Graphic Design & Communication program.

But my fields of interest are much broader than that. I’m convinced that the discipline of Design, and by association Design Thinking, Design Research and many more adjacent areas can make a significant difference in how we shape the world around us.

I’m striving to find interfaces between Interaction Design, User Experience Design, psychology, sociology, urban design, and behavioural science and turn them into something beautifully useful.

I believe in intensive collaboration to achieve best results. One of my core skills is bringing different disciplines together to gain shared understanding. As a designer I see myself as a link between users, engineers and product managers. Finding the balance between beauty, utility, feasibility and business value lets me flourish.

I’m always looking for interesting conversations and exciting thoughts.