portfolio

peter sikking has designed for google, nokia, metapolator, o2, bmw,
		       ezeep the linux foundation and unusuals as well as vodafone, GIMP and sprint as well as vodafone, GIMP and sprint further clients include searchmetrics, gettings, refined labs,
		       relevantive, brainloop, drivenow, vbb, bsi and ask industries

The curious kind? Just want to have quick browse? This selection gives you a glimpse of our customers and work. m+mi works, user interaction architects since 2003.

a collage of screenshots of featured user business cards, film
		       playing gallery, professional search filtering results, film filtering
		       results, the unusuals logo and an impression of the explore section of the
		       dashboard page a professional's contacts overview, network button details,
		       details of starting to write a conversation message and of professional
		       search filtering a professional's contacts overview, network button details,
		       details of starting to write a conversation message and of professional
		       search filtering a professional's film gallery overview, impression of the communication
		       and tools sections of the dashboard page

unusuals is a startup in Berlin that runs the online network for advertising film professionals. For their relaunch they asked us to help them with heavy interaction design issues—e.g. visualising a global social network; or combining search, exploration, film world dynamics and much more in one single interface.

We put together a consulting package that fits the special needs of startups. We structured the UI process and with the unusuals crew built a sound basis to make the necessary feature‐priority choices. Working closely with the creative director, we solved UI design issues and helped them to realise their ambitions.

You can read an extensive project rundown in our blog.

a collage of several nokia dual-SIM phone models, a phone showing
		       dual-SIM handling, our concept drawing specifying this handling,
		       the nokia logo and a glimpse of annotations from our concept drawings four nokia phones with hot-swap SIM slots, screenshot of dual-SIM
		       settings, a nokia qwerty keyboard dual-SIM phone, screenshot of dual-SIM
		       handling four nokia phones with hot-swap SIM slots, screenshot of dual-SIM
		       settings, a nokia qwerty keyboard dual-SIM phone, screenshot of dual-SIM
		       handling concept drawing showing click-through efficiency of our design,
		       nokia dual-SIM touch smartphone models, detail from concept drawing
		       showing messaging dual-SIM handling

When Nokia developed their series of dual‑SIM phones for the BRIC and developing countries, they asked us to be interaction design lead. The impact of multi‑SIM handling on the UI and engineering of a whole phone is massive; a naive approach by less‐experienced interaction architects could render the project impossible.

We structured all the UI work and designed the multi‑SIM UI patterns for the whole phone, securing project feasibility. We mentored Nokia designers and helped them solve the hairy design issues. The result is multi‑SIM handling that addresses users’ needs better than any other brand.

‘The times when we worked together have been the most successful in my career.’
Andrea Ketzer, director application + middleware SW, Nokia

Nokia dual‑SIM phones turned over a billion dollars in their first three months in the market. You can read much more about it in our blog.