Hi, I am Una.

I design from FRUSTRATION.


…Frustration about German bureaucracy.

pocket office

Bachelor 2021

Most citizens encounter the state through authorities. These encounters often trigger fear: a risk to democracy.

Pocket office counters this fear by putting citizens in control of administrative processes and their own data. A game-like user interface, automation of process steps, and comprehensible explanations make the processes accessible.

Supervision: Prof. Carola Zwick and Prof. Lucy Norris.

Moments in the design process:

Case study of an administrative process
Project planning on Miro
Case study of another administrative process
Process design model “Desk”
Process design model “parting of the ways”
Process design model “Library“
Process design model “Companion“
Sketches for functional considerations
Sovereign data management infographic
physical prototype
digital prototype in Blender
Sketches of individual functions
Concept for mascot accessories as path indicator
Concept rendering for further visual development
Visualization of the app in use

…Frustration about urban planning remote from the citizens.


VOTA: participation engine for urban planning

Interdisciplinary semester project 2019/20

On your way to work, you notice that new construction sites have sprung up overnight, causing annoying detours. This can make you feel like the city is not your own. Since 2020, it has been the law to involve residents in city planning processes.

The problems

Some are already being included. However, there is an imbalance in recruitment. Different groups such as women, the very young and the elderly, the formally low educated and people with an immigrant background are underrepresented. Some reasons include language barriers, doubts about their own competence, and lack of time. Online surveys, while theoretically more comprehensive, are evaluated manually. Therefore, the number of participants is artificially limited to avoid high costs. This results in consequential errors that lead to the opinion of many people not being taken into account in public construction projects.

The solution

VOTA combines analog and digital elements to simplify the process of data collection and make participation in planning processes more attractive. As a regular passerby, a large-scale billboard attracts your attention and encourages your interest in an area to be developed. A smart pillar loads a simple, image-based survey interface on your smartphone. The survey is quick to complete and automatically evaluates responses. It also displays average results and asks for your participation in further planning steps. The column then outputs stickers that visualize your preferences, which you can add to the poster to express your opinion in a creative way.

The Team

Büsra Aybükehan Altun (computer science), Léon Dirmeier (computer science), Robin Hoske (product design), Leon Laskowski (product design), Una Preuß (product design)

This project is part of:

ENTITY:CITY Neo-analogue products for urban space.

Interdisciplinary studio project: Embodied Interactions / weissensee kunsthochschule berlin and Human Centered Computing / FU Berlin Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn, Prof. Thomas Ness, lecturer Judith Glaser (MA Design) and lecturer Yolanda Leask

Moments in the design process:

First collection of ideas
Design infographic
UI-sketch 1
UI-sketch 2
Skizze of physical prototype
Rendering of the design
Inserting the printer
Printer test run
Physical prototype under construction
Set up at the exhibition
Presentation at the exhibition
Exhibition visitors use the prototype

…frustration with unimaginative fantasy novels.

1000 WORLDS – reading sample

An intercosmic postwoman tries to deliver a parcel. But the parcel does not want to.

The appeal of speculative fiction is the immersion in new worlds and ideas. Frustratingly, elements are often repeated, especially in the fantasy genre! This nascent low-fantasy novel is aimed at fantasy frequent readers who are bored of established concepts.

Sound like something you’d read? As an alpha test reader, you can have more right now. Sign up if you’re interested and get commenter access to the Google Doc. Have a say in where the journey goes!

    …frustration about dull websites.


    BVS – website development 2022

    This web business card resulted from a commission for an extraordinary homepage for the traffic planning company BVS. I redesigned and implemented the website with WordPress substructure, graphics, animations and logo. It is as barrier-free as possible, secure, legally compliant and easy to maintain.

    Here you can see the new website live:

    Moments in the design process:

    Suggestion 2
    Suggestion 1
    Suggestion 3
    Discarded logo 1
    Discarded logo 2
    Excerpt from our communication

    Sometimes I also make fun 3D models, for example of door knobs 🙂

    …frustration about ill-fitting bras.


    the bra-blog

    Did you know that DD is not a big size? Ever heard of breast migration? Or seen an N-cup?


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