I'm Mike Kirk Andersen
Designer, engineer and sports enthusiast. Changing the world one toy at the time, working at IDEO Palo Alto
Concept Design Intern & Master Thesis
8/2015 - 12/2015 & 2/2017 - 6/2017 Billund, Denmark
Concept designer in Future Lab. Here I was working with: creating play experiences, interaction design, physical play meets digital play, concept design around play, prototyping, video editing, workshop facilitations
My Master Thesis was done in collaboration with LEGO around Connected Play.
Experience Design Intern
6/2016 - 9/2016, San Francisco, USA
Experience designer in Sequence, Here I worked on a Fortune
5 account. While on the account, I participated in three major projects that were complex, systems-based, and global in nature. I prototyped, build UI concepts and worked on micro-interactions
Experience Design Intern
1/2016 - 5/2016, Berlin, Germany
Experience designer in Digital Ventures. Here I was a part of building digital ventures with a focus on the user experience. I was prototyping ideas and concept early in the process, user studies, working in multi-participatory teams, designing digital experiences and creating presentation material.
At BCG-DV I was apart of the silverfox project that got runner up in the Strategy and Research category at the Core77 awards
Design Research Intern
6/2015 - 9/2015, Ohio, USA
Interaction designer in the design research department of Crown. Here, I was researching in wearables, prototypes of ideas and concepts, physical prototypes connecting to Crown trucks using Arduino, screen-based prototypes for user interactions and video prototypes to convey experiences
MASTERS OF FINE ART
9/2014 - 7/2017, Umeå, Sweden
Interaction Design student at Umeå Institute of Design. At UID most of the projects is done in collaboration with companies this made the projects relevant and interesting.
9/2013 - 1/2014, Sønderborg, Denmark
The final project of my engineering studies was completed with the local company aCon A/S. The project emerged through the development of a parcel delivery system called SwipBox. Since then, it has launched in whole of Denmark and later to 14 different countries.
Interaction Design Engineer
1/2013 - 9/2013 & 2/2012 - 8/2012, Nordborg, Denmark
Interaction designer in a VP (value proposition) and design team. Here, I was conducting user studies, usability tests, design concepts for mobile applications, prototyping/simulations (both tangible and digital), user interfaces, product design and various other design/marketing assignments
1/2013 - 9/2014, Sønderborg, Denmark
Research Assistant and Student Coordinator for Bachelor students of Interaction Design. I worked in the research centre SPIRE under Professor Jacob Buur. My roll was: Workshop Facilitator, Project Manager, User Experience Designer, Human-Centred Designer, Interviewer, Video recorder, Video Editor and Research Assistant