Hello, my name is Sergey Komardenkov.

I am an Interaction Designer with a passion for Human-Centered Design,
applying both tangible and digital approaches in my work.

Educational work

Teaching Design Thinking, tinkering and interaction design

Tesla Says

Tangible interaction you cannot see.
Eniarof workshop @ Moscow Polytech Festival'16.

Sounding Slackline

Making music by walking on a rope.
Project @ Playtronica.

Let Me Show

When words alone are not enough to tell the story.
Final Project @ CIID IDP 2015.

Heat Harvest

Converting waste heat from everyday objects into electricity.
In collaboration with Art Rebels Design studio and IKEA.

Transparent Donation

New, interactive way of seeing how your contribution to a cause is being put to use.

Lingo

Expanding your vocabulary through literary references.

MeetAt

A good way to meet new friends and explore new places together.

Allergenious

Interactive educational tool that explains the nature of allergies.

Tangible Rhythm

Haptic conversation in a dance.

MEDI

Objective discussion mediator who can help find the right solution.

Socialyst

Organize and keep memories of time spent together with friends and family.

Culture Connect Copenhagen

Bringing together locals and newcomers to exchange their knowledge and help learn about each other's cultures.

Memory Constellations

Moments of your life, encoded on a piece of thread.

 

My name is Sergey Komardenkov. I am an Interaction Designer from Moscow, Russia.
I like working with and for people to find their real needs and direct my design process towards meaningful solutions. I find interest in both tangible and digital design approaches, and when it comes time to merge the two I enjoy getting my hands into coding and circuitry to make magic happen.



How I see things

I see the world constantly changing, which makes us adapt to new social and technical realities. I welcome these changes, but I also see unnecessary complexities that get introduced along the way. On top of that, while some benefit from these technological and social advances, many others around the world are still left without help when facing basic needs.

I believe that Human-centered design can help us solve some of these problems and create products and services which we all can benefit from. These products will allow us to be human, both towards ourselves and each other.

To achieve that I like to listen to people and learn from them, and then apply this knowledge to create digital and tangible solutions for their real needs.

Path to Interaction Design

I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology and began my professional career as programmer and database architect. Then followed a switch to User Interface Design after I became more interested in what people actually do and think about when they use digital products. To expand my knowledge I went to study at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) which allowed me to pick up tangible product design skills as well as to learn more about how digital products and services are made.

Hobbies

I have a long-time passion for swing dancing and Jazz music, which led me to start playing tenor saxophone. I also enjoy photography and travel - something I often combine to meet new people, experience new cultures and places, and capture these moments both in my memory and in the memory of my photo camera. I also do darkroom photography. My other passion is acting - I am a member of an amateur Theater studio "Smile" in Moscow, Russia.

CV/Resume:

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Work Experiecne:

UX and Interaction Designer
Lab Wonderfull

01/2016 – current

Interaction Designer
Playtronica

12/2015 – current

Usability Engineer and GUI Designer
TSYS

09/2013 – 12/2014

Interaction Designer, Web Designer and Developer
Freelance work

05/2012 – now

Programmer and Database Architect
TSYS

02/2011 – 08/2013

Co-op student
IBM

09/2009 – 02/2010


Education:

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Interaction Design Student (~MA)

01/2015 - 12/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Student (B.Sc in Information Technology)

09/2007 - 12/2010


full CV/resume