Bike Navigation

My idea came from the need to extend HERE Maps to bicycle navigation. I convinced a group of employees who volunteered their time to build a hardware device that connects to the HERE app on Android. I designed the hardware, icons/animations and the team built an open-source toolkit to allow anybody to build a custom bike navigation device. The device gives you turn-by-turn directions with tiny animated LEDs and is Arduino compatible.


HERE Map Gestures

The design of maps gestures. It appears like something simple, but the details make it feel effortless to navigate the map.


HERE Map Pin

Hello new Map Marker for the new HERE brand.

Designed to fit the 45 deg angle of the brand, be visually distinctive and is completely flexible for use across different platforms / devices / experiences.

We began by researching existing digital map markers from across the web. We found the archetypical versions of a pin with a round head very common and not very flexible. After creating a lot of sketches we decided on the theme of origami & paper folding. The animation action became a bit complicated to implement and tiring to look at for users. But the folded pin stuck around.


HERE Venue Maps



The challenge of this project was to integrate a map within a map. Each of the 5000+ venues are accessible from within the HERE Maps App. Clicking on a venue actually takes you into a mini-map world with all the individual shops visible, a different set of venue specific icons and the ability to change floor levels. I really enjoyed working on this project and am very happy to see it spreading across all the other platforms.


HERE Map Gesture Android

HERE Map Gestures for Android

After working on HERE Map Gestures for both Windows Tablet & Phone next came Android.


HERE Map Creator

HERE Map Creator

The HERE Map Creator website enables people around the world to make and edit HERE Maps. Large communities of people are adding their local knowledge which in turn benefits the larger community.

The first task when re-designing the site was to build new connections within the HERE organization. The developers of the HERE site sat in a different city many kilometers away. They had been working on the previous site without a designer. Getting to know them, their needs and introducing them to the design process was a pleasurable experience on all sides.

Once the design process began it included: competitor benchmarking, developing personas, logic flows, wireframing, site visual mockups, and the metrics for measuring the success of the site redesign.



HERE Map Gestures for Windows

HERE Map Gestures for Windows Phone

Just what you would expect, but better. Pan, zoom, rotate & tilt. After battling with MS about which direction the tilt should work we finally agreed. Then Google followed us.


HERE Map Gestures for Windows Tablet

HERE Map Gestures for Windows Tablet

You know how it is supposed to work… touch the map and make it pan, zoom, rotate & tilt intuitively. Check.


HERE Maps Controls


HERE Maps - map controls.
Zoom, Pan, My Location, Map Switcher Bar, Mini-Map, Ruler & Scale. Ever wonder why most digital maps do not have a legend? Me too.




HERE Maps 3D

Before there was Apple Maps 3D there was HERE Maps 3D. After launching this site Apple quickly bought the company we partnered with.

Integration of 3D maps into the HERE.com website.
Concepts, wireframes, interactions & map controls.

Awesome fan made video by Paul Wex!

And before there was HERE 3D there was Nokia 3D…


And before that there was Ovi 3D.

This was a city selector. Clicking on an image would take you to a great view of the city along with a slow rotation.


Ah yes, San Francisco.