Examples of my work as an entrepreneur, instructor and concept developer as well as student projects.

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  • Branding
  • Business Development
  • Concept Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Development
  • Teaching


From an Industrial Engineering background, I have witnessed failed product launches due to the lack of user involvement. That is what I strive to avoid and why I truly enjoy being a users’ advocate.

I make sure products and services we develop at VC/O – Viessmannn Group are meaningful and truly solving our users’ needs. I support our Product, Marketing and Design teams with User Research and I also train our employees and customers to think human-centered with Design Thinking.

Before infusing human-centricity within Viessmann, I brought a First Aid award-winning (BraunPrize 2012) design concept to life as a co-founder & product engineer of a hardware startup. We have made hundreds of workplaces and homes safer and have also helped teach First Aid more tangibly. I combined this entrepreneurial experience with teaching Design Innovation at Aalto Design Factory (Aalto University). I supported students with User Research & Prototyping and brought a twist of Venture Development- in versatile fields such as FinTech, autonomous driving and healthcare, keeping myself updated about latest tech trends.

I thrive in international and diverse environments where I get to learn from my peers’ experiences. In practice I spent five years in Finland and decided last year to escape Santa Claus’ beautiful country to go “South” to buzzing Berlin.
To be fully honest, I am still not quadrilingual but I am working on it… when I am not busy playing guitar or cycling around Berlin.

If you believe we have the same view on product development or if you just want to say hi, feel free to connect!

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M.Sc General Engineering (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France), M.Sc International Design Business Management (Aalto University, Finland)

French (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (B2), Finnish (A2)

HTML/CSS (intermediate), Java (basics)

Adobe Creative Suite (good): Ps, Ai, Id, Lr, Pr

cycling, climbing, trail running, skiing

singing soul/funk, flute, guitar


I love to take pictures, you can download some of them on unsplash.

© Maud Bocquillod, 2019