Tobias Bernard is an interaction designer based in Berlin.

I design user interfaces for computers of all shapes and sizes. Currently, I am finishing up my master’s in Human Computer Interaction at TU Berlin.

I’m a big believer in Free & Open Source Software. You can find the code for most of my projects on Github.

You can also follow me on Dribbble and Twitter, or email me.


Semantic animation is a holistic approach to designing animated interfaces I have been developing. I co-wrote an article for A List Apart about it.

Read the article

This futuristic interface prototype for ordering food at restaurants implements many of the principles of semantic animation. It was built for a demo on a 60" touch table, but thanks to the power of the web you can experience it from the comfort of your browser.

Try the prototype

I am also very interested in designing explanations—especially using visualization and interactivity to make abstract concepts and relationships understandable.

As part of my bachelor thesis I built a data analysis tool that enables fast visual comparisons across large datasets.

Try the prototype

Other interesting things I've built:

Yes We Can—All the Can I Use browser support data, at a glance.

Connection—A small game that brings people together. There's also a PDF version for offline use.

Dynasty—Tool for generating visualizations of succession timelines (e.g. all the roman emperors).