Lukas Oppermann
Staff Systems Designer at GitHub
Expertise: Design and UX
Education: BTK University of Art and Design

Lukas Oppermann is staff systems designer at GitHub and the former principal experience designer and design lead at Deutsche Telekom. Oppermann has also headed up his own UI/UX firm, veare, since 2005. He has served as a design lead for Daimler AG’s (now the Mercedez-Benz Group) incubator, Lab1886, and as a senior UI/UX designer for Bosch’s eBike product line and Aperto IBM iX. He has given lectures on digital product design at Macromedia University and interaction design at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule, Oppermann’s alma mater.

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A person holds up their cute fluffly orange cat. /design-ux/gestalt-psychology-refresher
Visual designers, consciously or not, make frequent use of gestalt principles in their work. Read on to learn more about the theory that influences design everywhere.
A hand adjusts a smart thermostat to 20 degrees. /design-ux/design-problems-precision
How precise is too precise?
Several rows of hand-drawn cards for different design components. /design-ux/11-benefits-design-systems
By now, everyone should know that design systems are great. They make your work easier, faster, and cheaper, so you don’t even need designers anymore — or do you?
The npm logo, a blocky font in which all the letters are lowercase and connected. /software-engineering-perspectives/npm-only-build-step
When writing front-end code, don’t overlook the capabilities your Node.js package manager already has.
The classic Gestalt visual test of the figure-ground relationship. Do you see a vase or a face? /design-ux/gestalt-proximity-principle-design
Including illustrated examples of the proximity principle in action.