I'm Scott Hobbs — a
Senior Product Designer based in California

And here are some of the products I've designed


2017 — 2019

Traktor DJ 2

Traktor DJ 2 reconsidered the user experience of the original, with the goal of making authentic DJing accessible to more people. As Native Instruments' first truly cross-platform product, it laid the groundwork for the future of Traktor.

I was the design lead for Traktor DJ 2, and instrumental in shaping the product vision.

Coming soon

Wirepad

The wireframing sketchpad that you print yourself. Launching March 2020.

2015 — 2016

iMaschine 2

iMaschine 2 introduced a new level of depth to mobile beat-making — professional features from its desktop counterpart were brought to iPhone & iPad with simplified and fast workflows, ideal for capturing inspiration on the go.

I was the sole designer on iMaschine 2, and responsible for defining the product. I did an interview with XLR8R in 2015 that tells the story behind the development.

2013 — 2014

Traktor DJ

Traktor DJ reimagined how DJ software works, for a touchscreen. Innovative interaction became central in creating an authentic DJ experience on iPad.

I was the design lead on Traktor DJ, and defined the UX of the entire product.

Traktor DJ was awarded App of the Year in 2013 in multiple countries, and runner-up in the US.

2011 — 2012

Traktor Kontrol Z2

Kontrol Z2 is a DJ mixer-controller hybrid — it aimed to unify the best of analog and digital equipment into a singular & cohesive experience. The Z2 is still used by some of the world's best turntablist DJs today.

I was the UX designer on the Kontrol Z2, and definined the feature-set and control layout.

2007 — 2008

Attigo TouchTable

The Attigo Touchtable project set out to challenge the status quo of DJ technology — the interface introduced a new way to interact with music, while respecting the interaction patterns and workflow paradigms of traditional DJ equipment.

I designed the product and built the prototype while studying Innovative Product Design at Dundee University.