Traktor Kontrol D2 is a portable DJ controller designed to work with Stems and Traktor PRO. It features a high resolution display and touch-sensitive knobs that can be used to trigger temporary controls on the screen.

My Role

I was a member of the Traktor design team formed by 2 product designers (incl. myself) and 1 team lead. My duty was to refine the functionality around beat-gridding, effects routing and Stems display,

The Challenge

i joined the project in a very late stage with only months before release. It was extremely important to focus only on what is absolutely necessary considering the time constrains.

My Contribution to the Project

  • mapped the controls for adjusting the beat-grid
  • refined the beat-gridding functionality to perfection
  • worked side by side with the UI designer to develop the routing and effects popup panels
  • contributed to QA by identifying last minute bugs

Other Contributions

  • gathered feedback from artists, forums and technical support
  • created surveys
  • conducted internal stakeholder feedback sessions