Traktor Kontrol S5 is a 4 channel portable DJ controller. It is the smaller brother of the Kontrol S8 and keeps almost the same functionality in a smaller form factor.

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 adapt the Stems functionality by mapping the controls and to run user feedback sessions to gather insights.

The Challenge

I joined the team in the final stages of this project when software integration was ongoing. The most important challenge for this project was the addition of Stems. Initially this feature was not planned for this compact controller. The hardware controls were simply not there so mapping them was quite a challenge.

Other Contributions

  • conducting usability test sessions with internal stakeholders and external users
  • gathered feedback from various sources: surveys, forums, expert reviews