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Web Agency

Vanilla Noir

I founded the award-winning web agency Vanilla Noir with my partner in 2020. Since then, we've helped over 30 different clients from all over the world build their dream app.

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Web & Mobile App


I worked as a lead developer and UX designer on a personal budgeting app, promoting mindful spending.

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Experimental Video Game

The Flow Experience

I worked as the lead developer on an affect-aware arcade game that adapts to user behaviour.

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Experimental Prototype

Mira's Therapy

I developed and designed an experimental psychological consultancy simulation.

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Internal Web App

Online Course Evaluation Tool

I worked on an university online tool for automatic real-time statistical course evaluation as the main developer.

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Mobile App


I worked as a developer and UX designer on a commercial relaxing game based on psychological research.

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Mobile App


I fully created an experimental tool based on theories for behaviour change.



Croissant, M., Schofield, G., & McCall, C. (2023). Theories, methodologies, and effects of affect-adaptive games: A systematic review. Entertainment Computing, 100591.

Croissant, M., & Frister, M. (2021). A data-driven approach for examining the demand for relaxation games on Steam during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plos one, 16(12), e0261328.

Croissant, M. (September 2021). Psychology in Games: A look at the interdisciplinary relationship. “Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence Conference 2021” September 7th-10th 2021 in York, UK.

Croissant, M., Glaesmer, H., Klucken, T., Kirschbaum, C., Gao, W., Stalder, T., & Sierau, S. (2020). Endocannabinoid concentrations in hair and mental health of unaccompanied refugee minors. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 116, 104683.

Prinz, T. M., Plötner, J., Croissant, M., & Vetterlein, A. (2019, September). Progress in Adaptive Web Surveys: Comparing Three Standard Strategies and Selecting the Best. In International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (pp. 148-167). Springer, Cham.

Croissant, M. (Juni 2019). Illustration the possibility and benefit of consolidation of schizotypy-data from different scales using the example of associations with the COMT Val158Met-polymorphism. „International Consortium for Schizotypy Research” June 10th-12th 2019 in New Orleans, USA.

Croissant, M., & Grant, P. (2018). Odd and disorganized–comparing the factor structure of the three major schizotypy inventories. Psychiatry Research, 267, 289-295.