Since 2015: Founder and CEO at beyond HMI /////
I offer HMI strategies, concepts, developments and implementations (HMI = Human Machine Interface). Based on market, technology and user analyses, my clients receive technology strategies and product concepts that are perfectly adapted to users, use cases and contexts. The products of my clients become better, they sell better, and they increase the loyalty of your clients to your company. I enable you to make the right decisions and make your company future-proof.
I hold teaching positions at the ISM and the Hochschule Esslingen in Germany and at the Joanneum in Graz, Austria. Furthermore, I have trained as a systemic management coach with the ICF (International Coaching Federation).
I take my clients from the automotive and high-tech industries to a new level of knowledge, action and decision-making with my reports, consulting, lectures and coaching. I make technology sexy!
2011 bis 2015: Business Development Director Human Machine Interfaces at TES Electronic Solutions
Establishment of an HMI department, presentation of HMI topics to TES clients.
1999 bis 2011: Director Design & Human Factors at Harman Automotive
Development and management of an international team of 20 engineers, designers, psychologists and linguists. Development of HMI concepts for clients of Harman Automotive such as Porsche, Daimler, Ferrari, Toyota, Hyundai, Chrysler and Harley Davidson. Introduction and implementation of HMI development and test processes. Establishment of HMI development teams in the USA, Korea and Japan.
1994 bis 1998: Research Associate at Daimler AG (then DaimlerChrysler AG, partially freelance)
Management of research projects on driver fatigue, condition, attractiveness of vehicles, planning and implementation of usability studies.
1992 bis 1997: Research assistant at the Institute for Ergonomics at the TU Berlin
Development of pupillometry into a method for measuring mental stress in drivers. Studies on the relationship between driver and vehicle. Organisation of courses in the fields of human factors, ergonomics, man and technology.