Studieren. Wissen. Machen.



September 2017

Mensch und Computer

At this year’s Mensch und Comupter in Regensburg HdM participated with three workshops, one booth and one presentation. The conference took place from 10th till 13th of September. Starting on Sunday morning Dr. Katharina Zeiner held a workshop about the „Erlebnispotentialanalyse“ and Christina Hermosa Perrino talked about how to design UX for time perspectives. Both Workshops were well attend and the speakers were very pleased. The next day Dr. Katharina Zeiner presented various methods for Designing positive User Experience. She talked about how to choose the right method for the right context and introduced a collection of UX methods developed in the project . Furthermore the IXD Research Team participated in the Mittelstand Digital Workshop and talked about the currently ongoing project 3D-GUIde and , that was completed last year. During the breaks the team demonstrated and discussed the two projects on the shared Mittelstand Digital booth.

Juni 2017

Successful DGPPF Conference – Awarding of innovation price for IXD Group abstract

from left to right: Prof. Dr. Michaela Brohm-Badry (Präsidentin der DGPPF), Prof. Dr. Anton-Rupert Laireiter (Wissenschaftspreis), Dr. Magdalena Laib (Innovationspreis), Friedrich Meixner (Nachwuchspreis), Jun. Prof. Dr. Corinna Peifer (Vizepräsidentin der DGPPF).

The second conference from the German Association for Positive-Psychological Research (German: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Positiv-Psychologische Forschung, DGPPF) took place from 8th till 10th of June at the university in Trier, Germany. Interesting presentations discussed current topics of positive psychology research, stimulated inspirations for new research questions and opened a platform for exchange within the researcher community. The Information & Experience Design Research Group of the media university of applied sciences (German: Hochschule der Medien, HdM) contributed substantial to the conference as well. Dr. Magdalena Laib and Dr. Katharina Zeiner introduced their approaches and research findings towards the designing of technology in terms of a positive user experience. The combination of human-computer-interaction and positive psychology is most widely uninvestigated and uncirculated. Therefore it appears especially encouraging that Dr. Magdalena Laib won the price for the most “innovative contribution” for the abstract „Better together – Unterstützung des positiven Erlebnisses der Zusammenarbeit durch Softwaregestaltung (FR)“.
Congratulation to the whole authorship: Dr. Magdalena Laib (HdM), Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester (HdM), Dr. Katharina Zeiner (HdM), Katharina Schippert (HdM), Marie-Luise Queßeleit (SIC! Software GmbH), Dirk Hennig (ELO Digital Office GmbH)

Januar 2017

Workplace of the future, how should human-machine interfaces be designed?
Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester explains why User Experience is becoming increasily important.
Link to the interview
Related article: "Aus Spaß wird ernst"

November 2016

World Usability Day in Stuttgart
10 November - Design4Xperience celebrated the go life of its Competence Center. The launch was followed by a Method Workshop where people where invited to discuss various ux research methods which have been developed and edited in the last three years. For more information about the project and the new Competence Center, please have a look at
Prof. Ralph Tille gave a presentation about the new research project 3D-GUIde on the intuitive use and positive experiences of 3D software.

September 2016

Mensch und Computer - Aachen
The projects Design4Xperience and 3D-GUIde participated at the Mensch und Computer Conference in Aachen from Septemer 4th to 7th. Together with "USecured", another project funded by the initiative Mittelstand Digital , the projects had a booth and a workshop to represent the projects and the initiative itself. The project "Design4Xperience" held a workshop on the first conference day: the method Erlebnisinterview was presented, tried out and discussed by the participants.

May 2016

DGPPF conference in Trier
The newly founded German association for positive psychological research (DGPPF) held a conference in Trier (19.-21. Mai 2016). Michael Burmester, Magdalena Laib and Katharina Zeiner presented an overview of our work about "Positive Experiences and Well-being in Work Contexts with the Help of Software Design".

March 2016

UIG Frühjahrstagung 2016 Mannheim
"Connecting the Dots: Vernetzte UX und Management! Website UIG Frühjahrstagung .
The IXD Research Group lead two workshops about lightweight UX methods for daily work.

February 2016

A new blog article from Michael Burmester and Magdalena Laib has been postet on Rewire Happiness . It is called Designing Technology For Positive Experience At Work.

October 2015

Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, 7 to 9 October 2015
Prof. Ralph Tille will present a study from the User Experience Design Research Group named “Participatory Concept Evaluation Of A Product Data Management System “. The study was conducted with an automotive supplier company from Stuttgart.

UX ROADSHOW - From product to experience, UX as a key achievement for digital products
Learn how to design your software more attractive and how to lead your customers to a positive experience while using your software. The UX roadshow will give a first insight in various UX methods. You will get the chance to learn how to discover positive user experience potential in your products and how to expand these experiences.
The first event of our Roadshow will take place on the 21 October in Konstanz in cooperation with cyberLAGO e.V.
Time: 18.00 to 19:30
Location: Constanzer Wirtshaus, Spanierstr. 3, 78467 Konstanz

ONLINE REGISTRATION , participation is free of charge.
For more information please visit our website

September 2015

World Usability Congress in Graz, 07.10-08.10.15
The congress is all about Usability, User Experience and Customer Experience Management. Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester will represent the project Design4Xperiece with his talk „Designing Technology for Positive User Experience“.
For more details please visit the website:

Interact 2015 in Bamberg
The 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction takes place from 14 to 18 September in Bamberg. The theme this year is “Connection.Tradition.Innovation“. Design4Xperience is represented here as well. Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester will present the paper “Experience Design and Positive Design as an alternative to classical human factors approach“.

Mensch und Computer conference in Stuttgart
The annual conference Mensch und Computer took place last week - from September 6 to 9. Design4Xperience held two workshops, had a booth together with other projects (UIG , USequreD , PIC) sponsored by Mittelstand Digital and presented a paper. The workshops received positive feedback and during the breaks some interesting discussions emerged at the booth. Furthermore the conference paper about the understanding of user Experience by software developers that is based on a study conducted last year in the course of D4X, has been awarded with the honorable mention paper award.
Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester, the project leader of D4X was very pleased with the whole conference, he was also a member of the steering committee.

Juli 2015

D4X at "Mensch und Computer" conference in Stuttgart
Just before the summer break the project team of Design4Xperience met for another project meeting to discuss the goals for the next months.
From September 6 to 9 the annual conference “Mensch und Computer“ will take place in Stuttgart. Mittelstand Digital is one of the main sponsors and, together with UIG , USequreD and PIC , D4X is organizing both a booth and a workshop at the conference. The workshop is open to all attendees and focuses on how usability and user experience can be integrated in industry and academia.

Mai 2015

Mobikon - Frankfurt

On Mai 11 and 12 Design4Xperience presented itself in Frankfurt at the Mobikon - Mobile Business Exhibition and Congress.

April 2015

Workshop D4X - PIC

The project-team of Design4Xperience (D4X) met with the project Playful Interaction Concepts (PIC). The Workshop was about finding out the differences and similarities between the two projects and where a future collaboration will be possible. The Workshop led on to interesting discussions. In future common issues will be discussed further– a follow up meeting has already been scheduled.
For more information about the workshop and the two projects please visit the following websites:

Student cooperation with Carl Zeiss AG

The lecture Advanced usability Engineering is based on a cooperation with the Carl Zeiss AG (website) and takes place this summer semester. The cooperation lecture is about smartphone photography and the future development of user behavior and user experience.

UIG Frühjahrstagung 2015 - positive experiences for the audience

Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester presented the work within Design4Xperience at the IUG Frühjahrstagung in Mannheim. The audience had a great time listening to talks ranging from what the German UPA has been doing for the last ten years to how user experience is important and can be applied to tax return software. Topics ranged from how user experience is used in industry to where research is heading in the field. Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester’s talk about positive experiences during the usage of business software was received very well and the various methods of the project Design4Xperience seem to have hit a nerve with a lot of people at the meeting.

UIG-Frühjahrstagung 2015: Emotions and Organizations

Wednesday, 15.04.2015 - Mannheim.
The sessions are all about dealing with emotions in organization.
Questions around the subject 'Business-to-Business Usability Management' will be discussed. Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester from Stuttgart Media University will give a talk about the emergence and effects of positive experiences while using business software. You will find the entire programme via the following link: Frühjahrstagung


Symposium: Designing for Positive User Experience

The Symposium „Designing for positive User Experience“ took place on Friday the 5th of December. Approximately 220 participants made their way to the Stuttgart Media University. Prof. Dr. Marc Hassenzahl from Folkwang University in Essen and Dr. Anna Pohlmeyer, assistent professor at Delft University of Technology gave the first two presentations. Illustrated by several exciting examples they explained the psychological and creative basics of the design of technologies, which enables emotional positive experiences for the users.

Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester, project manager of Design4Xperience ( and organizer of the symposium introduced the project Design4Xperience and demonstrated how positive user experience can be implemented in the work context. Dr. Peter Schnaebele, Head of Bosch Smart Home Unit at Robert Bosch GmbH explained how Bosch realizes design for positive User Experience. He pointed out that focusing the product won’t be sufficient, and that the User Experience of every associated service has to be designed as well. Franz Koller, Managing Director User Interface GmbH, referred to the topic industry 4.0 and explained that a positive operating experience is a key factor in the market competition. Dr. Matthias Peissner from Fraunhofer IAO and Dr. Sunjung Kim from University Tübingen explicated how positive experiences while using technology can be measured with neuroscientific research methods.

Andreas Wolkenstein from University of Tübingen combined positive User Experience with the philosophical point of view of a ‘good live’. He motivated to also discuss the risks of the manipulation, which may arise through the design of positive experiences. With all the presentations and further discussions it became clear, that this is a new and promising way to design technology. There is potential to design free time and work a little bit more positive.

For further information please visit our website


Diese Website verwendet Cookies. Durch die Nutzung dieser Website erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass Cookies gesetzt werden. Mehr erfahren