Highlights in 2017

When Your Autonomous Car Knows How You Feel

Pamela Pavliscak (pav-li-check) is founder of Change Sciences, an insights and innovation firm based in New York City, and faculty at The Pratt Institute where she studies our emotional relationship with technology. Pamela works with organizations, ranging from IKEA to TIAA to the USDA , to design for wellbeing.  She has spoken about emotions and technology at SXSW, TEDx, Web Summit, among other conferences. She serves on a global initiative to develop the IEEE standard for ethics and AI. Designing for Happiness, her book about how to create a tech future that contributes to our wellbeing, will be published by O’Reilly in fall 2017.

From Driver Distraction to a driver engagement based approach for developing HMI

Dr. Martin Kümmel is currently Senior Manager System User Experience, Control Panels and Ergonomics at BMW AG in Munich, Germany. Previous positions held and areas of expertise at BMW AG include Product Cost Optimization for Electrics/Electronics and Driver Experience Environment, Interior Lighting, Switches and Geometrical Design, Quality and Cost Program for Cockpit, Cable Harness and Air Conditioning, Process IT Electrics/Electronics and CA Methods Air Conditioning. Having worked in the automotive industry and at BMW for over 17 years, he also completed his Mechanical Engineering Studies and his Doctoral thesis on “Integration of Methods and Tools for the Development of Mechatronic Systems” at Paderborn University.

Designed Around People - User Experience, Usability and Feasibility

Patrik Palo has more than 25 years’ experience within the automotive domain, including production/manufacturing, applied research, business system and R&D. The last 11 years at Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden, he has held several leader positions in R&D within HMI & UX development and HMI Attribute. Began at Volvo 2005 as Senior Research Project Manager for HMI & research projects, all in collaboration with strategically partners, universities and applied research companies. From 2008, Manager and responsible for AE & Research in different teams, e.g. HMI Research & Advanced Engineering, Attributes & Concept Vehicle HMI, Interaction Advanced Engineering & Research and Digital User Experience, (dUX) AE & Research.

Designed Around People - User Experience, Usability and Feasibility

Dr. Robert Broström is a Senior Technical Leader in User Experience at Volvo Car Corporation. The last 20 years he has initiated and lead research and development projects within driver interaction at Volvo Cars in Sweden. Robert has been spent a lot of his time on investigating how to find the best interaction design solutions by utilizing user-centered research methodologies in the field and the laboratory. As an example he had a leading role in the development of the price winning (we conect HMI awards 2015) SENSUS user experience. Dr. Broström holds a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Psychology and a M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics from the Luleå University of Technology.

Latest Display Trends & Impact on HMI: Challenges & Solutions

Dr. Blankenbach was appointed as full professor at Pforzheim University in 1995.  Further activities: Chairman of the German Flat Panel Forum (www.displayforum.de), vice chair “Vehicular Displays and HMI” of the Society for Information Display (www.sid.org) and chairman of the “electronic displays Conference” (www.electronic-displays.de). He started display activities in 1990 at AEG MIS (now BMD MIS, subsidiary of DAIMLER).


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