User Experience and Usability


A suitable occasion to use the synergies from the cooperation and to present research projects and visions for the future in exciting lectures and to enter into a lively exchange with all interested parties. The Spiegel Institute with its focus on UX and usability looks back on years of expertise and experience in the automotive industry. For some years now, the THI has been offering a promising specialisation within computer science with the two courses of study User Experience Design (UXD), Bachelor and Master. A cooperation, therefore, that makes it possible within the framework of the WUD Ingolstadt to convey exciting insights from both the theory and the practice of usability and user experience to all interested parties.

The aim of the WUD Ingolstadt is to strengthen the topics of user experience and usability in the region and at the same time to create awareness for the necessity of user-centred development. Especially for young students and visionaries, the UX expert meeting offers interesting perspectives in scientific as well as professional terms.



From 2:45 p.m. Registration

3 p.m. Opening

  • Prof. Dr. Walter Schober, President of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt 
  • Thomas Martlbauer, Senior Consultant UX, Spiegel Institut Mannheim GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Riener (main organiser and moderator)

3.15 p.m. Lecture block 1 incl. Q&A

  • "You'll Never Ride Alone" or: Safety Needs of Women in Shared Automated Vehicles" (German, long lecture). Martina Schuß, THI, Human-Computer Interaction Group
  • Wondr - An interaction design ecosystem for pregnant parents/fathers to experience the unborn (English, short talk) Subha Nair, Robins Matthew and Maria Noviik, THI, Master UXD
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Digital Teaching Support for Children (German, short presentation) Lukas Leonhard, Raphael Wennmacher, THI, Bachelor UXD
  • "Niah - Digitalisation in Sleep Medicine" (German, short presentation) Julia Reichl, THI, Bachelor UXD
  • "Movement tasks against fatigue while driving. Can this make sense?" (German, long lecture) Dario Lampe, Spiegel Institute Ingolstadt

4.15 p.m. Social programme and exhibition

  • Refreshments/snacks, company stands, exhibition programme, small talk, networking

5 p.m. Lecture block 2 incl. Q&A

  • "Our Health - User Research in the Context of Medicine" (German, long lecture) Magdalena Feuerbach, Anja Kürten, Siemens Healthineers
  • "Security in Autonomous Shuttle Buses - A Cross-Cultural Approach" (English, short lecture) Luca Pizzoni, THI, Bachelor UXD, Thesis
  • "Inklusion im automatisierten Verkehr - Barrierefreie Kommunikation zwischen Mensch und Maschine" (German, long lecture) Mathias Haimerl, THI, Human-Computer Interaction Group, Marc Colley, University of Ulm
  • "Computational Life Science and its implications on Medicine" (English, long lecture), Ludwig Lausser, THI, Professor of Biomedical Informatics


"How superintelligences influence our health" (German), Philipp Köbe, University of Witten/Herdecke

6.30 p.m.: End of the event



Prof. Dr. techn. Priv.-Doz. Andreas Riener
Programme director UXD (B.Sc., M. Sc.), Research professor CARISSMA (automated driving), Head of Human-Computer Interaction Group
Prof. Dr. techn. Priv.-Doz. Andreas Riener
Phone: +49 841 9348-2833
Room: B210


The Spiegel Institute is a research and consulting institute for consumer research and user experience consulting. Founded in 1950 as the first market psychology institute in Germany, it now has offices in Mannheim, Ingolstadt, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Munich, Beijing and Shanghai. From there, the Spiegel Institute is active worldwide for its renowned clients.

We bring the user and consumer perspective into the development process of products and services and thus actively contribute to the success of our clients.

Our team of currently 120 employees supports the development of customer-oriented products and services in all phases - with expertise, commitment and enthusiasm.