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15. July 2013

 

 

 

Business Modeling Starter Kit

 

 

 

 

 


We set up a new website at www.uxberlin.com and www.uxberlin.com/de (for the German version). It contains an overview and downloads of Hennings publications and information on the Business Modeling Starter Kit. The Starter Kit enables entrepreneurial teams to explore the range of ideas and viable business models for a new or existing business. Results provide the basis for business model implementation that proceeds through iterative exploration, elaboration, evaluation, experimentation and evolution of assumptions. It was iteratively refined through dozens of workshops with startups and corporate venture projects. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

20. March 2012

 

 

 

User-Driven Innovation

 

 

 

 

 


Since 2008 Henning is working on an interim-management position as research and innovation director. He set up and is now leadning a new project field with now about 20 colleagues and scientific assistants for user-research and open innovation management. Within the project field we develop, apply, and transfer methods of user research such as ethnograpic day in the life visits, online diary research, lead user and future workshops, user clinics, and user innovation panels. Application fields include potential features of IPTV and Next Generation Mobile Networks, mobile services and social networks and future scenarios for disruptive communication technologies.

 

 

 

 

 

10. October 2011

 

 

 

Technnology Innovation Radar

 

 

 

 

 


Since October 2006 we are continuously scouting for new developments in ICT in Japan and Korea we found more than five dozen and initiated first German-Japanese contacts for research and development in telecommunication. For the Technology Radar of the
Deutsche Telekom-Laboratories we now delivered profiles for more than three dozen technologies like mobile multiplayer games, domestic robotics, large screen interfaces, projected displays, wireless sensor networks for disaster management, robotics or context-aware computing. We just proposed 12 promising new topics and we keep on looking ...

 

 

 

 

 

28. February 2011

 

 

 

Learner-Centered Design

 

 

 

 

 


Since 2007 Henning has been working on several research projects at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Until the end of January 2011 he will now deal with design challenges and opportunities of portable technologies to support learning activities inside the classroom and outside across various contexts. A functional software prototype for interactive whiteboards, and pen-tablets and PDAs has been implemented in order to support learning activities in the classroom, at home, and in the wild. Futures workshops have been conducted to sketch out additional scenarios for mobile learning applications, named Pattern Collector, Natural Ideograms, Contextual Windows, Augmented Tourguide, Mobile Library, and Wiki School. Drawing from psychological and pedagogical theory we explored their unique potential to support learning across contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30. November 2009

 

 

 

bovacon Brand and Marketing Clinics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with a number of clients we identify some major areas for improvement in the marketing processes and brand management. We combined this experience in our new service offer “bovacon Brand and Marketing Clinics”. 

What it is all about? Everyone is thinking about Corporate Design, colors and brand values, we believe the key challenges are:

» Knowing how your customer experiences your brand and what is his actual perception of it.

» Increasing effectiveness and efficiency of marketing processes reducing time-to-market and costs.

» Learning from practices from other industries and companies on how to run marketing processes efficiently.

» When implementing a technical solution to support the marketing processes, knowing which one to choose and how to implement it.

 

This is where we step in.

Read more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. December 2009

 

 

 

Safety-Critial Applications

 

 

 

 

 


We support a large airline to establish user experience as a key differentiating factor of a large software package of safety-critical applications such as flight planning for worldwide clients. Recommendations for prototype redesign were derived from empirical and expert evaluations. Together with findings from paper prototyping they contributed substantially to an improved interaction design of the system. Extending an initial generic style guide all interaction design solutions have been documented within an style guide that will be the basis for future extensions and newly developed systems. Our immediate client and its clients we worked with in the testing sessions were highly satisfied with the proceeding and the results. We are continuing our cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

20. October 2009

 

 

 

Human-Robot Science

 

 

 

 

 


Together with
Prof. Takanishi from Waseda University we reviewed research and published a feature paper for Technology Radar of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. From the Greek myth of Pygmalion to modern science fiction artificial life forms populate literary imagination and challenge designers around the world. Ever since their role model and antagonist has been the human being, whose desires, needs and fears, and whose culture shape their development. Today robots are integrated into the fabrics of production and service industries, and specialized models now spread into domestic environments. Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) became a critical component to the success, acceptance, and capability of robot systems. We review history and cultural factors within the development of robots focusing on humanoid and service robots in Japan. Robot models for different application domains focusing developmental efforts are being presented. We describe our notion of human robot science and exemplify the approach discussing challenges and potentials involved in the design of a humanoid robot orchestra are being elaborated upon. Finally we explore how humanoid robots may impact requirements for future communication services and infrastructures.

 

 

 

 

 

20. March 2009

 

 

 

Iterative User Research Lifecycle

 

 

 

 

 


Henning presented our approach of strategic user research and innovation, and showed selected projects of ours at the Japanese chapter of the
British Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The iterative approach combines ideation, exploration, specification and evaluation. Within the ideation phase we manage and foster divergent thinking. Within exploration an in-depth understanding of user needs lays the ground to sketch out and prioritize opportunities and rough concepts. Specification of user requirements is informed by customer insights, usability guidelines and design patterns and may include information architecture and use cases. Evaluation of prototypes to guidelines, patterns or user feedback identifies usability problems and yields recommendations for optimization & redesign. Each phase was illustrated by projects we conducted within the last year: Ideation on future mobile broadband applications, exploration on mobile email, specification of startup experiences of mobile business users, and evaluation of safety-critical systems. Within dynamically changing environments user-research for innovation is not only a matter of new product development but an ongoing endeavor with strategic impact. Within learning organizations not only the participating individuals learn to develop innovative, potentially customer-centric products, but an increased sensibility for user and market research impacts decision-making on every level.

 

 

 

 

 

30. May 2008

 

 

 

Real Virtualization

 

 

 

 

 


Cloud computing runs outsourcing of computing (speed, storage, memory, and network access) to a web of scalable resources. It allows users to work with data and applications beyond their local machine. While Amazon already offers access to their compute cloud as a service, German
Zimory will now go one step further. Instead of just renting data center capacities they create a marketplace for seekers and vendors. Its matchmaking platform allows individuals and data centres to trade capacity to cover short term capacity demand on virtual machines on the one hand, and to utilize idle running resources on the other. The Zimory marketplace is the heart of this adaptive infrastructure. Developing the user interface of the marketplace we participate in the specification of Zimorys service offering - and recommend you to check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

20. April 2008

 

 

 

Free-Viewpoint Television

 

 

 

 

 


Henning conducted his third technology radar tour for Deutsche Telekom Laboratories to excellent centers for research and development in Japan. This time we visited laboratories at
Tsukuba University , Keio University, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and KDDI Laboratories, and focused our discussions on innovations relating to Free-Viewpoint Television. Computing data from an array of cameras it will allow your kids to navigate their viewpoint in real time through 3D scenes of remote live events.

 

 

 

 

 

30. March 2008

 

 

 

Mobile Barcodes Research

 

 

 

 

 


Two-dimensional barcodes make targeted information related to the users situation available via mobile phones linking the physical to the online world. Reading various codes with a mobile phone camera users may sign up for programs, buy tickets or retrieve further information e.g. on the organic farm that grew the food they think about buying. Though these barcodes are an indispensable and omnipresent aspect of mobile phone culture in Japan (with complete magazines full of barcodes) our client faced difficulties in trying to obtain business relevant data. Engaging native speakers we conducted market research and telefone interviews with major players from our asian network and compiled business cases, use case, and market data associated to experiences and future prospects of asian barcode business.

 

 

 

 

 

30. January 2008

 

 

 

Pecha Kucha Night

 

 

 

 

 


Henning engaged in what has been called Powerpoint-Karaoke, presenting selected works from our research and consulting activities in Europe and Japan at the original Pecha Kucha Night in Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan. Check the
Pecha-Kucha Website for details on the event and Pecha Kucha in general.

 

 

 

 

 

24. January 2008

 

 

 

Mobile Systems for Contextual Learning

 

 

 

 

 


At the
IEICE Conference for Educational Technologies in Fukuoka, and the IEICE Conference for Mobile Multimedia Communication in Hamamatsu, Japan, we present our latest contributions to the design of mobile systems for contextual learning. We reflect upon previous works on designing interaction with educational technologies for formal and informal settings (involving interactive whiteboards and pen-tablets in the classrooms and learning activities with PDAs in the wild). Mobile learning is learning across various context and embedded in the learners' situation. We present a mobile system for learning about design patterns and present two scenarios for travelers learning about language and culture with embedded and mobile devices.

 

 

 

 

 

10. December 2007

 

 

 

Disaster Prevention

 

 

 

 

 


We are participating in an international project to set up an early warning system for natural disasters. Information from various resources and geographically distributed sensors is brought together and visualised in a complex decision support system. Applying expert evaluations and eye-tracking studies our first job was the evaluation and improvement of the preliminary interfaces for the decision maker. The goal was to increase situation awareness and allow for a flexible and efficient interaction with critical data. Developing interfaces that help to saves lives remains a great challenge for us.

 

 

 

 

 

30. November 2007

 

 

 

Website Migration with Users

 

 

 

 

 


We delivered a concept how to inform users about the new features and content on the website of a big German broadcasting network. Like everywhere in the online world we are moving towards enhanced user participation and media formats like streaming media, podcasts and "pechakucha". The concept covers essential information about the relaunch, portraits of new content domains, a quick reference card for printout and structured ways to obtain and analyse user feedback.
We are curious about the results.

 

 

 

 

 

22. November 2007

 

 

 

Japanese Telecommunications Research and Development

 

 

 

 

 


As the local hub of the Technology Radar of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories we prepared and conducted our second travel to leading institutions in Japanese IT Research and Development. This time we visited large companies like KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Sony, NEC, Waseda University, NICT and Bridgestone. We thank our hosts for presenting such innovative topics like fingerbone conduction, powder-based flexible displays, 3D displays, sonic data transmission, free-viewpoint television and many more. Japanese kindness and readiness for anything new and thrilling is without comparison.

 

 

 

 

 

1. November 2007

 

 

 

Pattern Workshops

 

 

 

 

 


We prepared and conducted a series of workshops "How to work with Interaction Design Patterns". The idea was to not only explain the advantages and potential workflows for the interaction design pattern approach in large companies, but to provide the participants (interaction designer, product manager) with hand-on experiences. Within the three hour workshops participants learned how to extract patterns from existing solutions and how to apply them in the context of service development.

 

 

 

 

 

28. July 2007

 

 

 

Japanese Cooperations

 

 

 

 

 


During our last visits to Japan we initiated cooperations in research and development of new ICT and services with internationally acknowledged insitutions such as
Waseda University in Tokyo, the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and several others. In July Henning was invited to present our works on early phases of mobile interaction design at the headquarters of KDDI Research and Development Laboratories. This presentation is available upon request.

 

 

 

 

 

25. May 2007

 

 

 

Expert Evaluation for Berlinale

 

 

 

 

 


KBB is introducing new management software for the Berlinale Berlinale. Databases and activities involved in organizing and celebrating Germany's most famous film festival are being transfered into a new graphical user environment. We conducted a heuristic evaluation of the prototype for the new, complex system developed by Interactive Tools . We identified current strengths and weaknesses and pointed out potentials for short-term and mid-term improvements. In a next step measures for collecting and analysing user feedback within the introductory phase may be defined in order to best support Berlinale users according to their needs and preferences.

 

 

 

 

 

11. April 2007

 

 

 

Interview with PingMag

 

 

 

 

 

 

PingMag Magazine Logo

 

The English / Japanese Design Magazine PingMag interviewed Henning in Tokyo and now published an article about his work there. Have a look and feel free to comment on PingMag . If you want join Henning learning Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji see the Japanese Version.

 

 

 

 

 

2. February 2007

 

 

 

Webscore Expert Analysis

 

 

 

 

 


In cooperation with the Interaction Design Lab of the University for Applied Sciences Potsdam we conducted an expert evaluation of the prototype and alternative designs within the website redesign of the
Investment Bank of Berlin . The WebSCORE Expert Screening, developed by Fraunhofer IAO, delivered fast, profound and comparable results with respect to content and functionality, navigation and interaction, and media design and presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

25. - 26. January 2007

 

 

 

Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 

 


We presented at two Japanese conferences: 1) the
Conference for Haptic Media and Multimodal Quality by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Technical Committee on Multimedia and Virtual Environment (MVE) with Technical Committee on Communication Quality (CQ) in Kitakyushu, and 2) Conference for Open Source Software by the IEICE Technical Committee on Educational Technology in Tokyo. Both research projects have been conducted in cooperation with the Laboratory of Matsumoto sensei and Professor Baloian from the DCC at the University of Chile.

 

 

 

 

 

20. October 2006 - 20. February 2007

 

 

 

Research and Technology Scouting in Japan

 

 

 

 

 


Henning is spending 4 months on a research fellowship at the
Waseda University in Tokyo after having received an invitation and award from NICT, the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Japan. His research aims at creating an interaction design pattern language for formal and informal learning environments such as classrooms, museums, or cities. Together with his students he explores, develops and evaluates several software prototypes to support activities involving devices of different formats such as interactive whiteboards, pen tablets and PDAs. In addition to his research activities he supports the Technology Radar of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories with scouting for new developments in Japan and preparing potential cooperation with leading institutions for ICT research and development in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

30. October 2006

 

 

 

Bogo presented at the Information Architecture Summit in Berlin

 

 

 

 

 


The Information Architecture Summit in Berlin was the second summit in Europe. Bogo presented the results of the content adaptation study and the potential consequences on the information architecture and the profession of information architecture. The presentetation was enthusiastically received and has received great reviews on several websites and blogs. Contact us if you are interested in receiving the presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

2. October 2006

 

 

 

Migration Project

 

 

 

 

 


Applying various methods like heuristic evaluations and contextual task analysis with workplace observation we accompany the transition of the online activities of a large public radio and television network. Migration of large websites is oftentimes seen from a technical point of view. In the case of a large portal with several brands it becomes an additional challenge to take along the users. Addressing the user-centred aspects of migration projects we collected essential issues, best practises and helpful templates, and conducted a workshop how to communicate the changes internally and externally (details available upon request). The project continues in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

 

 

 

 

 

27. September 2006

 

 

 

ICT Perspectives on our aging society

 

 

 

 

 


We finished and presented the results of an in-depth study for
German Telekom Laboratories. Almost ten years ago Henning published his diploma on imaginary models and styles of innovation in the development of information and communication technologies for our aging society. This time we conducted a literature study, expert interviews, user studies on the impact of the demographic change to the design and development of information and communication technologies. Results covered latest research initiatives and findings, prototypes and product evaluations as well as accessibility guidelines for developing technologies suitable for elderly users. While most efforts in research and development still focus on technologies for compensation of age-related deficits we encountered a focused generation with individual potentials and desires and discovered new approaches of their support.

 

 

 

 

 

2. June 2006

 

 

 

Interaction Design Patterns

 

 

 

 

 


We participated in a large commercial research and development project on interaction design patterns. Design patterns are solutions to recurring problems in design. They may be improved individually and combined into so called pattern languages, which inform but not determine individual designs. Companies like Yahoo! and SAP have reported their experiences with introducing a design pattern approach into the organization. However our project is one of the first attempts to create a unified user experience across numerous applications, platforms and devices. We evaluated and modified the currently existing designs and solutions and contributed new interaction design patterns of various kinds: process-oriented and stage-based patterns, on detailed and general levels. The project is being conducted in cooperation with
Interaction Design Lab at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam and the Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart.

 

 

 

 

 

12. April 2006

 

 

 

Eyetracking for ImmobilienScout

 

 

 

 

 


We conducted an eyetracking-evaluation of different design approaches in the redesign of
Immobilienscout24 website. The eyetracking system we used (TOBII 1750) allows a reliable analysis of fixation paths and visualisation of hotspots and yields objective data on the distribution of attention of users. To evaluate the design approaches we combined the analysis of eyetracking-data with results we gained from interviews, a semantic differential and a confrontation of participants with the videos of their eyetracking paths. This ways we could deliver not only statistical data and visual exploration and navigation patterns, but also analyse strengths and weaknesses of the different solutions and derive recommendations for redesign.

 

 

 

 

 

31. March 2006

 

 

 

Completed a large study of content adaptation solutions for mobile devices

 

 

 

 

 


We successfully completed a large study where we evaluated several content adaptation solution with multiple devices in multiple usage scenarios.
Content adaptation solutions try to modify websites so that they can be displayed on mobile browsers.
In a summary: Although they manage to increase the probability that the page will be displayed and can be used, they generally do not provide adequate user experience. The winner was a client-server combination: Opera Mini Browser.
At the same time we also evaluated several popular websites for their "mobile readiness". the results: most sites do not provide any or only limited support for a mobile user.

 

 

 

 

 

31. March 2006

 

 

 

Bogo was interviewed for the M.I.T. Technology Review Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

Title page M.I.T. Technology Review

 


In an article by Niels Boeing, titled "Der Cyberspace im Bullauge", Bogo was interviewed about standards and practices in interaction design of websites and related technologies.

In an article by Jens Frantzen, titled "Erklärungsnot an der Ofentür" about technical documentation, Bogo talks about the challenges of relying on graphical instructions and the need to test it for usability. Bogo also talks about the need for technical documentation: "Everybody wants it just to have it, but nobody wants to read it". His vision: A well designed product doesn't need documentation. And if, then keep it minimal.

See www.technologyreview.de for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

3. March 2006

 

 

 

Design Concept for Flight Entertainment

 

 

 

 

 


Together with Wunderman Germany we worked out a concept for an inflight entertainment system for a large airline. The goal was to enrich travelling experiences by providing a smooth and easy to use interaction involving backseat displays and handsets for different booking classes. Some of the lessons learned here we systematized and developed in an article on "Interaction Design for Flight Entertainment" (available on request).

 

 

 

 

 

1. March 2006

 

 

 

We just started a new project - qualitative and quantitative evaluation of content adaptation solutions for mobile devices

 

 

 

 

 


Content adaptation solutions adapt normal websites to mobile devices with a goal to improve presentation, speed, navigation and visual design. Various techniques are used and, due to differences between devices themselves, they also have different effects on various devices.
The study compares quantitative and qualitative performance of the most known solutions on various website types and various devices.

 

 

 

 

 

1. February 2006

 

 

 

We conducted a research and design study for a large mobile communications company

 

 

 

 

 


In January we developed a complex prototype in Macromedia Flash for demonstration and testing purposes of an online composer for multi-media messages.
User experience evaluation with representatives of three age groups and two levels of experience revealed, how users' mental model develops through acquired knowledge about the basic concepts of the application during the ongoing interaction (such as the concept of slides and intermedia file formats). Open and closed PDF-questionnaires (developed in cooperation with
in-frage) gave us additional insights into user preferences and understanding for such intermedia applications.
We identified misleading and missing clues and derived recommendations.

Contact us directly for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

15. December 2005

 

 

 

Henning presented at the Technical University of Berlin

 

 

 

 

 


At the Center for Human-Machine Interaction at the Technical University of Berlin (ZMMS) (
www.zmms.tu-berlin.de/de/veranstaltungen/Kolloquium.php) we presented previous works together with the Interaction Design Lab (IDL) Potsdam (www.idl-potsdam.de). We asked: What do the disciplines of computer science and psychology, and especially of design contribute to the successful creation and development of engaging interactive systems. While the discipline of design has been traditionally reduced to front-end aesthetics we tried to work out its original potential in exploring new materials and principles of interaction. The presentation was part of the weekly colloquium at the ZMMS with internationally recognized researchers and scientists.

Download the presentation (without the videos included) or contact us for further references

 

 

 

 

 

15. December 2005

 

 

 

We started working with the OpenUsability community

 

 

 

 

 


We discovered the OpenUsability community almost by an accident surfing the web and liked the idea immediately. It is a forum where usability experts make their services available for open source projects.

We decided to participate immediately and are now continuously working on 3-4 projects.

For more information about the OpenUsability, see
www.openusability.org.

 

 

 

 

 

15. November 2005

 

 

 

tekom conference in Wiesbaden 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Tekom Conference Wiesbaden

 

Bogo presented two sessions at the tekom conference in Wiesbaden in November. Although the conference focus is not primarily on usability, but on technical communication, there is also a usability track. The sessions focused on organizational issues in usability: "A roadmap to usability" and "Von technischen Redakteur zum Usability-Engineur". Both sessions created lots of resonance and received great feedback. To download the presentations, simply click on the title.

See also our take on the "
Capability Maturity Model for Usability".

Thanks to all the participants!

For more info about the conference, see
www.tekom.de.

 

 

 

 

 

15. October 2005

 

 

 

2. Potsdamer Multimedia Conference

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Bogo and Henning at the conference in Potsdam

 

On October 13, 2005, we participated with two contributions at the 2. Potsdamer Multimedia Conference of the University of Potsdam at the Hasso-Plattner Institute for Software Systems Technology.

Henning hold a presentation on interface design for interactive whiteboards and we presented a poster on "Usability - from optimizing products to designing corporate processes."

 

 

 

 

 

5. October 2005

 

 

 

Keynote at the ISTC conference in England 

 

 

 

 

 


Bogo gave a keynote presentation on the trends in technical communication at the ISTC conference, September 23, 2005 in Coventry, England

You can find more info about the conference under:
www.istc.org.uk/pages/conference2005.php

You can download the presentation here (1.3MB).

It was great to see some old friends and make some new ones!

 

 

 

 

 

5. October 2005

 

 

 

Invited presentations at the TCANZ conference in New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 


Bogo was invited to give several presentations at the TCANZ information developers conference in Christchurch, New Zealand.  

For more info about the conference and the TCANZ organization, see
www.tcanz.org.nz.

This was my first time in New Zealand - thanks to Margery Watson and the organizing committee!

 

 




 

 

Conferences

July 2011
Henning published results and presents use cases for ubiquitous learning at the international conferences ED-Media in Lisbon. His latest contribution is on future scenarios in strategic consulting and will be presented at IADIS International Conference on Telecommunications, Networks and Systems in Rome.

December 2010
Henning presented his works on "Scenarios for Mobile Learning across Contexts" at the Asian Conference on Education in Osaka, Japan.

Oktober 2010
Bogo gave a talk with the title "Social Media in the apparel industry" at the IAF Conference in Hong Kong. Doing this he opened a new way to answer the conference theme question: "How retailer brands, internet and green manufacturing are transforming fashion business".

July 2010
Henning presented our new approach towards "Grounded Innovation - A Research Approach for the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation" at the Business and Information 2010 conference in Kitakyushu, Japan.

June 2010
Bogo gave a talk with the title "How much Facebook does a company need" at a MiPo 2010 conference in Schlo§ Kapfenburg. Bogo talked how company intranets and internal corporate communication can benefit from Social Media and presented several examples. He also warned against using a Facebook as a company intranet and communication tool.

May 2010
At the German Information Architecture conference Bogo gave a talk titled "Riding on the Storm - A Survival Guide for IAs to Service Design". Bogo took a critical view at the service design buzz, compared it with User Experience and Information Architecture and provided tips on how to stay on top of all buzzwords and survive in the future.

August 2009
At the conference for “Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change” in Portland PICMET 2009 , we present a paper on divergent innovation. The process of generating new ideas in engineering, science and design is usually considered ill-defined, or even random. We discuss experiences with three alternative approaches: (1) futures-oriented approaches, (2) contextual approaches and (3) the resource-oriented derivation of product attributes from value propositions. We derive implications and guidelines for early phases of disruptive innovation.

July 2009
At HCI International 2009 in San Diego, California, we will present two of our latest works. A full aper on "Love at First Encounter" addresses the start-up experience with new applications. Starting from first impressions and initial learning experiences users decide whether they will accept the product, configure basic settings with lasting impact, and they explore how to integrate it into their everyday practises. Another full paper is in the thematic area of Internationalization, Design and Global Development.

October 2008
Henning presents recent developments and trends for mobile applications in Japan at the WCI conference in Berlin. Usage scenarios related to mobile learning and literature, mobile mangas and TV, QR-Codes, and contactless payment, and the ecosystems these applications create provide lessons to be learned for the European market.

July 2008
Henning will present his latest research on interactive environments for contextual learning at the ED-Media World Conference of Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications in Vienna and the IEEE ICALT Conference in Santander, Spain.

March 2008
Bogo is an invited speaker at the WinWriters conference. Bogo will talk about benefiting from Web2.0 practices for corporate communication and user assistance, present an essential toolkit for information architects, and participate at the pundit panel.

December 2007
IEICE Conference in Kyushu, Japan
We present our latest paper on mobile systems for contextual learning and the IEICE conference for Educational Technologies in Fukuoka, Kyushu, the southern island of Japan. We focus on the question how mobile technologies can be applied to support learning activities in location, time and user-releated contexts.

September 2007
CEDI 2007, Spain
Our first Spanish paper contribution was accepted to the Congreso Espagnol de Informatica (CEDI) 2007 in Zaragoza, Spain. We present new mobile applications for PDAs to integrate formal and informal learning environments and provide a unique interface for learner across a variety of devices.

July 2007
HCI International 2007, China
At HCI 2007 Henning will present his recent works on an interaction design pattern language for educational technologies. We differ between the hierarchical levels of didactics, curricula, activities, actions and operations and match insights from learning psychology and activity theory to interaction patterns for implementation.

18.-20. July 2007
ICALT Conference, Japan 
At this IEEE conference we will present two recent works on a concept and prototypes for educational technologies. Our software for PDAs allows to perform and documenting activities in the wild and bringing them into more formal classroom or meeting settings. Gesture-based interaction for whiteboards and synchronous access for multiple pen-tablets have been implemented.

May 2007
STC Summit, USA 
Bogo will present several sessions on information architecture and design at the international STC summit. For more information, see the STC website

16. September 2006
STC eLearning conference in Boise, USA 
During his US tour, Bogo will present two sessions on best practices and lessons learned in designing training curricula using blended learning and elearning. In addition, interviews with local media are planed. For more information see: http://www.stc-src.org/elearning2006/index.htm/

18. September 2006
Keynote at the CIDM Best Practices Conference 
During his US tour, Bogo will give a keynote at the Best Practices conference of The Center for Information-Development Management in San Diego, California. This year's Best Practices conference focuses on collaboration and globalization within our organizations. The keynote will explore the necessiry of publication professionals to increase their value to the corporation. For more information see: www.infomanagementcenter.com

30. September 2006
European Information Architecture Summit 2006 (EuroIA 2006) in Berlin  
Bogo will present the results of the content adaptation study at the European Information Architecture Summit in Berlin. The event is a must for all European Information Architecture professionals. For more information see: www.euroia.or

 

 

 

 

 

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