In the Germany the drug store chain Schlecker announced to be insolvent, see the Reuter news post. If you look at the company’s Facebook page and scan the comments from the last 4 weeks it is apparent that some people in the crowd and employees expected it already last year. Schlecker is a large drug store chain with probably over 10.000 outlets in Europe and more than 30.000 employees.
The following screen shots show some selected examples I took from the following page: http://www.facebook.com/schlecker.drogerie The posts are in German – the minimal summary should give you some idea…… Continue reading
Dagmar Kern has successfully defended her PhD on “Supporting the Development Process of Multimodal and Natural Automotive User Interfaces” in Essen. External examiner was Antonio Krüger from University of Saarbrücken. Her dissertation will be available online soon. The core contribution of the thesis is the investigation of how to improve a user centered design process for automotive user interfaces. In order to systematically assess user interface designs in cars she developed a design space (inspired by Card et al ). In various cases studies she create novel in-car user interfaces and explored experimentally the implications on driver distraction.
Dagmar started… Continue reading