Publications 2018

Spiegel Institut is a “FOCUS BUSINESS TOP SME Employer 2019”

In this year’s ranking of best employers among the top SMEs, Spiegel Institut was assessed as highly recommended based on the evaluation by Focus Business and kununu in the area of consulting, agency, research & development.

A repeat success: The second World Usability Day in Ingolstadt, Germany organized by Spiegel Institut and the Technical University of Ingolstadt

The large number of visitors confirms the success of this year’s World Usability Day (WUD) in Ingolstadt. After the valuable experience in 2017 and the renewed success of this year’s event, the joint organizers Spiegel Institut and the Department of User Experience Design at the Technical University of Ingolstadt have decided to turn the World Usability Day into an annual fixture in Ingolstadt.

World Usability Day to be held for the second time

After the WUD is before the WUD, and thus it is now time for this year’s event on November 8: Spiegel Institut and the Department for User Experience Design of the Technical University of Ingolstadt extend an invitation to this second meeting of UX experts.

Spiegel Institut is given TISAX Certification: ENX Association confirms compliance for information security according to VDA ISA requirements

After working with TISAX to create a joint testing and exchange mechanism for information security in the automotive industry just last year, the Spiegel Institut sites in Mannheim, Ingolstadt, and Munich were assessed according to the demanding certification requirements, receiving high marks: Spiegel Institut has received TISAX certification for the handling and processing of information/prototypes with very high security requirements.

Level of quality confirmed for the 10th year running: Spiegel Institut once again certified by TÜV

After a new quality management standard was implemented last year, Spiegel Institut has again been granted certification according to ISO 9001:2015 in 2018. Since 2009, Spiegel Institut has been audited by TÜV Süd and has received good marks each time.​​​​​​​

The new website of Spiegel Institut is now online

There’s something new on the world wide web: The completely revised web presence of Spiegel Institut is finished. From today, anyone who accesses will find completely new content as well as time-tested topics in an updated user-optimized format.

Spiegel Institut offers a new seminar on consumer research in China

Spiegel Institut Academy has expanded its seminar offer: In the new seminar “Understanding China’s Culture: Consumer research in the land of the red dragon”, participants gain insights into the Chinese market, its consumers, and the possibilities of market research in one of the largest markets in the world.

Future Mobility for China: Spiegel Institut shows its expertise in China when it comes to e-mobility and autonomous driving

At the Automotive Roundtable “Future Mobility for China”, in Beijing on April 17, 2018, Yuwei Jin, Director of Asia-Pacific at Spiegel Institut in Beijing and Shanghai will speak on the subject of “E-mobility and autonomous driving - a user experience perspective”.

Spiegel Institut supports socially disadvantaged children in Mannheim

Since 2017, the institute has actively worked with “Aufwind”, a social institution for parents and children, to combat child poverty in Mannheim. The institute not only provides financial support but also assists in creative change. Working with two Mannheim artists, it organized a creative day for children at the institution. It therefore succeeded in the truest sense of the word to help children “ascend”, a play on the institution’s name in German, in their everyday lives.

The successful completion of the research project on social- and emotion-sensitive assistance systems

Our daily lives present us with a range of sensors that enables us to access a world of technology with increasing levels of comfort. However, how can information from sensors be integrated to optimize technical assistance systems in vehicles, for example, in order to adaptively respond to the driver’s emotional states or social interaction?