Heimgärtner earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Computer Science. He
did graduate work in Information science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Religion
Studies and obtained his PhD in Information Science from the University of
Regensburg. He is a specialist of cultural differences in
HMI and has worked in software and HMI projects at Siemens AG and Continental
AG. He is the founder and managing director of the company Intercultural User
Interface Consulting (IUIC) and has provided training and consultation for
Intercultural User Interface Design (IUID). The areas of interest of Dr.
Heimgärtner include machine learning, automated reasoning, psychology of
judgment, and mathematical psychology. One of his main contributions to
information science, usability engineering, and HMI design is detailing IUID in
articles, proceedings, and books, e.g. as author of the first German speaking
book on IUID.
He is iNTACS certified ASPICE assessor with
more than 10 years of experience in quality and process management in
international software and HMI projects. He is member of the International
Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB) as well as of the
working team of ambient assisted living (AAL) at the German Institute for
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