Frank Heidmann is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.
Frank’s research and teaching interests in Potsdam lie in Human-Centered Design, research methods in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and user experience design including eye tracking technologies, geographic information visualization, and sustainable interaction design. Frank has a diploma and a PhD from the University of Trier, both in Geographical Sciences.
Prior to his professorship in Potsdam, he was head of the Human-Computer Interaction Competence Center at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart. The HCI Group at Fraunhofer IAO is widely regarded as one of the leading research and consulting units in Europe, handling the following topics:
- Development and application of new technologies for the interaction between people and technology
- Conception, design, and development of interactive systems
- Graphic, acoustic, and multimodal user interfaces
- Development of company-specific style guides and design patterns
- Prototyping and usability testing