Publications

Spiegel Institut establishes Center of Excellence for User Experience (UX) in China: Effective immediately: Spiegel Institut is a member of UXPA China

18. April 2019
As a consulting firm with global experience in the areas of User Experience Consulting (UX) and Usability Engineering (UE), Spiegel Institut with its two locations in China has become an official member of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) China.

Current study from Spiegel Institut shows solid opportunities for digital asset management

28. March 2019
The financial and insurance world is in the midst of major changes. The number of digital services offered by banks and insurance companies is steadily increasing, but how do consumers respond to these offers? A recent survey from Spiegel Institut in Mannheim provides insights into the behavior, needs, and desires of consumers when dealing with financial matters on the internet.

Byton & Spiegel Institut at the Automotive Roundtable in Shanghai

19. March 2019
Human Centered Vehicle Design & Development Process“ is the topic of the international automotive roundtable in Shanghai, March 28. The top issue: human centered design.

Spiegel Institut Academy remains on course for growth

18. February 2019
Specific, in-depth expertise in the field of User Experience and Usability Engineering, practical knowledge from the world of consumer research as well as intercultural know-how, all this is covered by Spiegel Institut Academy in its training and seminars. It is an offer that delivers; this can be seen in the number of seminar bookings, which more than doubled in 2018 alone. Seminars on the topics of User Experience (UX) and Usability Engineering (UE) are especially on course for growth.

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

30. November 2018
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

19. November 2018
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

06. November 2018
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

06. September 2018
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

24. July 2018
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

03. July 2018
There’s something new on the world wide web: The completely revised web presence of Spiegel Institut is finished. From today, anyone who accesses www.spiegel-institut.de 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

08. May 2018
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

18. April 2018
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

08. March 2018
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

20. February 2018
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?

planning&analysis (6/2017): Jin Jlussi with anecdotes from international field work

07. December 2017
International market research poses challenges. Cultural peculiarities need to be recognized and taken into account at all research stages. This also applies to recruiting participants. Jin Jlussi from Spiegel Institut Mannheim points out where pitfalls may lurk.