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How local Chinese navigation apps are fulfilling users’ needs

02. July 2020
When we are conducting vehicle relevant studies, there is one thing that we hear again and again from Chinese users, especially owners of foreign car brands: “The built-in navigation system in the car is terrible, I only use my phone to navigate.”

Smart Home in China

27. May 2020
More and more Chinese consumers are integrating smart home devices into their homes. In the beginning, the early adopters were those young people who would like to try something fancy and new. After they have gathered good experience, they will potentially take a second purchase, but this time for their parents.

Online Education in China: Learning something new everywhere and at any time

25. May 2020
There are plenty of online courses in China, including different majors – more precisely: you can find online courses for almost everything. Different platforms are gathering teachers for different majors. Each platform has its own focus like music, painting art, foreign languages, after-school tutorials, etc. So online courses are a real business in China.

Chinese Navigation Apps

26. February 2020
There is a clear trend among Chinese users when it comes to navigation apps – Chinese applications are highly preferred. We have compared several Chinese navigation apps with non-Chinese navigation apps and found out several outstanding features. We will therefore give a China-specific-feature overview and relevant culture background explanations.

A New Purchase Channel for Chinese Consumers

20. February 2020
While teleshopping channels are well known in Germany, shopping goes one step further in China via personal live-streams. Find out more about a new level of shopping.

Chinese Children and their Robot Toys

18. February 2020
Robots for children are more in demand in China than ever. The main customers of this kind of robot are modern young parents with children under 6 years old. Find out more about the features and the purpose of the product.

Christmas and New Year`s Eve in China

15. January 2020
It may surprise you, but nowadays Christmas is also celebrated in China. Although New Year's Eve is celebrated all over the world, there are quite some differences between German and Chinese customs. In our new article we clarifiy what Christmas and New Year is about in China.

Medical insurance in China? Insured but not for sure…

02. August 2019
Last year, the movie “Dying to survive” turned out to be the box office smash hit and led to a huge discussion about the medical insurance system in China. It was a story about how a Chinese leukemia patient smuggled cheaper cancer treatment medicine from India.

Level of quality once again confirmed in 2019: Spiegel Institut has been certified by TÜV for the 11th time

19. June 2019
The result of this year’s successful audit confirms the level of quality at all Spiegel Institut sites for the 11th time in a row. The TÜV audit according to the ISO 9001:2015 standard has been carried out annually since 2009. With this certification, Spiegel Institut is able to offer its customers the peace of mind that it continuously upholds proven quality standards.

“In Car WeChat” is coming

27. May 2019
WeChat, the most popular and most used super APP in China, is now about to launch an extended product: “In Car WeChat” APP for car system this year. Here is the newest information about it.

Entertainment on the smart phone

27. May 2019
We will publish an article about China every month introducing what’s going on in the rapidly developing country, written by our Chinese college Yue Liu who has been living in Germany for 5 years, illustrating the intercultural difference between Germany and China. Today’s topic is about popular APPs in China.

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.