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introduction

Hi! I am Robert Kowalski
Head of Department, Speaker, Consultant

about

Robert Kowalski is Head of Department Automotive Germany at jambit GmbH. As a speaker and lecturer, he loves to share his experiences as entrepreneur, developer and designer. Being a consultant - creating and delivering excellence - is what drives him.

He is a Media Informatics graduate from the Ludwig Maximilians-University in Munich (Germany). Additionally, he holds an Honours Degree in Technology Management from the Center for  Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). During his studies, he has spent a term abroad at the School of Information at the UC Berkeley as a Visiting Student Researcher.

Besides his studies Robert has worked on many projects in academia and in diverse industries. During his time at the Department for Media Informatics he has focused on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, User Experience Design and Engineering, (mobile) Prototyping as well as User-Centered Design. Industry partners and customers include Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Daimler, Audi, BMW Group, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Fiducia and more.

academia

Oct 2006 – June 2012
Media Informatics (Diploma/Masters)
Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
Aug 2009 – June 2011
Technology Management (Honours Degree)
Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Visiting Student Researcher
University of California, Berkeley
School of Information
Sept 2003 - Jan 2009
Deutsche Telekom AG
Vocational Training, IT-Systemkaufmann (IHK)

teaching

Apr 2011 – present
Paper Prototyping
Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
Apr 2011 – Dec 2016
Sketching with Hardware
Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)

experience

Jan 2018 – present
jambit GmbH
Head of Department, Automotive Projects
Nov 2016 – Nov 2017
jambit GmbH
Establishment of jambit Stuttgart
Jul 2012 – Dec 2017
jambit GmbH
Senior Software Architect, UX Designer
May 2012 – Dec 2016
Plusme UG
Co-Founder, CTO, Lead-Designer
Oct 2011 – May 2012
BMW Group, Customer Platforms
App Developer
May 2009 – Aug 2011
LMU Media Informatics Group
Research Assistant, Tutor
May 2008 – Aug 2009
Franzis Verlag GmbH
Working Student, Software Department
Feb 2006 – Apr 2008
Deutsche Telekom AG
B2B Sales, T-Punkt Business
Oct 2004 – Nov 2004
Birmingham City Council
Intern, Regional, European & International Division

talks

Jan 2018
University of Stuttgart
Erfahrungsbericht aus der App Entwicklung
Dez 2017
Meetup Innovative App Development
Das Ende der Apps (wie wir sie kennen)
Jan 2017
University of Stuttgart
Erfahrungsbericht aus der App Entwicklung
Feb 2016
U-Conference
Das Ende der Apps (wie wir sie kennen)
2015
jambit Coffee Talks
UX im Projektalltag
2015
Afcea Munich
An introduction to User Experience Design
2012 – present
Lightning Talks
Double Diamond design process
UX Instants
Microintractions
Usability Heuristics
Differences between Usability, Interaction Design & UX Design
2014
LMU Munich, Faculty of Physics
Guest lecture: User Experience Design
Jan 2013
TEI Conference
cubble: A Multi-Device Hybrid Approach Supporting Communication in Long-Distance Relationships

publications

2016
NordiCHI Conference
Quantified UX: Towards a Common Organizational Understanding of User Experience
2014
Whitepaper
Appentwicklung am Puls der Zeit
2013
TEI Conference
cubble: A Multi-Device Hybrid Approach Supporting Communication in Long-Distance Relationships
2012
AAEE Conference
Geocentric Contextualized Mobile Learning with the Engineering Pathway Digital Library
2012
IDC Conference
Pretend-Play with Ebooks to Support Social-Emotional Storytelling
2011
ITS Conference
Flow of Electrons: An Augmented Workspace for Learning Physical Computing Experientially
2011
CHI Conference
StoryFaces: Children Exploring Emotional Expressions in Storytelling
2011
TEI Conference
inTUIt: Simple Identification on Tangible User Interfaces
2010
IEEE Tabletop Conference
From Digital to Physical: Learning Physical Computing on Interactive Surfaces
2010
Pervasive Conference
Creating Conversation Opportunities in Urban Spaces through Public Displays and Personal Devices
2010
Tech Report
Prototyping in Physical Computing – Sketching in Hardware
2009
Book
CDTM Trend Report 2009/2010: E-Energy