Impressions from the 2014 AMOS Demo Day

On July 9th the 2014 AMOS Demo Day took place, with a total of 50 students and industry partners in attendance.

Five teams presented the results of their hard work, supported by industry partners and members of the OSR Group, managed by Prof. Dirk Riehle and his team. To the students the AMOS Demo Day was an experience they would never want ot miss, working, discussing and developing in groups with different cultures and backgrounds.

We would like to say thank you to all participants of this special day.

Below, please find some photo impressions from the proceedings:

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Email an FAU TechFak Professorinnen und Professoren

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

ich bin Professor in der Informatik an der FAU. Mit dieser Email möchte ich Ihnen anbieten:

  1. für Sie und mit Ihnen Software für Ihre Projekte zu entwickeln und
  2. mögliche resultierende studentische Softwareproduktstartups zu begleiten.

Lassen Sie mich mein Anliegen erläutern.


Ich vermute, dass bei Ihnen wie überall viel Softwareentwicklungsbedarf besteht. Eine Möglichkeit, dem zu begegnen, sind studentische Projekte in der Lehre. Bei uns läuft es folgendermassen:

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Final Thesis: User Experience Design at Immowelt (Teaching Case)

Abstract: Human needs become increasingly more important and technology will be more and more pushed into the background in the future. Thus, User Experience (UX) and in this regard User Experience Design (UXD) become very common in today’s businesses. This also holds for the Immowelt platform. This thesis presents a Harvard Business case study, which casts light on the design of the “Note Taking” feature with respect to User Experience Design. Especially in the spotlight of this study is the balancing act between given stakeholder requirements and good user experience that influenced the design decisions for the “Note Taking” feature. Moreover, the thereby necessary iterations for gathering the user experience in various forms are displayed. The thesis further introduces concepts approached in the case study regarding the involvement of user experience design in the feature design iterations, which range from UXD methods in the development phases to testing forms before and after the launch. At last, a guideline for teaching the case in a student class is provided.

Keywords: User experience design

PDFs: Bachelor Thesis, Work Description

Reference: Rebecca Reuter. User Experience Design at Immowelt. Bachelor Thesis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2014.

FAU Open For Guest Professors

The FAU including the computer science department welcomes guest professors. We looked into the details and here are key pieces of becoming a guest professor at our department for about 3-6 months. This is open for established professors at other universities looking to have a sabbatical at FAU (and hopefully our group ;-)

  • You will receive a salary on the level of W2 (associate professor level, EUR 4,5K+ per month) or W3 (full professor, EUR 5,4K+ per month) based on your home institution’s classification
  • You have no officially required obligations, but we naturally would like to see you engage in academic activities with us and the university. Ways of doing this are:
    • Teaching a course; can be condensed to 1 or 2 weeks, i.e. does not have to run for a full semester
    • Teaching can be done for Bachelor, Master, or even Ph.D. students—to be discussed
    • Research seminars (teaching to Ph.D. students) or research collaboration (co-supervising students)
  • You are expected to visit for at least three months; six months is appreciated (and only makes sense)

For our own memory, internal links:


You’ll need FAU Intranet access to see these links.

Impressions from Karl Lieberherr’s Talk on Organizing Software Development Using Competitions

Yesterday, Prof. Karl Lieberherr of Northeastern University gave a talk in FAU’s department of computer science colloquium. His research talk focussed on using semantic games and more specifically side-choosing games for organizing software development by many people, effectively crowdsourcing it. (See here for the original announcement.) Thank you, Karl, for coming by and enriching our academic life! Below, please find some photo impressions. Slides can be found on Karl’s site (local copy).