Heidi Krömker – Germany
After her degree in Sociology, Professor Dr. Heidi Krömker managed various projects, for instance on “Usability in the software development process”, developing “Rules for designing user interfaces” and the “Introduction of the usability concept in the Siemens Group”. She was head of the User Interface Design Center of the Corporate Technology division at Siemens from 1995 to 2001. Currently, she holds a professorship in “Media production” at the Technical University of Ilmenau, where she has worked for 20 years. Her research focuses on “the design of new media” and “media production processes”.