My goal is to help developers create software with great user satisfaction by teaching software usability and accessibility.​

Courses on Human-Computer Interaction

6 Challenges of Today's Voice Assistants Like Alexa

Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are increasingly common in today’s homes. This is not a surprise as they are pretty affordable (especially at holiday sales season) and offer a lot of value to the users: They are entertaining, it is nice to freely ask for the time, the weather or for a calculator, they can be used to control the temperature, the light or the vacuum cleaning bot in smart home environments, and they offer a comfortable way to listen to the radio or personal playlists at home.

On the other side of those positive aspects you find critical discussions often referred to privacy concerns or data abuse due to unauthorised Amazon orders.

In this course, we want to open that topic of things to cope with in the future to increase user value and user satisfaction of future voice assistants and to address valid concerns. The goal of this course is to convey awareness for the relevant topics in that field based on the commonly used design principle of user-centred design/user-driven development. For instance, the universe of assistive technology for impaired people offers a tremendous potential for voice assistants but current systems are not yet appropriate to use in that area. This is subject to current research and the scientific community just got aware of that potential. This is a niche that makes it absolutely crucial to cope with the challenges presented in this course. But of course, other areas in life are affected by this as well, as voice assistants become more and more ubiquitous (think of In-Car voice services).

I would welcome you to that discussion by enrolling to this course today.

Courses on Self-Optimisation and Productivity

Time Management Methods Master Course

This master course covers a multitude of carefully selected time management methods and shows you the concepts behind the methods step-by-step – plus – what needs to be done such that you can apply these method for yourself. Knowledge of psychological effects, the bio-rhythm, as well as coping with motivational pitfalls (or one’s weaker self) complement the method training. At the beginning, the relationship between time management and self-management creates the right mindset, so that the later use of the methods does not result into a challenging task itself and ultimately costs more time than it saves. Important plus: This course is not only about different methods of time management as such, but also about the interleaving of the methods for a more general and all-inclusive self and time management for yourself as well as in a team.

This specific master course comprises five sub-courses that are available solely as well. With this master course, you get the full content within one package.

Identify and Collect Tasks - Time Management Methods Series

This course series covers a multitude of carefully selected time management methods and shows you the concepts behind the methods step-by-step – plus – what needs to be done such that you can apply these method for yourself. Knowledge of psychological effects, the bio-rhythm, as well as coping with motivational pitfalls (or one’s weaker self) complement the method training. At the beginning, the relationship between time management and self-management creates the right mindset, so that the later use of the methods does not result into a challenging task itself and ultimately costs more time than it saves. Important plus: This course is not only about different methods of time management as such, but also about the interleaving of the methods for a more general and all-inclusive self and time management for yourself as well as in a team.

This course series comprises five courses that are available solely as well as within a master course. With the master course, you get the full content within one package.

This first course covers the following aspects of time management:

  • Distinguish between self management and time management to focus on the relevant things in your life instead of the currently urgent ones.

  • Apply To-Do lists and learn how to structure them to collect tasks (Brainstorming phase)

  • Apply Mind-Mapping to structure your brainstormed tasks that reveals missing tasks that you need to add to get an almost complete list of all project-related tasks

Setting Priorities Right - Time Management Methods Series

This course series covers a multitude of carefully selected time management methods and shows you the concepts behind the methods step-by-step – plus – what needs to be done such that you can apply these method for yourself. Knowledge of psychological effects, the bio-rhythm, as well as coping with motivational pitfalls (or one’s weaker self) complement the method training. At the beginning, the relationship between time management and self-management creates the right mindset, so that the later use of the methods does not result into a challenging task itself and ultimately costs more time than it saves. Important plus: This course is not only about different methods of time management as such, but also about the interleaving of the methods for a more general and all-inclusive self and time management for yourself as well as in a team.

This course series comprises five courses that are available solely as well as within a master course. With the master course, you get the full content within one package.

This second course covers the following aspects of time management:

  • Distinguish between self management and time management to focus on the relevant things in your life instead of the currently urgent ones.

  • Apply the Eisenhower matrix to identify those tasks you may want to delegate or eliminate entirely as well as to focus on the right tasks immediately.

  • Get to know the Pareto principle to get to evaluate the outcome your tasks properly.

  • Apply the ABC analysis to apply the Pareto principle in different areas of your life.

Schedule and Manage Tasks - Time Management Methods Series

This course series covers a multitude of carefully selected time management methods and shows you the concepts behind the methods step-by-step – plus – what needs to be done such that you can apply these method for yourself. Knowledge of psychological effects, the bio-rhythm, as well as coping with motivational pitfalls (or one’s weaker self) complement the method training. At the beginning, the relationship between time management and self-management creates the right mindset, so that the later use of the methods does not result into a challenging task itself and ultimately costs more time than it saves. Important plus: This course is not only about different methods of time management as such, but also about the interleaving of the methods for a more general and all-inclusive self and time management for yourself as well as in a team.

This course series comprises five courses that are available solely as well as within a master course. With the master course, you get the full content within one package.

This third course covers the following aspects of time management:

  • Distinguish between self management and time management to focus on the relevant things in your life instead of the currently urgent ones.

  • Learn how to apply the ALPEN method to create a sophisticating daily schedule?

  • Apply the DIN A6 Information System to organise all your information properly.

  • Introduce the Kanban Board technique in your team to keep track of all project-related tasks.

Getting Things Done - Time Management Methods Series

This course series covers a multitude of carefully selected time management methods and shows you the concepts behind the methods step-by-step – plus – what needs to be done such that you can apply these method for yourself. Knowledge of psychological effects, the bio-rhythm, as well as coping with motivational pitfalls (or one’s weaker self) complement the method training. At the beginning, the relationship between time management and self-management creates the right mindset, so that the later use of the methods does not result into a challenging task itself and ultimately costs more time than it saves. Important plus: This course is not only about different methods of time management as such, but also about the interleaving of the methods for a more general and all-inclusive self and time management for yourself as well as in a team.

This course series comprises five courses that are available solely as well as within a master course. With the master course, you get the full content within one package.

This fourth course covers the following aspects of time management:

  • Distinguish between self management and time management to focus on the relevant things in your life instead of the currently urgent ones.

  • Learn how to apply the ALPEN method to create a sophisticating daily schedule?

  • Apply the methods David Allen presented in his book Getting Thinks Done.

Overcome Procrastination - Time Management Methods Series

This course series covers a multitude of carefully selected time management methods and shows you the concepts behind the methods step-by-step – plus – what needs to be done such that you can apply these method for yourself. Knowledge of psychological effects, the bio-rhythm, as well as coping with motivational pitfalls (or one’s weaker self) complement the method training. At the beginning, the relationship between time management and self-management creates the right mindset, so that the later use of the methods does not result into a challenging task itself and ultimately costs more time than it saves. Important plus: This course is not only about different methods of time management as such, but also about the interleaving of the methods for a more general and all-inclusive self and time management for yourself as well as in a team.

This course series comprises five courses that are available solely as well as within a master course. With the master course, you get the full content within one package.

This fifth course covers the following aspects of time management:

  • Distinguish between self management and time management to focus on the relevant things in your life instead of the currently urgent ones.

  • Apply the Pomodoro technique to get yourself into a working mode.

  • Learn to identify sources of distraction and how to avoid them.

  • Knowing the effects of Parkinson’s law and use that to avoid procrastination.

  • Get to know the Principles of Deep Work (by Cal Newport) to get into the Flow state of concentrated and focused working.

Courses in German Language​

Zeitmanagement-Techniken: Mehr vom Leben in 6 Schritten

Dieser Kurs deckt eine Vielzahl sorgfältig ausgewählter Methoden aus dem Bereich des Zeitmanagements ab und führt Schritt für Schritt vor, welche Konzepte hinter den Methoden stehen und was getan werden muss, damit Sie diese Methode für sich einsetzen können. Wissen zu psychologischen Effekten, zum Bio-Rhythmus, sowie zum Begegnen von Motivationslöchern (oder dem inneren Schweinehund) ergänzen das Methodentraining ideal. Zu Beginn schafft der Bezug des Zeitmanagements zum Selbstmanagement das richtige Mindset, damit der spätere Einsatz der Methoden nicht zum Selbstzweck wird und am Ende mehr Zeit kostet statt Zeit zu sparen. Nach Hinten hin runden Empfehlungen zum Einsatz verschiedener Softwareanwendungen für Computer und Smartphone zur Unterstützung beim Zeitmanagement den Kurs ab. Wichtiger Pluspunkt: Es geht nicht nur isoliert um die unterschiedlichen Methoden des Zeitmanagements, sondern auch um das Ineinandergreifen der Methoden für ein ganzheitliches Selbst- und Zeitmanagement allein sowie im Team.

Apple macOS für neue Mac-Benutzer: 12 Schritte zum Erfolg

Haben Sie sich kürzlich ein neues MacBook gekauft oder einen stationären Mac-Computer? Vielleicht ist das ihr erster Computer oder Sie steigen um, da Sie zuvor einen Computer mit Microsoft Windows verwendet haben. Damit Sie unmittelbar und schnell Kompetenzen im Umgang mit dem Mac aufbauen können, habe ich den Kurs sorgfältig mit den wichtigsten Inhalten für Sie vorbereitet. Ich freue mich auf Ihre Teilnahme!

LaTeX für Präsentationen

Oft umfassen Kurse (Workshops, Vorlesungen und sonstige Präsentationen) entweder eine gut ausgearbeitete Präsentation oder hochwertige Handreichungen, selten jedoch beides. Dazu müssen beide Elemente gut aufeinander abgestimmt sein und letztlich ist der Aufwand zumeist groß, Vortragsmaterialien vollumfänglich in guter Qualität anzubieten. LaTeX kann hier mit seiner Beamer-Klasse nachhelfen, da Sie parallel Präsentationsfolien und Handouts verwalten können und dabei von den Vorzügen von LaTeX profitieren, die Sie sonst nur vom Erstellen von Fachartikeln, Abhandlungen, Theses  u.ä. kennen. Dabei erlaubt LaTeX die Umsetzung eines effizienten Workflows für hochwertige Kursmaterialien. Dieser Udemy-Kurs soll Ihnen zeigen, wie Sie diesen Workflow für sich umsetzen können.