I'm Max, currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan working on augmented reality, UX design, and usability topics. I'm passionate about research, designing and developing interactive systems and digital products, and working with cutting-edge technologies.
Throughout my career, I've gained leadership and management experience in various roles—in both, academia and industry.
I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science and have specialized in and done Human-Centered Design since 2010.
Academia.
Currently, I'm a post-doctoral research fellow. The research projects I lead at the University of Michigan School of Information focus on natural user interfaces and UX design, with an emphasis on AR/VR and usability. In particular, we develop new methods for physical and digital prototyping to support the design process for AR/VR experiences. I also assist with teaching interaction design and have introduced Kanban for our research projects.

I earned my Ph.D. from Chemnitz University of Technology in 2016 and my M.Sc. from ETH Zurich in 2012.
Industry.
For two years, I've helped grow HoloBuilder, an AR/VR startup now specializing in solutions for the construction industry. As their VP of Customer & Data Analytics & Optimization, I acted as the internal product manager responsible for company-wide data analytics. I was also significantly involved in user research and UX design, e.g., as feature owner and designer of core platform features.

Prior to that, I completed an industrial Ph.D. program in the R&D department of Unister GmbH, where I developed a new human-centered methodology for more automatic usability evaluation and optimization of search engines that is still effective.

In my 4½ years in industry, I have learned working in Scrum teams first-hand.
Other Stuff.
I minimalism & typography.

In my opinion, one of my biggest strengths is probably that I'm a quick learner, which has helped me a lot in my career so far.

Apart from everything above, I'm also a Ringtennis enthusiast. I've won five German Championships and two World Team Championships and was the men's captain of the Germany Ringtennis National Team from 2010 till 2018.
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