The Centigrade Team

An outstanding user interface is an elegant symbiosis of usability, aesthetics and technology. With this goal in mind, our agile team of psychologists, computer scientists and designers manages to think, communicate and create across disciplinary boundaries.

Management

Thomas Immich

Thomas Immich

Managing Director  ·  Head of UX Services

Dipl. Computer Scientist (FH)
GUPA Member VDMA Member

Thomas Immich is a co-founder and director of Centigrade and responsible for the company's UX Services division. Thomas Immich holds a Diploma in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, having completed his studies of Digital Media with an award-winning thesis on user interface prototyping. Since then Thomas Immich concentrates on user-centered design methods with regard to their technical feasibility and tool support. During this time he worked as a user interface design lead in numerous client projects, consulting development teams in the visual and conceptional optimization of user interfaces.

Simon Albers

Simon Albers

Managing Director  ·  Head of Java Development

Simon Albers is a co-founder and director of Centigrade and in charge of the software development division. He specializes in the programming language Java with a strong focus on graphical user interfaces. During his career he supervised the realization of several customer projects and worked as a consultant for the technical architecture of complex Rich Clients. Several years of work experience in the field of usability engineering and evaluation enable him to elegantly link user-driven requirements and technical feasibility.

Dr. Markus Weber

Dr. Markus Weber

Head of Usability Analysis  ·  Senior Usability Analyst

Dipl. Psychologist
GUPA Member

Markus Weber is responsible for the company’'s usability analysis division. He studied at the Saarland University, where he also received a doctorate with a thesis on eye tracking in an eLearning context. In his function as usability engineer, he is concerned with agile usability processes and the efficient cooperation of usability engineers, user interface designers, and developers amongst other things. His activities include the realization of requirements analyses, usability evaluations, and interaction designs which he conducted in numerous projects within different business sectors.

Florian Moritz

Florian Moritz

Head of Design  ·  Senior UX Manager

Dipl. Computer Scientist (FH)

Florian Moritz passion is to create a convincing user experience for user interfaces. He is head of the design unit at Centigrade and supervises user experience projects across their entire lifecycle on a daily basis. Everything started with designing websites and digital designs in the nineties, followed by studying “Digital Media” at the University of Applied Science Kaiserslautern. For over ten years he has been working in UX projects at Centigrade gathering expertise in conceptual design, visual design, styling and engineering. After creating a lot of aesthetically attractive applications over the years, he leads our project teams from clean analysis to innovative concepts combined with contemporary or visionary visual designs – followed by clear specifications, all the way to an architecturally sustainable and pixel-perfect implementation.

Dr. Jörg Niesenhaus

Dr. Jörg Niesenhaus

Branch Manager Mülheim  ·  Head of Gamification

Master of Science in Computer Science
GUPA Member

Jörg Niesenhaus coordinates the activities at the Centigrade branch in Mülheim (Ruhr) and is responsible for the areas of usability engineering and interaction design. In his role as user experience manager he focuses on the evaluation and the conceptual design of user-friendly interfaces and modes of interaction. Thereby he also uses playful design elements to enhance the user satisfaction or process efficiency. Before his time at Centigrade Jörg Niesenhaus worked more than 11 years for game companies like Blue Byte, Similis and Ubisoft. During his time at the Interactive Systems and Interaction Design research group at the University of Duisburg-Essen he worked in the areas of HCI and usability engineering and was engaged in games research as well.

Clemens Lutsch

Clemens Lutsch

Branch Manager Munich  ·  Head of UX Strategy

Magister Artium in Human Factors
GUPA Member

Clemens Lutsch has been working in the Usability / User Experience field since 1994. He manages and develops the area of strategic User Experience, which embraces new approaches in innovation management, organization development and the integration of human-centred design in corporate culture. The industrial anthropologist and trainer collaborates on a number of international standards in User Experience and Usability, recently as editor of ISO 9241 — Part 161: Guidance on visual user-interface elements. Clemens Lutsch was also in the Board of the GermanUPA for two years. He is a member of the Certification Counsel at Fraunhofer Institute.

Alexander Keller

Alexander Keller

Head of WPF Design Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

Alexander Keller is Head of WPF Design Engineering at Centigrade. He completed his studies in Media Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern. In his bachelor thesis he dealt with the conception and implementation of an Expression Blend Plugin to visualize input scenarios on touch devices.
During his several years of developing WPF applications at Centigrade, Alexander Keller has managed numerous software projects in his function as technical project lead. He works at the intersection of User Interface Design and User Interface Development he joins technical know-how of C# engineering with esthetic UI Design in XAML. Furthermore, he supports clients in WPF performance analyses for better runtime behavior of their existing WPF applications.

Communication

Luzie Seeliger

Luzie Seeliger

Communications Officer

Magistra Artium in German and Comparative Literature

In 2010 Luzie Seeliger graduated from Saarland University in German and Comparative Literature. During her studies, she worked for the Saarbrücker Zeitung and also as an editorial journalist in the online department of the broadcast station Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), gaining proficiency in the field of journalism. Following to her work as a copy writer for a local advertising agency she gained several years of working experience as an online editor and press officer in Saarland's Parliament. As Centigrade's Project Coordination Manager she is also in charge of External Communications.

Simon Kieke

Simon Kieke

Marketing Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies

Simon Kieke studied Media and Communication Sciences and Psychology at the University of Halle (Saale). He is interested in everything that happens at the interface between those two disciplines – with corporate communication and audiovisual communication being his special interests. At Centigrade, he puts his mind to online marketing strategies and produces videos to give viewers insights into Centigrade’s corporate culture and its way of working.

Saskia Hehl

Saskia Hehl

Knowledge Manager

Master of Arts in Media- and Educational Science

Saskia Hehl finished her master’s degree in Media and Education at the University of Trier in 2014. Since then she has concerned herself with the successful transfer of knowledge in Schools, Universities and other educational environments, working both in classic learning situations and multimedia contexts. As a knowledge manager Saskia Hehl organizes training programs and advises the team regarding didactics and composition of digital learning environments.

Administration

Petra Ripplinger

Petra Ripplinger

Corporate Administrator

Bank Officer and Language Secretary

Petra Ripplinger has a long work experience as personal assistant on management level. As trained bank officer and language secretary she has worked in diverse sectors (chemical industry, advertising, banking) and is therefore perfectly acquainted with all tasks and procedures in modern office management. As first contact person for Centigrade's clients and suppliers, she is in charge of commercial correspondence, time scheduling and all matters of organization and administration.

Andrea Degel

Andrea Degel

Corporate Administrator

Bank Officer and IT Customer Advisor

Andrea Degel has a long work experience in the banking and finance sector and as IT Customer Advisor for the data processing service center of savings banks. For Centigrade she is responsible for the accounting and financial controlling as well as for matters of organization and administration.

Dirk Dietrich

Dirk Dietrich

IT Administrator

Business Informatics specialist

Dirk Dietrich calls on many years of experience in IT and data protection. Prior to joining Centigrade, he worked as a system, network and database administrator. He also served as IT manager in a variety of industries such as construction, production and information technology. At Centigrade, he is responsible for anything related to IT services.

UX Management

Kai Deller

Kai Deller

UX Manager

Bachelor of Science in Applied Cognitive and Media Science

As a cognitive and media scientist Kai Deller concentrates on conception and design of Interaction. Having worked in the field of Journalism and PR, he also attends in the creation of information architecture and information design. His core responsibilities at Centigrade thereby result in conceptioning and prototyping and in doing so he currently committed his passion especially to the paradigm of mobile platforms.

Martin Hesseler

Martin Hesseler

UX Manager

Master of Science in Computer Science and Media

Martin Hesseler studied Media Informatics at the University of Applied Science in Cologne. He focused on interaction design and user experience. In his master thesis, Martin Hesseler dealt with online trust, i.e. the trust, which is established towards often unfamiliar parties during online transactions. At Centigrade he deals with the conception of user-friendly interfaces and interaction designs that also generate an overall positive user experience.

Laura Festl

Laura Festl

UX Manager

Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction
GUPA Member

After graduating in information design at the Stuttgart Media University, Laura Festl focused on the field of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen. She gained experience in usability engineering, conception and interaction design through internships and research assistant positions at the User Interface Design GmbH, Stuttgart Media University, the University of Siegen and the University of Limerick (Ireland). As a User Experience Designer at Centigrade she is responsible for the interaction design and conception of user-friendly interfaces.

Sven Strauß

Sven Strauß

UX Manager

Dipl. Designer

Sven Strauß studied Media Art & Design at the University of Fine Arts Saarland and primarily worked on audio-visual media, such as film, sound and animation. Before his study, he successfully completed a apprenticeship as a digital media designer and gained experience in the field of E-Learning and the production of computer based and web based trainings (CBT/WBT)–in particular on designing key visuals and the realization of interactive and animated training contents. At Centigrade Sven Strauß is principally concerned with icon design and screen design.

Analysis

Andreas Burghart

Andreas Burghart

Usability Analyst

Bachelor of Arts in Interaction Design
GUPA Member

Andreas Burghart studied Interaction Design at the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd. In his studies he focused on software design and data visualization. His bachelor thesis dealt with approaches for the beneficial application of digital media within the German emergency system. At Centigrade, Andreas Burghart works at the juncture of Usability Engineering and Visual Design, where, amongst other things, he makes sure that user-friendly interaction designs are communicated efficiently to visual designers.

Britta Karn

Britta Karn

Usability Analyst

Master of Science in Psychology
GUPA Member

Britta Karn studied psychology at the Saarland University. During her studies she chose media informatics as a minor where she mainly focused on the topic of usability as an interface between psychology and informatics. With her knowledge on human cognition and perception and her methodological education she supports the Centigrade in the field of user research and with integrating insights about users in the design process.

Conception

Tobias Gölzer

Tobias Gölzer

Conceptual Designer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

Tobias Gölzer studied Media Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern and focused on Human Computer Interaction and Design. In his bachelor thesis, he designed and developed a Blend-plugin for real-time visualization of input on touch- and pen-based devices. As interaction designer at Centigrade he deals with the design of user-friendly and efficient interaction forms.

Jonas Laux

Jonas Laux

Conceptual Designer

Bachelor of Arts in Intermedia Design

Jonas Laux gained his bachelor degree in Intermedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier. During his studies he mainly focused in the fields of planning and creating interactive and hypermedia systems with an orientation towards games and gamification. He conceived and implemented a Point & Click Adventure and was part of a design team for a Social Game Community. His main role at Centigrade is the design of visually pleasing and easy to use user interfaces as well as intuitionally understandable icons.

Miriam Julius

Miriam Julius

Conceptual Designer

Master of Arts in Interface Design

After her degree in cross-channel media design at FH Trier, Miriam Julius started to focus on the field of user experience in the masterprogram „Interface Design“ at FH Potsdam. Her thesis about the potential of personal data in social networks brought her in touch with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Berlin, where she worked with multimodal social recommendation systems. At Centigrade she takes the users' perspective on interaction concepts in the context of machine operations via mutlitouch-HMI.

Sebastian Korbas

Sebastian Korbas

Conceptual Designer

Master of Science in Applied Cognitive and Media Science

Sebastian Korbas studied Applied Cognitive and Media Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Here he focused on Human Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering and Gamification. In the context of his masters thesis he designed a mobile app for more sustainability in daily life which was based upon an elaborated user type study. At Centigrade, Sebastian Korbas has already worked as a student trainee in the field of user experience and now supports the team in designing intuitional interaction concepts.

Christin Fischer

Christin Fischer

Conceptual Designer

Bachelor of Science in Mediapublishing

With her prior qualification as a graphic designer, Christin was able to apply her knowledge as a tutor while studying at the Stuttgart Media University. Since that time, she has been working freelance as a conceptual and visual designer at various agencies and publishers. At the Bauhaus University in Puebla, Mexico, she increased her expertise in the fields of information and communication design in an intercultural context. The main focus of Christin’s thesis involved researching and analyzing media products of the digital native generation. As a conceptual designer at Centigrade, she is enthusiastic about creating a positive user experience in facilitating synergetic human-computer interaction by combining design, technology, and psychology.

Visualization

David Patrizi

David Patrizi

Senior Visual Designer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

David Patrizi holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and media at the University of Furtwangen. As a passionate user interface designer at Centigrade he develops high-quality icon and screen designs in an ongoing dialogue with the customer. Using technologies like WPF he brings the User Interfaces to life, mastering disciplines like micro interaction design and motion design to bring the UI elements together.

Jonas Stallmeister

Jonas Stallmeister

Senior Visual Designer

Dipl. Communication Designer (FH)

Jonas Stallmeister is concerned with user interface aesthetics. He develops layouts and icons that guide users with clear visual signals and order. He studied Communication Design at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences with both interest and respect for infographics, typography and instructional design. Working closely with user interface developers, he efficiently uses these tools to create appealing and usable interfaces. Jonas Stallmeister heads Centigrade's Frankfurt am Main office.

Olga Poliakova

Olga Poliakova

Senior Visual Designer

Master of Science in Computer Science

Olga studied computer systems and networks at Zaporizhzhya National Technical University in Ukraine, but her real passion was always sketching, scribbling and drawing. So now she combines her technical and art skills as a User Interface Designer at Centigrade creating icons, graphic art and illustrations. Olga Poliakova has more than 10 years of experience in visual design and has worked with companies all over the world. Her strength lies in creating eye-catching images and packing big ideas into the smallest icons.

Sascha Blättgen

Sascha Blättgen

Senior 3D Designer

Sascha Blättgen concerns himself with visual communication, looking back on over 10 years of work experience. His focus lies on the combination of form and color as basis for a clear and emotionally expressive visual language. He covers illustration, motion design and user interface design in 2D as well as 3D. His experience includes working as designer in the games industry and contributing to a project of the Köln International School of Design and the Romano-Germanic Museum. Sascha Blättgen works at Games Factory Ruhr, Centigrade's Mülheim office, where he is in close contact with the gaming industry.

Günter Pellner

Günter Pellner

Visual Designer

Bachelor of Art & Technology

Günter Pellner has studied Art and Technology at the Saxion University of Applied Science in Enschede (Netherlands). During his studies he was mainly engaged in topics that were directly or indirectly related to video-games. Amongst other things, he created a prototype of a 3D computer game, while he was working on his Bachelor thesis. Within this process, he was responsible for every task, including, but not limited to the creation of all visual and hearable assets as well as the implementation of the program code in Unity 3D. At Centigrade, Günter Pellner mainly works in the field of GUI conception and implementation, as well as icon and interaction design, where he often benefits from his experience as a former game developer.

Marie Schiemann

Marie Schiemann

3D Designer

Bachelor of Art & Technology

Marie Schiemann studied Art and Technology at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede (NL). During a previous apprenticeship she gained insight into print- and web design before she focused on game and 3D film development during her studies. Her Bachelor thesis partly consisted of the creation of UI elements for a PC game as well as studying the differences between UI/Icon design in the game industry and serious software development. At Centigrade Marie Schiemann is responsible for the creation of user-friendly interfaces, Icons and state-of-the-art 3D realizations.

Roger Towae

Roger Towae

Visual Designer  ·  Marketing Assistant

Media Designer

After completing his training as a media designer for digital and print media in 2005 Roger Towae worked as an art director in advertising agencies in Saarbrücken. His focus and experience range from print media to online media. He has a passion for creating expressive key visuals: from graphic design and visual concept design to photography, logo design, and typography. At Centigrade Roger Towae creates attractive visual user interfaces and supports the marketing team.

Aline Barré

Aline Barré

Visual Designer

Master of Arts in Communication Design, Bachelor of Arts in Intermedia Design

Aline Barré studierte Kommunikationsdesign an der Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, wo sie sich auf die Bereiche Typographie, Grafikdesign, Branding und Screendesign fokussierte. Ebenfalls beschäftigte sie sich im Rahmen der Forschung bereits früh und praktisch mit intelligenten Einrichtungsgegenständen. Vor ihrem Master machte sie eine Ausbildung zur Mediengestalterin für Digital-und Printmedien und einen Bachelor mit dem Schwerpunkt Intermedia Design. Bei Centigrade konzipiert und gestaltet Aline Barré ansprechende und innovative User-Interfaces.

Implementation

Patrick Decker

Patrick Decker

Senior Software Engineer

Dipl. Computer Scientist (FH)

Patrick Decker completed a Degree of Applied Sciences with distinction at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. During his studies he was already engaged in the creation of a 3D game engine for a successful German game title. He has worked for various companies gaining experience in SQL, C/C++, XML and further techniques. In his first job he was instrumental in creating a W3C-compliant rendering engine for XML/CSS in Java and after that delved into the world of .NET. At Centigrade, he started with the development of GUI screens using the Presentation Model approach in Java Swing. Now he specializes in the development, distribution and support of Java Swing Look & Feels and is one of the main contacts when it comes to modernizing Java Swing based business applications.

Iris Wörsdörfer

Iris Wörsdörfer

Senior Design Engineer

Dipl. Computer Scientist in Media

Iris Wörsdörfer studied Media Informatics at the University of Ulm. During her studies, she focused on software engineering, media education and media psychology. In her thesis she designed and developed an e-learning class. Having worked in user interface development with WPF and C# for several years, she realized multiple software projects as developer and project lead. She works at Centigrade's Mülheim office, where her main focus is the development of high-quality user interfaces in the industrial sector.

Frederic Frieß

Frederic Frieß

Senior 3D Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science and Media

Frederic’s works starts where visualization and implementation meet with a special focus on 3D design engineering. With many years of experience in this field, he is engaged in the disciplines of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D design engineering and motion design. Frederic Frieß studied at the Universities of Applied Science in Wiesbaden and Trier and works at the Centigrade branch office in Frankfurt, where he realizes intuitive and immersive experiences for industrial scenarios.

Clemens Poblotzki

Clemens Poblotzki

Senior 3D Design Engineer

Dipl. Communication Designer

Clemens Poblotzki creates 3D environments for static, animated and interactive perception. With years of experience in web-technologies and frameworks he refactors them for the use in different target media. No matter if it is about classical desktop applications, virtual reality or mixed reality environments, Clemens is keeping a firm focus on optimized user experiences. He is passionate about visualising complex scenarios and rethinking workflows along the interfaces between conception and presentation, tooling and authoring, technical integrity and design innovation.

Robin Meyer

Robin Meyer

Design Engineer

Master of Science in Applied Cognitive and Media Science

Robin Meyer studied Applied Cognition and Media Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. During this time he specialized in the fields of Human-computer Interaction and Entertainment Computing. In the context of his bachelor and master theses, he implemented tools with the use of .NET based technologies that can support the development of video games and deliver a User Experience which is tailored around the target group. At Centigrade, Robin Meyer uses the skills and knowledge he acquired in order to transfer designs into interactive applications.

David Würfel

David Würfel

Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science

David Würfel studied Computer Science at the University of Trier and specialized in software engineering. His master thesis was about the usage of interactive small-scale visualizations for software debugging. He completed his master’s degree program with distinction as top of his class. Since then David uses this knowledge profitably at Centigrade to create appealing user interfaces of very high quality. He is particularly interested in software architectures, such as the MVVM pattern, and in ensuring clean code standards. David has successfully contributed in several .NET and WPF projects developing with C# and XAML and recently also takes part in projects building web applications in Angular. Not only does David Würfel like to share his skills internally, but he also leads workshops in companies and is an active speaker on well-known expert conferences.

Ronja Scherz

Ronja Scherz

3D Design Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media
GUPA Member

Ronja Scherz studies Media Informatics in the master’s degree program at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. Since 2013 she supports the Visual Designers and Design Engineers at Centigrade. In her thesis she designed and realized the virtual reality prototype “DeepGrip”, which allows users to interact with three-dimensional environments while receiving visual and haptic feedback. At Centigrade she uses her knowledge for designing, modelling and developing intuitively usable 3D-applications with Unity3D.

Patrick André Decker

Patrick André Decker

Design Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

In 2012 Patrick Andre Decker finished his studies of Computer Science and Media at the Trier University of Applied Sciences. His bachelor thesis was about the creation of a browsergame in which the players had to build their own city and simultaneously watch the consequences for the environment. After his studies he worked as a software engineer at a midsize company. He was highly involved in the development of an address- and eventmanagement software using WPF in all layers of the MVVM pattern. At Centigrade he now uses his knowledge to develop visual appealing user interfaces with clean and maintainable code.

Thomas Becker

Thomas Becker

Software Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

Thomas Becker completed his studies in Media Informatics at the HS Trier with an emphasis on web technologies and software-engineering. For his graduation project he developed a shipping platform for a chemical trading company. After his graduation he worked on a web-based managing software for hotels. At Centigrade Thomas Becker works on web-based projects and he develops for internal usage.

Dominic Gottwalles

Dominic Gottwalles

Design Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Media Informatics

Dominic Gottwalles completed his studies in Media Informatics at the Saarland University. He focused on Human Computer Interaction and software engineering with an emphasis on mobile applications. During an internship semester and his master thesis he also concerned himself with smartwatches (project “WatchOut”) and Virtual Reality in the industrial context. His knowledge and appreciation of new technologies combined with his affinity for good user experience define his profile, especially for the development of user interfaces. Since 2015 he has been supporting the team at Centigrade in the development of innovative user interfaces in C# and XAML, considering the Model-View-Viewmodel pattern, and the implementation of modern 3D applications with Unity3D.

Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science

Kai-Dominik Kuhn studied Computer Science at Saarland University. During his master studies and employment at a well-known German research company he researched intelligent user interfaces to create new and innovative user concepts for software. In parallel he dedicated time to entrepreneurship and co-founded two start-ups. Throughout this time, he dealt with various technologies in web, mobile and hardware development. Thanks to his studies and entrepreneurship he collected wide knowledge which he will apply to future IoT, web and WPF projects at Centigrade.

Additional Team Members

Leica

Leica

Company Dog

Dog grooming school „Hundeschule Südwest“

Leica has extensive experience in team building and employee motivation. Through her even temper the Malinois mongrel dog contributes to a positive work climate. 2012, she moved from the animal shelter Homburg to Centigrade GmbH.

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    Science Park Saar, Saarbrücken

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