Racist structures can be found even where you would not expect them. This makes it all the more important not to look away, but to help to resolve the situation. In response to current events and the increased public discussion about racism, we have taken a critical look at problematic language conventions in our field of software development and we are committed to abolishing them.

“Blocklist and Allowlist” instead of “Blacklist and Whitelist”

In IT and software development, some terms have been found to be reinforcing negative prejudices. For example, the term “blacklist” is often used when unwanted addresses are to be blocked. Explicitly approved addresses, on the other hand, are put on a “whitelist”. This choice of words subtly supports the fact that the word “black” triggers negative associations, while “white” has positive connotations.

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The use of user stories in software development should lead to the development of user-friendly products and thus enable customers to experience significant added value. However, this goal often remains unachieved due to methodical errors. How can product owners, product managers, software engineers and also UX designers and UX researchers use user stories together to create truly outstanding software? In the online event “Getting User Stories Right: How UX and Agile Product Development can come together more effectively” on June 25th as part of the UX-Day, Centigrade’s CEO Thomas Immich explains the topic.

The webinar focuses on creating effective user stories to keep an eye on user needs before, during and after implementation. read more…

Organisations that are particularly committed to helping their employees combine family and career are awarded with the ” Family-friendly company” seal of approval. We are therefore proud to receive this award from the IHK Saarland. This is an official recognition of our continuous efforts to create good conditions for working and living.

Familienfreundliches Unternehmen Plakat

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We are proud to announce that the official project website for MightyU is now online!
The research project “Mighty U” is concerned with the development of a playful VR application for therapeutic support of children and adolescents with infantile cerebral palsy (ICP).
Infantile cerebral palsy is a chronic disease of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, regular therapy and independent practice of movement sequences are extremely important for patients.

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How will the UX field develop in the future? Leading UX experts will address this question on 13 February in an international online panel discussion of the German UPA.

Thomas Immich, CEO and owner of Centigrade, will discuss with UX experts from companies, consultancies and startups and share impressions and experiences from his more than 15 years of mission in the UX field. read more…

Centigrade Wishes Happy Christmas

At the end of the year, a short review from Centigrade’s perspective: Digitization in Germany has led the industry into a paradoxical situation, which has gained in intensity this year. On the one hand, it is welcome that it is possible to open up a whole range of innovative markets based on intelligent manufacturing processes. On the other hand, there is an investment backlog, which was initially based on cautious restraint and is now increasingly due to the immense shortage of skilled workers

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