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At the Automatisierungstreff 2015 visitors and exhibitors – including Centigrade – discuss the present and future of automated manufacturing processes.
The concept of “Connected Industry“ or “Industry 4.0“ is going to be one of the main topics during the fair taking place in the convention hall of Böblingen from March 24th to March 26th. It implies a field of tension that results from new ideas like the Internet of Things being implemented into existing industrial manufacturing processes.
Since October 2014, several new employees joined the Centigrade team. This will be followed by an expansion of the office premises: In addition to the 10th floor of Science Park 2, the staff in Saarbrücken will also have the 9th floor at their disposal.
Thomas Immich, Managing Director: “Our company’s continuous growth is reflected by the fact that we recruited six new team members over the last few months.
Now, by creating a bigger workspace, we are able to live up to our high work environment standards and provide an enjoyable workplace for everyone at Centigrade. Amongst other improvements, we plan on creating a silent room, which our employees can use whenever they need to focus completely on a subject.
With the new premises we make sure to keep meeting the growing demand for our services.”
In 2015, as in previous years, Centigrade supports German UPA as official sponsor. German UPA is the professional association for usability and user experience whose members deal with the user-friendly design of human-technology-interaction.
Dr. Markus Weber, Head of Usability Engineering at Centigrade: “German UPA offers a wide range of information and activities regarding usability and user experience. Since those topics are at the core of our services at Centigrade, it is a pleasure to support the professional association in developing the field and making it visible to the public.”
In its company blog Centigrade publishes articles on current trends and insights in the fields of usability and user experience.
The German UPA website offers further information on German UPA and its activities.
On November 13th, World Usability Day took place with events all over the world, which aimed at taking a look at design and how it influences our daily lives and bring together research facilities, companies and users. The motto for World Usability Day 2014 was “Engagement”. Centigrade contributed two talks to the events.