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Konrad Baumann is a professor in user-centred design, interaction design and usability engineering at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria. Also he is lecturing at Donau University in Krems, and at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.
He is co-author of two books: K. Baumann & B. Thomas \"User Interface Design for Electronic Appliances”, Taylor & Francis 2001, and K. Baumann & H. Lanz \"Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen elektronischer Geräte\", Springer 1998.
Konrad Baumann has a master\'s degree in Telematics Engineering from Graz Technical University and a doctoral degree from Vienna Technical University. His doctoral thesis about design didactics is entitled “How Designers Teach”.
Before starting to teach he worked as product manager with Philips Consumer Communications in Vienna, responsible for the user interface and usability of internet, telephony and fax appliances, and before that he was a project manager in the field of RFID applications with Mikron Identification and Philips Semiconductors.
Konrad Baumann's fields of interest are in design didactics, internationalisation in education, interaction design, user interface design and usability engineering. He is secretary of IFIP Working Group 13.1 on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Education. He is a board member of the International Institute of Information Design (IIID) in Vienna, and a member of the Usability Professionals Association (UPA).
Konrad Baumann is active in research projects, offers usability and design consulting services for industry and non-profit organisations, and regularly supervises diploma theses in co-operation with external partners.
At FH Joanneum he is teaching within the bachelor in information design, the master in media and interaction design as well as the master in exhibition and museum design. He is responsible of the third year specialisation group in interaction design that is part of the major in media and interaction design.
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(2001): User Interface Design for Electronic Appliances, Taylor and Francis,
Baumann, Konrad, Kotze, Paula, Oestreicher, Lars, Rauterberg, Matthias (2003): Teaching HCI - Looking at Other Disciplines. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction , 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 1037.
Baumann, Konrad (2001): Usability engineering for different European countries. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) HCI International 2001 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 5-10, 2001, New Orleans, USA. pp. 140-144.
Baumann, Konrad (1999): Matrix Evaluation Method for Planned Usability Improvements Based on Customer Feedback. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 701-705.