Michael Arent

Author: Michael Arent

Vice President

Michael Arent is UX Studio Lead at GE Software Center of Excellence.

Prior to joining GE Michael was the Vice President of User Experience at SAP Business Objects, a division of SAP focused on analytics and business intelligence software solutions for the global business marketplace. He leads a global team of user experience professionals who conceptualize, design and assure the usability and harmonization of user interfaces and user experiences for a family of analytics and business intelligence products and solutions.

Prior to joining SAP Michael managed and led design teams at companies such as Peoplesoft, Adobe, MetaDesign, Sun, and Apple Computer. He has been involved in forward thinking projects including advanced computer technologies exploration, interactive multimedia, interactive TV, broadband connected home, internet-based commerce in addition to enterprise business and analytics software solutions.

Michael is co-author of two definitive books on software prototyping, Effective Prototyping for Software Makers and Effective Prototyping with Excel in addition to being the holder of six technology patents granted in the U.S. and internationally.


Publication period start: 2009
Number of co-authors: 28


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Jonathan Arnowitz
Anna Wichansky
Madhuri Kolhatkar

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Fred Sampson
Jonathan Arnowitz
Aaron Marcus


Arent, Michael (2006): A UI prototyping sampler. In Interactions, 13 (1) pp. 12-13.

Mander, Richard, Arent, Michael (1994): Blank models: A method for early user participation. In Interact, 8 (0) pp. 38-45.

Arent, Michael, Cohen, Donna, Mills, Michael, Krueger, Chris, Richmond, Wendy (1992): Collaborating in the World of Interactive Media. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John, Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 517-519. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/142750/p517-arent/p517-arent.pdf

Marcus, Aaron, Arent, Michael, Browne, Bruce, Jacobsen, Carl (1987): An Icon Design Manual Page for the User Interface of a CAD/CAM/CAE Workstation. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 19 (2) pp. 55.

Arnowitz, Jonathan, Heidelberg, Monica, Gray, Diana, Arent, Michael, Dorsch, Naomi (2005): The stakeholder forest: designing an expenses application for the enterprise. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 941-956. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056810

Kumar, Janaki Mythily, Rosenberg, Daniel, Arent, Michael, Wichansky, Anna, Kolhatkar, Madhuri, Longoria, Roman, Hendrich, Bob, Lund, Arnie (2010): Sig: branding the changing enterprise -- impact of mergers & acquisitions on user expe. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3171-3174. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1753947

Kumar, Janaki Mythily, Rosenberg, Daniel, Arent, Michael, Wichansky, Anna, Kolhatkar, Madhuri, Kiris, Esin, Wilson, Russell, Lund, Arnold (2011): User experience management post mergers and acquisitions. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 355-358. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979488

Kumar, Janaki, Rosenberg, Dan, Arent, Michael, Wichansky, Anna, Kolhatkar, Madhuri, Kiris, Esin, Wilsom, Russell, Lund, Arnie (2011): User Experience Management Post Mergers and Acquisitions. In: CHI May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, BC.

Kumar, Janaki, Rosenberg, Dan, Hofmann, Paul, Arent, Michael (2009): Designing International Enterprise Software. In: HCII July 19-24, 2009, San Diego,California, USA. https://books.google.com/books?id=6gsdU1y5h5UC&pg=PA104&dq=Designing+International+Enterprise+Software+(HCII+2009)&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Km1jUf_uCYjjiwLz8IDYDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Designing%20International%20Enterprise%20Software%20(HCII%202009)&f=false