Focus of Work

  • Interaction Design
  • User Experience
  • Product Appraisal
  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Intuitive Use of User Interfaces
  • Motivational Aspects in HCI

Career progression

  • 10/2011
    Dissertation Defense
  • since 11/2007
    Post Graduate Program "prometei - Prospective Design of Human-Technology-Interaction"
    funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
    PhD student
  • 02/2009 - 10/2011
    Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg
    AFR Grant
  • 03/2010 - 04/2010
    Aalto University, School of Art and Design [formerly], Helsinki, Finland
    Visiting Researcher & Tutor "Interactive Prototyping"
  • 10/2007 - 09/2008
    School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee, Department of Experimental Product Design
    Guest Lecturer "Interaction Design"
  • 08/2006 - 09/2007
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA [MIT AgeLab]
    Research Associate / Visiting Student
  • 07/2006
    Degree (Diplom) in Psychology at the Humboldt University Berlin (with distinction)

    Master Thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin ?Adult Age Differences in Intra-Individual Variability of Spatio-Temporal Gait Parameters are Shaped by Working-Memory Load? (Prof. U. Lindenberger & Prof. E. van der Meer)
  • 04/2006 - 05/2006
    NTUT Taipei, Taiwan / Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China / School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee
    ?China Design? (Design Award at the International Bicycle Design Competition 2006)
  • 01/2005 - 03/2006
    Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Lifespan Psychology, Berlin
    Student Assistant. Project ?Sensorimotor-Cognitive Couplings?
  • 09/2004 - 10/2004
    DaimlerChrysler AG, Research and Technology, Cognitive Ergonomics, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim
    Collaboration in the Project ?Age-Related HMI Concepts?
  • 01/2004 - 07/2004
    DaimlerChrysler AG, Research and Technology, Customer Research Center, Berlin
    School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee, Product Design
    Tutor. Project ?Transformations / Aesthetics of Motion"
  • 04/2002 ? 09/2002
    DaimlerChrysler AG, Research and Technology, HMI for Driver Assistance Systems, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim
    Intern. Active Safety ? Accident Analysis
  • 10/2001 - 03/2002
    Albert Ludwig University Freiburg, Department of Personality Psychology
    Tutor ?Science Lab Course III/IV?


  • Pohlmeyer, A.E. & Blessing, L. (2011). A Conjoint Analysis of Attributes Affecting the Likelihood of Technology Use. In A. Marcus (ed.): Design, User Experience, and Usability, Pt II, HCII 2011, LNCS 6770, 303?312.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Minge, M. (2010). The Unknown Variable X. Evaluating Experiences. 7th International Design and Emotion Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Blessing, L. (2010). Technology Adoption By Older Adults: Usability Plus X. In G. Geyer, R. Goebl, & K. Zimmermann (eds.): Innovative ICT Solutions for Older Persons - A New Understanding, Wien: Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, 132-137.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., Machens, F., & Blessing, L. (2010). Attractive or Not - What's the Difference? Inter- and Intra-Group Comparisons in the Kano Model. 11th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2010, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 413-422.
  • Son, J., Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Godfrey, K.M., Orszulak, J., Long, J., Kim, M.H., Lee, Y.T., & Coughlin, J.F. (2010). Age and Cross-Cultural Comparison of Drivers? Cognitive Workload and Performance in Simulated Urban Driving. International Journal of Automotive Technology, 11 (4), 533-539.
  • Israel, J.H., Hurtienne, J., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Mohs, C., Kindsmüller, M.C., & Naumann, A. (2009). On Tangible User Interfaces, Physicality and Intuitive Use. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2 (4), 348-366.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Blessing, L. (2009). To Use Or Not To Use. Good Is Not Always the Opposite of Bad. Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces DPPI09, Compiègne, France, 99-103.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., Hecht, M., & Blessing, L. (2009). User Experience Lifecycle Model ContinUE [Continuous User Experience]. In A. Lichtenstein, C. Stoessel, & C. Clemens (eds.): Der Mensch im Mittelpunkt technischer Systeme. 8. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme. (314-317). Düsseldorf: VDI.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E. (2009). User Experience älterer Nutzer (Abstract). In A. Lichtenstein, C. Stoessel, & C. Clemens (eds.), Der Mensch im Mittelpunkt technischer Systeme. 8. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme. (p. 57-58). Düsseldorf: VDI.
  • Mahlke, S., Weber, K., Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Minge, M. (2009). Wie wird User Experience in der Praxis gemessen und gestaltet? In H. Brau, S. Diefenbach, M. Hassenzahl, K. Kohler, F. Koller, M. Peissner, K. Petrovic, M. Thielsch, D. Ullrich & D. Zimmermann (eds.): Usability Professionals 09. (138-140). Stuttgart, Germany: Fraunhofer Verlag.
  • Naumann, A.B., Hurtienne, J., Kindsmüller, M.C., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Clemens, C., Knapheide, C., Mohs, C., and Israel, J.H. (2009). Exploring Design Criteria for Intuitive Use. In S. Kain, D. Struve, & H. Wandke (eds.). Workshop-Proceedings Mensch & Computer 2009: Grenzenlos frei!? (73-75). Berlin: Logos.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., Blessing, L., Wandke, H., & Maue, J. (2009). The Value of Answers Without Question[s]. A Qualitative Approach to User Experience and Aging. In M. Kurosu (ed.): Human Centered Design, HCII 2009, LNCS 5619, 894?903.
  • Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Son, J., Pohlmeyer, A., Orszulak, J., Long, J., & Coughlin, J. (2009). A Cross Cultural Comparison of Young And Older Adults' Simulated Highway Driving Performance Under Single and Dual Task Conditions. 5th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design (pp. 206-213). Big Sky, MT.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Moosmeier, R. (2008). The Quest for Chinese Design by Foreigners. A Case Study. 6th International Design and Emotion Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Lövdén, M., Schäfer, S., Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Walking Variability and Working-Memory Load in Aging: A Dual-Process Account Relating Cognitive Control to Motor Control Performance. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 63 (3), 121-128.
  • Mehler, B., Reimer, B., Pohlmeyer, A.E., and Coughlin, J.F. (2008). The association between heart rate reactivity and driving performance under dual task demands in late middle age drivers. Advances in Transportation Studies, An International Journal, Special Issue, 53-70.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E. (2008). Benutzerfreundlichkeit im Kontext altersgerechter Technikgestaltung: ein Schritt voraus (Abstract). 54. Frühjahrskongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e.V., Doktoranden-Werkstatt, (p. 19), München, Germany.
  • Naumann, A.B., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Hußlein, S., Kindsmüller, M.C., Mohs, C., & Israel, J.H. (2008). Design for Intuitive Use: Beyond Usability. CHI?08 Extended Abstracts, Florence, Italy. New York: ACM Press, 2375-2378.
  • Hußlein, S., Hurtienne, J., Israel, J.H., Mohs, C., Kindsmüller, M.C., Meyer, H.A., Naumann, A., & Pohlmeyer, A.E. (2007). Intuitive Nutzung - nur ein Schlagwort? design report, 07 (11), 26-27.
  • Pohlmeyer, A.E. & Botha, M. (2007). A Dynamic Content Visualization Framework to Optimize Driver Information Processing. In Proceedings of CREATE 2007: Creative Inventions, Innovations and Everyday Designs in HCI, London, UK, 49-54.
  • Verrel, J., Lövdén, M., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Schäfer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2007). Age effects on variant and invariant patterns of whole-body coordination during dual-tasked walking, EWOMS 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Schäfer, S., Lövdén, M., Wieckhorst, B., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Verrel, J., & Lindenberger, U. (2007). Performing a Working Memory Task While Walking on a treadmill: Lifespan differences in cognitive-sensorimotor dual-task dynamics. ISPGR 2007, Burlington, VT.
  • Coughlin, J.F. & Pohlmeyer, A.E. (2007). Driver Mental Models and Learning. Technical Report BMW AG.
  • Reimer, B., Mehler, B., Pohlmeyer, A.E., Coughlin, J.F., & Dusek, J.A. (2006). The Use of Heart Rate in a Driving Simulator as an Indicator of Age-Related Differences in Driver Workload. Advances in Transportation Studies An International Journal, 2006 Special Issue, 9-20.
  • Reimer, B., Pohlmeyer, A.E., & Coughlin, J. (2006). Driven to Distraction. An Experimental Dual Task Approach. Comparing the US and Korean Driver. Technical Report DGIST.
  • Schäfer-Cerasari, S., Lövdén, M., Pohlmeyer, A., Wieckhorst, B., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Veränderung von Gangparametern unter kognitiver Belastung über die Lebensspanne. 45. Kongress der DGPs, Nürnberg, Germany.
  • Mohs, C., Hurtienne, J., Israel, J.H., Naumann, A., Kindsmueller, M.C., Meyer, H.A., & Pohlmeyer, A. (2006). IUUI ? Intuitive Use of User Interfaces. In: T. Bosenick, M. Hassenzahl, M. Mueller-Prove, M. Peissner (eds.) Usability Professionals 06 (130-133). Stuttgart: German Chapter der Usability Professional?s Association.
  • Lövdén, M., Schäfer, S., Pohlmeyer, A., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Adult Age Differences in Stride-to-Stride Variability are Modified by Working-Memory Load. The Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Pohlmeyer, A., Lövdén, M., Schäfer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Adult Age Differences in Spatio-Temporal Gait Parameters Are Shaped by Working-Memory Load. Gait and Mental Function, Madrid, Spain.
  • Wandke, H. & Pohlmeyer, A. (2003). State of the Art Bericht zum Thema intuitive Bedienung im Fahrzeugcockpit aus Sicht der Technikpsychologie und des Produktdesigns. Technical Report DaimlerChrysler AG.