Simon Himmel, M.A.
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Simon Himmel

Simon Himmel ist wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Lehrstuhl für Communication Science und Mitarbeiter im Human Computer Interaction Center der RWTH Aachen University. Am Human Technology Center arbeitet er im interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekt UFO.

Während des Studiums arbeitete Simon Himmel im HumTec Programm eHealth (1. Phase), in dessen Rahmen er unter anderem seine Magisterarbeit zur Akzeptanz wohnraumintegrierter Informations- und Kommunikationstechniken verfasste PDF

Im UFO Projekt forscht Simon Himmel zu Technik-Akzeptanz im urbanen Kontext vor dem Hintergrund des demografischen Wandels. Dabei liegt sein Fokus auf Mobilität, Energie, Nutzerprofilen und Lebensstilen im Stadtquartier der Zukunft. 


in press/under revision

  • van Heek, Julia; Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (submitted). Caregivers’ Perspectives on Ambient Assisted Living Technologies in Professional Care Contexts. Full paper submitted to the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE 2018). SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications.


  • Van Heek, Julia; Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (2017). Helpful but Spooky? Acceptance of AAL-Systems Contrasting User Groups with focus on Disabilities and Care Needs'. Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT for Aging well (ICT4AWE 2017). SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications. Zugehöriges Projekt: Whistle (BMBF).

  • van Heek, Julia; Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (2017). Privacy, Data Security, and the Acceptance of AAL-Systems – a User-Specific Perspective. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII) 2017. In: Zhou J., Salvendy G. (eds) Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Aging, Design and User Experience. ITAP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10297. Springer, Cham, pp 38-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58530-7_4. ISBN: 978-3-319-58530-7. Zugehöriges Projekt: Whistle (BMBF).


  • Arning, Katrin; Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (2016). You can('t) teach an old dog new tricks. Analyzing the learnability of manufacturing software systems in older users. In J. Zhou and G. Salvendy (Eds.): 2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2016), Part II, LNCS 9755 (pp. 277–288). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39949-2_27. ISBN: 978-3-319-39948-5. Zugehöriges Projekt: PRODUSER (BMBF)   PDF

  • Arning, Katrin; Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (2016). “Overloaded, slow, and illogical.” A usability evaluation of software for product manufacturing processes with a special focus on age and expertise of CAM users. In: Dimitrov D, Oosthuizen T, editors. Proceedings of the International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing 2016, COMA'16. Stellenbosch, South Africa: CIRP; 2016. pp. 553-558 Zugehöriges Projekt: PRODUSER (BMBF)   PDF

  • Beutel, Markus; Himmel, Simon; Zaunbrecher, Barbara; Krempels, Karl-Heinz & Ziefle Martina (2016). Evaluating an Integrated Offering for Intermodal Travel Service. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (Smartgreens 2016), pp. 363-371. SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Lda. ISBN: 978-989-758-184-7. Zugehöriges Projekt: UFO (FUMOB, DFG Exini)   PDF

  • Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (2016). Smart Home Medical Technologies: Users’ Requirements for Conditional Acceptance. i-com. Journal of Interactive Media, 15(1), 39-50. ISSN: 2196-6826 DOI 10.1515/icom-2016-0007 Zugehöriges Projekt: UTURN (DFG Exini)   PDF

  • Himmel, Simon; Zaunbrecher, Barbara S.; Ziefle, Martina & Beutel, Markus (2016). Chances for urban electromobility – field-test of a prototype for multimodal mobility and the effects on travel behavior. In A. Marcus (Ed.): Design, User Experience, and Usability: Novel User Experiences (DUXU 2016). Part II, LNCS 9747, pp. 472–484. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40355-7_45. ISBN: 978-3-319-40354-0. Zugehöriges Projekt: MOBILITY BROKER (BMWi)   PDF


  • Beutel, Markus; Addicks, Sebastian; Zaunbrecher, Barbara, Himmel, Simon Krempels, Karl-Heinz & Ziefle, Martina (2015). Agent-Based Transportation Demand Management Demand Effects of Reserved Parking Space and Priority Lanes in Comparison and Combination. 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2015) (pp.317-323).DOI: 10.5220/0005411503170323. ISBN: 978-989-758-105-2. 2015 SCITEPRESS (Science and Technology Publications, Lda.) Zugehöriges Projekt: UFO (FUMOB DFG Exini) & MOBILiTY BROKER (BMWi)   PDF

  • Wilkowska, Wiktoria, Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina (2015). Perceptions of Personal Privacy in Smart Home Technologies: Do User Assessments Vary Depending on the Research Method? In: T. Tryfonas and I. Askoxylakis (Eds.): HAS 2015, LNCS 9190, pp. 592–603, 2015. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20376-8_53. Print ISBN 978-3-319-20375-1 Zugehöriges Projekt: eHealth (DFG Exini)   PDF   Link


  • Himmel, Simon; Zaunbrecher, Barbara; Wilkowska, Wiktoria & Ziefle, Martina (2014). The youth of today designing the smart city of tomorrow - Challenges to future mobility, energy, and city climate. In: Human-Computer Interaction, Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8512, 2014, pp 389-400. ISBN 978-3-319-07226-5 Zugehöriges Projekt: UFO (FUENE & FUMOB DFG Exini)   PDF   Link

  • Kowalewski, Sylvia; Borg, Anna; Kluge, Johanna; Himmel, Simon; Trevisan, Bianka; Eraßme, Denise; Martina Ziefle & Jakobs, Eva-Maria (2014). Modelling the influence of human factors on the perception of renewable energies. Taking geothermics as an example. In Ben Amala & Brian Dalgetty (Eds.). Advances in Human Factors, Software and System Engineering (pp. 155-162). AHFE Conference © 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4951-2096-1. Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)   PDF

  • Trevisan, Bianka; Eraßme, Denise, Hemig, Tim; Kowalewski, Sylvia, Kluge, Johanna; Himmel, Simon; Borg, Anna, Jakobs, Eva-Maria & Ziefle, Martina Facebook as a source for human-centred engineering. Web Mining-based reconstruction of stakeholder perspectives on energy systems.In T. Ahram, W. Karwowski and T. Marek (eds.) 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014) pp. 5688-5699. ISBN 978-1-4951-1572-1 Zugehöriges Projekt: TIGER (BMWi)   PDF


  • Himmel, Simon; Ziefle, Martina, Arning, Katrin (2013). From Living Space to Urban Quarter: Acceptance of ICT Monitoring Solutions in an Ageing Society. In Masaaki Kuroso (Ed.)Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Contexts of Use. Part III. HCII 2013, LNCS 8006, pp. 49-58. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-39264-1   PDF

  • Himmel, Simon; Ziefle, Martina; Lidynia, Chantal, and Holzinger, Andreas (2013). Older users’ wish list for technology attributes. A comparison of household and medical technologies. In: Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Christian Kittl, Dimitris E. Simos, Edgar Weippl, Lida Xu (eds.). Multidisciplinary Research and Practice for Information Systems. IFIP International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security, CD-ARES 2013, LNCS 8127, pp.16-27. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-40510-5 Zugehöriges Projekt: eHealth (DFG Exini)   PDF   Link


  • Ziefle, Martina; Himmel, Simon & Holzinger, Andreas (2012) How Usage Context shapes Evaluation and Adoption in different Technologies. 2nd International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare 2012. In: Rebelo, F., Soares, F., Advances in Usability Evaluation Part II, CRC Press, pp. 2812-2821, ISBN 9781466560543   PDF   Link


  • Ziefle, M., Himmel, S. & Wilkowska, W. (2011). When your living space knows what you do: Acceptance of medical home monitoring by different technologies. In H. Holzinger & K.-M. Simonic (Eds.). Human-Computer Interaction: Information Quality in eHealth. LNCS 7058, pp. 607–624. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.   PDF



  • Himmel, S., Borg, A.  Akzeptanz und Kommunikation  innovativer Technologien am Beispiel der Tiefen Geothermie. 17. Aachener Altlasten- und Bergschadenkundliches Kolloquium (ABK) Fracking-Gesetz 2015 – technische und rechtliche Aspekte, 23.06.2015, Aachen   PDF   Link


  • Borg, A.; Himmel, S.; Schwendemann, S. Anforderungen an die Kommunikation Tiefer Geothermie: Aktuelle Ergebnisse des BMU Forschungsprojekts TIGER. 21.02.2014, GeoTHERM Offenburg

  • Himmel, S. The future city designed by pupils – a user centered approach concerning mobility, energy, and city climate. HCI International 2014, 22-27 June 2014, Creta Maris, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


  • Himmel, S. Acceptance of ICT monitoring solutions for health reasons in an ageing society - Widening the focus from living space to urban quarter. 15th HCI International. 21 - 26 July 2013, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • Himmel, S. The users’ wish lists for household and medical technologies - Technology attributes impacted by user diversity. IFIP International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security in Information Systems and HCI, CD-ARES 2013, Regensburg, Germany. September 2nd – 6th, 2013


  • Himmel, S. Acceptance of Home-Integrated Information- and Communication Technologies - When your living space knows what you do. 7th Conference of the Austrian Computer Society Workgroup: Human-Computer Interaction (USAB 2011): Information Quality in Healthcare. Graz, Austria. November 2011.