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eHealth: Human-Computer-Interaction Center opening on World Usability Day 2011 

Last thursday, November 10th 2011,  the opening of the Human-Computer-Interaction Center (HCIC) took place at RWTH Aachen University. The occasion was this year's World Usability Day hosted by Prof. Jan Borchers' chair of Media Computing at RWTH Aachen in cooperation with P3 Communications GmbH.

The HCI-Center includes a new interdisciplinary group of researchers. They conduct academic research in usability, human-computer-interaction and acceptance of technology. It is coordinated by four professorships: Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers (Media-Computing and human-computer-interaction ), Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Jakobs (Text Linguistics and Technical Communication), Prof. Peter Russell (Computer Aided Architectural Design) und Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle (Communication Science/Psychology). The fifth partner is P3 Communications GmbH, represented by Dipl.-Ing. Markus Jordans.

Highlight was the keynote delivered by Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini. "Tog" is one of the most widely known experts in HCI and Usability. He worked, inter alia, 14 years for Apple Inc. where he started up the Apple Human – Computer Interaction Group.

After the announcement of the bluedot Usability Award there was plenty of time to network and talk about usability and user experience related projects while exploring the latest projects and profile of the five HCI-Center partners. Of course the eHealth team was there as well and presented, among other things, their new Image-Movie.