Martin Knobel

Interaction Design

Current Research Activities

From June 2019: Finalizing last Paper on applying Experience Design in the automotive context.

Future Research Activities

– Meta-Paper on Finding practices to support the designing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) taking positive design into account.
– Several small Papers (work in progress, Workshop Paper, etc) Case Studies to apply the findings of the meta paper
– Building a toolkit to test how to misuse systems for evil (to ensure positive impact)
– Toolkits / Practices to foster positive impact while designing for specific contexts.

Selected Publications

Darleen Zumbruch, Annika Kaltenhauser, Martin Knobel. Designing Positive Experience for Nurses in Intensive Care. in: Proceedings of International ACM Conference MuC ’20, Sept 06–09, 2020, Magdeburg, Germany.

Martin Knobel. Experience Design in the Automotive Context. Dr. Hut Verlag, München 2013, ISBN: 978-3843912709

Martin Knobel, Marc Hassenzahl, Melanie Lamara, Tobias Sattler, Josef Schumann, Kai Eckoldt, Andreas Butz. Clique Trip: Feeling related in different cars in: Proceedings of the 9th International ACM Conference on Designing interactive Systems, DIS ‘12. Newcastle, UK, June 11 – 15, 2012.

Martin Knobel, Marc Hassenzahl, Simon Männlein, Melanie Lamara, Josef Schumann, Kai Eckoldt, Matthias Laschke, Andreas Butz. Become a member of the last gentlemen: designing for prosocial driving in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces – DPPI ’13, NY, USA, 2013. ACM.

Sebastian Loehmann, Martin Knobel, Melanie Lamara, Andreas Butz. Culturally Independent Gestures for In-Car Interactions in: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2013). Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6 2013.

Kai Eckoldt, Marc Hassenzahl, Matthias Laschke, Martin Knobel. Alternatives: exploring the car’s design space from
an experience-oriented perspective. in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces – DPPI ’13, NY, USA, 2013. ACM.

Kai Eckoldt, Martin Knobel, Marc Hassenzahl, Josef Schumann. An Experiential Perspective on Advanced Driver
Assistance Systems. in: it-Information Technology 54 (2012) 4. 165–171. doi:10.1524/itit.2012.0678. Oldenburg, Germany, 2012.

Bastian Pfleging, Tanja Doering, Martin Knobel, Albrecht Schmidt AutoNUI: Automotive Natural User Interfaces. in: Proceedings of the 3th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, (AutoUI 2011), Salzburg, Austria, November 30th – December 2nd, 2011.

Martin Knobel, Felix Schwarz, Henri Palleis, Josef Schumann. Towards Designing Experiences for Advanced
Driving Assistance Systems. in: conjunction with 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2011), Lisbon, Portugal, September 05-09, 2011.

Melanie Lamara, Martin Knobel. Experience Diary vs. Tiefeninterview: Eine Studie zur Erfassung und Bewertung von (Fahr)erlebnissen im automobilen Kontext. in: Fortschritt-Berichte VDI: 9. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, Berlin, Germany, October 5-7, 2011.


Martin Knobel, Josef Schumann: Navigation to Places of Interest, Deutsches Patent (Patent Nummer: PA 2012221305 DE)