Maximilian Speicher

Hi! I'm Max and I'm passionate about beautiful and usable design. I've worked extensively on user experience, usability, & AR/VR topics, in both industry and academia. 👨🏻‍🔬

I write, mostly about design and user experience, and sometimes about other issues I find write-worthy. Most of my articles and essays are available here on Medium and on my personal website, but I also publish in various journals and magazines.

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I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Technische Universität Chemnitz for my work on search interaction optimization and human-centered design at the R&D department of Unister GmbH, Leipzig. Afterwards, I joined bitstars GmbH in Aachen as a VP to work on their AR/VR platform HoloBuilder. From 2017 to 2018, I did my post-doc at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, where I continued working on AR/VR topics, specifically in the contexts of interaction design and usability evaluation. After having taken care of user experience and user research in C&A's eCommerce department for almost 3 years, I am now Director of Product Design at BestSecret. For my academic work, I received Best Paper awards at ACM CHI and ACM EICS, where I have also regularly served as a reviewer.

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Maximilian Speicher

Director of Product Design • Doctor of Computer Science • formerly University of Michigan School of Information