About me

Usability Professional. HCI Professor. UI/UX Expert. Computer Scientist.

Professor for Human-Computer-Interaction

Prof. Dr. Simon Nestler

Hello. I am Simon Nestler.
I am a Computer Scientist as well as an Usability Professional.



Computer Science & Human-Computer-Interaction.

I graduated at Technische Universität München (TUM) with a diploma in Computer Science. Furthermore, I made my Ph.D. in Human-Computer-Interaction at International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) on "Design, Implementation and Evaluation of User-Interfaces for life-threatening, time-critical and unstable Situations". My thesis was supervised by Prof. Gudrun Klinker, Ph.D. Afterwards I was employed at Intraworlds as an User Experience Engineer.

Since 2011 I am a Professor for Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI); from 2011 to 2019 at Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt (HSHL), since 2019 at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI).



Safety-critical Human-Computer-Interaction.

My research focuses on safety-critical Human-Computer-Interaction. Thus, I am collaborating with various researchers, institutions, organisations and companies.

Since 2009 I am a member of the program committee of the workshop on IT-Rettung at the INFORMATIK conferences (last workshops: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Since 2014 I am a member of the organisation committee of the workshop on Mensch-Computer-Interaktion und Social Computing in Krisensituationen at the Mensch & Computer conferences (last workshops: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).



Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

I am a member of GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik), a network of computer scientists which develops the scientific discipline and promotes the impact informatics has on economy, business and society. Since 2018 I am a GI Junior-Fellow; the junior fellowship supports young talents ideational and financial.

Additionally I am a member of the GI Fachbereich Mensch-Computer-Interaktion, which coordinates all activities on Human-Computer-Interaction within the GI. Moreover I am a board member of the Fachgruppe Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion in sicherheitskritischen Systemen (FG MMI-SKS), which focuses on using interactive systems within safety critical contexts.




I am a member of various organizations and communities on HCI. I am a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. Additionally I am a member of ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction), the international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI).

Last but not least I am a member of the German UPA, the largest community for professionals in the field of User Experience (UX) and Software Ergonomics (Usability) in Germany.