At one of Ergosign’s weekly Lunch & Learn sessions, Alexander Löffler (DFKI - German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence) showed how pixel transport can work with no video cables, no limitations and no distortions – by using “Display as a Service” (DaaS).
DaaS modifies, complements and extends the usefulness of displays in a way that is revolutionary. Up to now a pixel source usually accessed a screen via VGA, DVI or HDMI connectors, fixed point-to-point connections. DaaS allows the transport of pixels via IP networks and thus individual monitors are freed from their video cables. For instance an unlimited number of individual monitors of any resolution can be transformed into one big display wall. A random collection of heterogeneous devices such as monitors, tablets or smartphones – each with a different resolution and pixel density – can be used. For this, each display is registered in the DaaS system with its absolute spatial position and orientation. Display edges and possible gaps are correctly compensated and image information is shown at all terminal devices without any distortions. DaaS is able to distribute the video streams and synchronously display the contents in real time.
Thank you to Alexander Löffler for this exciting presentation and his visit at Ergosign.
Despite of 30°C the Ergosign runners did not fear the efforts and gave everything at the “Firmenlauf Dillingen” and the “B2RUN” in Munich. There were 17 motivated runners for Ergosign in Dillingen and five in Munich.
All the runners enjoyed themselves and are already looking forward to the sports events of 2016.
Designer – a career with limitless possibilities. But what is the best course of studies? And what are the job prospects in this growth sector? In an interview for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Isabelle Schacht (UX designer at Ergosign) described her training and her start at Ergosign.
The remit of communication and interface designers is growing steadily. In the article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, various design experts tell their stories, including our UX designer Isabelle Schacht. “I work at the interface between programmers and users. For example I take the feedback from doctors and nursing staff and incorporate it into a user-friendly workflow and so I am responsible for the design of the displays of medical instruments.” As Isabelle’s former professor, Steffi Husslein, put it: apart from a feeling for form and aesthetically pleasing design, students must also be enthusiastic about technology, have creative motivation and be able to implement drafts.
What I wanted to do as a career only became clear during my masters course ”
For her final degree assignment she developed the Quiri app at Ergosign, which aims to improve the treatment of chronically ill children.
She sums up her experiences: “Those who are flexible with regards to location and who have had various placements find interesting jobs”. She herself is very happy to be able to work as part of Ergosign’s medical team, in a field she had originally planned to go into.
Our UI developers are back in Saarbruecken from three fascinating days in Nuernberg. They’ve brought with them lots of new impressions and ideas from the Developer Week 2015.
For the second time running Ergosign acted as a sponsor of the Developer Week and presented itself to the audience of experts with a stand at the fair. In addition, Markus Kühner answered the question of what it is really involved in the development of a product from the UX-perspective in his lecture “From usefulness to usability to user experience” and the following panel discussion. Who should be involved and how? What does that mean for the planning of the project? And for the budget?
Thank you to all those who showed such interest, for the stimulating discussions, and for the valuable exchange of ideas.
In search of tomorrow’s UX designers and UI developers – Ergosign at the Recruitment Fair on the Campus Birkenfeld
What does a UX designer do all day? What sort of projects is a UI designer involved in? What is it like to work with big clients? And what are the advantages of a job in a modern, medium-sized enterprise like Ergosign? Last Thursday, we were happy to answer these and many other questions posed by students of the Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld at the 5th Recruitment Fair. Many of the students were surprised at the variety of entries to a career at Ergosign – from a placement while studying or the final degree assignment to direct entry – all doors are open.
Thank you to all the students who showed such lively interest and we are already looking forward to next year!