Prof. Dr. habil. Jürgen Held

Appointed Professor of Product Design specialising in ergonomics in 2008. Founder and head of the ergonomics laboratory at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. Studied mechanical engineering at the TH Darmstadt. Moved to ETH Zurich, where he completed his doctorate in the field of ergonomic product and process design in 1998 and his habilitation on innovation processes in 2007. Private lecturer at ETH Zurich for system ergonomics/human-machine systems. Holds several internationally licenced patents. Holder of the European professional certificate "European Ergonomist". He describes his field of research as "Innovative Ergonomics". He investigates participative methods of ergonomics and their contribution to promoting innovation. To this end, co-operation and third-party funded projects in the field of medical technology and universal design have been acquired. Head of the Product Design degree programme.