Simon Himmel, M.A.
Gebäude 6070 | Raum 411
Theaterplatz 14
52062 Aachen

Telefon: +49 241 80 25511

Simon Himmel

Simon Himmel ist wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Lehrstuhl für Communication Science und Mitarbeiter im Human Computer Interaction Center der RWTH Aachen University. Am Human Technology Center arbeitet er im interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekt UFO.

Während des Studiums arbeitete Simon Himmel im HumTec Programm eHealth (1. Phase), in dessen Rahmen er unter anderem seine Magisterarbeit zur Akzeptanz wohnraumintegrierter Informations- und Kommunikationstechniken verfasste. 

Im UFO Projekt forscht Simon Himmel zu Technik-Akzeptanz im urbanen Kontext vor dem Hintergrund des demografischen Wandels. Dabei liegt sein Fokus auf Mobilität, Energie, Nutzerprofilen und Lebensstilen im Stadtquartier der Zukunft. 



  • Wilkowska, Wiktoria, Himmel, Simon & Ziefle, Martina 


  • Himmel, Simon; Zaunbrecher, Barbara; Wilkowska, Wiktoria & Ziefle, Martina (2014). The youth of today designing the smart city of tomorrow - Challenges to future mobility, energy, and city climate. In: Human-Computer Interaction, Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8512, 2014, pp 389-400. ISBN 978-3-319-07226-5

  • Kowalewski, Sylvia; Borg, Anna; Johanna Kluge; Himmel, Simon & Martina Ziefle Modelling the influence of human factors on the perception of renewable energies. Taking geothermics as an example. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

  • Trevisan, B., Eraßme, D., Hemig, T., Kowalewski, S., Kluge, J., Himmel, S., Borg, A., Jakobs, E.-M., Ziefle, M. Facebook as a source for human-centred engineering. Web Mining-based reconstruction of stakeholder perspectives on energy systems. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014). Boca Raton: CRC Press.


  • Himmel, Simon; Ziefle, Martina, Arning, Katrin (2013). From Living Space to Urban Quarter: Acceptance of ICT Monitoring Solutions in an Ageing Society. In Masaaki Kuroso (Ed.)Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Contexts of Use. Part III. HCII 2013, LNCS 8006, pp. 49-58. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-39264-1   Link

  • Himmel, Simon; Ziefle, Martina; Lidynia, Chantal; and Holzinger, Andreas (2013). Older users’ wish list for technology attributes. A comparison of household and medical technologies. In: Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Christian Kittl, Dimitris E. Simos, Edgar Weippl, Lida Xu (eds.). Multidisciplinary Research and Practice for Information Systems. IFIP International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security, CD-ARES 2013, LNCS 8127, pp.16-27. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-40510-5   Link


  • Ziefle, Martina; Himmel, Simon; and Holzinger, Andreas (2012) How Usage Context shapes Evaluation and Adoption in different Technologies. 2nd International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare 2012. In: Rebelo, F., Soares, F., Advances in Usability Evaluation Part II, CRC Press, pp. 2812-2821, ISBN 9781466560543   PDF   Link


  • Ziefle, Martina; Himmel, Simon; and Wilkowska, Wiktoria (2011). When your living space knows what you do: Acceptance of medical home monitoring by different technologies. In H. Holzinger & K.-M. Simonic (Eds.). Human-Computer Interaction: Information Quality in eHealth. LNCS 7058, pp. 607–624.Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.   PDF   Link



  • Borg, A.; Himmel, S.; Schwendemann, S. Anforderungen an die Kommunikation Tiefer Geothermie: Aktuelle Ergebnisse des BMU Forschungsprojekts TIGER. 21.02.2014, GeoTHERM Offenburg

  • Dirk Vallée, Martina Ziefle, Simon Himmel Social and economic Issues in Urban Design: Mobility, stakeholder perspectives, user oriented approaches and acceptance of technical infrastructure. In: Urban Future Outline: designing solutions for sustainability and resilience of tomorrow’s cities. Collaborative Workshop with UFRJ, 06.05.2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.   PDF

  • Himmel, S. The future city designed by pupils – a user centered approach concerning mobility, energy, and city climate. HCI International 2014, 22-27 June 2014, Creta Maris, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


  • Himmel, Simon Acceptance of ICT monitoring solutions for health reasons in an ageing society - Widening the focus from living space to urban quarter. 15th HCI International. 21 - 26 July 2013, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • Himmel, Simon The users’ wish lists for household and medical technologies - Technology attributes impacted by user diversity. IFIP International Cross Domain Conference and Workshop on Availability, Reliability and Security in Information Systems and HCI, CD-ARES 2013, Regensburg, Germany. September 2nd – 6th, 2013


  • Himmel, Simon Acceptance of Home-Integrated Information- and Communication Technologies - When your living space knows what you do. 7th Conference of the Austrian Computer Society Workgroup: Human-Computer Interaction (USAB 2011): Information Quality in Healthcare. Graz, Austria. November 2011.