Website Usability in Real Life…

So finally my knowledge on website usability finds its way into practice 🙂 baningo

My husband founded a start-up called baningo. It is an onine platform, where you can find the ideal financial advisor. Up to now it’s only available in German, but let’s wait and see what the future brings…

If you want to support us, like it on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banking.baningo

baningo is a new web-service for bank customers which will radically change the inefficient, expensive and old-fashioned approach to retail banking. People will suddenly start to like dealing with banks!
We offer a simple and consistent personalized search, filter and recommendation system to find appropriate bank advisers and good offers easily – even for complex issues.
For banks we provide an innovative sales channel. baningo will put them in contact with potential clients that already expressed a real need.  In contrast to most fintech start-ups we are not disrupting the banks’ business but in fact enable them to make their job better.

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Finally our journal paper got published

Lorenz, T.; Weiss, A. & Hirche, S.
Synchrony and Reciprocity: Key Mechanisms for Social Companion Robots in Therapy and Care
International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer Netherlands, 2015, 1-19

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12369-015-0325-8?email.event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorContributingOnlineFirst

Originally, this article should have been the opener for a Special Issue on “The Future of Social Companion Robots” which unfortunatley did not come together, but still I am happy that this article gets published, as it gives an overview on how the two key mechanisms of human interaction synchrony and reciprocity affect human-robot interaction both in the behavioral level (movements) and in the social level (relationships).