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Holger Heuser completed his apprenticeship as advertising and media designer (IHK) in agency of Carlhanns Damm, at this time Chairman of the Board at Electrolux Germany and renowned marketing expert. Damm was consulting numerous clients with his company, e. g. Davidoff, Continental Airlines, Hassia and the “Energieversorgung Mittelrhein”, a local energy supplier.

Upon successful completion with honors Holger Heuser worked as a freelance designer and consulter for advertising agencies, digital printers and numerous customers from the small business sector. He advised in questions about design and online marketing, as well as traditional forms of advertising and implemented the jointly developed concepts in the finished campaign. Also technical infrastructure, such as the integration of heterogeneous operating systems in agency life were developed and installed by him. For the music photographer Guido Karp he retouched concert photos of well-known national and international artists.

In March 2006 he completed his studies of the computer visualisitcs successfully. During his studies, he continued his activities as a freelance designer and gained further professional experience in the field of advertising and marketing.

Between March 2006 and June 2007, he was a research assistant in the project "Graphical Knowledge Communication" at the University of Koblenz-Landau. In the research group of Prof. Jürgen Krause, he was working in the field of software ergonomics, usability and information retrieval. When teaching, he offered exercises, seminars and lectures for students from these areas.

After completing the project, he moved to GESIS in 2007. There he was initially deputy head of the Communications department and later joined the Presidential team Portfolio Management, where he is responsible for the technology and design of the website and for the corporate design of the entire institute.

With GRIS (GESIS Research Information System), he developed an independent research information system in 2015. Since 2018, GRIS has been further developed in cooperation with other Leibniz institutes and offered as open source software. The project partners include the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI), the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), the Leibniz Centre for Archaeology (LEIZA) and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI).

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  • Corporate Design
  • GESIS Web
  • Research Information Systems (GRIS)
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Chapter in an edited book

Heuser, Holger. 2009. "14 Artikel." In Lexikon der Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft: LBI, edited by Konrad Umlauf, and Stefan Gradmann, 1. Stuttgart: Hiersemann.

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Heuser, Holger. 2023. Testeintrag.


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Heuser, Holger. 2009. "Einführung in die Softwareergonomie (2 x Blockkurs)." WS 2008/2009: 2 SWS.

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Heuser, Holger. 2009. "Einführung in die Softwareergonomie." SS 2009.

Heuser, Holger. 2008. "Einführung in die Softwareergonomie." SS 2008: 2 SWS.


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Heuser, Holger. 2011. "ACM Web Science 2011 : 3rd International Conference on Web Science."

Heuser, Holger. 2011. "The 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011)."