Together with our client, the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, we are pleased to announce that the Moin CAU App received the German Design Award 2022. For outstanding design quality, the project received the Special Mention in the category Excellent Communications Design - Web.

An excellent study buddy for digital studying

With the web app »Moin CAU«, students at the CAU Kiel have a virtual study buddy on hand for the first time. The app contains the most important information for starting university - from essential contact persons and online platforms to important tools and tips for (digital) studying. With an interactive map for better orientation on campus and individualized applications such as to-do lists, the app also serves as a useful tool for students in higher semesters.


Focused & User Centered Development

In just three months, we were able to take this project from greenfield to finished product. After an extensive product field analysis, we worked out the visions and requirements for the product together with our customers in a one-day kick-off workshop. The exact user groups were determined and use cases defined. From these, we were then able to derive app features that we implemented in the Progressive Web App in the following three months. A user experience test was then conducted, in which students were surveyed after using the app for the first time. Their feedback was then implemented in the final version. In addition to the focus on the user experience, we were keen to find a user-friendly content management system (CMS) for the editorial content maintenance and a catchy visual language based on the existing corporate identity (CI) of the university. 

The development of the app was supported by funds from the Ministry of Education and Research as part of the project successful teaching and learning (PerLe) and in cooperation with the central university library of the CAU.

The WebApp "Moin CAU" is available at

UXMA Services

  • Kick-Off Workshop
  • UI Design
  • Software Development in Front- and Backend
  • Content Management System
  • User Testing
  • Map integration from OpenStreetMap
  • Graphical animations

A project by:

CAU Perle
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

In cooperation with:

CAU Uni Bibliothek

If you'd like more information about this project, please contact us!

Maximilian Laufenberg
Maximilian Laufenberg is an expert in corporate communications. His articles provide insight into UXMA news and customer projects. As a quality management officer, he also ensures that all operational requirements of ISO 9001 are met.
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