There’s one basic rule Jürgen Boß always abides by when designing a new product: Listen to the customer – directly and indirectly. Which means that, in addition to the expressed wishes, conclusions about optimization potentials must also be drawn from the actual product application. As a product manager for the People Sensing devision, Jürgen is responsible for developing a new product family. In this capacity, he continuously analyses and observes the market for people flow analysis.
“When I joined HELLA Aglaia, the people counters were already well established but needed to be positioned for long term success – this was a job made for me,” says Jürgen about moving to the Ullstein campus. He has been following his duties with enthusiasm ever since: “Our work closely links artificial intelligence and IoT, putting us right at the forefront of the big trend topics.”
Already as a teenager Jürgen envisioned to pursue a career as an inventor and developer. He studied mechanical engineering and kicked off his career working to create solutions for mechanical tasks before switching to the conceptual field: “If you want to develop an economically viable product concept, you’ll also have to keep an eye on the technical feasibility.”
Jürgen’s inventive talent and drive for optimization continue to be a source of inspiration in his free time, too. The hobby musician dedicates himself to instrument making and works to simplify the way traditional wind instruments are played. The aim is to avoid monotonous practice to focus on actually making music instead. In true product management fashion, Jürgen has mapped out a detailed project plan: “I’m building prototypes right now, thanks to 3D printers, followed by the first user tests.”