Kompetenzfeld Nutzerbezogene System- und Funktionsauslegung

Forschungsschwerpunkt Fahrzeugergonomie

User-Centered System and Function Design

Systems that require interaction between humans and machines focus on humans as users with the aim of increasing safety, efficiency, comfort and acceptance through successful human-machine interaction.

Our research group is working on designing the systems with regard to functionality and interfaces according to the respective usage context as well as the user-related requirements (see also user-centered design process, DIN EN ISO 9241-210). The tasks of humans and machines as well as the criteria of usability and user experience are considered. Laboratory and field studies are carried out as part of the analysis and evaluation of systems from different application contexts.

Reference Projects

Driver Assistance Systems

Use and Information Strategy for Adaptive Cruise Control with Advanced Functions

Design Potentials for Passenger Car ACC-Systems in Consideration of Different Types of Drivers

Ergonomic Design of a Steer-by-Wire Steering System

Ergonomic Analysis of a Night-Vision-Systems in a Vehicle

Active Hazard Braking – How does the Driver react?

Vehicle Interior & Driver's Workplace

Applications of Gestures while Driving a Car

Evaluation of Seating Comfort and Feeling of Space in Different Vehicles

Improvement of Visual Assessment in the Vehicle Development Process – Methods for Visual Assessment

Surfaces, Operating Elements and Touch Screens in the Vehicle

Eldery Women and Vehicle Cockpit Design – A Questionnaire Analysis

Investigating the Comfort of Aircraft and Car Seats

Driver Behaviour & Driver Information

Investigation of Driving Simulator Validity

Prediction of Driver Behaviour (Urban)

Braking System – Driver Behaviour and Acceptance