The central topic of the research group is the integration of scientific findings into the design of work processes. The focus is always on the workplace and the human being in his role as a system member.

The basis of work design, for example within the framework of Industry 4.0, is the holistic physical and psychological workload assessment for which practice-oriented procedures are developed. These are applied in the evaluation and planning of workplaces in production and logistics as well as in the service sector with regard to physical workload. Also important is the analysis and evaluation of work processes when using technical support systems and the evaluation of design measures on a technical and personal level.

In addition to close cooperation with numerous industrial companies and research within the framework of publicly funded projects, the working group actively participates in international standardization work in order to put newly gained findings into practical application.