User-Centered System and Function Design

Information about our research topic 4:

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.

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Reference Projects

User Requirements of Older Drivers for the HMI in Automated Driving

In this project we investigate the specific requirements of older people for HMI design in automated vehicles (SAE Level 2 and higher).

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Possible Uses of Gestures While Driving a Car

The research will investigate which gestures can in principle be used to carry out operating functions while driving, with regard to distinctiveness, intuitive comprehensibility, efficient operation and distraction.

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Assessment of Seating Comfort and Sense of Space

The aim of the Traveler Guidance project is to identify suitable methods for the effective guidance of travelers at the train platform using behavioural and technical approaches.

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Examination of the Driving Simulator Validity

The DFG research project "Determination and Quantification of Design Features of a Realistic Driving Simulation" addressed the validity of driver behaviour and examined to what extent the behaviour of a test person in a driving simulator is comparable to that in a real field test.

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