Human-computer interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that is concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and the study of major phenomena surrounding them. This page provides an overview on research groups engaged in HCI research in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The research group “Information Systems I” headed by Prof. Maedche focuses in research, education, and innovation on designing human-centered systems for better work & life. In our human-centered systems lab (h-lab) we leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and biosignal sensor technologies and follow a socio-technical research paradigm for increasing human productivity and well-being.
The research group TECO led by Prof. Beigl researches and teaches HCI in general and in the context of ubiquitous and wearable computing. To do this, we use and expand methods of artificial intelligence, invent new hardware systems and sensors and study their use in real-world settings. Our areas of application focus primarily on health and use in industry.
The interdisciplinary research group “Security * Usability * Society” (SECUSO) headed by Prof. Volkamer focuses in research and innovation on usable security solutions and effective security / privacy awareness measures. We apply a human-centered security by design approach, i.e. integrate potential future users and customers in the iterative development process in order to design solutions and awareness measures which are in line with their mental models.
The research group “Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility” led by Prof. Gerling explores digital accessibility with focus on novel and assistive technologies that can be leveraged by disabled people to participate in society and lead self-determined lives. We employ participatory and experience-centered methods in system design, and have expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods that we apply in user studies that take place in lab and field settings.
The research group Computer-Vision for Human-Computer Interaction led by Prof. Rainer Stiefelhagen investigates state of the art computer vision methods to develop perceptive and multimodal human-computer interfaces in diverse application contexts such as human-robot interaction, smart environments, driver assistance, as well as image and video content analysis. Together with the KIT’s Center for Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technology – ACCESS@KIT, we particularly investigate novel approaches to improve digital accessibility and develop Assistive Technology with and for users with seeing impairment.
The world of work is currently facing major technical and organizational changes. Prof. Deml’s working group is dedicated to empirical research and ergonomic design of work systems, with a focus on the experience and behavior of working people.