Research Cluster 11

Development Methodology for Adaptive and Competence-Promoting Human-Machine Systems in Early Product Development Phases

This Research Cluster is supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucienne Blessing.

Finished PhD Projects:

Currently supervised colleagues/scholarship holders and projects:


Identifying Attribute Importance in Early Product Development.
Exemplified by Interactive Technologies and Age

Dipl.-Psych. Anna E. Pohlmeyer

1st Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucienne Blessing
2nd Supervisor:Prof. Dr. Harmut Wandke
3rd Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Rötting
4th Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Kraft
5th Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ferring

Gestural Interfaces for Elderly Users

M.Sc. Christian Stößel

1. Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucienne Blessing
2. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wandke
3. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Thüring
4. Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Rötting
5. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ferring

Older adults are facing particular problems when using technology in their daily routine. Reasons for their difficulties can often be attributed to the design of the interface, which, in many cases, is not tailored to their specific needs and abilities. This research project is concerned with the experimental investigation of gesture-based interaction, fathoming its potential of facilitating technology use by older adults. The focus lies on touch- and gesture control for mobile devices, its usability and acceptance.