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Course MV-PAK-86564-K-7

Design of Human-Machine Systems (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP
2 V Lecture 28 h 78 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-WSKL] Machine Tools and Control Systems
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Introduction into Usability-Engineering
  • Explanation of the phases of the Usability-Engineering-Lifecycle (e.g., analysis, prototyping, evaluation, …)
  • Design of interactions and dialogs for human-machine-interfaces
  • Modern techniques of interaction (e.g., Augmented Reality, gesture-based interaction, …)
  • Evaluation of human-machine-interfaces
  • Practical semester projects covering the focus of research at the IFS (e.g., mobile assistance, Augmented Reality, …)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students will be able to
  • report the state of the art of the field Useware-Engineering.
  • analyse the requirements of a human-machine-interface.
  • work out and assess different drafts.
  • evaluate drafts, interpret the results and to make suggestions for improvement.
  • present and defend their results in a plenum and assess other concepts.


  • Zühlke, D.: Nutzergerechte Entwicklung von Mensch-Maschine-Systemen, 2012
  • Nielsen, J,: Usability Engineering, 1994
  • Shneiderman, B.: Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 2014


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References to Course [MV-PAK-86564-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-WSKL-165-M-7] Design of Human-Machine Systems P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP