Module Handbook

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Module MV-WSKL-165-M-7

Design of Human-Machine Systems (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-WSKL-165-M-7 Design of Human-Machine Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)
MV-PAK-165-M-7 Design of Human-Machine Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)
Hint concerning Module MV-PAK-165-M-7:
PAK number no longer current


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-WSKL] Machine Tools and Control Systems
Reference course of study [MV-88.B78-SG] M.Sc. Production Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U MV-PAK-86564-K-7
Design of Human-Machine Systems
P 42 h 78 h - - PL1 4.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-PAK-86564-K-7]: Title: "Design of Human-Machine Systems"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: examination in form of partial achievements
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 10564 ("Design of Human-Machine Systems")
    Completion of 5 tasks. Each of these will count for 1/5 of the overall grade.

Evaluation of grades

The module is not graded.

For a certificate of attendance:
  • regular participation in the courses
  • active participation in the semester project with presentation of the results and preparation of the final report

For graded certificates:

  • regular participation in the courses
  • active participation in the semester project with presentation of the results and the preparation of the final report.
  • The grade results from the assessment of the sub-tasks of the semester project and the assessment of the final report.


  • 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

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-PAK-165-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-ME-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Mechanical Engineering
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-MBINFO-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Maschinenbau mit angewandter Informatik
[MV-PE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Produktentwicklung im Maschinenbau
[MV-PT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Produktionstechnik

References to Module / Module Number [MV-WSKL-165-M-7]