The Human-Machine Systems (MMS) department specializes in presenting complex technologies and processes in a way that is clear and transparent for humans and in making the interactions between people and technology time- and stress-resistant. The procedure for carrying out projects and studies is based on the DIN ISO 9241-210 standard for user-centered design of interactive systems, and its methods, procedures and tools are continuously applied, reviewed and refined. For practical testing, new user-centered ideas are implemented in hardware and software.
Technical competencies include ergonomic system analysis and empirical evaluation of human-machine systems as well as the conception and user-centered design of human-machine interfaces with a focus on interaction and information presentation. Methodical competencies include task and process analyses, modeling and simulation of team processes, usability studies and prototype development.