The User-Centered Computing department develops IT systems and technologies that focus on their users throughout their complete life cycle. We aim for systems that provide effective personalized support for the task at hand and fit perfectly into the work environment. Our expertise from more than 20 years of R&D on Human–Computer-Interaction and adaptation to context enables us to build intelligent environments and IT systems that satisfy the requirements of usability, Web compliance and accessibility in their individual context.
Our wide repertoire of design methods lets us combine appropriate test-oriented methods from User-Centered Engineering with ethnographic and participatory approaches, so we can involve the users from the start in the planning, design and evolution of their systems. The range of our activities includes usability engineering of products and systems, support for the design of standard-compliant Web and desktop applications as well as the use of sensor technologies and embedded systems in industrial environments.