HCI: Human-Computer-Interaction und Usability Engineering

The HCI group, headed by Prof. Dr. Monique Janneck, is concerned with various aspects of Human-Computer Interaction research: 

  • Sociotechnical Design: Impact of technical systems on social and organizational structures and processes; technology appropriation and software implementation processes 
  • Usability Engineering and Evaluation: Methods for participatory software development and usability evaluation 
  • Computer-mediated communication and cooperation: Designing cooperative systems and social media for learning and working processes (CSCL/CSCW) 
  • Social Media and Virtual Organizations: Analysis and design of online communities and networks

For thesis offers please contact team members.

Usability Engineering Lab

The Usability Engineering lab is used in research and teaching to develop and practice participatory and agile software engineering methods and to conduct professional usability evaluations. It is equipped with a variety of tools for recording and analysis.

Research Projects (selection)

  • IKARion – Intelligent Online Tools for Supporting Group Work, (2017-2020), funded by BMBF
  • Digi-Exist – Online Health Management for Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs (2016-2019), funded by BMBF
  • e-RegioWerk – Web-based Health Management and Personnel Development for Small Trade Businesses  (2016-2019), funded by BMBF
  • EngAGE – Online Interventions for Health-Promoting Job Design for Flexible Workers (2013-2017),funded by BMBF
  • Attributions in HCI – (2013-2017), funded by Exzellenz- und Strukturbudget Schleswig-Holstein
  • Holidaily – Development and Evaluation of a smartphone application fostering recovery in highly stressed employees (2016-2018), cooperation with Leuphana University
  • krea.nets – Fostering Creativity and Innovation in Virtual Networks  (2008-2011), funded by BMBF
  • Aufstiegskompetenz – Career Advancement of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics  (2008-2011), funded by BMBF