The purpose of human-computer interfaces is to provide a communication bridge between the respective software and human users. Since the technologies used in intelligent buildings should improve the productivity of users, the interfaces in such a complex system as the intelligent building should be designed to suit the different needs of the users and their respective tasks. In addition, the omnipresent virtual world provides an overwhelming access to knowledge in form of immense amounts of data and a multitude of digital media. For this reason this research group is working on various projects in the field of digital media and human-computer-interaction in the intelligent building.

 

Current Projects:

ME-COMPOSED | Musical Expression and Composition for People with Severe Disabilities

Music is a vital expression of human existence. However, people with disabilities are to some extent excluded from this form of expression, even if they meet the necessary minimum requirements for creative musical exchange. ME-COMPOSED shall empower people with and without disabilities to work together creatively in order to to create and present musical works. The project closes a gap between technical interface development and the needs for inclusion-oriented musical practice.

PAGAnInI | Personalized Augmented Guidance for the Autonomy of People with Intellectual Impairments

In the project PAGAnInI, an adaptive learning system will be developed to accompany and support people with cognitive impairments in their learning process during „path training“. As a result, this group of people should be able to navigate as independently as possible in public spaces. Assistance should be able to be used without stigmatisation, therefore it is partly provided in augmented reality. The system is set up according to the individual’s progress and adapts to it.