The human-centered systems lab (h-lab) headed by Prof. Dr. Alexander Maedche (research group “Information Systems I") focuses in research, education, and innovation on designing human-centered systems for better work & life.  

Our mission is to create impactful knowledge for designing human-centered systems for human productivity and well-being through relevant and rigor scientific research. We leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI)  and biosignal sensor technologies and follow a socio-technical research paradigm for increasing human productivity and well-being through human-centered systems.

We contribute to the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) (Mensch-Computer Interaktion) and information systems (IS) (Wirtschaftsinformatik). We believe that delivering cutting-edge knowledge and inspiring education, as well as an ongoing dialog with the public need to go hand in hand to maximize the impact of our work in organizations and society.

Our current research topics are:

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It’s not rocket science: Accessibility in MINT
It’s not rocket science: Accessibility in MINT

In cooperation with Triangel, the research group Information Systems I will engage with citizens with the new format “Stammtisch: It’s not rocket science”. The event series will start on November 16th 2022 at 5 PM.  Merlin Knaeble will provide insights into the topic of accessibility in MINT and discuss his research with the participants.

 

Further information is available here (https://www.triangel.space/event/stammtisch-its-not-rocket-science/)

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New Publication in JMIR MHealth UHealth: “Validity of Chatbot Use for Mental Health Assessment: Experimental Study”
New Publication in JMIR MHealth UHealth: “Validity of Chatbot Use for Mental Health Assessment: Experimental Study”

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) journal has published a new paper titled “Validity of Chatbot Use for Mental  Health Assessment: Experimental Study” by Anita Schick, Jasper Feine, Stefan Morana, Alexander Maedche, and Ulrich Reininghaus. The article investigates the convergent and discriminant validity of chatbots for mental health assessments, the effect of assessment mode on  socially desirable responding, and the effort required by participants for assessments using chatbots compared with established modes.

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in Karlsruhe “Mental Health” zugeschnitten
World Usability Day in Karlsruhe “Mental Health”

On November 12th 2022 the World Usability Day (https://worldusabilityday.org/) with the theme “Our Health” is taking place globally. The World Usability Day in Karlsruhe is organized by the Research Group Iinformation Systems I and UIG e.V. It sets a thematic focus on “Mental Health”.

 

Further information is available here: https://www.kompetenzzentrum-usability.digital/events/world-usability-day-2022/world-usability-day-2022-karlsruhe

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Closing Colloquium of the digilog@bw project zugeschnitten
Closing Colloquium of the digilog@bw project

The "eye-based interactive systems" team of the research group Information Systems I presented the results of the digilog@bw – Digitalisierung im Dialog project at ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien on October 13th 2022.

 

In this project, we designed and developed two innovative eye-based artifacts and presented them at ZKM Digilogloung for the citizens of Karlsruhe. The first artifact is "Eye-tracking Kiosk" which focuses on informing citizens about their bad habits on the internet. The second is PrEyeCo which focuses on increasing remote meeting quality while protecting users' privacy.

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Two Papers published in the Proceedings of ACM Human Computer Interaction (CSCW-2022)
Two Papers published in the Proceedings of ACM Human Computer Interaction (CSCW-2022)

The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) is the premier venue for research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks.  The research group Information Systems I has published two papers in the corresponding proceedings:

 

Benke et al. (2022) TeamSpiritous - A Retrospective Emotional Competence Development System for Video-Meetings and Feine et al. (2022) Intrance: Designing an Interactive Enhancement System for the Development of QA Chatbots.

 

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Participation at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2022
Participation at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2022

The research groups of Professors Mädche, Satzger, and Weinhardt will be represented with 10 papers at the International Conference on Information Systems, which will take place in Copenhagen in December. Congratulations to all authors!

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New Job opportunity in “AI-based Process & Large Language Models“ in the research group!
New Job opportunity in “AI-based Process & Large Language Models“ in the research group!

Join our research group as a researcher to support our exciting research activities in the field of AI-based processes for work & life with a specific focus on large language models such as GPT-3 of OpenAI. Further information is available here.

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Successful Completion of the Designing Interactive Systems Capstone Project “Digital Nearshoring Life Cycle” @ EnBW
Successful Completion of the Designing Interactive Systems Capstone Project "Digital Nearshoring Life Cycle" @ EnBW

The end of the summer semester also marks the successful end of this year’s Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) capstone project, which was conducted virtually as part of the DIS master lecture held by Dr. Ulrich Gnewuch. Over a period of two months, 21 students worked in teams on a real-world challenge provided by our industry partner EnBW. The overall goal and topic of this year’s project was to create innovative design solutions for supporting the Digital Nearshoring Life Cycle of remote employees. Each team worked on a different phase of the lifecycle (e.g., attracting and hiring, onboarding, working remotely, offboarding). 

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UIG Symposium 2022 “Inclusion affects us all!“
UIG Symposium 2022 "Inclusion affects us all!"

The research group of Prof. Mädche is co-organizer of the symposium in cooperation with the Usability & User Experience in Germany e.V. and the Competence Center Usability. The symposium focuses on digital inclusion and accessibility and takes place on September 22nd 2022 in an online format. Further information is available here.

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Participation at Mensch und Computer 2022
Participation at Mensch und Computer 2022

The research group of Prof. Mädche was present at the Mensch und Computer 2022 Conference in Darmstadt with several papers.

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Closing event of the MeKIDI project
Closing event of the MeKIDI project

The project MeKIDI focused on humane process digitalization in the energy sector. Specifically, software robots in the form of chatbots, RPA bots and virtual reality bots were investigated with specific focus on the interplay and impact on humans. The closing event takes place on September 14th in a hybrid mode: The physical event will be done in cooperation with the Bundesverband für Energiemarktdienstleister (BEMD) in Kassel. The online event is available via this link: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/mekidi-abschluss-veranstaltung-tickets-387344928107
 

Further information about the project and its results are available on: https://mekidi.de/

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Mario Nadj appointed as Assistant Professor
Mario Nadj appointed as Assistant Professor of “Business & Information Systems Engineering” at TU Dortmund

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mario Nadj, former member of the Research Group Information Systems I, as assistant professor for „Business & Information Systems Engineering“ at the Department of Business & Economics at TU Dortmund. We congratulate him warmly and wish him all the best for his new position.

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