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Project A – Cooperative Systems in Manufacturing


Short Description

In this project, the students work on practice-oriented work in the field of cooperation systems in manufacturing or manufacturing-related departments. The aim is the practical application of the learned methods from lectures such as HCI by developing a user-centric design to support various cooperation situations in the field of manufacturing of small and medium-sized enterprises and its evaluation. Examples could be the increase of the intrinsic motivation to collect manufacturing data using gamification in a group context, the design of tools for the acquisition of production planning software or the design of interactive visualizations of manufacturing information as a coordination tool. The topics will be specified in cooperation with the students, taking their interests into account. 

The work is usually carried out in the research context of the chair and thus offers the opportunity to deal with real-life problems.


Projekt A


  • 1. Up to two initial presentations/lectures to provide theoretical background and insights in the research project and problem areas to choose from
  • 2. Finding a topic for your assignment
  • 3. Exposé (students)
  • 4. Feedback from supervisor and discussion of further steps
  • 5. Mid-term presentation of project work
  • 6. Submission of project report


If the students are interrested to submit to the annual Student Usability Challenge provided by the German Informatics Society, we offer additional support during the project and for the final report – both on request.

Mandatory Knowledge

Curiosity for the field of manufacturing and related areas as well as cooperative work and how to support it .


Schmidt, K. (1991). Computer Support for Cooperative Work in Advanced Manufacturing. International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, 1(4), 303–320.
Dörner, C., & Rohde, M. (2009). Softwareanpassungspraxis von kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen. HMD – Praxis Der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 46(5), 87–95.