The human-centered systems lab (h-lab) headed by Prof. Dr. Alexander Maedche (research group “Information Systems I", formerly ISSD) 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:
Students are faced with many challenges on their very individual way to master their studies. To achieve this goal, they need to self-regulate their learning and emotions, avoid procrastination, and overcome test anxiety. To support students in acquiring or improving these critical skills, we have developed the mobile app Amsl. Amsl offers numerous interactive learning modules to support self-study of students. The app is being developed by an interdisciplinary team consisting of information systems and psychology scholars under the leadership of the human-centered systems lab (h-lab)
The mobile app in its initial version 1.0 is now available on Android and iOS. Further information is available via https://amsl.app/
As part of the Girls‘ Day on April 27th 2023 the h-lab is offering a design workshop. In this workshop, the pupils will learn and practically apply the process to create an interactive prototype for a real-world problem in their school life. Further information (in german only):More
The UIG Symposium 2023 will take place physically in Karlsruhe. It targets connecting academics and practitioners with a specific focus on SME organizations to exchange state-of-the-art knowledge on usability and user experience. The theme of the 2023 symposium is sustainable design of digitalization. We invite submitting potential contributions by April 15th 2023. The UIG symposium is organized by the Mittelstand 4.0 competence center “Usability” and UIG e.V. Further information is available here: https://www.kompetenzzentrum-usability.digital/events/uig-tagung-2023More
The human-centered systems lab is present at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with two full papers and two late-breaking papers. Additionally, we will offer a course in cooperation with the competence center Mittelstand 4.0. CHI 2023 takes place in Hamburg in the time frame of April 23rd – April 28th 2023.More
We seek applicants with a strong research track record with publications in leading international journals and conferences in the field of information systems. The professorship focuses on digitalization of organizations and their networks and applies empirical and design-oriented research methods. We are looking for an internationally outstanding personality who represents this area in research, teaching, and innovation.
Further information is available here: DE / EN
In cooperation with our partner Commerz Business Consulting (CBC) GmbH, the internal management consultancy of the Commerzbank Group, we are offering a position at the intersection of academia and practice. Join CBC and the human-centered systems lab (h-lab) as a consultant and researcher to carry out a PhD project, work on real-world problems, and join exciting research activities in the field of designing the future of work. The position is embedded into our research topic emotion-adaptive systems with a specific focus on leveraging wearables for better work.
Further information is available on this link: https://www.commerz-business-consulting.de/karriere/jobs/promotion-am-kitMore
Join the human-centered systems lab as a researcher to support our exciting research activities in the field of human-in-the-loop design with a specific focus on data platforms. Deadline for application: March 30th 2023. Further information is available here.More
Dr. Karsten Schlageter, CEO of ABO Wind AG, gave insights into his career and the specific challenges of digitalization of his company. He visited KIT as part of an industry talk in the information systems as part of the B.Sc. industrial engineering & management program.
Dr. Karsten Schlageter studied industrial engineering & management at the KIT-Department of Economics and Management. He is board spokesman of ABO Wind AG. ABO Wind AG (https://www.abo-wind.com/de/) builds wind and solar parks, battery and hydrogen projects worldwide.More
The end of the winter semester 2022/23 also marks the successful end of this year’s Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) capstone project, which is an integral element of the BIS master lecture held by Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche, Dr. Ulrich Gnewuch, and Jonas Gunklach . The capstone project is tended to empower students to collect hands-on experiences in applying Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) technologies and systems to real-world data and in parallel build up transferrable skills (e.g., communication, team collaboration, etc) The overall goal and topic of the capstone project was to create innovative analytical solutions supporting data-driven decision making at Bosch.More
As of today, our new course FORES - Foundations of HCI and IS Research, is available to all KIT students on ILIAS. The goal of the course is to get students up to speed with all important methods, tools, and best practices in the research domains of HCI and IS. As with its predecessor DORIS, the course is mandatory for all registered thesis students at h-lab.More
The journal Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) was established in 1977 and is considered as the top outlet in the information systems discipline.
Starting in 2023 Alexander Maedche joins the MISQ editorial board for a term of two years. Specifically, he will contribute with his expertise in the fields of Design Science Research and Human-Computer Interaction. Further information about MISQ available here: https://misq.umn.edu/More
Psychology & Marketing has published a new paper titled “Brand Placements in Video Games: How local in-game experiences influence brand attitudes” by Moritz Ingendahl, Tobias Vogel, Michaela Wänke, Alexander Maedche. We investigate when and how brand placements in video games influence brand attitudes and show that evaluative conditioning and its cognitive mechanisms can be utilized to explain and predict advertising effects.
Further information is available here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mar.21770More