Research Seminar: Human-Centered Systems

  • Type: Seminar (S)
  • Semester: SS 2023
  • Lecturer:

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche, Shi Liu

  • SWS: 3
  • Lv-No.: 2540557
  • Information: Blended (On-Site/Online)


With the Research Seminar: Human-Centered Systems (formerly known as "Information Systems and Service Design Seminar"), we aim to provide students with the possibility to independently work on state-of-the-art research topics in addition to the knowledge gained in the lectures of Prof. Mädche. The Human-Centered Systems Lab (h-lab) headed by Prof. Mädche focuses in research, education, and innovation on designing human-centered systems for better work and life. It is positioned at the intersection of Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

In the seminar, participants will get deeper insights in a contemporary research topic in the field of information systems or human-computer interaction.The actual seminar topics will be derived from current research activities of the research group.  Our research assistants offer a rich set of topics from our research topics. Students can select among these topics individually depending on their personal interests. The seminar is carried out in the form of a literature-based thesis project. In the seminar, students will acquire the important methodological skills of running a systematic literature review.

Learning Objectives

The students

  • focus on a contemporary topic at the intersection of Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and carry out a structured literature search 
  • aggregate the collected information in a suitable way to present and extract knowledge
  • write a seminar thesis following academic writing standards
  • deliver a presentation in a scientific context in front of an auditorium

Prerequisites No specific prerequisites are required for the seminar.

Literature Further literature will be made available in the seminar.

Language of instruction English

Feel free to contact Shi Liu ( in case you have any further questions.