Matthias Peissner

HMI 4.0 – Future Trends in Human-Machine Interaction

Wednesday, October 19th

10:50 - 11:40

Key Learnings

  • Challenges and requirements of HMI for smart industrial environments
  • Approaches and applications of symbiotic and social HMI
  • Design strategies and methods for positive user experience
  • Details

    Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) have become no. 1 priority in many industrial projects. Designing the HMI for efficient use is all about users, tasks and contexts. But how will these change with the rising Industrial Internet of Things (Digital Industry 4.0)?

    Human roles and tasks will significantly change in networked and intelligent production environments. Traditional usability approaches to support efficient surveillance and operation will still be important but not sufficient anymore.

    The speech will explain and provide examples for three major trends in Human-Machine Interfaces: (1) Symbiotic HMI that allow for dynamic assignment and sharing of tasks and responsibilities between human and machine, (2) Social HMI that support human communication and collaboration between team members for efficient decision-making and coordination, and (3) Emotional HMI that involve design strategies to create positive user experiences as a source for increased human engagement, creativity and flexibility.


    Wednesday, October 19th

    10:50 - 11:40


    Matthias Peissner

    Head of the Competence Centre Human-Computer Interaction - Fraunhofer

    Dr.-Ing. Matthias Peissner is head of the Competence Centre Human-Computer Interaction. He has expert knowledge as a project leader in diverse areas like Multimodal User Interfaces, User Experience Engineering, and User Interaction in Intelligent Environments. He coordinates international research projects and has broad industrial experience from his work with companies like Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Lufthansa, Infineon, KHS, etc. He is a member of the ISO TC159 SC4 WG5 and is one of the founders of the »German Usability Professionals Association e.V.« (G-UPA).

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