Human-centered Engineering

Human-centered Engineering

Understand and explain decisions of intelligent systems from the user's point of view

Human-centered Engineering

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) harbors new challenges for human-machine collaboration. How can intelligent systems optimally support users and developers? How can humans be provided with sufficient information to comprehend and influence the behavior of an intelligent system? Our Human-centered Engineering competence field delves into these issues by using findings and methods from the fields of computer science, engineering, media informatics and psychology.

Human-centered Engineering

We research and design AI systems that meet people's requirements and needs. The focus is on the life cycle of personalized applications such as recommendation systems or decision assistants in the aviation, automotive, healthcare, production and e-commerce sectors. To this end, we create user, domain and task models and use methods of human-computer interaction and machine learning. A particular focus is on making AI decision-making processes comprehensible and strengthening trust in these systems. For example, we develop models and user interfaces that present AI decisions in a transparent and understandable way.

Our aim is to develop practical solutions based on human-centered principles and to promote the integration and acceptance of intelligent systems in cross-industry applications. In doing so, we strive to make the collaboration between humans and AI natural, intuitive, robust and reliable.


  • Research and development of customized AI solutions that meet the specific requirements and needs of different human stakeholders
  • Optimization of AI integration into a usable and trustworthy system
  • Consulting and support in the selection and implementation of human-centered AI solutions for your specific applications
  • Workshops and training on the topic of human-centered AI and its potential applications

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fortiss whitepaper Human-centric Machine Learning
Whitepaper Human-centric Machine Learning
Dr. Yuanting Liu

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