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Sebastian Lorenz

Sebastian is a research associate at the Professorship for Industrial Design Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden. The focus of his scientific and applied research work is the understanding, systematic description and development of operating concepts for complex and highly technical applications, primarily in the field of mobile machinery. As part of the Cab Concept Cluster, the chair was in charge of the operating concepts for the genius cab in 2016 and the smart cab in 2017. In 2018/2019 they developed and evaluated the INTUSI-Operating Concept for Excavators together with Liebherr Hydraulikbagger AG.


Conducive design of human-machine interfaces for mobile machines

Advanced assistive features and the increasing automation of production machines are about to change work profiles and operator requirements and challenge operators’ skills. Intuitive, competence-aware interfaces open a way to a more adaptive and easy-to-use operation environment that facilitates the accessibility of digital services and automated machine functions. The presentation discusses specific points in the product development of HMI, including where and how the consideration of competencies could be turned into beneficial concepts of human-machine interaction.