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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.


User interface design in industrial applications – Using low effort, medium fidelity prototyping to explore XR modalities

This Presentation reports on our advanced prototyping framework for augmenting multimodal human-machine interaction (HMI). The framework considers new tools for developing advanced interaction technology and functionalities, their perception, and communication with humans. It provides an interactive and flexible environment to test and examine interaction concepts and the roles of future operators. Implementing capable prototyping in early phases of product development is essential in novel HMI to accelerate development processes and reduce uncertainties regarding autonomous machines, making them easy to apply in HMI development processes in the industry. We showcase some of our existing prototypes and give an outlook for our XR-Prototypes in the TheiaXR-project that will be designed to give insights into the design of user interfaces for cyber-physical systems across all industrial domains.