In July the Infineon Innovation Day took place in Villach. At this event all PhDs who write their thesis in conjunction with Infineon could present their work in poster presentations. Also three students of the HCI Unit, which I co-advise, were there and presented their work:
- Patricia Kluckner: Long-Term User-Adapted Interaction
- Ewald Strasser: Measuring Users’ Emotion on a Subconscious Level
- Roland Buchner: Contextual Adaptive Interfaces in the Factory
It was an insightful event. Most of the presented work was clearly technical and oriented towards optimizing the production flow from a technical perspective. However, our presentations demonstrated the importance of “the human factor” in the factory and how usability and user experience research is of relevance in this context.