The Human-Technology-Systems team investigates the precursors, potentials and risks of digital interactions and experiences, since digital entities and digital interventions accompany humans in many contexts.

    Participatory and human-centered research, theoretical concepts and multimethods from psychology and computer science determine our research within two key topics:

    Interaction Paradigms between Humans and Digital Entities

    This topic addresses desiderata about the analyses, design, and evaluation of artificial counterparts and their impact on human’s cognition, emotion, behavior, and social life. Our research explores explainable and virtual paradigms by investigating the following research questions

    1. Which gestalt and explain principles of digital entities meet and arouse human needs and competencies?
    2. How can and should digital entities and humans encounter on an equal foot?
    3. How do mental models from each other shape digital interactions?

    Digital Change Experiences

    This topic addresses desiderata about potencials and risks of digital interventions. Our research explores the value of mixed realities on human behavior and change processes by investigating the following research questions

    1. What are the specific impact paths between digital potentials and human behavior (change)?
    2. What are ethical, legal, and social aspects of digital interventions?
    3. Which risks might limit the application of digital interventions?