smart@work: A multi-perspective view on designing how people interact with technology

Technical systems and products are becoming more and more complex and powerful, and they increasingly permeate all areas of work and life. Highly automated and dynamic systems need to be designed humane and conducive in order to enable people and technology to cooperate as partners on equal footing, and to benefit from their respective strengths.

This leads to a number of fundamental research questions: What tasks and responsibilities will people take over in the future? In which environments will people work and how will this work look like? What information will people need and how will they retrieve, organize and process information? How will people and technology communicate, what channels and devices will they use? Which senses of perception will people be able to use and which senses of perception will technology have in the future?

The Dresden International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation is going to find answers to these questions and explore some of the main research challenges in the fields of

  • Designing professional work of the future in a holistic way with the human-in-the-loop
  • Using novel smart technologies including mobile devices and Augmented or Mixed Reality experiences
  • Investigating appropriate natural multimodal interaction and visualization approaches
  • Applying novel prototyping, fabrication and user experience evaluation techniques

For seven days, PhD students and Postdocs from around the world will discuss and elaborate a vision of being smart@work. Leading international scientists will share their experience and generate a knowledge transfer at the highest international level. A broad mix of lectures, keynote speeches, workshops, hands-on sessions and excursions will stimulate the academic exchange and foster focused, results-oriented and high quality scientific work. A wide range of leisure activities over time will promote networking and social interaction in a cosmopolitan university.

Let us shape our future! If you want to take part at the Dresden International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation, then apply now – you will find all details on our participation page.