University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that develops advanced technologies and delivers innovative products and services to industry and society.
As a major engine of the diversification and growth of Luxembourg’s economy through innovation, LIST supports the deployment of a number of solutions to a wide range of sectors, including energy, IT, telecommunications, environment, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing at national and European level.
Thanks to its location in an exceptional collaborative environment, namely the Belval Innovation Campus, LIST accelerates time to market by maximizing synergies with different actors, including the university, the national funding agency and industrial clusters.
The MADSAV project is being undertaken within the e-Science unit of the Department of Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN). The LIST team will focus primarily on developing the simulation and testing platform, by bringing together areas such as driving performance/behaviour measurement, in-car interaction, data analytics and visualisation.
For more information contact: Dr Rod McCall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Center for Human-Computer Interaction
The Center for Human-Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary research group within the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Salzburg. Established in 2005 as research unit at the former ICT&S Center, currently approx. 40 researchers study the interplay between humans and computers in order to enable desired interactions and explore desirable futures. The Center is directed by Professor Manfred Tscheligi who is a widely recognized expert in the field.
The Car Interaction lab is a team of specialists within the center for HCI, with the overall goal of enhancing the interaction space in the car holistically taking experiences of all passengers and the influences of various context parameters into account. Through the lenses of Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (IxD), we analyze the automotive context, design and develop novel interaction approaches, and evaluate in-car systems. Analyses include ethnographic studies in the field in order to gain a rich and holistic picture of the driving context. Thereby, we specifically focus not only on the driver but also on passengers inside the car. The interaction design includes the steering wheel as interaction design space, gaze-interaction for drivers and passengers, shape changing interfaces, and ambient light visualizations. Evaluation is done with our own interaction design but also with state-of-the-art in-car systems. One of our main foci lies in the assessment of driver distraction outside the lab.
In MaDSAV, the Center for HCI will focus on the user-centered side of the project. This includes analysis of contextual and user factors, persuasive prototype interface design, and evaluation of the prototype(s).