Human-Machine Interaction: The interplay between people and machines


Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) studies the interplay between people and machines (e.g., information technology, automation, robots and intelligent interfaces).


From a global perspective, it aims to improve the relationship between people and technology and foster positive social change through technology.

  • Social robotics (SR): human-robot interaction, socially intelligent robots, social artificial intelligence, multimodal interaction
  • Human-Technology-Organsation (HTO) and workplace technology (WT): user-centred technology development, workplace user experience (UX), cognitive work analysis, transportation, health care, sustainable technology management
  • Technology ethics (TE): relations with automation and AI, safety, design ethics, human-in-the-loop development, expertise, mutual shaping of society and technology, (gender) diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Sustainability (S): how digital devices and online services affect our everyday lives, energy demand and carbon emissions

  • 1MD032: Intelligent Interactive Systems (5 credits): SR
  • 1MD039: Intelligent Interactive Systems (7.5 credits): SR
  • 1MD300: Social robotics and human-robot interaction (7.5 credits): SR
  • 1MD016: Human-Computer Interaction (5 credits): WT
  • 1MD001: Advanced Interaction Design (5 credits): WT
  • 1MD031: Interface Programming with a User Perspective (5 credits): WT
  • 1MD002: User Interface programming I (5 credits): WT
  • 1MD003: User Interface programming II (5 credits): WT
  • 1MD034: System Design with a User Perspective (5 credits): WT
  • 1MD200: Requirements in Agile Development (5 credits): WT
  • 1DL630: Complex IT Systems in large Organizations (5 credits): WT
  • 1IMD033: Non-Excluding Design and Evaluation (15 credits): WT, S
  • 1MD017: IT Systems and Human Factors (5 credits): WT
  • 1FA455: Complex Systems in Technology and Society - Technology (10 credits): WT
  • 1MD004: IT, Ethics and Organization (5 credits): TE
  • 1DL002: Data, Ethics and Law (5 credits): TE
  • 1DL008: IT, Sustainability and Social Responsibility (5 credits): S