fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for the development of software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. The scientists at the institute cooperate in research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. The focus is on research into state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools for the development of software- and AI-based technologies for dependable, secure cyber-physical systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss is organized in the legal form of a non-profit limited liability company. Shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

The mission of the Human-centered Engineering (HCE) at fortiss is to develop intelligent user interfaces and trustworthy AI systems. By utilizing machine learning techniques, our focus lies on the research into user-, domain- and task-models to ensure human-machine-interaction as natural and as robust as possible. Cognitive interaction is improved by integrating multimodal elements.

In this project, we search for a new team member:

Master Thesis (m/f/d) – Interaction Concept of a Production Tool for 3D-Visualisation

Your tasks: 

  • Evaluating an industrial production tool based on usability and user-friendliness
  • Developing a new interaction conception of a 3D-visualisation tool
  • Conducting user tests with the industry partner focusing on UX
  • Evaluating the test result 

Your profile:

  • Master student in computer science, human-computer-interaction, psychology or related technical disciplines
  • Profound knowledge of user-centric design and usability evaluation methods (e.g. heuristic evaluation or cognitive Walkthrough)
  • Experience with programming languages and tools (e.g. C++, C or Java)
  • Analytical thinking as well as independent and structured work
  • Excellent communication in English or German

Our offer:

  • An „open space“ organizational culture, that allows to learn and apply competencies as well as to take on responsibilities in different areas in a wide network of government and industry partners
  • Close collaborations with leading research groups and industrial technology leaders for a practical development work
  • Insights into a research institute on Artificial Intelligence
  • Please note that this Master thesis is not remunerated

Did we catch your interest?

Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV and a current transcript of records. 

Job-ID: HCE-ALL-BAM-03-2019

Contact: Dr. Yuanting Liu