User-centered Design

A central aspect of assistive technology development is integration of users. A database with over 2,400 test persons is available at the Oldenburg location for evaluation studies.

Evaluation and User Studies

At the Oldenburg location, the Fraunhofer Project Group has access to different laboratories and special rooms for evaluation studies as part of the cooperation with the Haus des Hörens and the University of Oldenburg. The communication acoustics simulator allows simulation of the acoustic characteristics of practically any room, such as classrooms, offices or even railway station concourses. A central database with over 2,400 test persons is available for performing customer studies. This allows test persons to be selected according to specific criteria such as age, sensory impairments or technology acceptance and technical competence. In addition to qualitative and quantitative user survey methods, the scientists use new neuroergonomic methods to measure the mental effort involved in use of products and technologies.

Range of Services

  • Usability studies with standardised, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Evidence-based evaluation by measurement of bodily functions and neurophysiological measurements of cognitive stress by electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Hearing studies

Current Research Projects

 

Cognitive support for call center employees

Research project KANTATE

 

Project INDIFON

Evaluation of listening effort

R&D-Services

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