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Virtual Technologies and Innovation Lab

Applied psychology for innovation with virtual technologies in work, cooperation, product and service design

Virtual technologies (from interactive videos to virtual reality) offer new possibilities for socio-technical analyses, evaluations and designs of modern work and cooperation models as well as products and services. Our virtual technology and innovation lab (VTI lab) will be used in teaching, research and development as well as providing services in a variety of different design and innovation fields and will focus on developing innovative solutions for real-life issues.

Examples:

  • How can virtual and augmented reality be used to analyse, evaluate and design innovative products and solutions?
  • How can interactive hyper videos support creative learning and improve understanding of complex scientific and technological issues?
  • How can virtual technology be used to develop innovative solutions to improve safety in road, rail and air traffic?
  • How can virtual reality be used to develop and train companies?
  • How can virtual prototyping improve the socio-technological system in companies?
  • How can virtual and augmented reality improve customer experiences?

Selected Projects

Bike to the Future – using VR to analyse perceptions of safety

The project focuses on how virtual reality can be used to measure cyclists’ perceptions of safety in major cities.

to Bike to the Future – using VR to analyse perceptions of safety

Digital Video Tools

Tools to Support Conceputal Understanding and Creative Learning in Individuals and Groups.

to Digital Video Tools

Digitalisation and cooperation in construction

As part of a project with research and industry partners, we are designing future, digital work models for the world of construction.

to Digitalisation and cooperation in construction

Feasibility of safer zebra crossings

This feasibility study examines whether aspects of driving behaviour in the virtual realm are comparable with those in real traffic.

to Feasibility of safer zebra crossings

Mixed reality & team collaboration

Design of collaborative mixed reality settings for distributed development teams

to Mixed reality & team collaboration

Socio-technical optimisation of aviation security checkpoints

The use of computer simulation and VR to analyse, evaluate and design aviation security checkpoints.

to Socio-technical optimisation of aviation security checkpoints

Virtual design of prostheses and assistance systems

Virtual prototypes to improve prosthetic technology are a cost-effective alternative to physical prototypes.

to Virtual design of prostheses and assistance systems
All projects

Contact

Dr. Oliver Christ

to Dr. Oliver Christ

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schaffner

to Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schaffner

Prof. Dr. Carmen Zahn

to Prof. Dr. Carmen Zahn
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