Thesis work in Human-Computer Interaction

Västerås,Vaestmanland County,Sweden
02 Oct 2016
25 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be a part of User Experience Design at ABB Corporate Research ABB Corporate Research Center in Sweden is located in Västerås, about 100 kilometers west of Stockholm. Together with our colleagues in other R&D centers we develop technologies with a user centered design perspective for future products and services for ABB's core businesses.

We are glad to be able to offer several challenging and exciting master thesis projects within the User Experience Design group at Corporate Research. We work with both long-term development projects and shorter assignments, and we work across all ABB business units.

The thesis should, based on user needs, investigate how technologies can be applied to improve usability and efficiency for the users. It should include for example user studies and/or concept development. The concept development and result can be a combination of visualizations, low fidelity prototypes and/or implemented high fidelity prototypes. The ability to put the user in the center is important; therefore we believe an understanding of users' behaviors is an important competence for succeeding in this thesis work.

We are looking for ambitious, independent and outgoing master thesis students in design, engineering, cognitive science or computer science. You have a strong interest in industrial or interaction design, service design, information visualization, human factors, human-computer interaction, or computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) with a focus on developing solutions towards ABB's areas of interest. You are confident in conducting user research and concept development using a user-centered design approach. Hands-on experience with programming is an advantage if you plan to include advanced concept development. Moreover, you have a great desire to acquire knowledge and learn the tools and methods that will help meet your research goals. Communication and presentation skills in English are essential.