The Development of an Adaptive HMI - From the Idea to the Prototype

  • Andreas KaufmannEmail author
  • Timo Schempp
  • Ingmar Stoehr
  • Markus Schmid
  • Thomas Maier
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 972)


The continuing trend of increasing functional diversity in control systems poses a great challenge for the development of human-machine interactions. Adaptive control systems or adaptive interface systems, short aIS, can be a solution to this challenge. The development of such an interface system comes out of a project called aISA which stands for adaptive interface systems in agricultural tractors. The example of application is the tractor which is used for a multitude of work scenarios with appropriate implements. This contribution contains the approach of the development of the adaptive armrest. The sections are the introduction, analysis, method, tool usage, results and conclusion. The most important sections in this contribution are the method and the tool usage. The goal of the paper is a good insight on how the aIS is developed and what the important tools are to achieve the results.


Usability User experience Adaptive interface systems Interface design Adaptive control elements Methodical design development 



The project is supported by funds of the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Kaufmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Timo Schempp
    • 2
  • Ingmar Stoehr
    • 3
  • Markus Schmid
    • 1
  • Thomas Maier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Engineering and Industrial DesignUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Agricultural EngineeringUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.elobau GmbH & Co. KGLeutkirchGermany

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