Our Projects

Find out here about our current as well as completed projects.

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A list of our publications can be found here!

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Our Team

Welcome to the Institute for Interactive Systems. Here you can learn everything about our projects and our educational offers.

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Welcome to the Institute for Interactive Systems (ISy)

The Institute for Interactive Systems (ISy) is one of the competence centers of the TH Lübeck. With about 30 employees, we conduct numerous third-party funded research projects around the development of interactive systems and technologies. One focus is on the topics of digital education, computer-aided communication and cooperation, and human-centered design.


Digital education

We develop innovative digital teaching-learning formats, platforms and content for university teaching, training and continuing education. Under "Courses" you will find our research and development platform "Future Learn Lab" and can register for selected courses yourself.


Learning Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

We explore and implement cutting-edge technologies in learning analytics and artificial intelligence to enable individualized and adaptive learning. Through data analytics and machine learning, we optimize learning paths to promote learning success.


Platform and technology development

We rely on open source technologies and systems to develop intelligent, networked platform services for digital learning and working.



Participation in the GamiFIN 2023 Conference in Finland

From April 18-21, 2023, the "7th Annual International GamiFIN Conference 2023" was held in Lapland, Finland. Our colleague Jessica Brandenburger presented the paper "A gamified career guidance platform with the potential to intrinsically motivate young people" at the conference.


GamiFIN 2023

GamiFIN 2023

GamiFIN is organized by the Gamification Group, led by Prof. Dr. Juho Hamari, and is a meeting place where results of the latest work on gamification, technology, media and digital culture for the future society are presented by researchers, industry representatives and experts.

As part of the BMBF-funded research project JOLanDA, we at the Institute for Interactive Systems (ISy), together with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, have developed a digital platform that supports young people in their career choice decisions. The platform has a very playful approach to motivate especially the younger target group (12 years and older) to use it outside of school on a voluntary basis. The platform uses a novel interaction concept and various gamification elements.

So far, several field tests have taken place at German schools. The platform is continuously being developed with students and is currently still under construction: https://berufsorientierung-jolanda.de/.

In a study, we investigated whether the gamification elements used are perceived as intrinsically or extrinsically motivating and how useful they seem to be for the students. The paper shows which gamification and design elements can potentially intrinsically motivate young people on digital career guidance platforms.

The paper will be published in the conference proceedings in the next few days (open access):

Brandenburger, J. and Janneck, M. (2023). A gamified career guidance platform with the potential to motivate young people intrinsically. 7th International GamiFIN Conference 2023 (GamiFIN 2023), April 18-21, 2023, Lapland, Finland.