International Symposium on Technikpsychologie – celebrating 100 years of interdisciplinary research at TU Darmstadt

Background information

In 1922, the Psychotechnik Institute was founded at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Erwin Bramesfeld published a book in 1926 with the title “Psychotechnik als Lehrfach”. The institute and the teaching were located at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. With the year of publication, the institute was closed. Bramesfeld did not see an academic future for him i.e. a permanent chair. Under the rising local Nazi Government, he escaped to industry.

Read more about the development of the field Technikpsychologie HERE (opens in new tab).

Call for papers

Submission instructions coming soon.

Programme Chairs

Nina Gerber – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Verena Zimmermann – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Programme Committee

Philipp Beckerle – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

Patrizia Di Campli San Vito – Glasgow University, Scotland

Tobias Dienlin – University of Vienna, Austria

Yvonne Ferreira – FOM Frankfurt, Germany

Thomas Franke – Universität zu Lübeck, Germany

Tim Hagemann – Fachhochschule der Diakonie, Germany

Jop Havinga – Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Lutz Jänke – University Zurich, Switzerland

Angelika Kern – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Alisa Lindner – Hochschule Coburg, Germany

Hans-Joachim Linke – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Karola Marky – Glasgow University, Scotland

Otilia Pasnicu – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Karen Renaud – Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland

Christian Reuter – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Christoph Santel – Garrecht Avionik GmbH, Germany

Jürgen Sauer – Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

Alina Stöver – TU Darmstadt, Germany

Wednesday, 15.02.2023

The TU Darmstadt & the FAI

TU Darmstadt, founded in 1877, is one of the medium-sized universities in Germany with a good 25,000 students and almost 5,000 employees. In the research group of work and engineering psychology, human behavior and experience are studied, predicted, modeled, and improved. We aim to optimize the interaction of people with technical and organizational environments.


The International Symposium on Technikpsychologie will be held in Darmstadt, Germany. Darmstadt is a large city in southern Hesse, which is not only a science city but also a cultural center. The city is still characterized by the charm of the residence city, but it is also influenced by modernity.


Attractions include the artists' colony on Mathildenhöhe, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2021. It can be reached on foot from the Institute of Psychology in Alexanderstraße within 15 minutes or by F-bus. The Darmstadtium is also only a few minutes away. From there, you can look directly at the Darmstadt Residence Palace. For more information, please visit the Darmstadt tourism website.

Directions to the Institute of Psychology

The Institute of Psychology is located close to the city center of Darmstadt. If you want to travel from Darmstadt's main train station, you can take the F-Bus or the H-Bus to the stop “Alexanderstraße/TU”. The building is located on the other side of the street when you get off.
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We have compiled for you a list of hotels near the institute:

  • Welcome Hotel Darmstadt
    Karolinenplatz 4
    64289 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 39140
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 92,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 280 m
  • Hotel Ernst-Ludwig
    Ernst-Ludwig-Str. 14
    64283 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 26011
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 72,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 700 m
  • Best Western Hotel Darmstadt Mitte
    Grafenstr. 31
    64283 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 28100
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 80,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,1 km

  • Felix Hotel Darmstadt
    Kasinostr. 4
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 3973720
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 50,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,2 km
  • THE Darmstadt
    Kasinostr. 6
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 96133
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 67,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,2 km
  • DORMERIO Hotel Darmstadt
    Frankfurter Str. 99
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 96133
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 60,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 1,8 km
  • IntercityHotel Darmstadt
    Poststraße 12
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 906910
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 76,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,3 km
  • Holiday Inn Express Darmstadt
    Dornheimer Weg 7
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 800820
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 79,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,5 km
  • Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt
    Am Kavalliersand 6
    64295 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 7377500
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 96,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,6 km
  • B&B Hotel Darmstadt
    Zweifalltorweg 4
    64293 Darmstadt
    Tel.: +49 6151 96720
    Price Single room/Night: ca. 62,- Euro
    Distance to institute: 2,6 km