Pascal Vetter

Pascal Vetter, M.Sc.

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

  • Human-centered design of technology
  • User participation
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Socio-informatics
  • Applied Science

Professional background

Bachelor's degree in mechatronics with a major in technical editing. Bachelor of Engineering 2016. Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen, Germany. Master of Science 2020.

Pascal Vetter deals with the analysis, conception, evaluation and human-oriented design of digital systems. He enables the groups involved in these processes to engage in dialogue, moderates workshops, imparts knowledge and thus supports the development of future-oriented ideas and systems. In this way, he enables target-oriented discourses between technicians and non-technicians and contributes to long-term success for all those involved.

With his many years of experience in scientific and economic project contexts in the fields of technology design, process analysis, process optimization, information management, knowledge management, usability, user experience and design thinking, he builds bridges between scientific disciplines and specialist departments and develops solutions and ways out of seemingly deadlocked situations and processes. For this purpose, he applies methods from applied research.

Pascal Vetter has been working on his PhD thesis at ITAS since 2020, where he is investigating the question of which methods can be used to design AI systems transparent and human-centered.


Nierling, L.; Vetter, P.; Weinberger, N.
Reallabor „Robotische KI“ – KI im städtischen Kontext erfahrbar machen
2023. KI-Dialog "Reallabore als Innovationstreiber" (2023), Heilbronn, Germany, March 23, 2023 
Nierling, L.; Weinberger, N.; Vetter, P.; Maia, M. J.; Asfour, T.; Krebs, F.; Peller-Konrad, F.; Reister, F.; Younes, A.; Bärmann, L.; Loewe, M.
Holding the Tension between Technological Pathways and Societal Needs : A critical Reflection on a Technology Oriented Real-World Lab
2023. 21st Annual STS Conference : Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies (2023), Graz, Austria, May 8–10, 2023 
Vetter, P.
Menschzentrierte Gestaltung - Wie die Gestaltung menschgerechter Systeme gelingen kann
2023. Ringvorlesung "What’s next?" des Masterstudiengangs Wirtschaftsinformatik (2023), Karlsruhe, Germany, April 24, 2023 
Maia, M. J.; Nierling, L.; Weinberger, N.; Vetter, P.
Robotics/AI in society – a socio-technical approach from a TA and RRI perspective
2022, July 25. Helmholtz program “Engineering Digital Futures” - Topic 4: Knowledge in Action (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, July 22, 2022 Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Vetter, P.
Human-centered design of AI - What technology design can take up from technology assessment
2022. 5th European Technology Assessment Conference (ETAC5 2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, July 25–27, 2022 
Nierling, L.; Maia, M. J.; Weinberger, N.; Vetter, P.; Lahn, N.; Asfour, T.; Krebs, F.; Peller-Konrad, F.; Reister, F.
Real world Lab “Robotic Artificial Intelligence” - Experience artificial intelligence through humanoid robots
2022. Cultures of Artificial Intelligence - New Perspectives for Museums (2022), Online, December 1–2, 2022 Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Journal Articles
Vetter, P.
Menschzentrierte Technikgestaltung. Von Methoden, Maschinen und Menschenbildern
2021. Lehrveranstaltung "Human-Computer Interaction" / Universität Augsburg (2021), Online, July 5, 2021 
Vetter, P.
Menschzentrierte Technikgestaltung - Von Methoden, Maschinen und Menschenbildern
2021. Lehrveranstaltung "Technikgestaltung" - Studiengang "User Experience" / Hochschule Aalen (2021), Online, June 2, 2021