Research

Our research interests lie at the intersection between (HCI), geographic information science and ubiquitous interface technologies. In our HCI lab we investigate how people interact with digital spatial information and create new methods and novel interfaces to help people interact with spatial information.

This includes the development and evaluation of wearable technologies, mobile augmented reality and virtual reality applications, interactive surfaces and tabletops, and other “post desktop” interfaces. Below you can find the list of past and current projects.


Projects

Lichtenberg Professorship

Volkswagen Foundation 2016-2021

The goal of the Lichtenberg Professorship founded by the Volkswagen foundation is to develop ubiquitous computing technologies that demonstrably enhance users’ lives by improving their interactions with their environment. In particular, we focused on three critical human-environment spatial interactions: helping users get from point A to point B, assisting users in orientating in unknown environments, and enhancing people’s senses and understanding of place.

Graduate School “Empowering Digital Media”

Klaus Tschira Foundation 2017-2022

The goal of our graduate school is it to research the role of digital media in this digital revolution and to design, develop and evaluate novel user interfaces and artefacts, that can support us in this transition phase. help building interactive systems that – on the long run and in a sustainable way – are beneficial for humans in their everyday life in long-term use and in the non-isolated environment of a digital ecosystem where a limited set of users are not confronted with only a single technology for only limited time.