usability, design, interaction design, information, web usability, user interface design, usability engineering,user testing, usability inspection, heuristic evaluation, webdesign, UI, GUI, HCI, user-centered design,human-computer interaction, mensch computer interaktion,universität konstanz, usability test, benutzerfreundlichkeit, mensch-maschine-interaktion, mensch-computer-interaktion, human-computer-interaction, usable, website usability, ergonomie, ergonomisch, psychologie, gestalt principles, scenario, information visualization,informationsvisualisierung, User Interface Evaluation, Usability testing, Human Factors, Erogonomic, Ergonomics, User Interfaces, User Interface, Interfaces, informations visualisierung, visual information seeking system, visual search interface, Mensch & Computer 2012Harald Reiterer

Human-Computer Interaction

Our goal is to develop a new concept to support the interaction between the human and the computer, a concept that accommodates the particular characteristics of human interaction and cognition (Embodied Cognition) as well as the latest technological developments for the comprehensive and universal availability of computer technology (Ubiquitous Computing). We call our new approach Blended Interaction. With this term we mean a novel blending of forms of reality-based interaction and communication with the technological opportunities offered by computer-aided interaction and communication. Achieving this blend depends on the right mix and on the proper design approach. To read more about this, see Research - Focus



Der Quellentaucher auf dem 104. Bibliothekartag in Nürnberg
Seit Einzug des Internets in alle Lebensbereiche hat sich die Informationsrecherche grundlegend verändert. Wie sollen Bibliotheken auf diese Veränderung reagieren?  Gibt es Möglichkeiten, reale und digitale Welt in der Informationsvermittlung miteinander zu verzahnen? Diese Fragen sind der Ausgangspunkt für das Forschungsprojekt „Quellentaucher“, das das Kulturministerium NRW in Kooperation mit der Universität Konstanz, AG Mensch-Computer Interaktion [...]


Workshop: „GI-Grand Challenge – Erhalt unseres digitalen Kulturerbes“
Am 29.05.2015 findet in der Stadtbibliothek Köln ein Workshop der GI Fachgruppe Knowledge Media Design und der GI Fachgruppe Langzeitarchivierung/Emulation statt. Der Workshop ist offen für Interessenten, allerdings ist die Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt. Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung zum Workshop unter: Knowledge Media Design. Ziele des Workshops: Die Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) hat vergangenes Jahr eine Reihe [...]


Presentation of bachelor/master-project topics
This semester, we offer a number of Bachelor and Master projects in which students have the opportunity to actively participate in ongoing research projects.We, therefore, cordially invite you to come visit us in our MediaRoom (Z924) on Wednesday, April 15th at 11.45 am. There you will get an overview of open Bachelor and Master projects. [...]


Work-in-Progress accepted for CHI ’15
Our work-in-progress paper “Connichiwa – A Framework for Cross-Device Web Applications” has been accepted for presentation at CHI ’15 in Seoul, Korea. Mario Schreiner, Roman Rädle, Hans-Christian Jetter, and Harald Reiterer. 2015. Connichiwa – A Framework for Cross- Device Web Applications. To Appear: In Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference extended abstracts on Human factors [...]
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Why study HCI?

Learn more about competencies and job opportunities of HCI experts in a mentor conversation with Prof. Dr. Reiterer.

Learn about the various job opportunities for usability experts on the website of the German chapter of the Usability Professionals Association.

Student's corner

In our academic area, students can get informed about our workgroup's lectures and themes for bachelor or master thesis in the field of HCI. Learn more about HCI...

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current topics for bachelor and master projects

A Day in the Lab

Our group and our labs were featured in ACM interactions magazine. Learn more about our activities, research philosophy and technical infrastructure in the PDF of the article.