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



HCI Group at ITS 2015
Our HCI Group is attending this year’s ITS conference on the beautiful island of Madeira. Our group contributed five workshop papers for the workshops Cross-Surface: Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild and Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces (CMIS): Walls, Tables, Mobiles, and Wearables Here you can see a picture of us attending the Welcome Reception [...]


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, October 21st at 11.45 am. There you will get an overview of open Bachelor and Master projects. The projects will [...]


Vortrag von Prof. Harald Reiterer – Zukunft der Wissensspeicher
Der Vortrag “Blended Interaction – Konzepte für die Bibliothek der Zukunft” gehalten von Prof. Reiterer im Rahmen der Tagung “Die Zukunft der Wissensspeicher” wurde auf dem Wissenschaftsportal der Gerda Henkel Stiftung als Videoaufzeichnung bereitgestellt.


SMARTACT Kick-Off in Konstanz
SMARTACT: Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology For a first kick-off of the interdisciplinary research project “SMARTACT: Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and leaded by Prof. Dr. Britta Renner [...]
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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.