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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



Talk at PIT Symposium in Aarhus
Harald Reiterer has been invited to give a talk about “Technologies for supporting participation during search” at the 2016 Fall PIT Symposium in Aarhus. More about the Symposium:


Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer – 17. Jahrestagung AK Bibliotheken und Informationseinrichtungen der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Im Rahmen der 17. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreis Bibliotheken und Informationseinrichtungen der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft vom 15. bis 16.9. 2016 im Institut der Deutschen Sprache in Mannheim wird Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer am Donnerstag, den 15.9. ab 13:30 Uhr im Themenblock ‘Zukunft der Bibliotheken’ einen Vortrag zum Thema ‘Blended Library’ halten. Weitere Vorträge und Programmpunkte können dem Tagungsprogramm [...]


Back from CHI 2016
We are back from CHI 2016 and happy to present some impressions: Harald Reiterer and Mario Schreiner co-organized Cross-Surface 2016, the second international workshop on interacting with multi-device ecologies “in the wild”: Jens Müller talked about Virtual Objects as Spatial Cues in Collaborative Mixed Reality Environments: How They Shape Communication Behavior and User Task Load (PDF, [...]


Presentation of bachelor/master-project topics (HCI Group and Information Science Group)
The Human-Computer Interaction Group (HCI Group, and the Information Science Group (  cordially invite you to come to the introduction of this semester’s Bachelor and Master projects. You will get a short overview on Monday, April 25 at 11:45 in our Media Room (Z 924). The offered projects – in which students have the opportunity [...]
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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...

Join our research projects:

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.