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2nd Unity Crash-Course successfully concluded!

The UCC-team, Dimitar Garkov, Wilhelm Kerle-Malcharek, Carlos Pinheiro, and Abdelrahman Zaky, filled 5 afternoons with intense tutorials, teaching students the basics of the Unity 3D game engine and Virtual Reality (VR) development. This year, 25 course certificates were issued to students, documenting their acquired expertise in Unity development, which is a much requested qualification for jobs in industry and a mandatory prerequisite for a number of university courses, such as Interaction in…

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Workshop on Hybrid User Interfaces at ISMAR 2023

We are happy to announce that our workshop on "Hybrid User Interfaces" will take place on the 20th of October, 2023 during ISMAR'23 in Sydney, Australia! The workshop is a full-day hybrid event, featuring a keynote by Steven Feiner. With 16 accepted submissions, we look forward to fruitful discussions about challenges, opportunities, and application areas about hybrid user interfaces!

See our workshop website for more information:

About the workshop:
Hybrid user…

Teaching Winter Term 2023/2024

For the upcoming winter term, we will offer the events listed below. Please mind the starting dates for individual courses.

Unity Crash-Course (Block event before the regular semester start) - 16.10. - 20.10.2023 from 13:30 - 18:00
⇢ ZT702

Link: ZEuS

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Welcome of the First Semester Students (Bachelor) - Tuesday, 17.10.2023 from 13:30 to 16:45
⇢ M629, presentations by all working groups of the department

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Preliminary discussion of Bachelor/Master Projects - Monday,…

Join our 2nd Women* in Computing Workshop | June 22nd in Konstanz

After overwhelmingly positive feedback to our first event last year, we are pleased to announce our second workshop about, for, and with Women* in Computing taking place at the University of Konstanz on Thursday, June 22nd (12:00-19:00).

In this half-day workshop and mentorship event for early career researchers in computing, a variety of speakers from industry and academia will share stories about their career paths, lessons learned and experiences, and discuss research opportunities across…

Back from #CHI2023

A few days ago, we had the pleasure to attend the CHI 2023 conference in Hamburg, Germany. For the first time, the premier international conference on HCI took place in Germany! 

We are super grateful to have been able to attend this event with all group members! For us, the entire conference week was packed with CHIlights: We presented our newest research results on complementary interfaces, actively supported the conference as session chairs, student volunteers, and as members of the…

Teaching Summer Term 2023

Please find a list of all lectures, exercises, and directed studies offered by the HCI Group in chronological order below. Please note the individual starting dates due to the public holiday on Monday, 10.04.2023.

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Preliminary discussion of Bachelor/Master Projects - Monday, 17.04.2023 at 10:00
⇢ ZT701, all files via Ilias

This semester's preliminary discussion of current offerings for Bachelor or Master projects will take place during the HCI Student Jour Fixe on Monday, 17.04.2023…

New Publications: Article in ACM Computing Surveys, Paper at CHI'23, and Paper at VR'23

We are happy to announce three major publications to start off 2023!

In our recently published article in the ACM Computing Surveys journal, we categorize metrics for cognitive workload, support researchers in selecting suitable measurement modalities, and conclude with gaps for future research.

A Survey on Measuring Cognitive Workload in Human-Computer Interaction

Thomas Kosch*¹, Jakob Karolus*², Johannes Zagermann*³, Harald Reiterer³, Albrecht Schmidt⁴, and Paweł W. Woźniak⁵
¹HU Berlin;…