Final Theses

You can find our offers for topics for theses here and some info on how to get started with your topic here . 

Ongoing theses


Jesujuwonlo Deborah Adekunle (M.Sc. HCI). Exploring feminist smart tech for equal labour division of cleaning (working title)

Nasim Aghamohammadian (M.Sc. HCI).

Nabanita Sarkar (M.Sc. HCI).  Humanising Healthcare Technology - Addressing Pain Points for Healthcare Providers in the Health Information System (collab with Uniklinik Mannheim)

Lucie Pitters (M.Sc. HCI). Design and Evaluation of a User Interface for an Edge AI Platform 

Hanna Danilishyna (M.Sc. HCI). Creating awareness of how much data you are giving away

Pasuta Paopun (M.Sc. HCI). Data Phys, MR, VR - the role of touch

Niko Brockmann (M.Sc. HCI). Using Computer Vision to Support Motion Learning in Moutainbiking (working title)

Negar Rahnamae (M.A. Media Architecture) Installation for awareness about the climate impact of fast fashion (Rosa van Koningsbruggen = 2nd supervisor)

Varvara Golova  (M.Sc. HCI). Task-Management System (working title)

Jakub Hoffman (M.Sc. HCI). Tactile Variable Touch Pad - Prototyping for future automotive interaction

Lauren Semple (M.Sc. HCI). Combating Plant Awareness Disparity: An educational AR concept 

Raphael Schwegler (B.Sc. MI). Prototyping an App for Club Sports

Sophie Zaton (M.Sc. HCI). Data Representations: Data Physicalisation vs Data Visualisation

Simisola Aremo (M.Sc. HCI). Death Thoughts: Exploring the Process of Curating Digital Data for Posthumous Inheritance. (collab. with Dr. Tobias Grundgeiger, Uni Würzburg)

Khushnood Jahin (M.Sc. HCI). FunTales. a tangible interactive calendar for families wich children.

Sanghamitra Das  (M.Sc. HCI). A companion technology to reduce anxiety for people with ADHD

Tobias Friedel (M.Sc. HCI). Requirements analysis for a digital portal of the Klassik-Stiftung (working title). Collaboration with KlassikStiftung Weimar.  

Konstantina Marra (M.Sc. HCI). Translating the essence of the natural environment into an interactive digital display/ exhibition focused on environmental themes. (working title)   Collaboration with Naturstiftung David in Ilmenau

Sara Elhassan (M.Sc. HCI). Inclusive Fintech: bridging finicial disparities for African communities through design

Isaiah Mc Clean (M.Sc. HCI). Designing for Emotion: Leveraging User-Centered Approaches in Creating Stimulating Human-Car Interactions for Mobile Automotive Interfaces (working title)

Victor Jose Mahecha Arango (M.Sc. HCI). TUI for livecoding in Hydra. Exploration of tangible interfaces on performance with live code video synthesizers (working title)

Ekaterina Ladokhina (M.Sc. HCI). Invisible foodwork: Designing persuasive smart-home technologies for sharing household duties (working title). in collaboration with Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen, Corporate Research

Urszula Kulon (M.Sc. HCI). Enhancing UX and usability in fashion E-commerce for women: designing a user-centred interface to improve the UX, inclusivity and body image perception in fashion E-commerce.

Paul Ballack (M.Sc. HCI). Potentials for inclusion and communality with a focus on physical disadvantage, intercultural & intergenerational exchange, and safe spaces of socially disadvantaged in immersive worlds.   (working title) (in collaboration with Prof. Kettemann, Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung / Hans-Bredow Institute)

David Le (M.Sc. HCI) (supervised together with Sarah Fdili Alaoui, LISN-Université Paris Saclay): ChoreoMapper: Co-Designing an Interactive Digital Cartography with Choreographers - In Support of the Visibility and Documentation of Dancers’ Career Narratives.

submitted and up for defense: 

Mufleha Ovais (M.Sc. HCI): 'Race to Resilience': a comparison of visual and embodied representations of climate data" 

Martin Unterreiner (M.Sc. HCI): Upper-Limb Rehabilitation System  


Completed theses

Mariam Korashi (M.Sc. HCI). Accessories for Women’s Safety in Cairo: Co-Designing Accessories to Fulfill Women’s Safety Gap in Cairo (2nd supervisor and examiner: Dr. Passant El.Agroudy, DFKI Kaiserslautern) June 2024

Roman Beier (M.Sc. HCI): TipTopTyping: Thumb-to-finger Text Input for Mobile Augmented Reality Applications (2nd supervisor and examiner: Florian Michahelles, TU Vienna) May 2024

Leslie Nielsen (M.Sc. HCI): Development of usability heuristics for non-immersive virtual environments within educational desktop applications. (2nd supervisor and examiner: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Söbke, Faculty of Civil Engineering / Hochschule Weserbergland) March 2024

Yara Youssef (M.Sc. HCI): Designing the SmartHome Handbook: Understanding User Perspectives on Collaboration and Documentation in Shared Smart Homes. in collaboration with Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research (2nd examiner: Dr. Frank Beruscha, Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen, Corporate Research) January 2024

Sreyoshi Dutta (M.Sc. HCI): A Qualitative Investigation of the Relationship between Use of Instagram and Emotional Well-being of Indian Youth (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers) January 2024

Ibrahim Mammadov (M.Sc. HCI): Exploring Requirements for a phenological data collection application through contextual enquiry. in collaboration with FSU Jena FUSION group, PhenObs project (2nd examiner: Prof. Dr. Brigitta König-Ries, FSU Jena)   November 2023

Mira Thieme (M.Sc. HCI): The role of physicality in the comparison of user engagement with physical and AR data representations (2nd examiner: Dr. Dominic Potts, Univ. of Bath) August 2023

Laura Simon (M.Sc. HCI): Tattoo-based biofeedback interface as supportive therapy method for tension headache and migraine patients    (2nd examiner: Prof Jan Ehlers) June 2023

Arthur Solomonik (M.Sc. CS4DM): Teaching Queer Code. Educating Computer Science under Social Aesthetics  (2nd examiner: Prof. Dr. Katta Spiel, TU Vienna) June 2023

Anas Alnayef (M.Sc.  HCI): Designing a Tangible User Interface for Home Office Environments   (collaboration with, and 2nd examiner: Prof. Florian Echtler, now University of Aalborg), June 2023

Hasina Arab (M.Sc. HCI): Factors for the Design of Technology for Measuring Breastfeeding Milk Flow (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers), May 2023

Beril Coskun (M.Sc. HCI): Giving Voice Through the Narratives: Understanding the Multifaceted Views of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours using Story Completion Method  (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  May 2023

Margarita Osipova (M.Sc. HCI): Smart Cities for women’s safety: An exploration of problems and solutions through Co-Design in different cities worldwide (2nd examiner: Prof. Corinna Bath, Univ. of Augsburg), March 2023

Albert Langensiepen (M.Sc. HCI):  Switching between private and public data display of a wearable for emotion regulation. (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  Dec 2022

Julien Breunig (M.Sc. HCI): Mapping different modalities to data sets. (2nd examiner: Dr. Magdalena Wolska, BUW), Dec 2022

Anjali Kunder (M.Sc. HCI): The Impact of Augmented Reality on Interior Design Choices of Young Adults. (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  Nov 2022

Javeria Rasheed (M.Sc. HCI): Usability and Command-line interfaces - Filling the Gap. external theses with IBM, (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  Nov 2022

Tahmina Arab (M.Sc. HCI): Developing a Mobile Technology that Facilitates International Students Settling in Weimar (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  Nov 2022

Gabriel De Ioannes (M.Sc. CS4DM): Sally&Molly - A Children's Book with Real-Time Multi-Player Mobile Augmented Reality (2nd examiner: Prof. Bernd Fröhlich),  Nov 2022

Yonlawan Yotinsoponkul (M.Sc. HCI): The influence of Touch and Auditory on the Memorability of Data Physicalisation (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  Oct. 2022

Max Kollmann (M.Sc. HCI): Introducing Roboticising User Interfaces (RUIs) - Utilising mehanics' inherent psychophysical feedback as means for cooperation with semi-automated systems (2nd supervisor and examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers),  Sept 2022

Youngmo Oh (M.Sc. HCI): Human-Artifact Interaction (HAI): What factors influence remembering of retrospective memories cued by artifacts in the homes of people living alone (2nd supervisor and examiner: Prof. Elise van den Hoven, University of Technology Sydney/ TU Eindhoven), Sept 2022

Ahmad Alikaj (M.Sc. HCI): User Experience in Virtual Environments (2nd examiner: Prof. Dr. Sven Schneider, Fac. Architecture, BUW), Sept. 2022

Dam Thi Thien Nhi (M.Sc. HCI): Applying User-centered Design to Identify Design Implications for Blockchain-powered Digital Ownership Solutions in Visual Art (cosupervised with 2nd examiner: Prof. Dr. A. Piazza, Hochschule Ansbach), Sept. 2022, Sept. 2022

Muhammad Qumail (Master HCI): Voice - A Travelers' Companion App with Design Focused on User-Centered Design, Data Privacy and Material Design (2nd supervisor and examiner: Prof. Florian Echtler, Univ. of Aalborg, Denmark) July 2022

Revathy Nair (M.Sc. HCI): Break up or Patch up: Finding the factors influencing a sustainable user relationship with smartphones through Design probes. (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers), July 2022

Abhay Syal (M.Sc. HCI): Exploring care, culture & technology: How is care practised through technology in Asian international students in Germany? (2nd examiner: Prof. Jan Ehlers), July 2022

Ruo-Xuan (Russian) Wu (Master Media Architecture): Hugging Suit: Pneumatically-Actuated System Design for Haptic Experiences (co-supervised by Dr. Sabine Zierold, BUW, and Dr. Luke Hespanhol, Univ. of Sydney, Australia) June 2022

Arika Dodani (MSc. HCI): BirdBox - Mapping data in different output modalities and measuring Data Interpretation and User Experience . (2nd examiner: Trevor Hogan, Cork CIT, Ireland) Jan 2022 

Sophie Grimme (MSc. HCI): Design and evaluation of a zoomorphic mobile cleaning unit for dementia care homes   (2nd supervisor and examiner: Emanuela Marchetti, University of Southern Denmark) Nov 2021

Feras Al Sabaa (B.Sc. MI): Smart-Textil-Jogging-Handschuh: Visualisierung von Herzfrequenzzonen, Distanz und Geschwindigkeit. (2nd examiner: Jun Prof Jan Ehlers) Sept 2021

Larisa Sorokina (MSc HCI): User Study of the Suicide Prevention Application. (2nd supervisor + examiner: PD Dr. Gerd Wagner, Universitätsklinikum Jena) July 2021

Luis Alvarez (MSc HCI): Design principles for diabetes family-management systems in middle-income countries  (2nd supervisor + examiner: Dr. Marilyn Lennon, Reader in Digital Health and Wellness, University of Strathclyde, Scotland) June 2021

Elisabeth Scholz (B.Sc. Medieninformatik): sssnake - a remote multiplayer toy for children. (2nd examiner: Jun Prof Jan Ehlers) May 2021

Carlos García Fernández (Master Media Architecture): Atmospheric Spaces – vessel for distant and imaginary realities  (1st supervisor vertr.-Prof. Jason Reitzner, 2nd supervisor Hannes Waldschütz) March 2021

Paola Stephania Calderon Arias (Master MediaArchitecture): Fatigue - ein Ruheort während der Krebsbehandlung (1. supervisor Prof. Rudolf, 2. supervisor Britta Schulte) March 2021

Muhammad Jawad Ghori (MSc. CS4DM): Role of Technologies in Quarantine/Isolation  (2nd examiner: Jun Prof Jan Ehlers) March 2021

Lisa Guth (MSc. CS&DM): Usage of Augmented Reality in Inter-Company Training - A study with trainees from the training association of the supply and disposal company Thuringia e.V (2nd supervisor + examiner Prof. Jörg Londong, Civil Engineering, Wasserwirtschaft) March 2021

He Ren (MSc. HCI): A Study of Differences in Understanding and Memorization between Physicalization and Virtualization. (2nd examiner Jan Ehlers) Sept. 2020

Aixa Navas Valbuena (Master Media Architecture): ‘Enveloppe’ of the depiction of impressions. Reinterpreting a concept of Impressionism through a light installation using projection mapping. (2nd supervisor + examiner: Mathias Thiel, Exhibition Design & Architecture, Studio Asisi Berlin, CEO asisi F&E) (June 2020)

Liselot Ramirez (M.Sc. HCI): Mixed Reality Interface Prototype for Smart Home Systems. (2nd supervisor + examiner: Prof. Christian Koch, Intelligent Technical Design, Fac. of Civil Engineering) (April 2020)

Mohamad Ghadir Khalil (Master Media Architecture): Trans-Local Mindfulness - Mutual meditation practice for enhancing emotional awareness (supervised by Britta Schulte/ Eva Hornecker, 2nd supervisor: Brian Larson Clark) (March 2020)

Leoni Fischer (BA Product Design): 'Peatland forensics' -Environment Grief (1st supervisor from PD, Hannes Waldschütz 2nd supervisor) (Jan 2020)

Ulysse Fontaine (Master Media Architecture): Body, Visual, Movement, Light: An audio/visual interactive performance. (2nd supervisor: Timm Burkhardt) (Dec. 2019)

Aziz Niyazov (M.Sc. HCI): Design and evaluation of non-rectangular user interfaces (2nd supervisor + examiner: Prof. Marcos Serrano at IRIT, University of Toulouse) (Oct. 2019)

Sujay Shalawadi: Exploring and Evaluating Inter Modal Interfaces using Pneumatics (M.Sc. CS4DM) (data physicalization based on inflatable structures in the context of Personal Informatics)  (2nd examiner Jan Ehlers) (June 2019)

Govienda Kumar: Body movement to RGB color mapping with artists support - a cross-platform app for controlling LEDs remotely (M.Sc. CSM) (2nd examiner Dr. Andreas Jakoby) (April 2019)

Ibni Amin: Investigating spatial impact on user experience of interactive media façades (M.Sc. CS&M) (2nd examiner Dr. Jan Ehlers) (March 2019)

Evelyn Reuß: Sensory Toys - Sensorisches Spielzeug für Babys und Kleinkinder bis zu 2 Jahren (working title) (M.F.A. Integrated International Media Art and Design Studies) (1st supervisor Prof. Dr. sc. hum. Jens Geelhaar, 2nd supervisor Michaela Honauer) (early 2019)

Roy Müller + Hala Ghatasheh. Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer - The Flying Classroom: An exploration in the use of spatial storytelling «story living» as a pedagogical tool. (Master Media Architecture) (1st supervisor Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Des. Bernd Rudolf, 2nd supervisor Eva Hornecker) (October 2018)

Hauke Sandhaus: An Ambient Display for Feedforward Information in Autonomous Vehicles. (MSc. HCI), in collaboration with Bosch, USA. (2nd examiner Dr. Jan Ehlers) (September 2018)

Georg Erfurt: Development and Evaluation of a Training System for Children with Dyscalculia supported by Camera Based Finger Tracking. (M.Sc. CSM) in collaboration with IPF Institut für Pädagogische Förderung Gotha (2nd examiner Dr. Jan Ehlers) (May 2018)

Fernando Cárdenas Monsalve: Facilitating face-to-face interactions in a social environment with an App. (M.Sc. HCI) (2nd supervisor + examiner Florian Echtler) (May 2018)

Liese Endler: ENCODING KUNSTFIGUREN Programmierte Performance. (M.F.A. Medienkunst/Mediengestaltung) (1st supervisor Hon.Prof. Micky Remann, 2nd supervisor Michaela Honauer) (April 2018)

Nguyen Thien Chinh: Improving Video Analysis and Annotation Software: Comprende Mapper through Visualization and Space Type model  (M.Sc. CS&M) (2nd examiner Dr. Andreas Jakoby) (February 2018)

Muhammed Raisul Islam (Tamim Tam): Exploring Interaction of MYO Armband in Computer Gaming (M.Sc. CS&M) (2nd examiner Florian Echtler) (January 2018)

Kevin Schminnes: Clustered Interfaces: Kommunikation, Interaktion und Synchronisierung von LED-Warnleuchten mithilfe von OSC-Daten (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) (2nd examiner Florian Echtler) (January 2018)

Mark Eisenberg: Designing an interface for connecting a Web of Things (M.Sc. HCI)  (2nd supervisor + examiner Florian Echtler) (Nov. 2017)

Preetha Moorthy: Textile Interfaces for Kids: A touch and feel book (M.Sc. HCI) (2nd examiner Prof. Andreas Mühlenberend, Produktdesign BUW) (August 2017)

Pavel Karpashevich: Digitization of Human Body Abstraction in Theatrical and Dance Performances (M.Sc. HCI) (2nd examiner Prof. Wolfgang Sattler, Produktdesign BUW) (April 2017)

Nana Kesewaa Dankwa: Exploring Participatory Eco-feedback Design for Reflection and User Agency. A student accomodation case study (M.Sc. CS&M) (2nd supervisor + examiner: Dr. John Halloran, University of Coventry) (January 2017)

Georg Erfurt: Drahtlose mobile öffentliche Interfaces. Einfluss von räumlichen Gegebenheiten auf die Interaktionstechniken zwischen Nutzer und Modul  (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) (2nd examiner Florian Echtler)(Oktober 2016)

Hasibullah Sahibzada: Comparison of Interactive and Non-Interactive Advertisement in Public Displays (M.Sc. HCI) (2nd supervisor + examiner Florian Echtler)  (July/August 2016)

Till Fastnacht: Sonnengarten - urbane Lichtinstallation mit Interaktion durch Pflanzen  (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) (May 2016) video. see also docu page

Thomas Keßler: Exploration von pneumatischen Interfaces mittels weicher Materialien (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) (2nd examiner Florian Echtler) (May 2016)

Daniel Pollack: Entwicklung einer Software zur Messdatenerfassung und Signalsteuerung mit Hilfe der Arduino Plattform (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) -> Screencast  (2nd examiner Florian Echtler) (April 2016)

Daniela Pohl: Tangibles vs Gestures - Entwicklung und Evaluation einer Tangible- und Gestensteuerung für das Computerspiel Tetris  (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) (Sept. 2015)

Lynn Hoff: Untersuchung des Einflusses von Priming auf Legacy Bias bei der Durchführung von Gesture Elicitation Studies (B.Sc. Medieninformatik)  (2nd supervisor + examiner Sven Bertel)  (Sept. 2015)

Michael Pannier: Can’t Touch This - A Prototype for Public Pointing Interaction (a museum installation) (M.Sc. CS&M)  (2nd examiner Sven Bertel) (Feb 2015)