Final Theses

You can find open topics for theses in the navigation bar on the right. 

Ongoing theses


Laura Simon (M.Sc. HCI): Supporting Movement Skill - A Fitness Tattoo (working title)

Arthur Solomonik (M.Sc. CS4DM): Queer Code (working title)

Yonlawan Yotinsoponkul (M.Sc. HCI): The influence of touch on the memorability of data physicalisation (working title)

Julien Breunig (M.Sc. HCI): Mapping signals in different modalities 

Max Klemmann (M.Sc. HCI): 

Albert Langensiepen (M.Sc. HCI):  Switching between private and public data display of a wearable for emotion regulation. 

Revathy Nair (M.Sc. HCI): Break up or Patch up: Finding the factors influencing a sustainable user relationship with smartphones through Design probes.

Tahmina Arab (M.Sc. HCI): Developing mobile technology in facilitating International students settling in Weimar (working title)

Ruo-Xuan (Russian) Wu (Master Media Architecture): Hugging Suit: Pneumatically-Actuated System Design for Haptic Experiences (cosupervised by Dr. Sabine Zierold, BUW, and Dr. Luke Hespanhol)

Ahmad Alikaj (M.Sc. HCI): User Experience in Virtual Environments (working title)

Javeria Rasheed (M.Sc. HCI): Increasing usability in command-line interfaces 

Thi Thien Nhi Dam (M.Sc. HCI): Applying User-centered Design to Digital Ownership (working title) (supervised with Prof. Dr. A. Piazza, Hochschule Ansbach

Abhay Syal (M.Sc. HCI): Exploring care, culture & technology: How is care practised through technology in south-east Asian international students in Germany? (working title)

Youngmo Oh (M.Sc. HCI): Rituals and technologies in the home (working title)

Gabriel De Ioannes (M.Sc. CS4DM): Augmented Reality (AR) for a children's book with multi player interaction

Muhammad Qumail (Master HCI): A Voice App (working title)

Anas Alnayef (Master HCI) Tangible Interface Companion for Home Office Environments (working title)   (in collaboration with Prof. Florian Echtler, now University of Aalborg)


Completed theses

Arika Dodani (MSc. HCI): BirdBox - Mapping data in different output modalities and measuring Data Interpretation and User Experience . (2nd supervisor: 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: 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 supervisor: Jun Prof Jan Ehlers) Sept 2021

Larisa Sorokina (MSc HCI): User Study of the Suicide Prevention Application. (2nd supervisor: 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: 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 supervisor: 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 supervisor: 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 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 supervisor 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: 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. (with 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: 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 supervisor 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 supervisor Dr. Andreas Jakoby) (April 2019)

Ibni Amin: Investigating spatial impact on user experience of interactive media façades (M.Sc. CS&M) (2nd supervisor 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 supervisor 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 supervisor 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 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 supervisor Dr. Andreas Jakoby) (February 2018)

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

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

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

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

Pavel Karpashevich: Digitization of Human Body Abstraction in Theatrical and Dance Performances (M.Sc. HCI) (2nd supervisor 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: 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 supervisor Florian Echtler)(Oktober 2016)

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

Daniel Pollack: Entwicklung einer Software zur Messdatenerfassung und Signalsteuerung mit Hilfe der Arduino Plattform (B.Sc. Medieninformatik) -> Screencast  (2nd supervisor 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 Sven Bertel)  (Sept. 2015)

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