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


Sara Elhassan (M.Sc. HCI).

Victor Jose Mahecha Arango (M.Sc. HCI). Interactive Installation (very working title)

Ekaterina Ladokhina (M.Sc. HCI). 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.

Leslie Nielsen (M.Sc. HCI): Development of usability heuristics for desktop based 360-degree panoramic navigation models in educational environments.  in collaboration with Dr. Heinrich Söbke, Faculty of Civil Engineering

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)

Roman Beier (M.Sc. HCI): Hand Typing (working title), in collaboration with TU Vienna

Mufleha Ovais (M.Sc. HCI): Physicalisation for Data Activism (working title) 

Martin Unterreiner (M.Sc. HCI): IoT-Based Systems For Upper-Limb Rehabilitation (working title) 

Sreyoshi Dutta (M.Sc. HCI): Exploring the Connection Between Instagram Usage and Emotional Well-being of Indian Youth : A Qualitative Study

Ibrahim Mammadov (M.Sc. HCI): UX Design for a an app for phenological data collection (working title)

David Le (M.Sc. HCI) (supervised together with Sarah Fdili Alaoui, LISN-Université Paris Saclay): Co-design of a web-based cartography with dance practitioners (working title)

Yara Youssef (M.Sc. HCI): Tangible documentation of smart home networks (working title) in collaboration with Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen, Corporate Research


Completed theses

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   (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. (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 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 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 (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 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 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)