Prof. Borchers is on research sabbatical during the summer semester from April 1 until Sep 30, 2021. We still offer our DIS2 and CTHCI classes for credit in a self-study format. Dr. Simon Völker teaches our Bachelor proseminar and M3 lab ('Software-Projektpraktikum'). Prof. Jürgen Giesel takes over as head of the CS exam committee during that time. Philipp Wacker steps in as deputy head of the chair.
Headed by Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers, we work in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Grounded in Computer Science, we develop and study new interaction theories, techniques, and systems in areas like personal digital fabrication and personal design, tangible, mobile, and wearable user interfaces, interactive textiles, multitouch tables and interactive surfaces, augmented reality, interaction with AI, and visual coding environments. Our goal is to make the Brave New World of interactive technologies useful by making it usable. Since starting in October 2003, we have become one of Germany's best-published research groups at CHI, the premier international academic conference in the field.
On 22.04.21 we offered an online course for Girls' and Boys' Day on Arduino programming. The participants in our course were very motivated and we were happy that we could provide a hardware programming experience even though the event was online.
We supported the city library in Eschweiler at the 'Night of open libraries' by offering a CAD design course for beginners (Mar 19, 2021)
Prof. Borchers will be on a research sabbatical during the upcoming summer semester, from Apr 1 until Sep 30, 2021. We still offer most of our courses nevertheless.
Our Centre Guide, the mobile audio guide for Aachen's Centre Charlemagne museum, is now in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store, in time for the new exhibition on Charles V who was coronated exactly 500 years ago on Oct 23, 1520. (Oct 8, 2020)
FLApp, our mobile Future Lab Aachen App for iOS and Android that launched in 2017, takes you on a walking tour through Aachen's inner city. But instead of historical facts, you'll find out about the latest discoveries and inventions made by engineers and scientists at each location, some using Augmented Reality.