Corona virus pandemic information: Following RWTH Aachen University's recommendations, we have suspended or moved online all public events (Open Fab Lab Tuesdays, Aachen Maker Meetup, Cocoaheads), and are working partially from home. You can reach us via email and phone, and via Zoom videoconferencing. Our classes in the Winter semester continue to take place online. All current teaching regulations of the Computer Science department are on the Exam Committee (Prüfungsausschuss Informatik) Corona page. With fightcorona.ac, we have initiated a regional initiative to help system-critical institutions with emergency supplies using 3D printing, lasercutting and other rapid digital fabrication techniques. (Updated Aug 27, 2020).
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, 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.
We're part of the Computer Science Department and the HCI Center at RWTH Aachen University, Germany's top-ranked University of Technology and one of Germany's Excellence Universities. Our group is an Endowed Chair of the German B-IT Foundation.
Media Computing Group / Lehrstuhl Informatik 10 (Medieninformatik und Mensch–Computer–Interaktion) • Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers • RWTH Aachen University • Ahornstr. 55 • 2nd floor • Room 2208 • 52074 Aachen • Germany • +49 (0)241 80-21051 • Contact & Directions