Face of Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers

Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers


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Jan Borchers is full professor of computer science and head of the Media Computing Group, an endowed Chair in the Computer Science Department at RWTH Aachen University.

With his research group, he explores the field of human-computer interaction, with a particular interest in new user interfaces for 3D printing and personal fabrication, augmented reality, mobile, wearable, and tangible computing, interactive tables and surfaces, interfaces for software development, and interactive guides and exhibits.

Before joining RWTH, he held faculty positions at Stanford University and ETH Zurich, after receiving his PhD in computer science from Darmstadt University of Technology in 2000.

He is a member of ACM, SIGCHI, SIGCHI Germany, and GI, and has provided usability talks, trainings and consulting, as well as design, prototyping, and evaluation of user interfaces, for clients such as AirBus, Apple, ARD, Bayer, Children's Museum Boston, Daimler, Handelsblatt, OTIS, Scout24, TEDx, and Deutsche Telekom.

You can find him on Twitter at @borchers. For urgent matters, please contact his assistant, Clarissa de Gavarelli.


Selected Awards


Selected Talks

Selected Professional Activities


For Students

For Industry

Jan frequently works for clients in industry and government as usability consultant, speaker, and trainer.

Some Research Pointers

Creative Commons License

Useful Hacks



Older information on Jan's Stanford homepage, from his time at Stanford University (2001–2003).

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