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Oliver Nowak

Research Assistant & Startup Advisor

Room 2205
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+49 241 80-21074

I'm a research assistant at the Media Computing Group. I'm interested in a wide range of topics in the field of HCI including any kinds of interaction techniques for mobile devices, improving the usage of smart home devices, and the investigation of productivity tools in research.

I'm also a startup advisor for RWTH Innovation in the field of computer science. If you have an idea for a start-up or already started to do the first steps to found a company, you can write me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come to my consultation hours on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

Research Projects


Summer 2020 Seminar: Post-Desktop User Interfaces
Winter 2019 Designing Interactive Systems I
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Krishna Subramanian
Summer 2019 Current Topics in Media Computing and HCI
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Marcel Lahaye

Thesis Supervisions

Name Topic Thesis Type Year
Georg Röhl Tiltwatch Master's Thesis Summer 2020
Maurice Schwarze Menu design for mobile devices Bachelor's Thesis Summer 2020

Software Projects




  • Oliver Nowak. ARMenus: An Evaluation of Menu Interfaces in Pen-based AR Applications on Smartphones. Master's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, February 2019.
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  • Philipp Wacker, Oliver Nowak, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers. ARPen: Mid-Air Object Manipulation Techniques for a Bimanual AR System with Pen & Smartphone.  In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '19, pages 619:1–619:10, ACM, New York, NY, USA, May 2019.
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