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 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.

Check out the current overview of our research projects below, or see our older Research Overview for a more detailed text.


Our Research Areas


Tabletops and Tangibles


Navigation and Exploration Interfaces


Audio Interfaces

Mobile Interaction


Smart Textiles

Tactile Interfaces

Ubiquitous Computing

AR Applications

Mid-air Gestures


Our publications at ACM CHI

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.

CHI '20'19 –  '18 – '17 – '16 – '15 – '14 – '13 – '12 – '11 - earlier

Complete list of our publications

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