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Sarah Sahabi

Research Assistant

Room 2204
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+49 241 80-21069

Hi! I've been part of the chair since the summer of 2020 and joined as a research assistant in August 2023.
My current research is centred around Dark Patterns, and I'm gradually delving into the topic of Accessibility Computing.
Beyond my research, I provide UX consultation for digitalisation projects across the university. Additionally, I manage our department's website and act as the Public Relations Deputy.

Student Assistants


Anastasiia Petrova



UX Consulting



Thesis Supervisions

Nicola Poell Generalizing a Specific Learning Analytics Dashboard to the OmiLAXR Framework Master's Thesis,
second supervision
(first supervision: Prof. Dr. Ulrik Schroeder (i9))
Winter 2023/24
Philip Le SoRoCAD 3.0: A Cross-Platform Approach to Soft Robotics Design Bachelor's Thesis,
co-supervised with Anke Brocker
Winter 2023/24
Ruixue Cao TBA (Sewing Expertise Assessment) Master's Thesis,
co-supervised with Marcel Lahaye
Winter 2023/24
Moritz Failing Exploring the Effect of Bright Patterns on Dark Pattern Perception Master's Thesis,
co-supervised with René Schäfer
Winter 2023/24



Winter 2023/24 Designing Interactive Systems 1
Lecture teaching assistant + lab tutor, with Oliver Nowak



  • Marcel Lahaye, Vivian Isabel Reinartz, Sarah Sahabi and Jan Borchers. Towards Authoring Tools For DIY Tutorials: From Tutorial User Strategies to Guidelines (Free Template Included!).  In Mensch Und Computer 2023, MuC '23, pages 380–386, Association for Computing Machinery, September 2023.
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  • Sarah Sahabi. Prevalent Dark Patterns: Investigating Children's Mental Models of Malicious Designs. Master's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, July 2023.
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  • 2021

  • Sarah Sahabi. SoRoCAD 2.0: Extending a CAD Tool for Soft Robotics. Bachelor's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, April 2021.
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