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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

Maximilian Münker TBA (Text Simplification with LLMs) Master's Thesis Summer 2024
Lennart Stallmann TBA (Indoor Navigation in the CS Building) Bachelor's Thesis Summer 2024
Aleksandra Kukawka TBA (Screenreaders and LLMs) Master's Thesis Summer 2024
Nicola Poell Generalizing a Specific Learning Analytics Dashboard to the OmiLAXR Framework Master's Thesis,
second supervision
(first supervision: Prof. Dr. Ulrik Schroeder (LuFgI9))
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



Summer 2024 Current Topics in HCI
Lecture teaching assistant + lab tutor
Winter 2023/24 Designing Interactive Systems 1
Lecture teaching assistant + lab tutor, with Oliver Nowak



  • René Schäfer, Paul Preuschoff, René Röpke, Sarah Sahabi and Jan Borchers. Fighting Malicious Designs: Towards Visual Countermeasures Against Dark Patterns.  In Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '24, pages 13, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, May 2024.
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  • 2023

  • 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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