Human-Computer Interaction
at the University of Oldenburg / OFFIS


Welcome to the webpage of the human-computer interaction (HCI) group at the University of Oldenburg and OFFIS. We develop interactive systems and computing technologies to enhance users’ lives. We focus primarily on mobile and ambient user interfaces, where we explore different novel modalities such as visual, auditory and tactile channels in pervasive displays. We strongly embed our research in the fields of personal health and safe transportation, that serve as major application domains.

Please have a look at our research and publications page to find more about our recent work. Students can find information about ongoing courses and thesis topics here.

Our lab is headed by Susanne Boll and Wilko Heuten. Please get in contact if you have questions.


24 April 2019 | SMILE EXPO 2019 – We are inviting participants, their friends and family as well as everyone interested to come by and learn about smart things, learning to program, and how to design and realize your own ideas. Please join us on April 27th, 2019 in the Lecture Hall of the University of Oldenburg (Uhlhornsweg 86, 26129 Oldenburg) for our smile expo. The event includes a raffle, small workshops, presentation of our labs and a stage program. Further information (in german) can be found here.
12 April 2019 | For the past two days, we were proud to host the first german PreCHI event, hosting HCI colleagues from all over Germany. We had the opportunity to listen to talks in various subjects and get familiarized with such a great community. Next years event will take place in southern Germany, hosted by the HCI group of Ulm!
27 MARCH 2019 | Today, Uwe Gruenefeld presented our work on “Comparing Visualization Techniques for Moving Out-of-View Objects” at IEEE VR in Osaka, Japan.
22 MARCH 2019 | We are proud to announce that we are hosting the first ever (!) german pre-CHI event in Oldenburg, at the OFFIS premises. Over the course of two days (11th & 12th of April), we will have plenty of talks in 5 sessions. Please join us as we start this tradition in Germany to bring the German HCI-community closer together. More information here. See you in Oldenburg!
14 MARCH 2019 | We are co-organizing a workshop on social acceptability at INTERACT 2019 in Paphos, Cyprus. Please see the workshop’s website (https://socialacceptabilityworkshop.uol.de) for further information and the CfP. #interact2019 #research #hci #hcioldenburg #sociallyacceptablehci #sociallyacceptablechi
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