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.


10 AUGUST 2018 | After two months, this years IRES participants showed us their impressive work including VR Traffic Situations (Bella), Device-to-Fog Projections (Theo) and Belts that give directional hints with vibration, pressure, or temperature (Stepheny). #NSF
10 AUGUST 2018 | All good things must come to an end. Today, our very own Shadan successfully defended her PhD thesis. We thank you for a great time. #hci #hcidoldenburg #phdlife
19 JULY 2018 | #hcioldenburg team and our #ires #nsf students @arvrsummerschool in Weimar – looks like fun and inspiration!
19 JUNE 2018 | Come and visit our exciting tutorial on Augmenting Augmented Reality at the MobileHCI ’18 in Barcelona
15 JUNE 2018 | Today, we presented our work on “Low-cost Eye-Tracking for Rapid-prototyping in Mixed Reality” at ETRA conference in Warsaw, Poland. #ETRA18
7 JUNE 2018 | This week our team members Tim Claudius Stratmann, Vanessa Cobus and Uwe Gruenefeld are presenting their work at the PerDis conference in Munich.
15 MAY 2018 | Heiko Müller ist defending his thesis today. All the best from all of us, Heiko! #PhD #thesis #defense
15 MAY 2018 | A warm welcome to @albrechtschmidt, who is visiting our lab to give a talk about how to enhance human senses in an HCI context. #HCI #research
19 MAR 2018 | Congratulations to our team member Marion and all co-authors, who have been awarded a Best Paper Award for TEI 2018!
03 MAR 2018 | Congratz to our students, whose master thesis “Juggling 4.0” was awarded with the best thesis award!
09 FEB 2018 | Congratulations to our team member Shadan and all co-authors, who have been awarded an Honourable Mention Award for CHI 2018!
12 DEC 2017 | Susanne Boll gives a public lecture at Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg about “Human and Machine as Team in the Age of Automation”
28 NOV 2017 | Erika Root presents two interactive tangible artifacts for pre-adolescent children to teach computational thinking through tangible programming at MUM 2017
27 OCT 2017 | Susanne Boll presents “Towards a Tangible Storytelling Kit for Exploring Emotions with Children” at ACM Multimedia 2017
24 OCT 2017 | Susanne Boll and Jochen Meyer run second workshop on “Multimedia for Health and Health-Care” at ACM Multimedia 2017
17 OCT 2017 | Uwe Grünefeld wins Best Paper Honorable Mention for “EyeSee360: designing a visualization technique for out-of-view objects in head-mounted augmented reality” at Spatial User Interaction 2017
26 SEP 2017 | Shadan Sadeghianborojeni presents “Comparing Shape-Changing and Vibro-Tactile Steering Wheels for Take-Over Requests in Highly Automated Driving” at Automotive User Interfaces 2017
24 SEP 2017 | HCI Oldenburg hosts Automotive User Interfaces 2017!
12 SEP 2017 | Our CHI’17 paper by Koelle et al. “All about Acceptability?: Identifying Factors for the Adoption of Data Glasses” is now available in the ACM Digital Library