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.


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
22 OCTOBER 2018 | @ACMMM18 started today! Susanne and Jochen were part of the HealthMedia Workshop “Multimedia for personal health and health care”. More infos here #research #hci #hcioldenburg
21 OCTOBER 2018 | This week, our college Larbi Abdenebaoui presented our work on “UNNA: A Unified Neural Network for Aesthetic Assessment” at #CBMI2018 conference.
22 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Join us at #AutoUI2018 in Toronto. We present two workshops on “Automotive UI for Controllability and Safe Transitions of Control” and “Communication between Automated Vehicles and Vulnerable Road Users”. Further, we present our work “Where to Look” on Wednesday.