Human Computer Interaction Lab, Saarland University


Our mission is to contribute toward a future of user interfaces that seamlessly merge with the physical world and the human body. We develop advanced interactive technologies and investigate new user interface concepts to create more effective, expressive and engaging interactions with interactive systems. [read more]

Featured Projects

Capacitive Touch Sensing on General 3D Surfaces   Abstract Mutual-capacitive sensing...more
Shaping Compliance Inducing Haptic Illusion of Compliance in Different Shapes with Electrotactile...more
Electrotactile Compliance IllusionClient Review :
(CHI 2024)
Image of Flextiles smocking open and then closed
Flextiles Designing Customisable Shape-Change in Textiles with SMA-Actuated Smocking Patterns ...more
FlextilesClient Review :
(CHI 2024)
WRLKit: Computational Design of Personalized Wearable Robotic Limbs Abstract Wearable...more
WRLKitClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Double-Sided Tactile Interactions for Grasping in Virtual Reality Abstract For graspi...more
Double-Sided Tactile InteractionsClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Biohybrid Devices: Prototyping Interactive Devices with Growable Materials Abstract L...more
Biohybrid DevicesClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
I Need a Third Arm! Eliciting Body-based Interactions with a Wearable Robotic Arm Abst...more
I Need a Third ArmClient Review :
(CHI 2023)
Handheld Tools Unleashed A Mixed-Initiative Physical Sketching with a Robotic Printer Abst...more
RoboSketchClient Review :
(CHI 2023)
SparseIMU: Computational Design of Sparse IMU Layouts for Sensing Fine-Grained Finger Microgestures ...more
Interactive Bioplastics A DIY approach for composing soft interactive devices from bio-based and ...more
Interactive BioplasticsClient Review :
(UIST 2022)
Print-A-Sketch A Handheld Printer for Physical Sketching of Circuits and Sensors on Everyday Surf...more
Print-A-SketchClient Review :
(CHI 2022)
Computational Design and Optimization of Electro-Physiological Sensors Abstract Elect...more
Computational Design of Physiological SensorsClient Review :
(Nature Communications)



Program Chair of UIST’23

Jürgen Steimle will be chairing the technical program of UIST'23 together with Nathalie Henry Riche from Microsoft Research. The deadlines...
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ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant

The European Research Council is funding the new project "Feel-XR: Feel-through Haptic Feedback for Augmented and Virtual Reality" at the...
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Invited talk by Prof. Inami (U Tokyo)

We welcome our visitor Prof. Masahiko Inami from the University of Tokyo. He will give an invited talk on Dec...
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Best Paper Award at UIST’22

Our paper on Prototyping of Soft Devices with Interactive Bioplastics has been selected to receive a Best Paper Award at...
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Congrats, Dr. Adwait Sharma!

Adwait Sharma has successfully defended his dissertation today. Congratulations to Adwait for his strong work on Design and Recognition of...
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Summer School on Computational Interaction

We are co-organizing the 6th Summer School on Computational Interaction. It will take place next week in Saarbrücken! You can...
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Article in Communications of the ACM

Our research on Skin Computing is presented in an article in the Communications of the ACM (April 2022 issue). You...
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Our papers at CHI

At CHI'22 we will present two full papers: Print-a-sketch: a handheld printer for physical sketching of circuits and sensors on...
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Special Issue of TOCHI on Digital Touch now available online

The TOCHI Special Issue on Digital Touch, guest-edited by Jürgen Steimle together with his colleagues Sara Price, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze and...
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Our new post-docs

We welcome our three new postdoctoral team members: Alice Haynes is joining us from U Bristol, Ata Otaran from Queen...
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