I am a lecturer and senior researcher in Media Informatics at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. So what is Media Informatics? To me, this exciting sub-field of informatics combines aspects of core areas of computer science, in particular Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence, with insights, theories and methods from other disciplines, such as psychology, linguistics and semiotics.

We combine these aspects in human-centred processes to understand human behaviour, communication, work processes and leisure activities in order to design and build systems that support the user in novel, non-obtrusive, contextualised, natural and culturally adequate ways.

My work areas deal with integrating intelligent systems into human environments with a focus on ambient intelligence, mobile computing, learning and teaching systems as well as awareness systems and pervasive games. My main research interests are the applicability of socio-technical theories for the design of intelligent systems and usability of and user experience with intelligent systems.

I have worked on the development of psychologically sound context models and on requirements engineering methodologies for intelligent systems. In close collaboration with researchers at different research institutions and industry practitioners, we have developed behavioural interfaces, pervasive games, and novel learning and teaching support systems.

You will find pointers to my work on the different websites linked in the sidebar to the right (or the footer, if you happen to read this text on a mobile device), or you can head to my list of Publications on this website.