Interactive Systems Group

The Interactive Systems Group at the University of Duisburg-Essen conducts research in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) and interactive technologies with the aim of creating highly usable, enjoyable and smart forms of interacting with digital applications, media and products. The group follows an interdisciplinary approach in close cooperation with academic and industrial partners and is directed by Professor J├╝rgen Ziegler, who holds the chair for interactive systems and interaction design at the Department of Informatics and Applied Cognitive Science.

Our research addresses a wide range of application domains, including electronic business, social media, serious games, health and well-being, smart environments and automotive applications. The Interactive Systems Group also participates in the DFG Research Training Group “User-Centred Social Media” . Furthermore, we are strongly involved in the university’s educational programs in Applied Computer Science and Applied Cognitive and Media Science, offering courses in introductory and advanced HCI, adaptive user interfaces, electronic business as well as general computer science subjects.


August 21st 2017

Participants needed

We are currently looking for participants for a user study taking place in the next weeks. More information as well as the option to reserve a time slot can be found here.

July 24th 2017

Paper accepted at ISWC 2017

A research paper from our group has been accepted at ISWC 2017.

July 17th 2017

Two papers accepted for IntRS workshop

Two papers from our group have been accepted for the IntRS workshop which will be held in conjunction with RecSys 2017 in Como, Italy.

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Workshops and events

June 23rd 2015 in Duisburg, University of Duisburg-Essen and Fraunhofer inHaus

7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

September 2nd 2014 in Munich, Germany

Workshop "Press Play? Praxisorientierte und wissenschaftliche Sicht auf Gamification" at M&C 2014

August 31st 2014 in Munich, Germany

4. AAL-Workshop at Mensch und Computer 2014 at M&C 2014

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Funded research projects


Enabling small to medium enterprises to facilitate advisors within their systems to improve customer experience and conversion


Adaptive recommendations to support cooperative learning


Developing a holistic persuasive self-monitoring system to support healthy aging

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