Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2013
    Full Professor in HCI at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany; as of 2014 course leader for HCI master programme

  • 2008 – 2013
    Lecturer in Dept. of Computer and Information Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

  • 2007 – 2008
    DFG (German National Research Foundation) Post-Doc Fellowship, conducted as Visiting Fellow at the Pervasive Interaction Lab at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK

  • 2006
    acting Lecturer in Interaction Design at HITLab NZ, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • 2005 – 2006
    Visiting Research Fellow at Interact Lab, University of Susssex, on the EQUATOR project

  • 2003 – 2004
    Acting Assistant Professor (Universitäts-Assistentin) at Technical Unversity Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria

  • 2000 – 2003
    PhD study grant (Stipendium) of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, University of Bremen (1997 – 2003)

  • 1995
    Diplom Informatik, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (minor subject: Education/Pedagogy)

Selected publications

  • Hornecker, et al. The Interactive Enactment of Care Technologies and its Implications for Human-Robot-Interaction in Care. Proc. of ACM NordiCHI 2020. Article No.: 78, pp. 1-11. DOI:

  • Honauer, Wilde, Hornecker. Overcoming Reserve – Supporting Professional Appropriation of Interactive Costumes. Proc. ACM DIS ’20, 2189-2200.

  • Hornecker, Ciolfi. Human-Computer Interactions in Museums. New York: Morgan & Claypool, Synthesis Lectures 2019.

  • Hornecker. The To-and-Fro of Sense Making: Supporting Users’ Active Indexing in Museums. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction ToCHI. Volume 23 Issue 2, May 2016, Article No. 10.

  • Marshall, Hornecker. Theories of Embodiment in HCI. In: The SAGE Handbook of Digital Technology Research, 2013.

  • Fischer, Hornecker. Urban HCI: Spatial Aspects in the Design of Shared Encounters for Media Faccades. Proc. of CHI 2012. ACM. 2012. pp. 307-316.

  • Shaer, Hornecker. Tangible User Interfaces: Past, Present and Future Directions. Foundations and Trends in HCI (FnT in HCI) Vol. 2 Nr. 1-2, 2010.

  • Hornecker, Buur: Getting a Grip on Tangible Interaction: A Framework on Physical Space and Social Interaction. Proc. of ACM CHI 2006.

  • Hornecker et al: Collaboration and Interference: Awareness with Mice or Touch Input. Proc. of ACM CSCW Conference 2008. 167-176.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • RethiCare, VolkswagenStiftung (alternative visions of robotic care technologies)

  • FluidData UX (DFG) (Data Physicalisation and User Experience)

  • ELIXIER – BMBF Project 'Erfahrungsbasiertes Lernen durch interaktives Experimentieren in erweiterten Realumgebungen'

  • EU MeSch Project Material EncounterS with digital Cultural Heritage

  • 'A framework for collaboration-sensitive Design of Tangible Interaction' (DFG grant)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of German GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik)

  • Member of ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Team leading, mentoring, interdisciplinary work

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Other interests: culture, arts


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