The Cooperative Media Laboratory (CML) does research on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). Based on a Human-Centred Computing paradigm it does basic and applied research following a participative and iterative approach.

The research paradigm at the CML is Human-Centred Computing–that is, to develop technological concepts, prototypes, and systems based on an understanding of how people interact with and communicate through computing technology. It departs from an understanding of human, social, and cultural issues in order to make technology useful and usable. The faculty and students of the CML work on a conceptual and technological foundation as well as methods for the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive systems. Platforms and toolkits as well as prototypes and systems are designed, developed, and evaluated.

The contributions of the CML are primarily in:

  • Foundation: methodological, conceptual, and technological foundation for the design of interactive, cooperative, and ubiquitous systems
  • Context support: modelling of information and contexts, sensors for capturing data, and actuators for adapting the environment
  • Novel user interfaces: exploration, conception, implementation, and evaluation of innovative mobile, Web-based, and ubiquitous user interfaces

The research approach is experimental and characterised by theoretically grounded conceptualisation, practical implementation, and realistic evaluation of basics, methods, and technology.

Some example projects are:

  • Boundary Management: Boundary Management between Life Domains to Increase Connectedness and Reduce Distraction for a Better Work-Life Balance (2016 -)
  • Optimal Navigation: Towards an Optimal Navigation through Natural Guidance (HERE Technologies) (2016 -)
  • Multimodal Interaction in the Car: Facilitating the Driver-Car Interaction (BMW) (2015 -)
  • TAO-Project HRI: Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion (Human-Robot Interaction; in German): research project, partly funded by the Technology Alliance of Upper Franconia (TAO) (Oct. 2014 - 2018)
  • Shared Interactive Surfaces: Development of a Toolkit for Interactive Tables and Beyond (Oct. 2012 - July 2019)
  • DFG-Project Reco: Recommender Systems for Group Consumption of Hedonic Media Products: research project, partly funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) (Feb. 2009 - 2013)
  • DFG-Project WAP-System: WAP-System for Human-Computer Interaction Applications (Aug. 2011 - 2013)
  • TMBWK-Project Robust Design: Robust Design of Structures funded by the Thuringian Programme on Excellency (2009 - 2012)
  • StMWFK-Project FamilyVision: FamilyVision - smarter aging funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science & Art (2014 - 2015)
  • BMVBS-Project TransKoop: TransKoop: transfer project, partly funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Oct. 2008 - June 2011)

The CML at Bauhaus-University Weimar archive gives an overview of the research from December 2003 to February 2011.

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