I am a professor of human-computer interaction (HCI) at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and a member of the center for interaction, visualization and usability (CIVU). I received my PhD in computer science from University of Oldenburg, while working at the Interactive Systems Lab with Susanne Boll.
My current research focuses on how people use interactive systems and how design of new technologies can help users to feel in control of their behavior and experience new technologies in a way that supports their needs. Current projects investigate the use of technology to support users experiencing relatedness and a feeling of belonging over a distance and the role of technology in family life. My latest work focuses on how mobile and wearable technology can be used to predict and support health-related behaviors for patients suffering from neurodevelopmental disorders.