André Zenner

Doctoral Researcher


Scholar Profile

Research Interests

Virtual RealityMixed realityAugmented RealityHaptic FeedbackHaptic Interaction in Virtual EnvironmentsRedirection Techniques3D User InterfacesVisualization



Winter 2019/2020:

Winter 2018/2019:

Winter 2017/2018:

Summer 2017:

  • Proseminar: Einführung in 3D User Interfaces

Winter 2016/2017:

  • Seminar: Virtual Reality: Theory & Practice


Open B.Sc. / M.Sc. Thesis Topics

If you are interested in doing a Bachelor's or Master's thesis in my area of interest, feel free to contact me.
I am also open to topic suggestions related to these areas.


Ongoing Supervised Theses

  • Master: Using a Smartphone as an Everyday Proxy Object in Virtual Reality
  • Master: Generation of Building Plans for Optimized Haptic Virtual Reality Proxies
  • Master: Perception of Holographic Humans in Augmented Reality Meetings
  • Bachelor: Virtual Reality Hand Redirection Toolkit
  • Bachelor: Improved Hand Redirection


Finished Supervised Theses


  • 2020 - Andreas Thieser
    VR Presentation Coach - A Virtual Reality Public Speaking Training Framework
  • 2017 - Dominic Gottwalles
    Eingabe diskreter numerischer Werte in Virtual Reality [PDF][Award]


  • 2019 - Corinna Tasch
    Foot Tracking in Mixed Reality Climbing Environments
  • 2018 - Julien Schuh
    Head-mounted Augmented Reality Productlens





Dynamic Passive Haptic Feedback


Passive Haptic Feedback

  • A Virtual Reality Couch Configurator Leveraging Passive Haptic Feedback
    André Zenner, Felix Kosmalla, Jan Ehrlich, Philip Hell, Gerrit Kahl, Christian Murlowski, Marco Speicher, Florian Daiber, Daniel Heinrich, Antonio Krüger
  • The Importance of Virtual Hands and Feet for Virtual Reality Climbing
    Felix Kosmalla, André Zenner, Corinna Tasch, Florian Daiber, Antonio Krüger


Hand Redirection (Haptic Retargeting) in VR


Involving VR Bystanders

  • Addressing Bystander Exclusion in Shared Spaces During Immersive Virtual Experiences
    André Zenner, Donald Degraen, Antonio Krüger
  • A Projection-Based Interface to Involve Semi-Immersed Users in Substitutional Realities
    André Zenner, Felix Kosmalla, Marco Speicher, Florian Daiber, Antonio Krüger


Immersive VR Notifications

  • Immersive Notification Framework: Adaptive & Plausible Notifications in Virtual Reality
    André Zenner, Marco Speicher, Sören Klingner, Donald Degraen, Florian Daiber, Antonio Krüger


Immersive Process Models


Natural Walking Technique for Room-Scale Virtual Reality

  • The Space Bender: Supporting Natural Walking via Overt Manipulation of the Virtual Environment
    Adalberto L. Simeone (KU Leuven, Belgium), Niels C. Nilsson (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark), André Zenner (DFKI, Germany), Marco Speicher (DHfPG, Germany), Florian Daiber (DFKI, Germany)


Ambient Feedback

  • AmbiPlant - Ambient Feedback for Digital Media through Actuated Plants
    Donald Degraen, Marc Schubhan, Kamila Mushkina, Akhmajon Makhsadov, Felix Kosmalla, André Zenner, Antonio Krüger



I have reviewed for the following conferences and journals:

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