Dr. Donald Degraen


Ongoing Theses

  • A Controller Interface for Haptic Design in VR (Bachelor)
  • FloraSanita: a Set of Ubiquitous Ambient Plant Displays to Physicalize Office Activity Data (Master, collaboration with Marc Schubhan)
  • Unnamed Prototyping Project (Master, collaboration with Alice Hayes)
  • Unnamed Nudging Project (Master, collaboration with Anke Hirsch and Nina Knieriemen)
  • Unnamed VR Redirection Project (Master, collaboration with André Zenner)
  • Unnamed VR Social Interaction Project (Master, collaboration with Tanja Schneeberger)

Finished Theses

  • Anna Reindl, A Dynamic Passive Haptic Feedback Device for Texture Interaction in VR (Bachelor)
    • Results contributed to a publication at DIS'20
  • Hannah Hock, FamilyFlower - an Artificial Flower to foster Distant Family Connections (Bachelor)
    • Results contributed to a publication at MUM'21
  • Latifa Abdullayeva, Understanding Autonomous Device Behavior in a Social Internet of Things environment through Personality Traits (Master)
  • Tobias Sander, Tangible Gamification (Master, collaboration with Max Altmeyer)
    • Results contributed to a publication at OzCHI'21
  • Marc Schubhan, Hakoniwa: Enhancing Physical Gamification using Miniature Garden Elements (Master)
    • Results contributed to a publication at MindTrek'21
  • Osama Haroon, Look at those hands, are they small hands? (Master)
  • Ziqian 'Charlie' Chen, Human Actuation for Haptics in Virtual Reality (Master, collaboration with Bruno Fruchard)
  • Elena Werny, EcoMeal: Gamified Eco-Feedback for food products using a virtual Vegetable Patch (Master)
  • Akhmajon Makhsadov, VRySmart: Multipurpose Integration of Smart Devices in Virtual Reality (Master, collaboration with André Zenner)
    • Results contributed to a publication at CHI'22
  • Ashima Jindal, Influencing Tactile Properties of 3D-printed Artifacts through Spray Painting (Master)
  • Fabian Hupperich, MetaReality: Exploring the Possibilities of Dynamic Metamaterials for Visuo-Haptic Texture Perception in Virtual Reality (Master, collaboration with Martin Feick)
  • Serdar Durdyyev, Simulating Slipperiness of Ground in Virtual Reality using Everyday Materials (Master, collaboration with Martin Feick)
  • Patrick Speroff, Effects of Damaging Plants in Human Plant Interaction (Master, collaboration with Bruno Fruchard and Marc Teyssier)