Felix Kosmalla

Doctoral Researcher


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Research Interests

Interactive Systems in SportsActivity SensingHCI in Rock ClimbingPrototyping of Interactive Systems and Devices

Open Thesis Topics

For this thesis, you will design and implement a study prototype for a user study. In this study you will evaluate different communication channels (e.g. visuals, audio, tactile cues) that can be used while performing on a slackline. Further, you will also a conduct an online study that will inform the design of your prototype. The work will have similarities to ClimbAware.


This work will focus on programming, maybe some light physical prototyping, and conducting studies.


  • You are spending or did spend a significant amount of time on a slackline
  • Knowledge about mobile development (Android / Android Wear)
  • Completed HCI lecture and ideally attended at least one seminar at our chair
  • Knowledge in Unity is a plus
  • Ideally participated in a user study
  • Ability to tackle problems


How to apply

Please send me an email with the following pieces of information (if you do not answer every point, your application will not be considered):

  • When you plan to start the thesis
  • When you plan to finish the thesis
  • A short motivational statement why this topic is interesting for you
  • A summary why you are a good fit for this topic
  • Your transcript of records

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