Dr. llhan Aslan


Akad. Rat

E-mail: aslan { at }


Research Interests

My research focus is broadly on embodied interaction and multimodal human-artefact relations. I like to take inspirations from embodied and situated theories of cognition and related frameworks into the design of multi-modal “interfaces” (or aesthetic embodied experiences). Becoming something else through unifying “interfaces” with the human body (and mind) is my IxD philosophy. I consider my computing and design research as positive and constructive, aiming to understand the current state of human-artefact relations in specific situations and trying to explore future alternatives. 


My teaching activities focus on Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering, Physical Computing/IoT and  Intelligent User Interfaces, including Machine learning and AI aspects.  

Projektmodule / Praxismodule

If you are interested to do a Projektmodul or Praxismodul in HCI please send me an e-mail. I like to regard Projektmodul/Praxismodul work as a first step towards identifying a potential follow-up Bachelor or Master theses. Topics are similiar to Bachelor or Master theses topics but less focussed and more explorative.

Please note: New topics/opportunities will be available in 2019 (feel free to contact me for more information)

Bachelor / Master Theses

I am happy to supervise students who are interested in HCI, and IxD topics, such as:

  • IoT (i.e., augmenting everyday objects, such as plush toys and plants with sensors and actuators for relational Human-Artefact interaction) 
  • Gesture- and Body-based Human-Artefact interaction
  • Wearable Interfaces and Physiological sensors
  • Interaction in VR, AR, and mixed-reality
  • Measuring UX and well-being
  • Interactive Machine Learning
  • and combinations  



Embodiment in Virtual Reality:
Sebastian Bernhard (ongoing)
Thomas Metzler (ongoing)
Alexander Renk (ongoing)

Gesture and Gaze:
Tobias Gerhard (finished)
Julian Zauner (finished)

Multimodal Interaction with holograms:
Fabian Brain (ongoing)


Augmented Pen 
Susana V. Garcia 


Stephanie Metzger (Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
Susana V. Garcia (Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
Simon Raedler (Master Thesis, 2018)
Florian Mueller (Master Thesis, 2018)

Julian Kraus (Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
Bjoern Bittner (Master Thesis, 2018)
Maximilian Reich (Master Thesis, 2017)
Fabian Brain (Bachelor Thesis, 2017)


Nicole Perterer (Salzburg University, Doctoral Thesis, Co-Advisor, ongoing)
Katja Neureiter (Salzburg University, Doctoral Thesis, Co-Advisor, 2016)




Please check out my google scholar profile.