Dr. llhan Aslan


Akad. Rat

E-Mail: aslan { at }

Research Interests

My research focus is broadly on embodied interaction and human-artefact relations. I like to take inspirations from embodied and situated theories of cognition and related frameworks (including Somaesthetics) 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.    


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
  • and combinations  


Please check out my google scholar profile