Katrin Wolf

Katrin Wolf is a professor for Human-Computer Interaction at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Previously, she held a professorship for Media Informatics at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and  at Berlin University of Art and Design, where she also was the Vice Dean of Research. Her research interests lie at the intersection of human–computer interaction and interaction design, focusing on how to make novel technologies more usable and useful. To date, Katrin’s research has focused on technologies and domains including mobile and wearable systems; virtual, augmented and mixed reality, as well as interactive exhibitions.

After her PhD, received from T-Labs at Technical University Berlin, Katrin has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Stuttgart 2014-2015, where she worked in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab headed by Albrecht Schmidt. Her work experience includes research visits/internships at the Social NUI Group at University of Melbourne, INRIA (Bordeaux, FR), Glasgow University (Glasgow, UK), CSIRO (Sydney, AUS), and HITLab (Christchurch, NZ) as well as working as interface designer at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Katrin published in the most competitive conferences of her field including ACM CHI, ACM TEI and ACM MobileHCI. She is actively involved in the research community. Most notably, she was General Chair of the German conference on Mensch & Computer (MuC) 2019, Program Chair at TEI 2021, AHs 2019, and MUM 2018 as well as Late Breaking Work Chair at CHI 2021 and Student Research Competition Chair of CHI 2019 and CHI 2020.

Learn more at katrinwolf.info

Doctorate reviewer

  • Thermal Suite: Investigating Temperature Modality in Mixed Reality, Kirill Ragozin, Keio University Japan, Role: External reviewer, Defense: 21.12.2020
  • Virtual Reality Interfaces For Seemless Interaction With The Physical Reality, Ceenu George, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Role: External reviewer, Defense: 29.09.2020
  • Perspectives on Embodiment and Play: Reflection on digital-physical Hybrids, Bernhard Maurer, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Salzburg, Role: External reviewer, Defense: 25.10.2018
  • Reflexive Interaction - Extending Peripheral Interaction by Augmenting Humans, Denys Matthies, Universität Rostock, Role: External reviewer, Defense: 19.02.2018



  • DFG-Projekt: Pervasive Touch - Methoden für die Gestaltung von robusten Mikrogesten für berührungsbasierte Interaktion, Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Kooperierende Universität: Universität Regensburg, Rolle: Betreuerin, Projektstart: 1.03.2023
  • BMBF-Projekt: HapticIO - Ein generisches haptisches Ein- und Ausgabegerät zur Förderung der Zusammenarbeit in gemischten Realitäten, Juan Felipe Olaya Figueroa, Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Rolle: Betreuerin, Projektstart: 1.10.2021
  • BMBF-Projekt: WINK - Ein intelligentes Armband für die Mensch-Technik-Interaktion mittels Gestensteuerung, Jan Willms, Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Rolle: Betreuerin, Projektstart: vorauss. 01.01.2021
  • DFG-Projekt: Illusionäre Oberflächenschnittstellen, Marco Kurzweg, Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Kooperierende Universität: LMU München, Rolle: Betreuerin, Projektstart: 01.11.2020
  • BHT-Promotionsstelle: TeleHaptik, Maximilian Letter, Berliner Hochschule für Technik, Kooperierende Universität: LMU München, Rolle: Betreuerin, Projektstart: 01.10.2020
  • LFF-Projekt: KIMRA - Künstlerische Methoden im Mixed-Reality-Ausstellungsdesign, Takashi Goto, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Rolle: Betreuerin, Projektstart: 01.07.2019
  • BMBF-Projekt: GEVAKUB - Gestaltungsrichtlinien für virtuelle Ausstellungsräume zur kulturellen Bildung Museen und Ausstellungen, Jens Reinhardt, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Kooperierende Universität: Universität Regensburg, Rolle: Betreuerin, 01.10.2017 – 30.11.2020