Final theses

Your thesis at the Chair of Human-Centered Information Systems

If you are in the final stages of your studies and will soon be writing your thesis, and have a passion for exploring the interface between technology and human interaction, you've come to the right place. Our faculty is dedicated to researching and developing information systems that are not only technologically advanced, but also intuitively attuned to people's needs and behaviors.

In an age where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, the importance of developing systems that are accessible, user-friendly and effective cannot be overstated. Our department offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the research that will shape the future of human interaction with technology. Whether you are interested in improving usability, developing inclusive technologies or understanding the societal impact of information systems, your final year project can make an important contribution to this dynamic field.


Writing your exposé

For academic theses, preparing a detailed written overall concept, also known as an exposé, in advance is standard practice. This exposé serves to arouse the interest of potential examiners and convince them of the issue's relevance to be investigated. At the same time, it enables the author to ensure a research gap in the chosen field of research, identify potential risks for achieving the research objective, and realistically estimate the workload in terms of time and content. The following nine points can help you to write your exposé:

  1. Problem definition: Which (scientific-theoretical) problem is the subject of the work? What is the thematic orientation of the work?
  2. State of research:To what extent are scientific findings available, where are research gaps in the form of problems still to be solved? Are there contradictory or competing explanatory approaches that require clarification? What are the key publications regarding the problem to be addressed?
  3. Research question:Which central research question is to be answered in the thesis, and which sub-questions can be derived from this?
  4. Research interest: What is the scientific, social or ethical significance of answering the research question? Significance of answering the research question? What benefit can the study provide?
  5. Goal or hypothesis: What does the work aim to achieve, prove or disprove? Through the formulationof the hypothesis and the working hypotheses derived from it, the problem can be further specified.
  6. Reference to theory: Which explanatory approaches, theories or models are used as a basis, and why is this done? What is the theoretical background of the study?
  7. Method:Which methods or procedures are used to find a solution to the problem under consideration problem or answer the central research question, and why are these chosen? Are these chosen? In the case of empirical work, it must be explained and justified how the experimental design to collect the required statistical material.
  8. Material: Which literature sources and which secondary statistical materials are available, which primary statistical material to be collected? What preliminary work has already been done?
  9. Preliminary structure: In what order, in what contexts and to what extent should the individual aspects of the individual aspects of the problem be addressed?



We recommend a robust methodological approach for final theses, especially when dealing with empirical research. Design-based research and design case studies are invaluable methodologies that can enhance the quality and depth of your thesis. We recommend incorporating these approaches into your empirical final theses for a more comprehensive and insightful study.

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TU Clausthal – University of the Circular Economy

Clausthal University of Technology is a strong research university with an outstanding national and international network. With 3,500 students and more than 1,100 employees, the university is the most important economic factor in the Harz and the largest employer in the region. The scientists work closely with industry partners in many transfer projects, thus bridging the gap between basic research and application.

With the resource-efficient Circular Economy, the university has chosen a profile-forming guiding theme in its overall university concept for the future. The Circular Economy encompasses not only the classic circular economy of materials, but also renewable energies and the digital control of the overall system. As a university of the Circular Economy, TU Clausthal is involved in the energy transition and the development of a sustainable society in the digital age.

Our projects

We work in various application areas. We are currently active in a number of these areas. If you are interested, you can participate in the following projects:

  1. Health5G ( The Health5G project aims to demonstrate the technical and structural feasibility as well as the added value of 5G technology for the socially important topic of medical care. The aim is not to introduce a new technology across the board, but to demonstrate and evaluate its potential on a small scale and with a very narrow focus on selected care processes. Using the "patient journey" of the geriatric patient as an example, new models of innovative patient care via a 5G mobile network will be tested: (1) a mobile patient bed, equipped with powerful sensor technology, supports fall and pressure ulcer prevention and accompanies the core process of patient care from admission to discharge; (2) in addition to the mobile 24-hour analysis of vital data via wearables (blood pressure, respiration, heart rate), (3) telemedical applications via data glasses and mobile ultrasound devices are being tested in patient care via the 5G campus network.
  2. ROBUST ( The ROBUST project (Robotics-based support for prevention and health promotion in inpatient care facilities) focuses on developing robotics-supported interventions for health prevention in inpatient care facilities. To this end, activating and health-promoting group activities will be designed and evaluated for all residents of the participating care facilities.
  3. Technologies around Head Mounted Displays: Several other projects and topics that revolve around Head Mounted Displays can also be worked on. HMD technologies have revolutionized the way we interact with digital information, blending the virtual and physical worlds seamlessly. If you are interested in working on HMD as your research focus , you could explore the following avenues: User Experience (UX) Design, Interaction Techniques, Accessibility and Inclusivity, Health and Safety, Application Domains and many more.
  4. Robots (NAO, Pepper, Temi & Double): Your thesis could also explore features, such as optimizing the robot's navigation and spatial awareness or developing innovative applications for healthcare, education, or entertainment. Alternatively, you could explore communication between users and robots, expand the robot's “intelligence”, or develop novel applications for personalized human-robot interactions. The possibilities are as diverse as how robots can be integrated into the users' lives.
  5. Movesense Sensors: Another interesting field could be wearable sensor technologies with Movesense Sensors. Explore the potential of these versatile sensors in health monitoring, sports analytics, or even immersive gaming experiences.

Besides that, you can work on potential topics spanning the realms of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Computer-Supported Collaborative Systems (CSCS), and the landscape of Information Technology in Healthcare.

Whether you're passionate about creating user-centric interfaces, developing software and applications, or conducting empirical studies to understand user behavior, the thesis is a great opportunity to dive deep and create solutions and ideas with meaningful impact.