Welcome to the website of the Chair of Multimedia Technology!

The Interactive Media Lab Dresden (Chair of Multimedia Technology) at the Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology of the Faculty of Computer Science at TU Dresden was established in April 2012 and is led by Prof. Raimund Dachselt.

The Interactive Media Lab at the Technische Universität Dresden is conducting research primarily in the field of modern Human-Computer Interaction and interactive Information Visualization. Our main focus are natural user interfaces, in particular the development of interaction techniques and data visualization approaches using various interaction modalities (multitouch, pen, gaze, tangibles, gestures) and their combination. Typical research setups are multi-display and Mixed Reality environments as well as wearables for augmenting humans. We apply our basic research results to several application domains, like biology, medicine and cyber-physical systems, and develop domain-specific solutions.

We are pleased to present exciting topics and results of our research and teaching activities. At Research you can find information about the Publications, Research Projects as well as our Partners. In the section Teaching we provide information about current Courses and Thesis Topics of the chair.

Latest News

LNDW 2024

The Long Night Of Science of 2024 saw the participation of our Interactive Media Lab both in the APB building in front of the Alte Mensa’s entrance.

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This year’s OUTPUT hosted several student projects and theses from our Interactive Media Lab, as well as a dissertation award.

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ACM CHI 2024 in Honolulu

The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) took place from May 11-16, 2024, at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Weizhou Luo attended the conference and successfully presented his work “Exploring Spatial Organization Strategies for Virtual Content in Mixed Reality Environments” at the Doctoral Consortium. He also discussed his poster about this work with other conference attendees.

In addition, Katja Krug participated in the workshop remotely on Designing Inclusive Future Augmented Realities and presented our work “Don’t Leave Me Out: Designing for Device Inclusivity in Mixed Reality Collaboration.”
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IMLD-Visit in Konstanz

Gruppenbild des Workshops in Konstanz | Group picture of the Workshop in Konstanz

On April 17 and 18 2024, six researchers of our Interactive Media Lab Dresden visited the Human-Computer Interaction Group of the University of Konstanz. In a joint workshop, we discussed several exciting research topics in the field of mixed reality. The two days were concluded with a public talk from Prof. Raimund Dachselt on the topic “Leaving the Confines of the Desktop: Towards Ubiquitous Data Visualization.”

PhD Defense Marc Satkowski

On December 19, 2023, Marc Satkowski successfully defended his PhD thesis.

With his topic “Understanding Immersive Environments for Visual Data Analysis“, he investigated how future AR applications, specifically presenting information visualizations, need to be designed in a human-centered way.

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Research projects and publications of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden.


Information about lectures and courses as well as theses offered by our group.

Dresden Talks on
Interaction & Visualization

Talks of renowned researchers and people from the industry about human computer interaction, visualization, and visual computing.

German Pre-CHI 2023
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Center for Perspicuous Computing
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IMLD Introduction (german only)
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Jobs @ IML
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