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Studied Informatics (computer science) with minor pedagogics at TH Darmstadt (Technical University of Darmstadt), Germany. Exam 1995 with an interdisciplinary diploma thesis and graduated 'with excellence' After my diploma I worked a while in software development, testing and documentation. From february 1997 I was a research assistant at the interdisciplinary research institute artec (now artecLab) of the University of Bremen with Prof. F.W. Bruns. I worked in the DFG-project EUGABE with Bernd Robben From January 2000 to January 2003 I had a PhD study grant (Stipendium) of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Oktober/November 2001 I was a research visitor at the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D), University of Colorado, Boulder, and also had a short visit at MIT's Tangible Media Group. - short photo report on my stay in Boulder Feb. 2003-Oct. 2004 I was acting Assistant Professor (Universitäts-Assistentin) at the Technical Unversity Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria in the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology with Prof. Ina Wagner, teaching primarily for the Media-Informatics degree program In summer 2004 I defended my PhD thesis on 'Tangible User Interfaces als kooperationsunterstützendes Medium' in Bremen, receiving the title of a Dr.Ing (PhD). Oct/Nov 2004 I was guest researcher at the User Centred Design group in the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg From February 2005 to February 2006 I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Interact Lab, University of Susssex, with the British EPSRC project Equator, working on the Chawton House project - me an' me lab mates - Photos from beautiful Brighton and surrounds From May 2006 to December 2006 I was acting Lecturer in Interaction Design at the HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, contributing to the introduction of Interaction Design as teaching subject in NZ - a subset of pictures is on flickr ... In January 2007 I joined Yvonne Roger's new Pervasive Interaction Lab at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, which is part of the Human-centric Computing group, with my own small research project 'A framework for collaboration-sensitive Design of Tangible Interaction' (a Post-Doc Fellowship funded by the German National Research Foundation /DFG). Besides of doing some research on my own, I collaborated with the other researchers at the lab (in particular Paul Marshall and Sheep N. Dalton) and with the EPSRC funded ShareIT project (Sussex University and OU). Since September 15th 2008 I am a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Strathclyde, which is in Glasgow, UK (right next to George Square) - a real city again! I continue to be affiliated with the Open University as a Visiting RF.