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 lead 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

Two Contributions at the IEEE VIS 2021

The IEEE VIS 2021 (IEEE Visualization & Visual Analytics) took place from October 24 to 29, where our group presented two contributions.

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Bendable Color ePaper Toolkit at UIST 2021

Bendable color ePaper displays

At this year’s virtual ACM UIST 2021 conference, Konstantin Klamka and Raimund Dachselt presented a research toolkit that allows to easily prototype with bendable color ePaper displays for designing & studying novel body-worn HCI interfaces.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our poster and participated in the discussions. Further details are available on our project website imld.de/epaper/.

Three Contributions and Best Poster Award at IEEE ISMAR 2021


The IEEE ISMAR 2021 (IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality) took place from October 4 to 8. Our group was involved with three contributions.
We are very happy to announce that the authors Weizhou Luo, Eva Goebel, Patrick Reipschläger, Mats Ole Ellenberg, and Raimund Dachselt won the best poster award.

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Keynote @ IEEE ICHMS

On September 10th, Raimund Dachselt gave a keynote speech at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS).

The invited talk on the topic „Interactive Spaces for Ubiquitous Data – A Mobile Visualization Perspective“ was closing the three-day hybrid conference, which was approaching human-centered systems for our digital world from different perspectives including HCI, cognitive ergonomics, and engineering.

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PhD Defense of Tom Horak

On July 7, 2021, Tom Horak successfully defended his PhD thesis.

His topic Visual Data Analysis in Device Ecologies addresses the question, how multiple co-located computing devices can be used in synergistic combination for facilitating visual data exploration and analysis.

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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.

IMLD Introduction (german only)
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Jobs @ IML
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Center for Perspicuous Computing
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Mensch und Computer 2018
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MobileVis: A CHI 2018 Workshop
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smart@work 2017
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Workshop @ ACM ISS 2016
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