Winter School 2020

Part 1: Technologies to Reduce Stress and Increase Wellbeing – A Research Perspective

15th to 19th of February 2020

Day 14:30-16:00 16:30-18:00 20:00-21:30
Saturday 15 Travel to Söllerhaus Travel to Söllerhaus; Dinner at 18:30 Introduction
Sunday 16 Voice user interfaces (Markus Funk)

Multimodal interaction: combining speech and gestures (Bastian Pfleging)

Hands-on session on HCI methods: the Adversary Method (Paweł Woźniak, Jasmin Nieß)
Monday 17 Security and privacy for technologies that have very personal data (Florian Alt) Innovation for wellbeing (CDTM)

Presence and immersion (Matthias Hoppe)

Scalable interventions and hands-on session (Thomas Herrmann, Albrecht Schmidt)
Tuesday 18 How to write and review papers (Albrecht Schmidt, based on slides by Lennart Nacke) Stress and technology (Jasmin Nieß) Fast-forward paper discussion

Hackathon on technologies to improve health (Carl Oechsner, Linda Hirsch)

Wednesday 19 Departure

Part 2: How Artificial Intelligence Impacts User-Centered Innovation Processes

19th to 22nd of February 2020

Day 14:30-16:00 16:30-18:00 20:00-21:30
Wednesday 19 Travel to Söllerhaus
Thursday 20 Introduction

Entrepreneurship Center (Viviana Gropengiesser)

AI innovations (Elisabeth André, Thomas Rist) Hackathon Pitches

Female leadership – challenges and examples

Friday 21 User-centered design processes and how they change with AI (Enrico Rukzio) Ideation methods and hands-on

Funding start-ups

Pitches of the future

Experiences with start-ups

Saturday 22 Departure


  • Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich
  • Andreas Butz, LMU Munich
  • Bastian Pfleging, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Elisabeth André, Universität Augsburg
  • Enrico Rukzio, Ulm University
  • Florian Alt, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich
  • Jasmin Nieß, University of Luxembourg
  • Paweł Woźniak, Utrecht University
  • Regina Bernhaupt, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Stefan Schneegaß, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Further Information and Registration

To register or if you have further questions please contact us at

Please note that we do not accept individual registrations at this point, we only accept registrations by groups collaborating in the projects.

Venue and Travel

The Winter School takes place at Söllerhaus – a small family-run hotel with lecture rooms – situated in the Kleinwalsertal just above Hirschegg, directly in the skiing area Heuberg.

Söllerhaus is reachable by public transport. The next train station is Oberstdorf/Allgäu (Germany) and there is a bus to Hirschegg, which run several times per hour and takes about 30 minutes. Participants will have to organize their own travel from and to the winter school. We will help to coordinate this.

Information about the skiing area can be found at: 


The winter school ist supported by the projects Amplify, Humane AI, and HIVE-Lab.