• Maximiliane Windl, Anna Scheidle, Ceenu George, Sven Mayer.
    Investigating Security Indicators for Hyperlinking Within the Metaverse
    Ninth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS'23)
  • Sebastian S. Feger, Maximiliane Windl, Jesse Grootjen, Albrecht Schmidt.
    ConnectivityControl: Providing Smart Home Users with Real Privacy Configuration Options
    End-User Development: 9th International Symposium (IS-EUD'23)
  • Maximiliane Windl, Verena Winterhalter, Albrecht Schmidt, Sven Mayer.
    Understanding and Mitigating Technology-Facilitated Privacy Violations in the Physical World.
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'23)
  • Maximiliane Windl, Albrecht Schmidt, Sebastian S. Feger.
    Investigating Tangible Privacy-Preserving Mechanisms for Future Smart Homes.
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'23)
  • 2022

  • Maximiliane Windl, Alexander Hiesing, Robin Welsch, Albrecht Schmidt, Sebastian S. Feger.
    SaferHome: Interactive Physical and Digital Smart Home Dashboards for Communicating Privacy Assessments to Owners and Bystanders.
    Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact., Issue 6 (ISS'22)
  • Jamie Ullerich, Maximiliane Windl, Andreas Bulling, Sven Mayer.
    ThumbPitch: Enriching Thumb Interaction on Mobile Touchscreens using Deep Learning.
    33nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI'22)
  • Maximiliane Windl, Sven Mayer.
    The Skewed Privacy Concerns of Bystanders in Smart Environments.
    Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact., Issue 6 (MobileHCI'22)
  • Florian Bemmann, Maximiliane Windl, Jonas Erbe, Sven Mayer, Heinrich Hussmann.
    The Influence of Transparency and Control on the Willingness of Data Sharing in Adaptive Mobile Apps.
    Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact., Issue 6 (MobileHCI'22)
  • Maximiliane Windl, Niels Henze, Albrecht Schmidt, Sebastian S. Feger.
    Automating Contextual Privacy Policies: Design and Evaluation of a Production Tool for Digital Consumer Privacy Awareness Honorable Mention
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'22)
  • Maximiliane Windl, Sebastian S. Feger, Lara Zijlstra, Albrecht Schmidt, Paweł W. Woźniak.
    'It Is Not Always Discovery Time': Four Pragmatic Approaches in Designing AI Systems.
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'22)
  • Maximiliane Windl, Anna-Marie Ortloff, Niels Henze, Valentin Schwind.
    Privacy at a Glance: A Process to Learn Modular Privacy Icons During Web Browsing.
    Proceedings of the 2022 ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'22)
  • 2020

  • Anna-Marie Ortloff, Maximiliane Windl, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze.
    Implementation and In Situ Assessment of Contextual Privacy Policies.
    Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS'20)
  • 2019

  • Anna-Marie Ortloff, Maximiliane Windl, Lydia Güntner, Thomas Schmidt.
    Towards a Graphical User Interface for Quantitative Analysis in Digital Musicology.
    Mensch und Computer, workshop paper (MuC'19)
  • Anna-Marie Ortloff, Lydia Güntner, Maximiliane Windl, Thomas Schmidt, Martin Kocur, Christian Wolff.
    SentiBooks: Enhancing audiobooks via affective computing and smart light bulbs.
    Proceedings of Mensch und Computer (MuC'19)
  • 2018

  • Anna-Marie Ortloff, Lydia Güntner, Maximiliane Windl, Denis Feth, Svenja Polst.
    Evaluation kontextueller Datenschutzerklärungen.
    Mensch und Computer, workshop paper (MuC'18)


AI Museum Exhibit AMELIE

AMELIE is an exhibit we installed at the Deutsches Museum Munich. AMELIE teaches visitors the basics of machine learning in a fun and interactive way. Our goal is to convey the impact of data augmentation and how it is substantial to many machine learning models. Watch a video of the exhibit below.

Academic Service


  • Practical Course Tangible Privacy (SS 2023)
  • Multimedia Programming (SS 2023, SS 2024)
  • Practical Machine Learning (SS 2021, SS 2022)
  • Media Technology (SS 2021, SS 2022)
  • Introduction to Programming (WS 2021/22, WS 2022/23)
  • Advanced Seminar Media Informatics (WS 2021/22)
  • Proseminar Media Informatics (WS 2022/23, SS 2023)

Advised Theses

  • 2024, Master's thesis, Privacy of the Connected World of Tomorrow: Privacy-Preserving Micro Interactions for AR
  • 2024, Bachelor's thesis, Navigating Complexity and Dynamics: Visualizing the Value of Information for End Users in Smart Homes
  • 2024, Master's thesis, Opportune Moments for Security Tasks
  • 2024, Master's thesis, Development of a Physical Smart Home Dashboard for Device Configuration and Privacy Awareness
  • 2024, Master's thesis, Development and Evaluation of a Smart Home Privacy Hub
  • 2024, Bachelor's thesis, Perceived Versus Actual Privacy – Do Privacy Projects Need a Placebo Condition?
  • 2024, Bachelor's thesis, Investigating Opportune Moments for Robot Disruptions
  • 2023, Bachelor's thesis, Visualization of Smart Home Device Data Patterns for Privacy Awareness
  • 2023, Master's thesis, Privacy-Preserving Interconnected Interactions for Smart Devices
  • 2023, Bachelor's thesis, A Qualitative Study on the Concerns of Smartphone Users Regarding Privacy and Data Protection
  • 2022, Master's thesis, Security Indicators for Safe Transitions Between Applications in Virtual Reality
  • 2022, Bachelor's thesis, Conveying Principles of Artificial Intelligence through Playful Interaction
  • 2022, Master's thesis, Exploring Needs and Designs of Real World Privacy Policies
  • 2022, Master's thesis, Interactive Tools that Surface Interaction Consequences in User Authentication
  • 2022, Bachelor's thesis, PriVis: Investigating Visualizations to Enable Privacy Reflection for Bystanders in Smart Environments
  • 2022, Master's thesis, Adaptive Closed Captions for Language Learning
  • 2022, Bachelor's thesis, Mapping Smart Home Privacy Interactions and Negotiations between Bystanders and Device Owners
  • 2022, Master's thesis, Text Summarization for Privacy Policies Using Deep Learning
  • 2021, Master's thesis, Development and Evaluation of a Tangible IoT Privacy and Security Dashboard
  • 2021, Master's thesis, Personalisation in Volunteer Opportunity Discovery: Design and Evaluation of Novel Interactive Digital Discovery Mechanisms in Volunteer Recruitment

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