Research Field: Human Computer Interaction

Focus Areas

  • Interaction Design
  • User Involvement
  • User Experience
  • Creativity
  • User Model
  • Interactive Technology
  • Mockups
  • Prototyping

Research members


↓ 2019



Master's ThesesAdvanced LLM Techniques for Text-Based Exercises in Higher Education
Advisor(s)Felix T.J. Dietrich
Supervisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

This master’s thesis aims to enhance educational outcomes on Artemis by reducing tutor workload and improving the student learning experience. We’ll build on Athena’s preliminary work that deployed Large Language Models (LLMs) like GPT-4 to provide automatic feedback on text-based exercises. The focus is to employ more advanced LLM techniques such as Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) and fine-tuning Llama 3 with historical feedback data. The project will proceed in two phases: refining the feedback system for more context-sensitive, automated responses, and then evaluating and comparing the system’s accuracy, efficiency, and educational impact.

Master's ThesesCommunication in Artemis
Advisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

Communication on Artemis already provides context-sensitive interactions between students and instructors. In this thesis, communication should be enhanced based on new functionality. The user experience should be further enhanced so that it makes more fun and is comparable to platforms such as Slack and Discord. This can include the enhancements of the new mobile Artemis apps for iOS and Android. Artemis is open source and available on

Master's ThesesLocal Continuous Integration in Artemis
Advisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

Artemis supports local VCS and CI using Docker containers. This provides many benefits like better performance, easier setup and reduce maintenance effort. However, the implementation is still preliminary and some features of programming exercises are missing. In this thesis, you extend the capabilities and implement a more flexible solution for CI taking scalability with build agents and customizable build plans into account. Artemis is open source and available on

Bachelor's ThesesTemplates for All Programming Languages in Artemis
Advisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

Artemis supports any programming language for programming exercises. Currently, it includes templates for many popular languages, however templates for a couple of languages is still missing. In this thesis, new templates for programming exercises will be developed and tested with the Bitbucket/Bamboo and Gitlab/Jenkins and LocalVCS/CI. In addition, static code analysis should be integrated into more programming exercise templates. Artemis is open source and available on

In Progress

Master's ThesesImproving Adaptive Learning in an Interactive Teaching Platform
Start DateNovember 2023
Advisor(s)Maximilian Anzinger
Supervisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche
StudentRaphael Stief

Research suggests that learning paths might positively impact students’ academic success. Artemis also recently introduced learning paths, however, they are rarely used due to the creation process being time-consuming and having poor usability. In this thesis, we will add improvements to the creation and import processes of competencies, which are the basis for learning paths. To achieve this, we will conduct user interviews with instructors, identifying the changes providing the largest benefit and implementing those.

Bachelor's ThesesTease 2 0 Enhancing Matching Effectiveness and Usability for Team Allocation in Project Courses
Start DateFebruary 2024
Advisor(s)Ramona Beinstingel, and Matthias Linhuber
Supervisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche
StudentPhilipp Nagy

This thesis contributes to the enhancement of the Team Allocator for Software Engineering courses, an open-source tool for forming student teams. The focus is on optimizing data import and export functionalities, refining the matching algorithm, improving the user interface and experience, and implementing a serverside component to enable synchronous multi-user collaboration. The methodology employed is agile development with 2-3 week product increments, allowing for regular testing and release cycles. The main contribution of this work lies in providing significant upgrades to the TEASE project, enhancing its usability and efficiency in project-based educational settings.

Bachelor's ThesesCommunication Enhancement For Improved Learning in Artemis
Start DateApril 2024
Advisor(s)Ramona Beinstingel
Supervisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche
StudentEge Kurt

This thesis proposal addresses communication challenges in Artemis. The aim is to enhance Artemis by introducing a refined communication module. The identified problems include duplication in communication sections, ab- sence of document-sharing, and limitations in threaded conversations. Moti- vated by the need for a robust communication platform, this thesis proposal suggests improvements guided by Nielsen’s Heuristics. Key objectives involve a unified messaging system, enhanced message thread functionality, collabo- rative document sharing, and improved UI design.

Master's ThesesEnhancing Learning Path Usability in Artemis Through Intuitive User Interface Design
Start DateApril 2024
Advisor(s)Maximilian Anzinger, and Ramona Beinstingel
Supervisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche
StudentJohannes Wiest

The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies led to widespread adoption of E-learning systems, particularly during the pandemic when traditional in-person education was not possible. This shift underlined the importance of diverse learning rhythms and paces among students, a challenge particularly in larger classes. To address this, Artemis, an open-source interactive learning platform, introduced learning paths tailored to individual learner goals and capacities. However, despite the functionality of learning paths, Artemis currently lacks an intuitive user interface, hindering the adoption and usability of the feature.

Bachelor's ThesesUI/UX Improvement of the Artemis Student View
Start DateMay 2024
Advisor(s)Ramona Beinstingel
Supervisor(s)Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche
StudentEge Dogu Kaya

Artemis is an online learning platform that offers students and instructors a wide range of interactive learning experiences. However, the platform contains design inconsistencies as well as confusing and complex layout elements in the exam mode, course overview and tutorial groups from the student’s point of view. As a result, the complexity and distractiveness of the layouts hamper the user ex- perience, making it difficult for students to navigate and utilize the platform ef- fectively.


Jonathan OstertagRamona BeinstingelProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheImprovement of the General Artemis User ExperienceBachelor's Theses10/2023 - 03/2024
Andreas ReschMatthias Linhuber, and Robert JandowProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheA Domain Specific Language for Streamlining CI Job Configuration for Programming ExercisesMaster's Theses08/2023 - 02/2024
Alexander GörtzenMaximilian SölchProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheDesign Anywhere: UML Modeling on Mobile DevicesBachelor's Theses09/2023 - 02/2024
Maximilian AnzingerPatrick BassnerProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheIntegration of Adaptive Learning in Interactive Online Learning EnvironmentsMaster's Theses05/2023 - 10/2023
Benedikt GeisbergerPatrick Bassner, and Matthias LinhuberProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheUser-Centered Design in Agile University ProjectsBachelor's Theses05/2023 - 10/2023
Tarlan IsmayilsoyMaximilian SölchProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheImproved Assessment Workflow of Exercises on Mobile DevicesMaster's Theses04/2023 - 10/2023
Adrian SohnMatthias Linhuber, and Christoph WeinhuberProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheExtending TEASE Enhancing the Reference Implementation of TEMPOBachelor's Theses02/2023 - 06/2023
Benjamin Sebastian SchmitzDr. Jan Philip Bernius, and Matthias LinhuberProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheAutomatic Correction of Programming Exercises With Artemis and Gitlab CiSeminar's Theses01/2022 - 12/2022
Moritz AberleMaximilian SölchProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheAdaptive Learning in an Interactive Teaching PlatformMaster's Theses05/2022 - 11/2022
Lorena SchlesingerProf. Dr. Stephan KruscheProf. Dr. Bernd BrüggeMetis: Multiplying Engagement Through Interacting Socially on the Artemis Learning PlatformMaster's Theses06/2021 - 11/2021

Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche

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