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Prof. Dr. Christoph Hoelscher

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e-mail: hoelsch@cognition.uni-freiburg.de
Center for Cognitive Science
Institute of Computer Science and Social Research
Friedrichstr. 50
D-79098 Freiburg, Germany


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Research interests

  • Wayfinding in Built Environments
  • Spatial Cognition & Usability Research for Architectural Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Modeling & Personalisation
  • Information Retrieval & Web Search Behavior

Main Funded Research Projects


 Winter 2011/2012

Sommer 2011

Winter 2010/2011

Sommer 2010

Winter 2009/2010

 Sommer 2009

Winter 2008/2009

Sommer 2007

Winter 2006/2007

Sommer 2006

Winter 2005/2006

Sommer 2005

Winter 2004/2005

Sommer 2004

Winter 2003/2004


  • Born 14 Dec. 1970 in Bochum, Germany
  • 1991-1997 Studies in Psychology & Neuroinformatik at the University of Bochum
  • 1997 Diploma in Psychology.
  • 1997-1999 Ph.D. student in the doctoral program on Human and Machine Intelligence at University of Freiburg
  • 1999-2000 Ph.D. student in the doctoral program on knowledge acquisition and knowledge exchange with new media (VGK).
  • 2000 Ph.D. (Dr. Phil.) in Psychology. Ph.D. Thesis: Informationssuche im Internet: Web-Expertise und Wissenseinflüsse.
  • 2000-2002 Consultant with 7d AG, Hamburg, a software company specialising in Web-based Personalisation and Information Retrieval technology.
  • 2002-2003 Project Manager User Experience with SirValUse Consulting GmbH, Hamburg
  • since Fall 2003 Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg
  • 2009 Habilitation & Venia Legendi Psychology, thesis "Wayfinding in Architectural Space: Cognitive Strategies and Environment Features"


List of publications


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