Dr. Niloofar Dezfuli

nameDr. Niloofar Dezfuli
positionPost Doc in Tangible Interaction Group
phone+49 (6151) 16 - 23203
fax+49 (6151) 16 - 23203
officeS2|02 A108
postal addressTU Darmstadt - FB 20
FG Telekooperation
Hochschulstraße 10
D-64289 Darmstadt

Short Bio

Niloofar is a Post Doc in the field of HCI and UX at the Telecooperation Lab. Since 2010 she has been involved in a Social IPTV project in cooperation with the electronic telecooperation research institute (ETRI) funded by the Korea Communications Commision (KCC). Niloo holds Master degrees in computer science from RWTH-Aachen University. She has recieved her PhD at TU Darmstadt under supervision of Prof. Max Mühlhäuser and Prof. Dick Bulterman

During her graduate studies, Niloo worked at the FIT-Fraunhofer institute in Sankt- Augustin as a student assistant and joint research on CSCW field under the supervision of Dr. Wolfgang Gräther and Prof. Wolfgang Prinz. 

Research Interests

  • Human-computer interaction and 
    interaction design
  • User interface and experience design
  • Social interactive TV and social media
  • Mobile multimedia and video 


06.07.2012 The Best Paper Award for full paper (Palm-based imaginary user interface for iTVs ) in EuroITV'12.

15.05.2012 Full Paper (Palm-based imaginary user interface for iTVs ) is nominated for the best paper award in EuroITV'12.

21.02.2012 Full Paper (Palm-based imaginary user interface for iTVs ) is accepted at EuroITV 2012.

16.02.2012: Hoch3 reports about the activities of the TK lab (Niloofar Dezfuli and Dr. Dirk Schnelle-Walka) around social interactive TV.http://www.tu-darmstadt.de/media/illustrationen/referat_kommunikation/publikationen_km/hoch3/pdf/hoch3_2012_1.pdf

10.02.2012: WiP (CoStream) is accepted at CHI 2012.

10.02.2012: WiP (Palm-based Remote Control) is accepted at CHI 2012.

Recent and Upcoming Conferences

  • 05/2013, CHI 2013
  • 07/2012, EuroITV 2012 
  • 05/2012, CHI 2012 
  • 4/2012, ACM Multimedia 2012
  • 07/2011, EuroITV 2011
  • 05/2011, CHI 2011 

Research Projects


We advocate using live video streams not only over larger distances, but also in-situ in smaller, closed events such as soccer matches or concerts. We present CoStream, a mobile live video sharing system and present its iterative design process. 


We propose to leverage the hand as an interactive surface for TV remote control as the hand has the potential to be leveraged for device-less and eyes-free TV remote interaction without any third-party mediator device.

Designing Social Television

Research on social interactive television has been more focused on the creation of communication features. In this work, we show that depending on video content, social television has a greater potential to provide feelings of togetherness if real-life relationships are taken into account.


Niloofar Dezfuli, , Jochen Huber, Simon Olberding, Max Mühlhäuser, CoStream: In-situ Co-construction of Shared Experiences Through Mobile Video Sharing During Live Events, In Proc. CHI '12: Extended Abstracts of the 30th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, p. to appear, ACM, May 2012.

Niloofar Dezfuli, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Jochen Huber, Florian Müller, Max Mühlhäuser, Leveraging the Hand Surface as an Eyes-free TV Remote Control, In Proc. CHI '12: Extended Abstracts of the 30th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, p. to appear, ACM, May 2012.

Niloofar Dezfuli, Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, David Geerts, Max Mühlhäuser, A Study on Interpersonal Relationships for Social Interactive Television, In Proc. EuroITV '11: 9th international interactive conference on Interactive television. p.21-24, ACM, July 2011.

Patent Applications

Dezfuli, N., Schnelle, D., Abboud, O., and Schiller, B. ChannelRoom: A 3D Personalized Visualization for Advanced Channel Organization and Navigation. Filed February 10, 2012. (pending)







  • HCI Practicum (WS 10-11)

              Topic: Towards more implicit interactions based on situational contex.

  • Internet practicum (WS 10-11)  

              Topic: Implementing social features and integrating OSN on interactive televisions.

  • Bachelor practicum (WS 10-11)

              Topic: Designing effective channel navigation for iTVs.

New thesis topics:

  • Rapid Application Development for iTV systems
  • Using Proxemic information for interaction to TV(Kinect)

If you are interested in doing your Bachelor, Master thesis do not hesitate to contact me.

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