Profile of Martha Janka

Martha Janka

Research Assistant

Martha is a research assistant and master student of business informatics at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences. She primarily helps and advices students in HCI related courses. Furthermore, she is interested in designing and programming graphical user interfaces from a human-centered perspective. Her research interests are in interactive collaborative work environments as well as designing supporting tools for creativity methods.


  • 05/2018 – 03/2019Research Assistant in the research projects "MIA" and "futureWork"

    Working group human-computer interaction Westphalian University, Gelsenkirchen
    Research in the field of collaborative technologies, Analysis of the context of use and preparation of studies, Conception and development of prototypes
  • 04/2016 – 04/2018Research Assistant in HCI

    Working group human-computer interaction Westphalian University, Gelsenkirchen
    Supervision of practical work within the courses "Human Computer Interaction in Business Informatics", "GUI Programming" and "Usability and User Experience Evaluation Methods", Preparation of lecture and internship documents, Conduct user studies
  • 10/2015 - 03/2016Working Student at Capgemini

    Capgemini Germany GmbH, Dusseldorf
    Adaptation and optimization of program flows according to the End user requirements. The implementation took place in C # and using the Microsoft .NET Framework, JiraSoapService and TDAPIOLELib
  • 07/2015 - 08/2015Student Assistant

    Westphalian University, Gelsenkirchen
    Improving information transfer for students within the Department of Computer Science, Optimization of the information page using HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • 10/2014 - 01/2015Tutor for programming

    Westphalian University, Gelsenkirchen
    Supervise and support students in solving programming tasks in Java
  • 01/2013 - 03/2015Student Assistant at if(is)

    Institute for Internet Security if(is)
    Westphalian University, Gelsenkirchen
    Creation of UML diagrams and graphics using MS Visio Professional 2013, Create web tutorials on SSO and OpenID, Assist in writing documentation and creating PowerPoint presentations, Conception and implementation of GUIs with the framework "JavaServer Faces" (JSF) and the component library "Primefaces "