Profile of Stephanie Arevalo Arboleda

Stephanie Arevalo Arboleda

Research Assistant / PhD Student

Stephanie is a research assistant at the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and a PhD student at the University Duisburg-Essen. She is interested in designing technology from a human-centered perspective. Her research interests include multimodal interaction, mixed reality, human-robot interaction, assistive technologies, UX, computer-supported cooperative work, internet of things, social psychology, and empirical methods in HCI.


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  • Since 2018Research Assistant / PhD Student

    Research Assistant at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and PhD student at the University Duisburg-Essen. Researching about augmented reality and Human-Robot Interaction.
  • 2015 - 2017Master in Human-Technology Interaction

    Master Student at the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere Finland. Department of Pervasive Computing. Explored different HCI and UX related topics. Main areas of interest UX, Internet of Things, and Sociality.
  • 01.2015 - 07.2015 Business Intelligence Specialist

    Analysis, design, and implementation of the Balanced Scorecard
  • 2011 - 2014 Web developper

    Design and implementation of web-based interfaces



Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Pascher, Max; Baumeister, Annalies; Klein, Barbara; Gerken, Jens

Reflecting upon Participatory Design in Human-Robot Collaboration for People with Motor Disabilities: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Three Multiyear Projects InproceedingsForthcomingMIAMobILe

The 14th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference - PETRA 2021, ACM Forthcoming, ISBN: 978-1-4503-8792-7/21/06.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Ruecker, Franziska; Dierks, Tim; Gerken, Jens

Assisting Manipulation and Grasping in Robot Teleoperation with Augmented Reality Visual Cues InproceedingsForthcomingMIA

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21), ACM, Forthcoming, ISBN: 978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Pascher, Max; Lakhnati, Younes; Gerken, Jens

Understanding Human-Robot Collaboration for People with Mobility Impairments at the Workplace, a Thematic Analysis InproceedingsMIA

RO-MAN 2020 - IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-7281-6075-7.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Dierks, Tim; Ruecker, Franziska; Gerken, Jens

There’s More than Meets the Eye: Enhancing Robot Control through Augmented Visual Cues InproceedingsMIA

HRI 2020 - ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7057.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Miller, Stanislaw; Janka, Martha; Gerken, Jens

What's behind a choice? Understanding Modality Choices under Changing Environmental Conditions InproceedingsMIA

ICMI '19 2019 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, S. 291-301, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6860-5.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Pascher, Max; Gerken, Jens

Opportunities and Challenges in Mixed-Reality for an Inclusive Human-Robot Collaboration Environment InproceedingsMIAMobILe

Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interactions (VAM-HRI) as part of the ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, S. 83–86, Chicago, USA, 2018.

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