Dr. Susanne Draheim

Managing Director

Susanne Draheim is Managing Director of the Research and Transfer Centre “Smart Systems” of HAW Hamburg with the laboratories “Living Place Hamburg” and “Creative Space for Technical Innovations” (CSTI). She has an academic background in Sociology, Educational Sciences and Cultural Sciences and holds a PhD in Sociology from TU Dresden. Currently she is working on topics like Datafication & Quantified Self, Companion Technology & Culture, Digital Transformation of Society.

Academic Education:
– Studies of Educational Sciences and Applied Cultural Sciences at the University of Lüneburg (today Leuphana), Diploma (1999), Women’s Promotion Prize for the Diploma thesis
– Doctoral studies in sociology at the Free University of Berlin and the Technical University of Dresden, degree: Magna cum Laude (2011), supervised by Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, TUD) and Stephan Lessenich (LMU Munich/ FSU Jena). Published 2012 by Transcript-Verlag, Bielefeld.

Professional Career:
– Many years of work in applied research and study reform projects in the field of computer science and media at the Brandenburg University of Technology (2000-2010).
– Consultant in the Presidential Administration of the University of Hamburg, Department of Studies and Teaching/University College (2010-2015).
– Research assistant in the BMBF project „Fit Weiter“, sub-project „Next Media“ at the HAW Hamburg (2013-2015).
– Establishment of the research and transfer laboratory CSTI and the research and transfer center „Smart Systems“ (2015-2019).



André Jeworutzki, Jan Schwarzer, Kai von Luck, Peer Stelldinger, Susanne Draheim, and Qi Wang. 2023. Small Data, Big Challenges: Pitfalls and Strategies for Machine Learning in Fatigue Detection. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA ’23), July 5–7, 2023, Corfu, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. doi: 10.1145/3594806.3594825

Martin Kohler, Jessica Broscheit, Susanne Draheim, Uli Meyer, Kai von Luck. 2023. Lab Cultures – Hochschullabore im Kontext von Wissenstransfer und digitaler Innovation. In: Pfannstiel, M.A./ Dautovic A. (Hg.): Transferinnovationen und Innovationstransfer zwischen Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft. Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-658-37156-2

Jan Schwarzer, Julian Fietkau, Laurenz Fuchs, Susanne Draheim, Kai von Luck, Michael Koch. 2023. Exploring Mobility Behavior Around Ambient Displays Using Clusters of Multi-dimensional Walking Trajectories. In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3585661

Jessica Broscheit, Susanne Draheim, Kai von Luck, Qi Wang. 2023. Sentinel Species: Towards a Co-Evolutionary Relationship for Raising Awareness About the State of the Air. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 17, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1145/3569009.3572748

Martin Kohler, Jessica Broscheit, Uli Meyer, Kai von Luck, Susanne Draheim. 2023. Der Creative Space for Technical Innovations (CSTI) an der HAW Hamburg – Ein Labor für experimentelles, interdisziplinäres Lernen. In: Meißner, S., Sontopski, N., Bronsky, M. (Hg.): Digital ist besser?!. ISBN: 978-3-948058-13-5


Jan Schwarzer, Susanne Draheim, Kai von Luck (2022). ‘Spatial and Temporal Audience Behavior of Scrum Practitioners Around Semi-Public Ambient Displays’. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction. doi: 10.1080/10447318.2022.2099238. 


Jan Schwarzer, Susanne Draheim, Kai von Luck, Qi Wang, Christos Grecos (2021). ‘Spontaneous utilization: A classic grounded theory of utilizing ambient displays in professional, large-scale agile software development environments’. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 38(15), pp. 1440–1463. doi: 10.1080/10447318.2021.2002051.

Susanne Draheim, Stefan Meißner. 2021. Companion Technology und Convenience – zwei Konzepte jenseits von Entfremdung und Emanzipation? In: Berliner Debatte Initial, Thema: Digital arbeiten. Herausgeber: Gregor Ritschel | Thomas Müller, ISBN 978-3-947802-73-9 | ISSN 0863-4564

 André Jeworutzki, Jan Schwarzer, Kai von Luck, Susanne Draheim, and Qi Wang. 2021. A Preliminary Experimental Outline to Train Machine Learning Models for the Unobtrusive, Real-Time Detection of Acute Physiological Stress Levels during Training Exercises. In The 14th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference (PETRA 2021), June 29-July 2, 2021, Corfu, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. doi: 10.1145/3453892.3461833

Jessica Broscheit, Qi Wang, Susanne Draheim, and Kai von Luck. 2021. Towards Atmospheric Interfaces.
In Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’21), February 14–17, 2021, Salzburg, Austria. ACM, New York, NY, USA 7 Pages. doi: 


Tobias Eichler, Susanne Draheim, Kai von Luck,  Christos Grecos, Qi Wang. (2020). Integration of Complex Event Processing into Multi-Agent Systems: Two Cases for Distributed Software Development Support. Proceedings of TMCE 2020, 11-15 May, 2020, Dublin, Ireland, edited by I. Horváth and G. Keenaghan (Organizing Committee). ISBN/EAN: 978-94-6384-131-3


U. Meyer, S. Draheim and K. von Luck, „A Model for Sensorimotor Affordances in Virtual Reality Environments,“ 2019 11th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games), Vienna, Austria, 2019, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1109/VS-Games.2019.8864514

Draheim, S. und Reitz, T. 2019. Solutionismus, Transparenz oder kollektiver Narzissmus?. Nicole Burzan (Hg.) 2019: Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen. Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018. . 39, (Aug. 2019). Permalink: http://publikationen.soziologie.de/index.php/kongressband_2018/article/view/1050

J. Becker, U. Meyer, T. Eichler and S. Draheim, „A Supernatural VR Environment for Spatial User Rotation,“ 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Osaka, Japan, 2019, pp. 850-851. doi: 10.1109/VR.2019.8798290

Schwarzer, J., von Luck, K., Draheim, S., and Koch, M. (2019). „Towards Methodological Guidance for Longitudinal Ambient Display in Situ Research“. In Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work – Exploratory Papers. Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591). doi: 10.18420/ecscw2019_ep07

Jessica Broscheit, Susanne Draheim, and Kai von Luck. 2019. IVORY: A Tangible Interface to Perceive Human-Environment Interrelationships. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 491–497. doi: 10.1145/3294109.3301266


Broscheit J.; Draheim S.; von Luck K.; (2018) ‚How Will We Breathe Tomorrow?‘ Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark; In Politics of the Machine — Art and After (POM); doi: 10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.10

Broscheit J.; Jeworutzki A.; Draheim S.; von Luck K.; (2018) ‚Colored Raindrops. A Fiction-Driven Workshop for Girls‘ ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC); IDC Workshop: Sustaining Girls’ Participation in STEM, Gaming and Making; Trondheim, Norway. idc workshop

Koch, M., von Luck, K., Schwarzer, J., and Draheim, S. (2019). „The Novelty Effect in Large Display Deployments“. In Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Computer – Supported Cooperative Work Exploratory Papers. Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591). doi: 10.18420/ecscw2018_3


Schwarzer, J., Wang, Q., Casaseca, P., Allison, I., von Luck, K., Draheim, S., and Grecos, C. (2017). „Ambient Surfaces: Encouraging Communication Beyond Agile Practices in Co-Located Scrum Teams“. In Abel Usoro and Daune West (eds.), Smart Systems For Complex Problems – Abstracts. Paisley, Scotland: University of the West of Scotland. pp. 74–75.

T. Eichler, S. Draheim, C. Grecos, Q. Wang and K. von Luck, „Scalable context-aware development infrastructure for interactive systems in smart environments,“ 2017 IEEE 13th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), Rome, 2017, pp. 147-150. doi: 10.1109/WiMOB.2017.8115848


Schwarzer, J., Draheim, S., von Luck, K., Wang, Q., Casaseca, P., and Grecos, C. (2016). „Ambient Surfaces: Interactive Displays in the Informative Workspace of Co-Located Scrum Teams“. In Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. New York, NY, USA: ACM. pp. 69:1–69:4. doi: 10.1145/2971485.2971493

2015 und früher

Draheim, S. (2015): Today’s Mad Men. Anmerkungen zu Don Draper und »konsolidierter Kontingenz«. In: Ästhetik und Kommunikation. Heft 168. 46. Jg. Back to the Fifties: Konsolidierte Kontingenz. Heft-Redaktion: Meißner, S./Reitz, T./Schrage, D. Berlin, S. 35-41.

Schwarzer, J./ Draheim, S./ Luck, Kai von (2015): Förderung von informellen Kontexten und Awareness in Scrum-Teams. In: Diefenbach, S./ Henze, N./ Pielot, M. (Hrsg.): Mensch und Computer 2015 Tagungsband, Stuttgart: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, S. 13–22.

Draheim, S./ Zeese, A. (2015): „Das Gefühl, alle wissen hier doch, wie der Hase läuft, nur ICH nicht“. Zwei Perspektiven auf Bildungsaufstieg an Hochschulen. In: Müller, H.-P./ Reitz, T.: Klassenbildung und Bildungspolitik. Kritische Perspektiven auf eine Leitinstitution der Gegenwart. In der Reihe „Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Lebensführung im 21. Jahrhundert“. S. 248-276. Beltz/ Juventa, Weinheim und München.

Wonneberger, A./ Weidtmann, K./ Hoffmann, K./ Draheim, S. (2015): Öffnung von Hochschulen durch flexible Studienformate am Beispiel der neu entwickelten Master-Studiengänge „Angewandte Familienwissenschaften“ und „Next Media“ an der HAW Hamburg. In: Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung. Themenschwerpunkt „Öffnung der Hochschulen für beruflich Qualifizierte“. S.70-91.

Draheim, S. (2012): Das lernende Selbst in der Hochschulreform: »Ich« ist eine Schnittstelle. Subjektdiskurse des Bologna-Prozesses. Bielefeld.

Previous publications & lectures: http://sdraheim.blogspot.com

Co-supervised Theseshttps://users.informatik.haw-hamburg.de


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Susanne Draheim
Managing Director

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science
Berliner Tor 7, 20099 Hamburg