Hej, I am Nico. I am a doctoral student in Computer and Information Science at Linnaeus University (LNU), Växjö, Sweden, where I also worked as a research assistant in the Department of Media Technology and completed my master degree in Social Media and Web Technologies. My doctoral studies are focused around interaction and interface design in smart environments such as virtual and augmented reality, which I am researching on in the VRxAR Labs research group. Furthermore, I am involved in various teaching and supervision activities as well as hosting a weekly media technology meet-up called Open Lab Hours in the interaction lab in the department. I am also developing a creative coding workshop series around tools such as openFrameworks, Processing, p5.js, and Unity3D.
Prior to moving to Sweden I studied International Media and Computing at University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin in Germany. Besides virtual and augmented reality, I am particularly interested human-computer interaction, natural and tangible user interfaces, the Internet of Things as well as mobile application development.
In my free time, I listen to music, go on bike trips, travel around, am interested in synthesizers, ride a longboard, take pictures, swim, follow podcasts and am enthusiastic about handhelds and video games.