I am a computer scientist in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). I obtained both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Konstanz in Germany. During my master’s degree, I started working as a research assistant for the HCI Group in Konstanz. During that time, I was able to partake in several HCI-related projects—both for course work and research.

I did my PhD under the supervision of Susanne Bødker and Clemens Klokmose at the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University. My PhD research was focusing on computational media as a possible future of software and malleable collaborative software.

Currently, I am a Postdoc in the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. I am part of the Center for Anytime Anywhere Analytics and advised by Niklas Elmqvist and Clemens Klokmose. My current research focuses on malleable collaborative software and collaborative immersive analytics in augmented reality.


Publications Related to My Postdoc Research

Qianqian Mu, Marcel Borowski, Jens Emil Grønbæk, Susanne Bødker, and Eve Hoggan. 2024. Whispering Through Walls: Towards Inclusive Backchannel Communication in Hybrid Meetings. In Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24). DOI: 10.1145/3613904.3642419. PDF.

Jens Emil Grønbæk, Marcel Borowski, Eve Hoggan, Wendy Mackay, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, and Clemens N. Klokmose. 2023. Mirrorverse: Live Tailoring of Video Conferencing Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’23). DOI: 10.1145/3586183.3606767. PDF.

Publications Related to My PhD Research

Marcel Borowski, Bjarke V. Fog, Carla F. Griggio, James R. Eagan, and Clemens N. Klokmose. 2023. Between Principle and Pragmatism: Reflections on Prototyping Computational Media with Webstrates. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). DOI: 10.1145/3569895. PDF.

Marcel Borowski and Clemens N. Klokmose. 2022. Webstrates, Codestrates v2, and Varv: A Software Stack for Computational Media. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference (NordiCHI Adjunct ’22). DOI: 10.1145/3547522.3547714. PDF.

Marcel Borowski, Luke Murray, Rolf Bagge, Janus Bager Kristensen, Arvind Satyanarayan, and Clemens N. Klokmose. 2022. Varv: Reprogrammable Interactive Software as a Declarative Data Structure. In Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22). DOI: 10.1145/3491102.3502064. PDF.

Marcel Borowski, Janus Bager Kristensen, Rolf Bagge, and Clemens N. Klokmose. 2021. Codestrates V2: A Development Platform for Webstrates. Technical Report. Aarhus University. URL: Aarhus UniversityPDF.

Marcel Borowski and Ida Larsen-Ledet 2021. Lessons Learned from Using Reprogrammable Prototypes with End-User Developers. In International Symposium on End User Developments (IS-EUD ’21). DOI: 10.1007/978‑3‑030‑79840‑6_9. PDF.

Marcel Borowski. 2021. Exploring Possible Futures With Computational Media. In Proceedings of 19th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work — Doctoral Colloquium Papers (ECSCW ’21). DOI: 10.18420/ecscw2021_dc05. PDF.

Ida Larsen-Ledet and Marcel Borowski. 2020. “It Looks Like You Don’t Agree”: Idiosyncratic Practices and Preferences in Collaborative Writing. In Proceedings of the 32nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI ’20). DOI: 10.1145/3441000.3441032. PDF.

Midas Nouwens, Marcel Borowski, Bjarke Fog, and Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose. 2020. Between Scripts and Applications: Computational Media for the Frontier of Nanoscience. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). DOI: 10.1145/3313831.3376287. PDF.

Marcel Borowski, Johannes Zagermann, Clemens N. Klokmose, Harald Reiterer, and Roman Rädle. 2020. Exploring the Benefits and Barriers of Using Computational Notebooks for Collaborative Programming Assignments. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’20). DOI: 10.1145/3328778.3366887. PDF.

Marcel Borowski, Roman Rädle, and Clemens N. Klokmose. 2018. Codestrate Packages: An Alternative to “One-Size-Fits-All” Software. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  (CHI EA ’18). DOI: 10.1145/3170427.3188563. PDF.

Publications of Other Projects I was Involved In

Maximilian Dürr, Marcel Borowski, Carla Gröschel, Ulrike Pfeil, Jens Müller, and Harald Reiterer. 2021. KiTT – The Kinaesthetics Transfer Teacher: Design and Evaluation of a Tablet-based System to Promote the Learning of Ergonomic Patient Transfers. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). DOI: 10.1145/3411764.3445496. PDF.

Maximilian Dürr, Ulrike Pfeil, Jens Müller, Marcel Borowski, Carla Gröschel, and Harald Reiterer. 2019. Learning Patient Transfers with Technology: A Qualitative Investigation of the Design Space. In Proceedings of Mensch und Computer 2019 (MuC ’19). DOI: 10.1145/3340764.3340784. PDF.

Moritz Skowronski, Jonathan Wieland, Marcel Borowski, Daniel Fink, Carla Gröschel, Daniel Klinkhammer, and Harald Reiterer. 2018. Blended Museum: The Interactive Exhibition “Rebuild Palmyra?”. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM ’18). DOI: 10.1145/3282894.3289746. PDF.

Moritz Skowronski, Jonathan Wieland, Marcel Borowski, Daniel Fink, Carla Gröschel, Daniel Klinkhammer, and Harald Reiterer. 2017. Rebuild Palmyra? — Zukunft eines umkämpften Welterbes. In Konferenzband EVA Berlin 2017: Elektronische Medien & Kunst, Kultur und HistoriePDF.


Marcel Borowski. 2022. Exploring Computational Media as a Possible Future of Software. Ph.D. Thesis. Aarhus University. URL: Aarhus University. PDF.

Marcel Borowski. 2018. Codestrate Packages: Design and Evaluation of a Package-Based Development Environment. Master Thesis. University of Konstanz.

Marcel Borowski. 2014. Creation of Computer-Generated Portraits Using Facial Feature Points. Bachelor Thesis. University of Konstanz.