Prof Dr Christoph HOELSCHER


Christoph Hölscher is Professor of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich since 2013; previously assistant and extra-curricular professor at University of Freiburg, Germany, Center for Cognitive Science. Doctorate (2000) and Habilitation (2009) in Psychology at University of Freiburg. Project manager in IT industry from 2000-2003 (User-adaptive systems, usability).

Visiting positions University College London, honorary senior research fellow Bartlett School of Architecture / Space Syntax group (since 2007). Visiting professor at UC Santa Barbara, departments of Geography and Psychology (2011 & 2012). Visiting researcher and project manager at University of Freiburg / SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition (2013-2014).

Service roles Governing board Cognitive Science Society (since 2012). Board of directors SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition (2007-2012). Co-chair of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2011, Boston). Co-chair of Spatial Cognition International Conference (2010, Mt. Hood, OR).


Wayfinding in Built Environments
Spatial Cognition & Usability Research for Architectural Design
Human Computer Interaction
User Modeling & Personalisation
Information Retrieval & Web Search Behaviour