Two Contributions at the ACM ISS 2020

ACM ISS 2020 Logo

The ACM ISS 2020 (ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces), which was supposed to take place in Lisbon, was completely virtual this year. Our group was involved with two contributions.

The poster article “Towards Visualizing and Exploring Multivariate Networks on Mobile Devices” describes an approach of how single but also multiple mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) can be used to explore networks and their associated data. Besides Tom Horak, also Ricardo Langner and Raimund Dachselt were involved in the article.

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Six Contributions & Honorable Mention Award at the 2020 ACM CHI Conference

At this year’s ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), we will present six accepted contributions – two full papers (one Honorable Mention Award), two interactivities, one student game competition exhibit, and one workshop contribution. The ACM CHI is the biggest and most important conference in the field of human-computer interaction and will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA from April 25 to 30, 2020.

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UIST 2019 in New Orleans

BodyHub, UIST 2019

From October 20 to October 23, the 32st ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (short UIST 2019) took place at the center of New Orleans in the French Quarter. The doctoral symposium and welcome reception happened at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on the famous Bourbon Street on Sunday. UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical & web interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, novel devices, and CSCW.

This year, Andreas Peetz and Konstantin Klamka presented a reconfigurable wearable system for clothing, called BodyHub, that allows user to realize their own smart garment applications by arranging and configuring exchangeable functional modules. To address individual user requirements and preferences, BodyHub provides input and output modules that can be placed freely onto slide-in sockets which are imprinted in the textile by using 3D printing. Further, our approach facilitates the creation of user-defined system functions without any programming skills by providing a easy-to-use smartphone companion app. BodyHub thereby allows the creation of personalized wearable solutions by the users themselves and also supports ad-hoc assemblies for interface design explorations in research labs. Detailed information about our approach can be found in the poster paper and the project page.

Some impressions of the scientific part and non-scientific program can be found in the twitter feed of the conference @acmuist and acmuist flickr.

Ulrike Kister receives Dr.-Walter-Seipp award for her dissertation

Ulrike Kister, former member and PhD student at the Interactive Media Lab Dresden, received the prestigious Dr.-Walter-Seipp award of the TU Dresden and the Commerzbank Endowment on October 11th. The award was presented for her outstanding dissertation Interactive Visualization Lenses.

Graphical data visualizations allow to visually understand numbers comprehensible and correlations. For complex data, magic lenses can help to highlight and analyse certain aspects. In order to investigate novel interaction forms for magic lenses, Ulrike Kister developed a rich set of spatially-aware techniques that enable intuitive human-computer interactions. Therefore, she explores, for instance, how a smartphone or even the own body can function as a magic lens in front of large display walls. We congratulate her on this admirable work and achievement. You can find some impressions of the event in our photo gallery.

The prizes sponsored by Commerzbank were presented by the Rector of the TU Dresden, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. DEng/Auckland Hans Müller-Steinhagen and Commerzbank AG Chairman of the Board Burkhard von der Osten. Furthermore, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Dachselt gave a laudation for Ulrike. In addition, Dr. Sara Al-Nassir and Dr. Martin Schwarze also received awards for their dissertations.

UIST 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Pushables: A DIY Approach for Fabricating Customizable And Self-Contained Tactile Membrane Dome Switches

From October 14 to October 17, the 31st ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (short UIST 2018) took place at the center of Berlin, near the “Fernsehturm Berlin”. The doctoral symposium and welcome reception with great research demostratators happend at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam on Sunday. UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical & web interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, novel devices, and CSCW.

This year, Konstantin Klamka presented our DIY fabrication approach, called Pushables, that allow to easily produce thin, bendable and highly customizable membrane dome switches.

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Successful participation at CHI 2018

The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (short CHI) took place in Montréal, QC, Canada from April 21 to 26. Five of us represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden by presenting nine contributions in total (see news). One highlight certainly was the presentation of our full paper When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration. The paper is the result of a cooperation of Tom Horak and Raimund Dachselt with Karthik Badam and Niklas Elmqvist from the University of Maryland and received a Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI 2018.
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Three Contributions at this Year’s ACM ISS 2017

ACM ISS'17

At this year’s ACM ISS (formerly known as ACM ITS) our group presented three accepted contributions – two full papers and one demo contribution. The 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces took place in Brighton, UK from October 17th to 20th, 2017. This year, Raimund Dachselt served as one of the program chairs, together with Diego Martinez Plasencia and Tovi Grossman. Wolfgang Büschel presented our full paper Investigating the Use of Spatial Interaction for 3D Data Visualization on Mobile Devices. In this paper, we investigated how mobile devices can be used to explore 3D data visualizations with mobile devices. Additionally, Fabrice Matulic presented the paper Hand Contact Shape Recognition for Posture-Based Tabletop Widgets and Interaction. Finally, we are very happy that Konstantin Klamka, Wolfgang, and Raimund received the Best Demo Award for their IllumiPaper demo Illuminated Interactive Paper with Multiple Input Modalities for Form Filling Applications. We also added some photos to our gallery.

ACM Symposium and Summer School on Computational Fabrication 2017

ACM SCF 2017

Konstantin took part at the ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF) in Cambridge (MA) and gained exciting insights into current trends and research directions.
The ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the area of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical engineering, materials science, architecture, human-computer interaction, robotics, and applied math.

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Successful participation at CHI 2017

The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (in short CHI) took place in Denver, CO, USA from May 6 to 11. Three of us represented the Interactive Media Lab Dresden by presenting four contributions in total. Highlights were certainly the presentation of our two full papers by Ulrich von Zadow (GIAnT) and Konstantin Klamka (IllumiPaper) as well as our IllumiPaper research demonstration.

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