usability, design, interaction design, information, web usability, user interface design, usability engineering,user testing, usability inspection, heuristic evaluation, webdesign, UI, GUI, HCI, user-centered design,human-computer interaction, mensch computer interaktion,universität konstanz, usability test, benutzerfreundlichkeit, mensch-maschine-interaktion, mensch-computer-interaktion, human-computer-interaction, usable, website usability, ergonomie, ergonomisch, psychologie, gestalt principles, scenario, information visualization,informationsvisualisierung, User Interface Evaluation, Usability testing, Human Factors, Erogonomic, Ergonomics, User Interfaces, User Interface, Interfaces, informations visualisierung, visual information seeking system, visual search interface, Mensch & Computer 2012Harald Reiterer

Vortrag von Prof. Reiterer im Rahmen des GK CrossWorlds

Am 12. Februar 2014 hat Prof. Harald Reiterer einen Vortrag zum Thema “Die reale Welt als Vorbild – Neue Wege der Interaktion mit digitalen Welten” im Rahmen des GK CrossWorlds an der TU Chemnitz gehalten.

Eine vollständige Fassung des Vortrages (deutsch) ist hier verfügbar: http://youtu.be/wdeajJ6doKE

Eike Kleiner’s master thesis has been awarded the b.i.t.online Innovationspreis 2014

Eike Kleiner‘s master thesis “Blended Shelf – Ein realitätsbasierter Ansatz zur Präsentation und Exploration von Bibliotheksbeständenhas been awarded the b.i.t.online Innovationspreis 2014.

Eike’s master thesis will be published in the book series „b.i.t.online Innovativ“.

The award presentation will be at this year’s 103. Bibliothekartag in Bremen from 3rd to 6th June.
Eike will also present his work there - so feel free to meet him there!

Congratulations Eike! We’re proud of you!

Paper accepted at CHI 2014

Our paper on “Bigger is not always better: Display Size, Performance, and Task Load during Peephole Map Navigation” has been accepted for CHI 2014. The conference will take place in Toronto, Canada from April 26th to May 1st, 2014.

Eike Kleiner’s master thesis has been awarded the VFI-Förderpreis

Eike Kleiner‘s master thesis “Blended Shelf – Ein realitätsbasierter Ansatz zur Präsentation und Exploration von Bibliotheksbeständenhas been awarded the VFI-Förderpreis 2013.

The committee emphasized Eike’s excellent requirement analysis, implementation and evaluation.

The VFI awards annually a prize for outstanding academic theses since 2006.

Congratulations Eike!

Florian Geyer successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis

Today, Florian Geyer successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on “Interactive Spaces for Supporting Embodied Collaborative Design Practices”.

Congratulations!

Flo, we wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again!

People in the picture (from left to right):
Prof. Dr. Oliver Deussen, Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer, Florian Geyer and Prof. Dr. Erik A. Stolterman

More information about his referees:

Multiple articles of members of our research group featured in i-com

The german journal i-com – Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien features multiple articles of current and former members of our research group in its current issue.

The articles are written in german and can be found here:

 

i-com is devoted to human-computer interaction, media design, usability, engineering and systems evaluation, software ergonomics, cooperative systems, e-learning, mobile and ubiquitous systems, user-adaptive systems, agent development tools and methods for media in different application fields (including e-business, knowledge management, leisure and entertainment, transport, engineering, and medicine), barrier-free systems design, and the social aspects of information and communication technologies. Disciplines addressed by the journal include computer science, psychology, media design, marketing/branding, sociology, business management, and labor and organizational studies. The journal is an interdisciplinary professional forum for all scientists, business practitioners, and interested parties.
It is devoted to discussing the development, user-appropriate design, and application of new information and communication technologies. The journal seeks to build bridges between research and practice as well as between teaching and business, emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork and application-oriented solutions. The journal is the official organ of the department of “Human-Computer Interaction” at the German Association for Informatics.

Article about Blended Interaction featured in at – Automatisierungstechnik

The german journal at – Automatisierungstechnik features an article of members of our research group about Blended Interaction in its current issue. at – Automatisierungstechnik publishes articles covering the entire range of automation technology. The journal maintains close ties to research institutes and universities engaged in automation research. It serves the industry as an important guide on matters related to the development of new theoretical methods and their potential areas of application.

The article is written in german and can be found here:

Blended Interaction – Neue Wege zur Vermischung realer und digitaler Interaktionskonzepte im Kontext von Leitwarten
Tobias Schwarz, Simon Butscher, Jens Müller and Harald Reiterer

Abstract:
Blended Interaction is introduced as a novel approach to a holistic design of the work environment of control room operators. It addresses a continuously growing complexity of human-machine interfaces in control rooms. The approach bases on the principles of reality-based interaction styles, which emphasize both, the operators with their innate abilities and the work environment’s situational context. In addition, results of an evaluation with user from a traffic control room will be presented in which a potential paradigm shift to new forms of interaction is examined.

 

Presentation of seminar and bachelor/master-project topics

This semester we offer a seminar on ‘Theories & Models in Human-Computer Interaction’ and a number of Bachelor and Master projects in which students have the opportunity to actively participate in ongoing research projects.

We, therefore, cordially invite you to come visit us in our MediaRoom (C203) on Wednesday, October 23rd at 12 pm. There you will get a brief introduction to the contents of the seminar and an overview of open Bachelor and Master projects. The projects will be presented by members of the HCI Group and can be discussed afterwards if any question remains.

Furthermore we would like to advert a seminar from another discipline which is called ‘Exhibition. Inquiries into the museum’ (Ausstellen. Wege ins Museum). Prof. Hauser from the historical science department will introduce you into the interdisciplinary field of museology and strategies for mediation of historic contents. The seminar will be taught in German and aims primarily at master students of architecture, history, computer science, and communication design (HTWG Konstanz). This will be the first event of a new interdisciplinary series of lectures on ‘Public History’ and Museology. The series will be continued by a course on design and architecture of exhibitions (summer 2014, Prof. Schlag, Architecture and Communicative Design, HTWG Konstanz) and on media development and technique (winter 2014/15, Prof. Reiterer, Computer Science, University of Konstanz). So if you are interested in these topics feel free to visit this seminar.

2 Papers and Workshop at ITS 2013

Our group contributes two papers and co-organizes a workshop at the ITS 2013 conference which will take place in St Andrews, Scotland from October 6th to October 9th, 2013.

We will present two papers:

Further, we are looking forward to our workshop on Visual Adaptation of Interfaces.

At this workshop, Jens Müller will present another paper:

For further details take a look at the ITS 2013 program.

Talk of Prof. Reiterer at the cooperation event of the Canton of Thurgau and the University of Konstanz

Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer will give a talk entitled “Die reale Welt als Vorbild – Neue Wege der Interaktion mit digitalen Welten” at the traditional cooperation event of the Canton of Thurgau and the University of Konstanz at the Kantonsschule Frauenfeld on November 20th 2013.

For more information about this event see also this PDF.

We would be pleased to welcome you at this event.