This year’s “Mensch und Computer” took place in September and was themed under the slogan “Spielend einfach interagieren”. Host-city was Regensburg. Carla Groeschel and Katja Vock participated as Student Volunteers and thereby ensured a smooth procedure of the conference as part of the team. Jonathan Wieland presented the paper “Loci Spheres: A Mobile App Concept Based on the Method of Loci”. The method of loci is an effective technique to support the memorization and retrieval of information....
Developing interactive systems that support collaboration between people, distribution across heterogeneous devices and user appropriation is notoriously difficult. Today’s software rests on a foundation built for personal computing, and to properly support the aforementioned qualities we need to revisit this foundation.
The term interaction is field-defining, yet surprisingly confused. I will talk about different concepts of interaction in human-computer interaction, and how these concepts are associated with different scopes, different notions of goodness, and ways of construing the causal relationships between the human and the computer.
Over the years, building visualizations has become a process that a wide variety of people engage in independent of their background. People build sophisticated visualizations of their personal data, and it is hard to imagine any discipline that does not use any types of visualization as part of their practice or research.
Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer wird im Rahmen des diesjährigen Dies Academicus der Unversität Konstanz am 20. Oktober 2017 (15 Uhr) einen Festvortrag mit dem Titel “Mensch-Computer-Interaktion – oder wie der Computer lernte, mich zu verstehen.” halten.