Friday, March 19, 2010

Visiting Andreas Butz's group in Munich

Finally, I got the chance to go Munich again. On the way I took the opportunity to visit the group of Andreas Butz at LMU. Sebastian showed me his impressive Demo of interacting with large screen by touching on the see-through image from the iphone - augmented reality interaction with display, what a nice idea [1].
Yaxi presented me a visualization of music tastes of different users. I specifically liked this work as it might be well combined with Appaware, too. I also got the chance to learn about Curve [3], a vertical-horizontal interface for workspaces. Currently, it is still difficult to motivate the advantage to a screen, but I'm pretty sure they come up with compelling apps soon, as the combination of diplaying, interacting and sensing in these two dimensions is really fascinating.
Finally, I learned from Alexander about ColoPin [4], a really smart idea that combines colors and numbers in way that you can't spy on the PIN by looking over someone's shoulder.
Overall, I enjoyed the visit very much.

[1] Sebastian Boring, Dominikus Baur, Andreas Butz, Sean Gustafson, Patrick Baudisch
Touch Projector: Mobile Interaction-Through-Video
To Appear: In Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Apr. 2010
Yaxi Chen, Sebastian Boring, Andreas Butz
How Illustrates the Musical World: User Behavior and Relevant User-Generated Content To appear in Proceedings of the international workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web, VISSW 2010, Hong Kong, China, February 17. Proceedings. (bib)
[3] Raphael Wimmer, Florian Schulz, Fabian Hennecke, Sebastian Boring, Heinrich Hussmann
Curve: Blending Horizontal and Vertical Interactive Surfaces
Adjunct Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Workshop on Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces (IEEE Tabletop 2009), Banff, Canada, Nov. 2009 (bib)
[4] Alexander De Luca, Katja Hertzschuch, Heinrich Hussmann
ColorPIN - Securing PIN Entry through Indirect Input
To appear in proceedings of CHI 2010. Atlanta, GA, USA, April 10 - 15, 2010. (bib)

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