DIS 2014 Honorable Mention for our LEIF paper

The paper tPad: Designing Transparent-Display Mobile Interactions, a result of the LEIF exchange program, received an “Honorable Mention” at this year’s DIS 2014.

LEIF was a EU funded exchange program between Canada and the European Union. Professor Dachselt was the European project coordinator.

EuroVis 2014 in Swansea, Wales

This year’s Eurographics Conference on Visulaization (EuroVis 2014) was located in Swansea, Wales. The focus of this conference is novel ideas for information visualization and scientific visualization. Ulrike Kister presented a state-of-the-art report on Interactive Lenses in Visualization together with our collaborators from Rostock in our project GEMS. In a 90-minute talk, they presented classification of magic lenses of different application areas. They especially focused on lenses for different data types and interaction tasks. Ulrike presented existing interaction modalities and display setups for the positioning and adjustment of magic lenses.

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AVI 2014 in Como and PerDis 2014 in Copenhagen

In the last weeks, two conferences with successful participation by the Interactive Media Lab Dresden took place: Mai 27.-30., the AVI 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces in Como, Italiy and on June 3rd and 4th the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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CHI 2014 in Toronto

The largest conference on human-computer interaction, the ACM CHI, took place in Toronto from April 28th to May 2nd with this year’s slogan “One of a CHInd”. The Interactive Media Lab Dresden was also involved as Martin Spindler, Ulrike Kister and former student Martin Schüssler presented a full paper and an interactivity (photo gallery). Both Martins gave a talk about their research on Pinch Drag Flick vs. Spatial Input: Rethinking Zoom & Pan on Mobile Displays. In this paper, we compared traditional multitouch navigation on mobile devices with spatial movements for pan and zoom. Additionally, the application could be experienced as an interactive demo called Move Your Phone: Spatial Input-based Document Zoom & Pan on Mobile Displays Revisited. For this they brought a whole setup of cameras and tripods to Canada. Ulrike and Martin Spindler were also student volunteers who supported conference organization.

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HRI 2014 in Bielefeld

From 3rd to 6th of March 2014 the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot-Interaction, HRI’14 took place in Bielefeld, Germany. It was the first time our lab participated at the world biggest conference on Human-Robot-Interaction.
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ITS and UIST 2013 in St. Andrews

ITS & UIST News Bild

From October 6 to 11, Ulrich von Zadow, Matt Oskamp and Raimund Dachselt attended the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) followed by the 26th ACM UIST Symposium. Both conferences took place back to back in beautiful St. Andrews, Scotland, which is not only the home of golf, but also of the oldest Scottish University. It just celebrated its 600th anniversary.

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In 2014, ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces will be in Dresden!

We are happy to announce that we will host the international conference ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2014 (ITS) in Dresden. The ACM SIGCHI sponsored ITS represents the most important HCI special conference on interactive surfaces worldwide. Besides Raimund DachseltNick Graham is the second general chair. Already mark November 16-19 2014 in your calendars, you all will be welcome in the beautiful city of Dresden!

This was our CHI 2013 in Paris

CHI 2013

April 26th we went to Paris for the world’s biggest conference in the field of human-computer interaction, the ACM CHI 2013 (Photo gallery). With us we brought three Full Papers, an Interactivity and four Workshop Papers. Also, we co-organized two full day workshops. Reason enough for our bus to be fully booked, even though we 10 only made up fraction of the record-breaking 3450 attendants.

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Ten accepted submissions at ACM CHI 2013

End of April, the world’s most important conference in the field of human-computer interaction, ACM CHI, will take place in Paris, France. We are proud that  our group will present three Full Papers, one Interactivity and four Workshop-Papers and is also leading organizer of two own full-day workshops.