Doctoral thesis published

Finally it is done – my doctoral thesis has been published:

The dissertation called “Der Interaktionsprozess bei Tangible Interaction – Entwicklung und Analyse eines Interaktionsmodells – Richtlinien zur Verwendung beim Design” is avaliable in Verlag Dr. Hut, ISBN 978-3-8439-0836-8. It is only available in german by now.

Abstract
Being a subarea of Human Computer Interaction, Tangible Interaction is a multidisciplinary area. Since the first prototypes of systems with interfaces that physically represent digital information in reality and therefor provide an easier way for manipulation, this field of application grew explosively.
New technologies allow sensors to become smaller and cheaper and monitors to become bigger. This means new possibilities for interaction between human and computer arise.
This work addresses the design of a generic model for the interaction process of Tangible Interaction.
By means of this model the process can be examined with respect to critical issues. These findings on the other hand give an approach to optimize the design of Tangible Interaction systems in providing especially focused design guidelines.

Publications

  • M. Hermann:
    Der Interaktionsprozess bei Tangible Interaction – Entwicklung und Analyse eines Interaktionsmodells – Richtlinien zur Verwendung beim Design, doctoral thesis, 2013.
  • M. Hermann and M. Weber:
    When Three Worlds Collide: A Model of the Tangible Interaction Process
    In Proceedings of the 21st OZCHI Conference, Melbourne, 2009.
    [PDF] [BIBTEX]
  • J. Elsholz, G. de Melo, M. Hermann and M. Weber:
    Personalizable Ambient Fixture
    To be published in the Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal, 2008.
  • J. Elsholz, M. Hermann, G. de Melo and M. Weber:
    Personalizable Ambient Fixtures
    In Proceedings of the 4th IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments,
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, 2008.
  • M. Weber and M. Hermann:
    Advanced Hands and Eyes Interaction
    In Handbook of Research on Ubiquitous Computing for Real Time Enterprises,
    Information Science Reference, January 2008, 445-469
    [BIBTEX]
  • M. Hermann, T. Mahler, G. de Melo and M. Weber:
    The Tangible Reminder
    In Proceedings of the 3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments,
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, 2007, 144-151
    [PDF] [BIBTEX]
  • S. Schlott, M. Hermann, C. Nikolopoulos and M. Weber:
    Docs ‘n Drugs – Fallorientierte, webbasierte Aus- und Weiterbildung in der Medizin
    8. DVMD-Tagung, April 2004, 39-43
    [PDF] [BIBTEX]
  • M. Hermann, E. Himmelsbach, A. Seitz and M. Weber:
    Ein Laborwerkzeug f├╝r Klinische Medizin am Beispiel von Docs ‘n Drugs Rechnergest├╝tzte Lehr- und Lernsysteme in der Medizin,
    Shaker Verlag Aachen, 2003
    [PDF] [BIBTEX]

Research interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Alternative User Interfaces
  • Tangible Interaction
  • Ambient Information Systems
  • Attentiveness and Affectiveness in User Interfaces
  • Ubiquitous Computing and Calm Technology
  • Multimodal Interaction and Design
  • Interaction Design