Interviewing with Rikke Friis Dam and Mads Søgaard

Rikke Friis Dam and Mads Søgaard are currently working on a re-launch of the website interaction-design.org. The side has over the last years involved in a useful resource for researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction and interaction design. There is a very comprehensive calendar that includes most relevant events in HCI.


With their current work Rikke and Mads pursue a mission to create a new and free resource for teaching and learning interaction design and HCI. In a first step they work with researchers (like myself) around the world that are experts on a certain topic (in my case context-awareness and implicit interaction) to create new teaching materials. This includes a chapter (about 3000 words) that has tutorial character and interviews in which specific topics are discussed in more details.

It was great fun to work with them and I look forward to seeing the new material online.

>Interviewing with Rikke Friis Dam and Mads Søgaard

>Rikke Friis Dam and Mads Søgaard are currently working on a re-launch of the website interaction-design.org. The side has over the last years involved in a useful resource for researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction and interaction design. There is a very comprehensive calendar that includes most relevant events in HCI.


With their current work Rikke and Mads pursue a mission to create a new and free resource for teaching and learning interaction design and HCI. In a first step they work with researchers (like myself) around the world that are experts on a certain topic (in my case context-awareness and implicit interaction) to create new teaching materials. This includes a chapter (about 3000 words) that has tutorial character and interviews in which specific topics are discussed in more details.

It was great fun to work with them and I look forward to seeing the new material online.

CFP – new conference series: Augmented Human

From the cfp
“The second Augmented Human (AH) International Conference will be held
in Tokyo Water Front on March 12th, 13th and 14th 2011
Full information on: http://www.augmented-human.com

The AH international conference focuses on scientific contributions
towards augmenting humans capabilities through technology for
increased well-being and enjoyable human experience. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Augmented and Mixed
Reality, Internet of Things, Augmented Sport, Sensors and
Hardware, Wearable Computing, Augmented Health, Augmented
Well-being, Smart artifacts & Smart Textiles, Augmented Tourism
and Games, Ubiquitous Computing, Bionics and Biomechanics
Training/Rehabilitation Technology, Exoskeletons,
Brain Computer Interface, Augmented Context-Awareness,
Augmented Fashion, Safety, Ethics and Legal Aspects,
Security and Privacy Aspects”

Sounds exciting! The majority of researchers in the PC are from France and Japan.

Important Dates:
December 23rd 2010, paper submission deadline
January 22nd 2011, author notification
March 12th/13th/14th 2011, Conference in Tokyo

CFP – new conference series: Augmented Human

From the cfp
“The second Augmented Human (AH) International Conference will be held
in Tokyo Water Front on March 12th, 13th and 14th 2011
Full information on: http://www.augmented-human.com

The AH international conference focuses on scientific contributions
towards augmenting humans capabilities through technology for
increased well-being and enjoyable human experience. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Augmented and Mixed
Reality, Internet of Things, Augmented Sport, Sensors and
Hardware, Wearable Computing, Augmented Health, Augmented
Well-being, Smart artifacts & Smart Textiles, Augmented Tourism
and Games, Ubiquitous Computing, Bionics and Biomechanics
Training/Rehabilitation Technology, Exoskeletons,
Brain Computer Interface, Augmented Context-Awareness,
Augmented Fashion, Safety, Ethics and Legal Aspects,
Security and Privacy Aspects”

Sounds exciting! The majority of researchers in the PC are from France and Japan.

Important Dates:
December 23rd 2010, paper submission deadline
January 22nd 2011, author notification
March 12th/13th/14th 2011, Conference in Tokyo

>CFP – new conference series: Augmented Human

>From the cfp
“The second Augmented Human (AH) International Conference will be held
in Tokyo Water Front on March 12th, 13th and 14th 2011
Full information on: http://www.augmented-human.com

The AH international conference focuses on scientific contributions
towards augmenting humans capabilities through technology for
increased well-being and enjoyable human experience. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Augmented and Mixed
Reality, Internet of Things, Augmented Sport, Sensors and
Hardware, Wearable Computing, Augmented Health, Augmented
Well-being, Smart artifacts & Smart Textiles, Augmented Tourism
and Games, Ubiquitous Computing, Bionics and Biomechanics
Training/Rehabilitation Technology, Exoskeletons,
Brain Computer Interface, Augmented Context-Awareness,
Augmented Fashion, Safety, Ethics and Legal Aspects,
Security and Privacy Aspects”

Sounds exciting! The majority of researchers in the PC are from France and Japan.

Important Dates:
December 23rd 2010, paper submission deadline
January 22nd 2011, author notification
March 12th/13th/14th 2011, Conference in Tokyo

Comprehensive and modern German book on HCI by Bernhard Preim and Raimund Dachselt

After having read an electronics preprint some weeks ago Bernhard and Raimund showed me the first printed version of their book “Interaktive Systeme 1: Grundlagen, Graphical User Interfaces, Informationsvisualisierung, Mobile Interaktion” (amazon, springer). The new edition brings a comprehensive overview of human computer interaction with many illustrations and examples. It is perfectly suited for teaching.

Congratulation to finishing it! I am always amazed how people manage to create these books without locking themselves away from the world for a year…

Comprehensive and modern German book on HCI by Bernhard Preim and Raimund Dachselt

After having read an electronics preprint some weeks ago Bernhard and Raimund showed me the first printed version of their book “Interaktive Systeme 1: Grundlagen, Graphical User Interfaces, Informationsvisualisierung, Mobile Interaktion” (amazon, springer). The new edition brings a comprehensive overview of human computer interaction with many illustrations and examples. It is perfectly suited for teaching.

Congratulation to finishing it! I am always amazed how people manage to create these books without locking themselves away from the world for a year…

>Comprehensive and modern German book on HCI by Bernhard Preim and Raimund Dachselt

>After having read an electronics preprint some weeks ago Bernhard and Raimund showed me the first printed version of their book “Interaktive Systeme 1: Grundlagen, Graphical User Interfaces, Informationsvisualisierung, Mobile Interaktion” (amazon, springer). The new edition brings a comprehensive overview of human computer interaction with many illustrations and examples. It is perfectly suited for teaching.

Congratulation to finishing it! I am always amazed how people manage to create these books without locking themselves away from the world for a year…

Ed H. Chi visiting our Lab

We had the great pleasure to have Ed H. Chi from PARC for the afternoon and evening in Essen. Ed gave a keynote at Mensch und Computer 2010 and we took the chance to discuss some of our work with him. From eye-gaze based security, to social TV and vibration notifications he got a broad overview of the work we currently do.

Ed, thanks again for the feedback and the many ideas you shared with us!

On the way at Essen train station we could show a real world example that usability is not restricted to computers and that common sense is not enough to design usable environments. If you are between track 1/2 and 3/4 and you look towards the main electronic train time table you better be not taller than 10 cm – otherwise the traditional signs will block your view (an so far I have not seen such small people inEssen).

Ed H. Chi visiting our Lab

We had the great pleasure to have Ed H. Chi from PARC for the afternoon and evening in Essen. Ed gave a keynote at Mensch und Computer 2010 and we took the chance to discuss some of our work with him. From eye-gaze based security, to social TV and vibration notifications he got a broad overview of the work we currently do.

Ed, thanks again for the feedback and the many ideas you shared with us!

On the way at Essen train station we could show a real world example that usability is not restricted to computers and that common sense is not enough to design usable environments. If you are between track 1/2 and 3/4 and you look towards the main electronic train time table you better be not taller than 10 cm – otherwise the traditional signs will block your view (an so far I have not seen such small people inEssen).