Ali presented our joint work with Nokia Rearch and DoCoMo Eurolab in the paper on sharing emotions  (the acceptance rate was about 20%). The research is motivated by the question how we can make communication more emotional and how we can enable digital craft creating. The idea is to have a new communication medium were a communication item is hand crafted and can carry emotion. The questions were encouraging and we hope to continue to work on this topic.
In the poster session we had two contributions. Christian Winkler showed his project on Flash-light interaction . The idea is… Continue reading
At the evening event of MobileHCI2009 the best paper awards were presented. The best short paper was “User expectations and user experience with different modalities in a mobile phone controlled home entertainment system” . There were two full papers that got a best paper award: “Sweep-Shake: finding digital resources in physical environments”  and “PhotoMap: using spontaneously taken images of public maps for pedestrian navigation tasks on mobile devices” . We often look at best papers of a conference to better understand what makes a good paper for this community. All of the 3 papers above are really well done… Continue reading
Yesterday we discussed (again during the evening event of MobileHCI2009) how hard it would be to support the process of writing a high quality research paper and essays. In many conference there is a very defined style what you need to follow, specific things to include, and certain ways of how to present information. This obviously depends on the type of contribution but within one contribution type there could be probably provided a lot of help to create the skeleton of the paper… In many other areas Sounds like another project idea 😉 You ought to keep your essay presentation… Continue reading
The opening keynote of MobileHCI 2009 in Bonn was given by Jun Rekimoto. He showed selected work that he did over the last year and showed that some of the far out concepts (from a few years ago) are becoming products now – augmented reality with playing cards as one example and WIFI based location using placeEngine.
Context also featured in his talk: but there was little new in it – still where when why who what how. He suggested the notion of sensonomy (as folksonomy – just for sensor information). I can see the value of share… Continue reading
Together with colleagues from Nokia, VTT, and CMU we organized a workshop on Context-Aware Mobile Media and Mobile Social Networks at MobileHCI 2009.
The topic came up in discussions some time last year. It is very clear that social network have moved towards mobile scenarios and that utilizing context and contextual media adds a new dimension. The workshop program is very diverse and ranges studying usage practices to novel technological solutions for contextual media and application.
One topic that is interesting to further look at is to use (digital) social networks for health care. Taking an analogy in history… Continue reading