Junior Professor for Socio-Cognitive Systems
Niels Henze is assistant professor for Socio-Cognitive Systems in the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems and the SimTech Cluster for Simulation Technology at the University of Stuttgart. Beforehand he was postdoctoral researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction group at the University of Stuttgart. After receiving a diploma in computer science in 2006, he worked for European research projects at the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology. In 2008, he became a researcher and doctoral student in the Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg. He worked for international projects and was responsible for teaching and tutoring. Niels finished his PhD in 2012 with his thesis about Camera-based Mobile Interaction with Physical Objects under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll. Niels’ research interests are mobile human-computer interaction and pervasive computing. Particularly, he is interested in large-scale studies using mobile application stores as a research tool, interlinking physical objects and digital information, and multimodal interfaces. Niels published in scientific journals and competitive conferences. He received awards from CHI, MobileHCI, and Mensch & Computer. He organized several scientific workshops, served as a guest editor for the International Journal on Mobile Human Computer Interaction, and has been a reviewer for the leading conferences and journals in his field. Niels lectures human-computer interaction for several years. He developed and supervised the development of mobile applications to conduct large-scale studies that have been installed more than a million times.
ACM, (Ed.): Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, San Jose, California, USA, 2016.
Human-Computer Interaction--INTERACT 2015, pp. 402–409, Springer, 2015.
Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pp. 1213–1216, ACM, Osaka, Japan, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3575-1.
Design and evaluation of a layered handheld 3d display with touch-sensitive front and back Journal Article
Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, 2014.
Visualizing Locations for a Search Engine for the Physical World Journal Article
Mensch und Computer 2014--Tagungsband: 14. Fach"ubergreifende Konferenz f"ur Interaktive und Kooperative Medien--Interaktiv unterwegs-Freir"aume gestalten, pp. 205, 2014.
A long-term field study on the adoption of smartphones by children in panama Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices & services, pp. 163–172, ACM 2014.
Comparing pointing techniques for grasping hands on tablets Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices & services, pp. 53–62, ACM 2014.
Exploiting thermal reflection for interactive systems Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 3483–3492, ACM 2014.
Harvesting social media for assessing user experience Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, pp. 931–934, ACM 2014.
App stores: external validity for mobile HCI Journal Article
interactions, 20 (2), pp. 33–38, 2013.
Empirical research through ubiquitous data collection Journal Article
Computer, (6), pp. 74–76, 2013.
Smart textiles: From niche to mainstream Journal Article
IEEE Pervasive Computing, (3), pp. 81–84, 2013.
Automatic Classification of Mobile Phone s Contacts. Inproceedings
Mensch & Computer, pp. 27–36, 2013.
Influence of subliminal cueing on visual search tasks Inproceedings
CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1269–1274, ACM 2013.
Insights into layout patterns of mobile user interfaces by an automatic analysis of android apps Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems, pp. 275–284, ACM 2013.
?` Donde est'a?--Surveying Local Search in Honduras Journal Article
MWB2012--Workshop on Mobility and Web Behavior at MobileHCI2012, 2012.
Ambix: Designing ambient light information displays Journal Article
Proceedings of Designing Interactive Lighting workshop at DIS, 2012.
How to do Mobile HCI Research in the large? Journal Article
Tutorial at MobileHCI, 2012.
Measuring latency of touch and tactile feedback in touchscreen interaction using a mobile game Journal Article
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Research in the Large, pp. 23–26, 2012.
My App is an Experiment: Experience from User Studies Journal Article
Developments in Technologies for Human-Centric Mobile Computing and Applications, pp. 294, 2012.
Ten male colleagues took part in our lab-study about mobile texting Journal Article
Proceedings of the Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods in conjunction with CHI, 2012.
User-centred process for the definition of free-hand gestures applied to controlling music playback Journal Article
Multimedia systems, 18 (1), pp. 15–31, 2012.
Camera-based Mobile Interaction with Physical Objects Book
OIWIR Oldenburger Verlag f"ur Wirtschaft, Informatik und Recht, 2012.
AmbiGlasses-Information in the Periphery of the Visual Field. Inproceedings
Mensch & Computer, pp. 153–162, 2012.
Camera-based mobile interaction techniques for physical objects Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services companion, pp. 101–106, ACM 2012.
Hit it!: an apparatus for upscaling mobile HCI studies Inproceedings
CHI'12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1333–1338, ACM 2012.
Experiments in app stores-how to ask users for their consent Journal Article
Proc. workshop on Ethics, logs & videotape, 2011.
It does not Fitts my data! analysing large amounts of mobile touch data Incollection
Human-Computer Interaction--INTERACT 2011, pp. 564–567, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
Who’s that girl? Handheld augmented reality for printed photo books Incollection
Human-Computer Interaction--INTERACT 2011, pp. 134–151, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
100,000,000 taps: analysis and improvement of touch performance in the large Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, pp. 133–142, ACM 2011.
observing the mobile user experience Journal Article
Unsupervised User Observation in the App Store: Experiences with the Sensor-based Evaluation of a Mobile Pedestrian Navigation Application Journal Article
WOMUE, 11 , pp. 41–43, 2010.
Designing a CD augmentation for mobile phones Inproceedings
CHI'10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 3979–3984, ACM 2010.
Evaluation of an off-screen visualization for magic lens and dynamic peephole interfaces Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services, pp. 191–194, ACM 2010.
Experiments in the wild: public evaluation of off-screen visualizations in the Android market Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, pp. 675–678, ACM 2010.
FlashLight: optical communication between mobile phones and interactive tabletops Inproceedings
ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pp. 135–138, ACM 2010.
Free-hand gestures for music playback: deriving gestures with a user-centred process Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 16, ACM 2010.
What is that? object recognition from natural features on a mobile phone Journal Article
Proceedings of the Workshop on Mobile Interaction with the Real World, 2009.
Sensing your social net at night Journal Article
Night and darkness: Interaction after dark. Workshop at the International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CHI), pp. 5–10, 2008.
Services surround you Journal Article
The Visual Computer, 24 (7-9), pp. 847–855, 2008.
Mobile Interaction with the Real World: Workshop in conjunction with Mobile HCI 2008 Book
BIS-Verlag der Carl-von-Ossietzky-Univ., 2008.
Evaluation of continuous direction encoding with tactile belts Incollection
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, pp. 1–10, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.
Evaluation of Camera Phone Based Interaction to Access Information Related to Posters. Inproceedings
MIRW, pp. 61–72, 2008.
Gesture recognition with a Wii controller Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Tangible and embedded interaction, pp. 11–14, ACM 2008.
Auditorypong--playing pong in the dark Journal Article
Proceedings of Audio Mostly the Conference on Interaction with Sound, pp. 134–147, 2007.
Contextual bookmarks Journal Article
MobileHCI 2007 workshop on Mobile Interaction with the Real World (MIRW 2007), 2007.
Tangible user interface for the exploration of auditory city maps Incollection
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design, pp. 86–97, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.
Data Mining Workbench für eine ökologische Datenbank Journal Article
Non-intrusive somatosensory navigation support for blind pedestrians Journal Article
Proc. of Eurohaptics, 2006 , 2006.