Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik
The Human Computer Interaction Lab

Human-Computer Interaction group

Hasso Plattner Institute

Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

Chair:
Prof. Patrick Baudisch

The Human Computer Interaction Lab

 

The objective of our work is to unify the virtual world of the computer with the physical world of the user into a single space. We argue that this is the key to intuitive or “natural” user interfaces. Most of our research takes on an engineering perspective. We create new types of mobile devices, touch devices and interactive floors, and gesture input devices. In addition, we are trying to gain a deeper understanding of touch input through scientific experiments. Check out our current research projects.

 

News

May 22, 2014: Christian Holz received the Leibniz Award from Potsdam University for the best student publication/dissertation of the Year 2014

Dec 12, 2013: We have three papers and a note accepted for publication at CHI 2014.

Cheng, L., Lühne, P., Lopes, P., Sterz, C., Baudisch, P.,
Haptic Turk: A Motion Platform Based on People.
In Proceedings of CHI 2014 (to appear).

 

Schmidt, D., Ramakers, R., Pedersen, E., Jasper, J., Köhler, S., Pohl, A., Rantsch, H., Rau, A., Schmidt, P., Sterz, C., Yurchenko, Y., Baudisch, PKickables: Tangibles for Feet. In Proceedings of CHI 2014 (to appear).
 PDF (14.8M) |  Video

 

Mueller, S., Mohr, T., Guenther, K., Frohnhofen, J., Baudisch, P.
faBrickation: Fast 3D Printing of Functional Objects by Integrating Construction Kit Building Blocks.
In Proceedings of CHI 2014 (to appear).
 NOMINATED FOR CHI 2014 BEST PAPER AWARD

 

 

 

Jota, R., Lopes, P., Jorge, J., and Wigdor, D.
Let's Kick it: How to Stop Wasting the Bottom Third of Your Large Scale Display.
In Proceedings of CHI 2014 (to appear).

 

Sep 17, 2013: Christian Holz defended his dissertation today with highest honors (summa cum laude). External examiners were Albrecht Schmidt and Ken Perlin.

 

Jul 8, 2013: We have two papers accepted for publication at UIST 2013.

Holz, C. and Baudisch, P.
Fiberio: A Touchscreen That Senses Fingerprints.
In Proceedings of UIST 2013.

 PDF (2.2M) |  Youtube
 http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/bestpapericons/CHIBestPaperAward16px.gif UIST 2013 BEST PAPER AWARD

 

Baudisch, P., Pohl, H., Reinicke, S., Wittmers, E., Lühne, P., Knaust, M., Köhler, S., Schmidt, P., Holz, C.
Imaginary Reality Games: Ball Games Without a Ball. In Proceedings of UIST 2013, 6 pages.
 PDF (9.1M) PPT+Video (291M) Youtube

 

Mar 1, 2013: At the upcoming CHI 2013 in Paris, Patrick Baudisch will be inducted into the ACM Academy

 

Dec 13, 2012: We have 7 papers and 2 notes accepted for publication at CHI 2013, including a best paper award and two nominations.

  

Mueller, S., Kruck, B. and Baudisch, P. 
LaserOrigami: Laser-Cutting 3D Objects.
In Proceedings of CHI 2013, pp. 2585-2592.
 PDF (7.7MB) |  Slides (148.1MB).
 http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/bestpapericons/CHIBestPaperAward16px.gif CHI 2013 BEST PAPER AWARD

  

Bränzel, A., Holz, C., Hoffmann, D., Schmidt, D., Knaust, M., Luehne, P., Meusel, R., Richter, S. and Baudisch, P. 
GravitySpace: Tracking Users and Their Poses in a Smart Room Using a Pressure-Sensing Floor. In Proceedings of CHI 2013.
 NOMINATED FOR CHI 2013 BEST PAPER AWARD

  

Wagner, J., Nancel, M., Gustafson, S., Huot, S. and Mackay, W. 
A Body-centric Design Space for Multi-surface Interaction.
In Proceedings of CHI 2013.
 NOMINATED FOR CHI 2013 BEST PAPER AWARD

  

Gustafson, S., Rabe, B. and Baudisch, P.  
Understanding Palm-Based Imaginary Interfaces: The Role of Visual and Tactile Cues when Browsing. In Proceedings of CHI 2013.

  

Roudaut, A., Sterz, C., Rau, A., Plauth, M., Lopes, P. and Baudisch, P. 
Gesture Output: Eyes-Free Output Using a Force Feedback Touch Surface. In Proceedings of CHI 2013.

  

Lopes, P. and Baudisch, P. 
Muscle-propelled force feedback: bringing force feedback to mobile devices. In Proceedings of CHI 2013. (Note)

  

Schmidt, D., Sas, C., and Gellersen, H.
Personal Clipboards for Individual Copy-and-Paste on Shared Multi-User Surfaces. In Proceedings of CHI 2013.

  

Cheng, L. Liang, H.S., Wu, C.Y. and Chen, M.Y. 
iGrasp: Grasp-based Adaptive Keyboard for Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of CHI 2013.

  

Cheng, L. Liang, H.S., Wu, C.Y. and Chen, M.Y. 
iRotateGrasp: Automatic Screen Rotation based on Grasp of Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of CHI 2013. (Note)

Mar 16, 2013: Will give keynote on natural user interfaces at 3DUI 2013

September 12, 2013: Gave keynote on natural user interfaces at British HCI 2013 in Birmingham

 

July 4, 2012: Our paper on constructable was accepted for publication at UIST 2012.  

Mueller, S., Lopes, P. and Baudisch, P.
Interactive Construction: Interactive Fabrication of Functional Mechanical Devices. In Proceedings of UIST 2012, pp. 599-606.
 PDF (6.6MB) |  Slides (107.9MB)

 

December 13, 2011: We got five papers/notes accepted for publication at CHI 2012.  



Holz, C., Grossman, T., Fitzmaurice, G. and Agur, A.
Implanted User Interfaces.
In Proceedings of CHI 2012, pp. 503-512.
 PDF (2.4MB) |  Slides (16.5M) 
 

Chan, L., Mueller, S., Roudaut, A. and Baudisch, P. 
CapStones and ZebraWidgets: Sensing Stacks of Building Blocks, Dials and Sliders on Capacitive Touch Screens.
 In Proceedings of CHI 2012, pp. 2189-2192.
 PDF (6.6MB) |  Slides (198.5MB) 

 

Richter, S., Holz, C., Baudisch, P. Bootstrapper: Recognizing Tabletop Users by their Shoes. In Proceedings of CHI 2012, pp. 1249-1252.
 PDF (29.6MB) |  Slides (6.4M) 
  
Rudeck, F. and Baudisch, P. Rock-Paper-Fibers: Bringing Physical Affordance to Mobile Touch Devices. In Proceedings of CHI 2012, pp. 1929-1932.
 PDF (6.4MB) |  Slides (13.1M) 
 
Mulloni, A., Duenser, A., Seichter, H., Baudisch, P., Schmalstieg, D. 360° Panoramic Overviews for Location-Based Services. In Proceedings of CHI 2012, pp. 2565-2568.
 PDF (3.69MB) |  Slides (36.4MB) 

 

 

June 20, 2011: We presented two papers at UIST 2011. One of them nominated for best paper award.

Gustafson, S., Holz, C., and Baudisch, P. Imaginary Phone: Learning Imaginary Interfaces by Transferring Spatial Memory from a Familiar Screen Device. In Proceedings of UIST 2011, 283-292. 

 
Wimmer, R., and Baudisch, P. Modular and Deformable Touch-Sensitive Surfaces Based on Time Domain Reflectometry.
 In Proceedings of UIST 2011, 9 pages.  
NOMINATED FOR UIST 2011 BEST PAPER AWARD

 

January, 5, 2011: Watch the Multitoe project on German Public TV

 

December 23, 2010: We got three papers and a note accepted at CHI 2011.

http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/understandingtouch2.jpgHolz, C. and Baudisch, P. Understanding Touch. In Proceedings of CHI 2011, 10 pages.

 

http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/touchoncurvedsurfaces.jpgRoudaut, A., Pohl, H., and Baudisch, P. Touch on Curved Surfaces. In Proceedings of CHI 2011, 10 pages.

 

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Holz, C. and Wilson, A. Data Miming: Inferring Spatial Object Descriptions from Human Gesture. In Proceedings of CHI 2011, 10 pages.
  
http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/ring.jpgAshbrook, D, White, S. and Baudisch, P. Nenya: Subtle and Eyes-Free Mobile Input with a Magnetically-Tracked Finger Ring. In Proceedings of CHI 2011, 4 pages (Note).

 

November 14: Caro Fetzer presents Multitoe at TEDx Youth Berlin

October 3: Off to UIST 2010 in New York to present two full papers (acceptance rate 18%): 

http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/imaginaryinterfaces.jpgImaginary Interfaces (fullpaper UIST 2010) are devices that allow users to interact spatially as they normally would with a touch screen--yet without the screen.
  
http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/tmp/multitoeIcon.jpgFetzer, C., Kaefer, K., Augsten, T., Meusel, R., Kanitz, D., Stoff, T., Becker, T., Holz, C. and Baudisch, P.
Multitoe: High-Precision Interaction with Back-Projected Floors Based on High-Resolution Multi-Touch Input.
In Proc. UIST 2010, 209-218. 

 

September 7: Gave the opening keynote at MobileHCI 2010

 

August: Our group moved into the great new Main Building of Hasso Plattner Institute. More space, especially with the wonderful all-new Multi Display Lab.

 

July 25: Presented Lumino at Siggraph Emerging Technologies in LA. Photos of our master student Torsten Becker working with Lumino also made it into the main siggraph web pages.

 

June: Christian Holz, PhD student in our group is off to intern with Andy Wilson at Microsoft Research in Redmond.

 

April 13: Multitoe made it into Popular Science, the New Scientist, Engadget, and thousands of other news venues

 

April 9: Undergrad Konstantin Kaefer presents a workshop paper on Multitoe at the CHI 2010 workshop on Natural User Interfaces

 

April 7: We are off to the CHI 2010 Conference in Atlanta to present these three papers, including a CHI 2010 Best Paper Award.

http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/lumino.jpgBaudisch, P. Becker, T, and Rudeck, F.
Lumino: Tangible Blocks for Tabletop Computers Based on 
Glass Fiber Bundles.
 http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/bestpapericons/CHIBestPaperAward16px.gif CHI 2010 BEST PAPER AWARD
In Proc. CHI 2010, 10 pages. 
 
http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/ridgepad.jpgHolz, C. and Baudisch, P.
The Generalized Perceived Input Point Model and How to Double Touch Accuracy by Extracting Fingerprints.
In Proc. CHI 2010, 581–590.

 

 

http://www.patrickbaudisch.com/publications/projectlogos/touchprojector.jpg

Boring, S., Baur, D., Butz, A., Gustafson, S., and Baudisch, P.
Touch Projector: Mobile Interaction Through Video.
 In Proc. CHI 201010 pages. 

  

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