Ulrike Kister defended her dissertation on May 8, 2018 as another very successful PhD student of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden. Her topic Interactive Visualization Lenses addresses the support of data exploration for multiple users at wall-sized displays with the help of configurable analysis tools. She combines aspects of the two research fields human-computer interaction and information visualization. We are very happy that Petra Isenberg from AVIZ research group (Inria) agreed to act as external reviewer for this thesis. After her great defense, the entire Interactive Media Lab and guests celebrated at a nice restaurant near the Loschwitz Bridge. Some impressions of the great day can be found in our small photo gallery.

We congratulate Ulrike Kister on her great dissertation and wish her all the best for her future endeavors.


Selected publications of Ulrike’s dissertation

  • Interactive Lenses for Visualization: An Extended Survey.

    Tominski, C.; Gladisch, S.; Kister, U.; Dachselt, R.; Schumann, H.;

    In Computer Graphics Forum (Volume 36).173-200,2017.10.1111/cgf.12871

    @article{Tominski2017_CGF,
       author = {Christian Tominski and Stefan Gladisch and Ulrike Kister and Raimund Dachselt and Heidrun Schumann},
       title = {Interactive Lenses for Visualization: An Extended Survey},
       journal = {Computer Graphics Forum},
       volume = {36},
       year = {2017},
       month = {9},
       isbn = {1467-8659},
       pages = {173--200},
       numpages = {28},
       doi = {10.1111/cgf.12871},
       url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12871},
       keywords = {Visualization, interaction, magic lenses}
    }

  • @article{Kister2017_grasp,
       author = {Ulrike Kister and Konstantin Klamka and Christian Tominski and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {GraSp: Combining Spatially-aware Mobile Devices and a Display Wall for Graph Visualization and Interaction},
       journal = {Computer Graphics Forum, 36},
       volume = {36},
       year = {2017},
       month = {6},
       isbn = {1467-8659},
       pages = {503--514},
       numpages = {9},
       doi = {10.1111/cgf.13206},
       url = {https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13206}
    }

  • MultiLens: Fluent Interaction with Multi-Functional Multi-Touch Lenses for Information Visualization.

    Kister, U.; Reipschläger, P.; Dachselt, R.;

    In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces.ISS '16, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.ACM,139-148,2016.10.1145/2992154.2992168

    @inproceedings{Kister2016_MultiLens,
       author = {Ulrike Kister and Patrick Reipschl\"{a}ger and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {MultiLens: Fluent Interaction with Multi-Functional Multi-Touch Lenses for Information Visualization},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces},
       year = {2016},
       month = {11},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-4248-3},
       location = {Niagara Falls, ON, Canada},
       pages = {139--148},
       numpages = {10},
       doi = {10.1145/2992154.2992168},
       url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2992154.2992168},
       acmid = {2992168},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York, NY, USA},
       keywords = {Multi-touch interaction, information visualization, magic lenses, focus+context, graph exploration, graph lenses}
    }

  • BodyLenses – Embodied Magic Lenses and Personal Territories for Wall Displays.

    Kister, U.; Reipschläger, P.; Matulic, F.; Dachselt, R.;

    In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces.ITS '15, Funchal/Madeira, Portugal.ACM,117-126,2015.10.1145/2817721.2817726

    @inproceedings{Kister2015_BodyLenses,
       author = {Ulrike Kister and Patrick Reipschl\"{a}ger and Fabrice Matulic and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {BodyLenses \&\#8211; Embodied Magic Lenses and Personal Territories for Wall Displays},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces},
       year = {2015},
       month = {11},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-3899-8},
       location = {Funchal/Madeira, Portugal},
       pages = {117--126},
       numpages = {10},
       doi = {10.1145/2817721.2817726},
       url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2817721.2817726},
       acmid = {2817726},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York, NY, USA},
       keywords = {Body-centric interaction, embodied interaction, territoriality, magic lenses, proxemics}
    }

An overview of the related publications and projects is given on the corresponding project page.