At this year’s ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), we will present six accepted contributions – two full papers (one Honorable Mention Award), two interactivities, one student game competition exhibit, and one workshop contribution. The ACM CHI is the biggest and most important conference in the field of human-computer interaction and will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA from April 25 to 30, 2020.

We are particularly pleased about the honorable mention award (top 5%) for our full paper Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication of Interactive Textile Prototypes. The paper is the result of a cooperation between Konstantin Klamka and Raimund Dachselt with Jürgen Steimle from the HCI Lab at Saarland University where Konstantin had a research stay of three months. Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces constitutes a new fabrication approach for creating custom textile prototypes by using a handheld ironing tool that directly transfers adhesive functional tapes and patches onto fabrics. In addition to the full paper, Konstantin will also be Demonstrating Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication of Interactive Textile Prototypes at CHI as an interactivity. Further details can be found on the project page.

Our second full paper Watch+Strap: Extending Smartwatches with Interactive StrapDisplays from Konstantin Klamka, Tom Horak and Raimund Dachselt explores how commodity smartwatches can be enhanced with interactive watchbands with embedded display and touch technologies. For such StrapDisplays, the work investigates the design space as well as synergistic interface principles and proposes a versatile research platform. Further information can be found on the project page.

The interactivity Augmented Displays: Seamlessly Extending Interactive Surfaces with Head-Mounted Augmented Reality from Patrick Reipschläger, Severin Engert, and Raimund Dachselt demonstrates how high-resolution, interactive displays can be extended using head-mounted Augmented Reality (AR). This extends the screen estate beyond the displays border. Furthermore, it enables users to interact with AR objects using natural Touch and Pen input. This combination is illustrated by two use cases: The immersive 3D modeling tool DesignAR and an architectural design tool.

The students Severin Engert, Remke Albrecht, Felix Meyer, and Constantin Amend will exhibit their project TimeBOMB: An Interactive Game Station Showcasing the History of Computer Games at the CHI Student Game Competition. TimeBOMB enables four players to experience the history of computer games by playing the classic Bomberman against each other in four different time periods. Each player has a unique visual representation of the game and input devices which are taken from the corresponding time period. More details can be found on the project page.

In addition, Wolfgang Büschel will present the workshop article “Challenges in Collaborative Immersive Visualization”, which was created together with Georg Eckert and Raimund Dachselt, in the Envisioning Future Productivity for Immersive Analytics CHI workshop.

Finally, we are also co-organizing the 2020 German HCI Party, which takes place on Wednesday evening (April 29). The German HCI party is a network event organized by over 20 German labs and universities, taking place for the fourth consecutive time.

Full Papers


Demonstration/Interactivity

  • Demonstrating Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication of Interactive Textile Prototypes

    Demonstrating Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication of Interactive Textile Prototypes.

    Klamka, K.; Dachselt, R.; Steimle, J.;

    To appear in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.CHI '20, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.ACM,2020.10.1145/3334480.3383139Links: Video Preview.

    @inproceedings{Klamka2020c,
       author = {Konstantin Klamka and Raimund Dachselt and J\"{u}rgen Steimle},
       title = {Demonstrating Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication of Interactive Textile Prototypes},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       year = {2020},
       month = {4},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-6819-3/20/04},
       location = {Honolulu, Hawaii, USA},
       numpages = {4},
       doi = {10.1145/3334480.3383139},
       publisher = {ACM}
    }

  • Augmented Displays: Seamlessly Extending Interactive Surfaces with Head-Mounted Augmented Reality

    Augmented Displays: Seamlessly Extending Interactive Surfaces with Head-Mounted Augmented Reality.

    Reipschläger, P.; Engert, S.; Dachselt, R.;

    To appear in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.CHI '20, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.ACM,2020.10.1145/3334480.3383138

    @inproceedings{Reipschlaeger2020,
       author = {Patrick Reipschl\"{a}ger and Severin Engert and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Augmented Displays: Seamlessly Extending Interactive Surfaces with Head-Mounted Augmented Reality},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       year = {2020},
       month = {4},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-6819-3/20/04},
       location = {Honolulu, Hawaii, USA},
       numpages = {4},
       doi = {10.1145/3334480.3383138},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York},
       keywords = {Augmented Reality, Interactive Surfaces, Augmented Displays, Touch+Pen Interaction, Design, 3D Modeling, Architecture, DesignAR}
    }


Student Game Competition

  • TimeBOMB: An Interactive Game Station Showcasing the History of Computer Games

    TimeBOMB: An Interactive Game Station Showcasing the History of Computer Games.

    Engert, S.; Albrecht, R.; Amend, C.; Meyer, F.;

    To appear in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.CHI '20, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.ACM,2020.10.1145/3334480.3381658

    @inproceedings{Engert2020,
       author = {Severin Engert and Remke Albrecht and Constantin Amend and Felix Meyer},
       title = {TimeBOMB: An Interactive Game Station Showcasing the History of Computer Games},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       year = {2020},
       month = {4},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-6819-3/20/04},
       location = {Honolulu, Hawaii, USA},
       numpages = {6},
       doi = {10.1145/3334480.3381658},
       url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3381658},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York}
    }