Sophie Stellmach receives Dr.-Walter-Seipp award for her dissertation

Sophie Stellmach, former member and PhD student at the Interactive Media Lab Dresden, received the prestigious Dr.-Walter-Seipp award of the TU Dresden and the Commerzbank Endowment on May 26th. The award was presented for her outstanding dissertation Gaze-supported Multimodal Interaction. “In her dissertation, Sophie Stellmach researches how human vision can be combined with other modalities to control future computers. Her work was received very well internationally and significantly contributed to the establishment of a new form of human-computer interaction.”, the jury comments. We congratulate her on this admirable achievement. Find some impressions of this event in our photo gallery.
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Invited Talk with Prof. Jussi Ängeslevä

On Friday, May 23, Prof. Jussi Ängeslevä (Berlin Unversity of the Art) will visit us to give a presentation about the exciting topic Programming Material – Computational Design in Encoding Meaning to Physical Sculptures. Everybody is welcome to attend the talk at 1:00 pm in the lecture room INF 1004 (Ratszimmer).

CHI 2014 in Toronto

The largest conference on human-computer interaction, the ACM CHI, took place in Toronto from April 28th to May 2nd with this year’s slogan “One of a CHInd”. The Interactive Media Lab Dresden was also involved as Martin Spindler, Ulrike Kister and former student Martin Schüssler presented a full paper and an interactivity (photo gallery). Both Martins gave a talk about their research on Pinch Drag Flick vs. Spatial Input: Rethinking Zoom & Pan on Mobile Displays. In this paper, we compared traditional multitouch navigation on mobile devices with spatial movements for pan and zoom. Additionally, the application could be experienced as an interactive demo called Move Your Phone: Spatial Input-based Document Zoom & Pan on Mobile Displays Revisited. For this they brought a whole setup of cameras and tripods to Canada. Ulrike and Martin Spindler were also student volunteers who supported conference organization.

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