Hans-Christian Jetter

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We introduce "Facet-Streams", a hybrid interactive surface for co-located collaborative product search on a tabletop. Facet-Streams combines techniques of information visualization with tangible and multi-touch interaction to materialize collaborative search on a tabletop. It harnesses the expressive power of facets and Boolean logic without exposing users(More)
We introduce Blended Interaction, a new conceptual framework that helps to explain when users perceive user interfaces as “natural” or not. Based on recent findings from embodied cognition and cognitive linguistics, Blended Interaction provides a novel and more accurate description of the nature of human–computer interaction (HCI). In particular, it(More)
Cross-device interaction between multiple mobile devices is a popular field of research in HCI. However, the appropriate design of this interaction is still an open question, with competing approaches such as spatially-aware vs. spatially-agnostic techniques. In this paper, we present the results of a two-phase user study that explores this design space: In(More)
We present a proof-of-concept of a mobile navigational aid that uses the Microsoft Kinect and optical marker tracking to help visually impaired people find their way inside buildings. The system is the result of a student project and is entirely based on low-cost hardand software. It provides continuous vibrotactile feedback on the person's waist, to give(More)
We present HuddleLamp, a desk lamp with an integrated RGB-D camera that precisely tracks the movements and positions of mobile displays and hands on a table. This enables a new breed of spatially-aware multi-user and multi-device applications for around-the-table collaboration without an interactive tabletop. At any time, users can add or remove displays(More)
Today’s highly competitive mass markets of interactive products have led to a new perception of product quality by the users and providers of information technology. This new perception goes far beyond the concepts of pure functionality or usability, which are traditionally promoted by software engineering or HCI research. It also incorporates hard-to-grasp(More)
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Recent findings from <i>Embodied Cognition</i> reveal strong effects of arm and hand movement on spatial memory. This suggests that input devices may have a far greater influence on users' cognition and users' ability to master a system than we typically believe -- especially for spatial <i>panning</i> or <i>zooming &amp; panning</i> user interfaces. We(More)
In this paper we introduce the novel user interface paradigm ZOIL (Zoomable Object-Oriented Information Landscape). ZOIL is aimed at unifying all types of local and remote information items with their connected functionality and with their mutual relations in a single visual workspace as a replacement of today’s desktop metaphor. This workspace can serve as(More)
Despite typically receiving little emphasis in visualization research, interaction in visualization is the catalyst for the user’s dialogue with the data, and, ultimately, the user’s actual understanding and insight into these data. There are many possible reasons for this skewed balance between the visual and interactive aspects of a visualization. One(More)