Martin Christof Kindsmüller

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In this paper we present a general definition of the concept 'intuitive use of user interfaces' on the basis of our current interdisciplinary work. 'Intuitive use' is regarded as a characteristic of human-machine systems. It refers to a special kind of interaction process between users and technical systems that use the users' intuition. The main part of(More)
After a short introduction to our concept of intuitive use of user interfaces we would like to invite the interdisci-plinary CHI community to discuss at least two impor-tant issues, namely: How does intuitive use and aes-thetics relate? And, does physicality enable intuitive use? In the following, we present some provoking the-ses to trigger the discussion(More)
Es ist sicherlich nicht ausschließlich ein Phänomen der heutigen Zeit, wenn Benutzer technischer Systeme sich wünschen, diese auf Anhieb richtig benutzen zu können. Doch die Vielfalt und die Komplexität technischer Einrichtungen, mit denen Men-schen in den Industriegesellschaften konfrontiert werden, war nie so groß wie heute. Daher ist es verständlich,(More)
In this paper we present myPIM -- a graphical information management system that provides user workflow requirements in research and teaching/learning context mainly by providing a user's bookmark archive, file archive and the possibility to exchange information with colleagues. The massive growth of online information continually increases in complexity(More)
This paper outlines our current research program in the fields of ambient intelligence and context-aware computing and the tools we are building to accomplish this research program. From a discussion of our conception of mental models in the domain of ambient context-aware computer systems we derive hypotheses which we intend to test empirically. A modular(More)
Nicht immer wird einem das Glück zuteil, den " Best Session " Publikumspreis auf der Mensch und Computer UPA Konfe-renz zu gewinnen und nicht immer hat man danach noch einmal die Chance, das Gesagte zu präzisieren, zu überarbei-ten und zu ergänzen. Dieser Artikel be-schäftigt sich mit dem Thema " Intuitivität von Interfaces " , schlägt eine Definition des(More)
This short reflection paper is addressing the challenges of using SocialWare for personal knowledge management (PKM). Starting point is a critical discussion of the constitutive terms and concepts of PKM and SocialWare. This paper argues for a clear distinction between data, information and knowledge and presents some lessons learned from following this(More)