Nur Al-huda Hamdan, M.Sc.

Nur Al-huda Hamdan, M.Sc.


Research Assistant

Office location:   Room 2210
Office hours:   By appointment only. See my basic schedule.
Telephone:   +49 241 80 21059
Email:   hamdan@cs.rwth-aachen.de







I am research assistant and PhD candidate at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. I work with Jan Borchers in the Media Computing and Human-Computer Interaction Group. I have a master's degree in computer science from the same university and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from University of Jordan. My research is in the field of HCI, more specifically interactive textiles. I design, build, and evaluate textile-based interfaces as well as interactive fabrication tools to help end users develop their own versions of soft circuits.

In my (non-existing) free time I am an editor for ACM's XRDS magazine and a social media activist.










Projects

Run&Tap an empirical investigation of on-body tapping as an input technique for runners.

- Run&Tap: An Investigation of On-Body Tapping for Runners. "In ISS '17"
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Grabbing at an Angle a two-dimensional textile sensor capable of detecting folding angles using Random Forest algorithm.

- Grabbing at An Angle: Menu Selection for Fabric Interfaces. In ISWC '17

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Garbrics is a resistive textile sensor that can detect how it's being fold. Grabrics is part of a larger project Intuitex.

- Grabrics: A Foldable Two-Dimensional Textile Input Controller. In CHI '16 EA

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Physical Search is a project to develop "Google Maps" for physical objects in complex 3D containers and structures.

- Presentation Strategies for Micro-Navigation in the Physical World. In CHI '16 EA

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Mastery Interfaces is a student project to design user interfaces for teaching manual skills, the "MOOC" for craftsmanship. But unlike MOOC, we look into 3D visulaizations and holo displays to reveal hidden performance parameters (e.g., pressure profile, arm and shoulder motion) which are had to detect in video tutorials.

- We developed a workflow to capture a knife sharpening skill using the vicon system, convert motion to technical gestures, detect performance errors, and provide visual feedback.

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Conceptual Framework for Surface Manager on Interactive Tabletops is a framework to help designers map people's physical table activities to the tabletop domain.

- Conceptual Framework for Surface Manager on Interactive Tabletops. In CHI '13 EA

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A Surface Manager for Interactive Tabletops is a window system and UI toolkit developed for public interactive tabletops. Surface Manager supports multi-tasking for co-located users. It uses heuristics (location, timestamp, previous and current activity) to identify unique users and provided each with his/her own instance of the manager.

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Counter Entropy House is a multidisciplinary university project. Teams from architecture, electrical engineering, and computer science designed and built a smart house that works solely on solar energy. We participated in Solar Decathlon Europe Competition 2012 and won the 5th place.

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Publications

2017

Nur Al huda Hamdan, Ravi Kanth Kosuru, Christian Corsten, and Jan Borchers. Run&Tap: Investigation of On-Body Tapping for Runners. In ISS '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ISS Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, New York, NY, USA, Oct 2017. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Philipp Brauner, Julia van Heek, Martina Ziefle, Nur Al huda Hamdan, and Jan Borchers. Interactive FUrniTURE – Evaluation of Smart Interactive Textile Interfaces for Home Environments. In Proceedings of the 2017 ISS Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS '17, New York, NY, USA, Oct 2017. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Philipp Brauner, Julia van Heek, Anne Kathrin Schaar, Martina Ziefle, Nur Al huda Hamdan, Lukas Ossmann, Florian Heller, Jan Borchers, and Others. Towards Accepted Smart Interactive Textiles. In HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems: 4th International Conference, HCIBGO '17. Springer, May 2017. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2016

Nur Al huda Hamdan, Jeffrey Blum, Florian Heller, Ravi Kanth Kosuru, and Jan Borchers. Grabbing at an Angle: Menu Selection for Fabric Interfaces. In ISWC '16: Proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Wearable Computers, September 2016. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Florian Heller, Lukas Oßmann, Nur Al huda Hamdan, Philipp Brauner, Julia Van Heek, Klaus Scheulen, Laura Goßen, Rouven Witsch, Christian Möllering, Thomas Gries, Martina Ziefle, and Jan Borchers. Gardeene! Textile Controls for the Home Environment. In MuC '16: Mensch und Computer 2016 – Proceedings, Berlin, September 2016. De Gruyter Oldenbourg. BibTeX Entry.
Nur Al huda Hamdan, Marcel Lahaye, Christian Corsten, and Jan Borchers. Presentation Strategies for Micro-Navigation in the Physical World. In CHI '16 EA: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 3062–3068, May 2016. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Nur Al huda Hamdan, Florian Heller, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Thar, and Jan Borchers. Grabrics: A Foldable Two-Dimensional Textile Input Controller. In CHI '16 EA: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 2497–2503, May 2016. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2014

Simon Voelker, Christian Corsten, Nur Al huda Hamdan, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. An Interaction Model for Grasp-Aware Tangibles on Interactive Surfaces. In ITS '14: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 279–282, New York, NY, USA, November 2014. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Simon Voelker, Christian Corsten, Nur Al huda Hamdan, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. An Interaction Model for Touch-Aware Tangibles on Interactive Surfaces. In CHI '14: Extended Abstracts of the 2014 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2014. BibTeX Entry.

2013

Nur Al huda Hamdan, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. Conceptual Framework for Surface Manager on Interactive Tabletops. In CHI '13 EA: Extended Abstracts of 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, pages 1527–1532, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Nur Al-huda Hamdan. A Surface Manager for Interactive Tabletops. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, March 2013. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.



Thesis Students

NameTopic
Philip KindermannTBD
David Garcia OlivaresTBD
Vyacheslav KryvosheyaTBD
Tania Garcia VelascoEvaluating User Interaction with a Smart Armchair
Christian SchmidtA Wearable Unistroke Textile Touchpad (a.k.a. AlphaFabric)
Sughosh KumarSymphony of Modalities for Interaction in Augmented Reality
Urmimala MajumdarConveying Feedback in Skill Movement Acquisition
Marcel LahayeAugmented Reality in Hierarchal Micro-Navigation


Student Assistants and Interns

NameTopic
Kirill Krasnoshchokov 3DCC
Philip Kindermann 3DCC
Christian SchmidtPersonal Photonics
Lukas OssmannPersonal Photonics
Ravi Kanth KosuruIntuitex
Lovis Suchmann Personal Photonics
Jayesh Sudhir BhatA survey of 3D hand tracking techniques




Teaching

CourseSemester
Current Topics in Media Computing and HCI SS '17, SS '16, SS '15
iPhone Application ProgrammingWS '15/16
Designing Interactive Systems IWS '13/14
Lab: Media Computing Project (Bonn)SS '13, SS '14
Seminar: Post-Desktop User InterfacesSS '16

Guest lecturer in: CTHCI SS '14, iPhone WS '13/14, DISII SS '15, DISII SS '14, PDUI SS '13-17







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