Dipl.-Inform. Florian Heller
|Office hours:||By appointment only. See my basic schedule.|
|Telephone:||+49 241 80 - 21068|
I was a research assistant at the media computing group from 2008 to 2016. I am now working at the Expertise Center for Digital Media at UHasselt in Belgium
ResearchThe general topic of my research is "Physical Interaction with Audio".
Since the use of digital audio became popular, the interaction with media also fundamentally changed. The very direct manipulation possibilities of analog media, e.g., cutting and scrubbing, were replaced by digital manipulation. Digital media has lot of advantages like non-destructive editing or exact copies. However, especially in the case of music, direct feedback is essential for fast performance. The aim of my research is to bring the direct manipulation metaphors of analog media in the digital age.
I am a teacher of the very successful iPhone Application Programming lecture.
|The Aixplorer is a next generation audio guide for the city of Aachen (read more)|
| The audio guide for the Centre Charlemagne runs on the Aixplorer (read more)|
Note at CHI 2016
| Corona lets you revive a medieval coronation feast using spatial audio rendering (read more)|
Work in Progress at CHI 2009, Full Paper at CHI 2014, Work in Progress at MobileHCI 2014, Note at CHI 2015.
| DiskPlay simplifies in-track navigation on turntables for DJs (read more)|
Note and Interactivity at CHI 2012, Short Paper and Demo at NIME 2014.
|Me Hates This is a frustration expression system based on the sweet physicality of beating the crap out of your computer. (read more)|
Work in Progress at CHI 2011.
|Pinstripe is a textile Sensor that enables eyes-free continuous input anywhere on interactive clothing. (read more)|
Full paper at CHI 2011.
|FabriTouch is a textile touchpad integrated into everyday clothing. (read more)|
Short paper at ISWC 2014.
| PowerSocket An ambient power consumption display (read more)|
ACM Interactions 2012.
| Counter Entropy is RWTH Aachen University's Team for the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition (read more) |
Case Study at CHI 2013.
|Transporter Widgets are touch and vision transitive tangibles for capacitive touch screens. (read more)|
Work in Progress at CHI 2015
|Intuitex an intuitive textile input controller. (read more)|
Poster at MUC 2015, Late-Breaking Work at CHI 2016
- Bookla! Battons for Personal Orchestra
- Humberghaus Guide An audio guide for the Humberghaus Museum in Dingden, Germany.
- tdi.ac Organization of the "Tag der Informatik" 2013, the annual computer science graduation ceremony.
- Thomas Knott - Corona.
- Wolfgang Kluth - PowerSocket.
- Justus Lauten - DiskPlay.
- Konstantinos Tsoleridis - Counter Entropy.
- Stefan Ivanov - Pinstripe / Textipad.
- Nourhan Abdelhalim - Counter Entropy.
- Jan Thar - Pinstripe.
- Christoph Halstenbach - Bookla.
- Pierre Schoonbrood - PowerSocket.
- Sebastian Burger - DiskPlay.
- Aaron Krämer - Corona.
- Daniel Hariri - Automotive UI.
- Meiying Cheung - The Augmented Flute.
- Jayan Jevanesan - Audio Augmented Reality, Corona.
- Ilja Golland - Me Hates This.
- Mobilité et Réalité Augmentée Urbaine (April 2011, Grenoble, France) - Le banquet de Charlemagne
- Ubisense User Group Conference (Sept. 2010, Cambridge, UK) - Recreating a Medieval Coronation Feast
- Apps im Rahmen der Polizei - Informationsveranstaltung Mobile Anwendungen, Ministerium für Inneres und Kommunales NRW (November 2011, Düsseldorf, Germany).
ACM Author-Izer Links to Publications
Geo-sociograms: a method to analyze movement patterns and characterize tasks in location-based multiplayer games
Simplifying orientation measurement for mobile audio augmented reality applications
Counter entropy: visualizing power consumption in an energy+ house
DiskPlay: in-track navigation on turntables
Physical prototyping of an on-outlet power-consumption display
PowerSocket: towards on-outlet power consumption visualization
|Florian Heller, Konstantinos Tsoleridis, and Jan Borchers. Counter Entropy: Visualizing Power Consumption in an Energy+ House. In CHI '13: Extended Abstracts of the 2013 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2013. .|
|Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Corona: Audio Augmented Reality in Historic Sites. In Marco de Sa, Elizabeth F. Churchill, and Katherine Isbister, editors, MobileHCI 2011 Workshop on Mobile Augmented Reality: Design Issues and Opportunities, pages 51–54, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2011. .|
|Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. PowerSocket: Towards On-Outlet Power Consumption Visualization. In CHI '11: Extended Abstracts of the CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1981–1986, 2011. .|
|Florian Heller, Leonhard Lichtschlag, Moritz Wittenhagen, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. Me Hates This: Exploring Different Levels of User Feedback for (Usability) Bug Reporting. In CHI '11: Extended Abstracts of the CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1357–1362, 2011. .|
|Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Leonhard Lichtschlag, Florian Heller, and Jan Borchers. Pinstripe: Eyes-free Continuous Input on Interactive Clothing. In CHI '11: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1313–1322, Vancouver, Canada, May 2011. ACM Press. .|
|Florian Heller. CORONA - Realizing an Interactive Experience in Visually Untouchable Rooms Using Continuous Virtual Audio Spaces. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen University, December 2008. .|
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