Media Computing Group: Thorsten Karrer
Dr.rer.nat. Thorsten Karrer
Thorsten Karrer will be leaving the group at the end of August 2015.
The following table gives a short overview on who takes over his responsibilities in the future:
|Personal Orchestra||Christian and Philipp|
|ThoMoNetworking||Kerstin and Marcel|
|LaTeX Thesis Templates||Christian|
Navigation in Digital Media along Non-Dominant Domains
|DRAGON is a direct-manipulation interaction technique for frame-accurate navigation in video scenes. (read more)|
Note at CHI 2008. Received Best Note Award. Note at CHI 2012. Full paper at GI 2012.
|Fly is a novel Presentation Tool that breaks with the Slide Metaphor and assembles Information Landscapes on a 2D Plane. (read more)|
Full paper at CHI 2009. Note at CHI 2012. Case study at CHI 2012.
|Stacksplorer provides a novel way to visualize potential call stacks within a traditional IDE and allows navigation along these call stacks. (read more)|
Full paper at UIST 2011. Full paper at CHI 2013. Received Honorable Mention Award.
|PhaVoRIT is an advanced time-stretching algorithm based upon an improved phase vocoder. (read more)|
Full paper at ICMC 2006.
|Personal Orchestra lets visitors conduct the Vienna Philharmonic by controlling speed, volume, and the emphasis of different instrument sections. (read more)|
Jounal Article in the Computer Music Journal 2005.
Smart Textiles and Flexible Devices
|Pinstripe is a textile Sensor that enables eyes-free continuous Input anywhere on interactive Clothing. (read more)|
Full paper at CHI 2011.
|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.
|TWEND explores Twisting and Bending as new interaction gestures in mobile devices. (read more)|
Second place in the CHI 2008 student research competition.
|Mudpad is a multitouch screen that is enhanced with localized active haptic feedback. (read more)|
Note at ITS 2010. Received Best Note Award and Best Demo Award.
|We developed Silhouettes an interactive city-building game. A group of 16 players can construct future urban spaces by forming buildings and vegetation with the shadows of their bodies on a large projection screen. (read more)|
Silhouettes was installed inside the German-Chinese House at the World EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.
|The i10 Thesis Template can help you write your thesis in LaTeX. (read more)|
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|ThoMoNetworking Framework makes it easy to write networked applications for Mac OS X and iOS. (read more)|
Available on GitHub.
|Our Dynamic Plugin Framework for Xcode makes it easy to develop and implement Xcode plugins that can be dynamically loaded and unloaded. (read more)|
Xcode 3 only.
|iEat lets you access the menu of your favorite Aachen Mensa via your OS X menu bar. (read more)|
Available on the App Store.
|JaPeThoPageIndicator serves your needs for this kind of view on the Mac platform. No more missing this useful iOS widget. (read more)|
Comes in NSView and CALayer flavors.
|ThoMoOFFViewer (OpenGL Core Profile Tutorial) is a simple viewer for 3D models that are stored as OFF files. Its main purpose is to serve as a demo code repository for people that want to learn writing OpenGL code using the version 3.2 Core Profile as it is implemented in MacOS X 10.7 Lion. (read more)|
Also includes slides of a talk we gave at the August 2011 Cocoa Heads Aachen meeting.
|ThoKalmanTracker is an Objective-C framework that implements a simple predictive Kalman Filter algorithm. It consists of a powerful and efficient matrix class (written using BLAS and CLAPACK) providing the mathematical capabilities and the Kalman tracker class itself. (read more)|
Internal access only.
Internal access only.
- Working on a OmniGraffle Stencil file (896.72 Kb) containing some of the devices we have in the MediaSpace.
- Worked on the AirGuitar project at CSIRO TFT.
- Contact information (internal access)
ACM Author-izer direct links to the digital library
Me hates this: exploring different levels of user feedback for (usability) bug reporting
Pinstripe: eyes-free continuous input on interactive clothing
MudPad: tactile feedback for touch surfaces
MudPad: a tactile memory game
MudPad: tactile feedback and haptic texture overlay for touch surfaces
Pinstripe: eyes-free continuous input anywhere on interactive clothing
Stacksplorer: understanding dynamic program behavior
MudPad: localized tactile feedback on touch surfaces
First-person cooking: a dual-perspective interactive kitchen counter
PocketDRAGON: a direct manipulation video navigation interface for mobile devices
Fly: a tool to author planar presentations
DRAGON: a direct manipulation interface for frame-accurate in-scene video navigation
Twend: twisting and bending as new interaction gesture in mobile devices
Fly: an organic presentation tool
iSymphony: an adaptive interactive orchestral conducting system for digital audio and video streams
Full List of Publications( denotes a major peer-reviewed publication).
|Jan-Peter Krämer, Joachim Kurz, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. How live coding affects developers' coding behavior. In VL/HCC '14: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, pages 5–8, July 2014. .|
|Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. MudPad - A Tactile Memory Game. In ITS '10: Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 306–306, New York, NY, USA, November 2010. ACM. Best Demo Award, .|
|Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. MudPad: Tactile Feedback and Haptic Texture Overlay for Touch Surfaces. In ITS '10: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 11–14, New York, NY, USA, November 2010. ACM. Best ITS 2010 Note Award, .|
|Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. MudPad: Localized Tactile Feedback on Touch Surfaces. In UIST '10: Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pages 385–386, New York, NY, October 2010. .|
|Jan-Peter Krämer, Thorsten Karrer, Jonathan Diehl, and Jan Borchers. Stacksplorer: Understanding Dynamic Program Behavior. In Extended Abstracts of the ACM UIST 2010 Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, New York, NY, October 2010. .|
|Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Florian Heller, and Jan Borchers. Pinstripe: Eyes-free Continuous Input Anywhere on Interactive Clothing. In UIST '10: Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, pages 429–430, New York, NY, October 2010. .|
|Jonathan Diehl, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. Interactive System Architecture for Layered Applications. In Interactive System Architecture Workshop, August 2010. .|
|Sarah Mennicken, Thorsten Karrer, Peter Russell, and Jan Borchers. First-Person Cooking: A Dual-Perspective Interactive Kitchen Counter. In CHI '10: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 3403–3408, New York, NY, USA, April 2010. ACM Press. .|
|Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Leonhard Lichtschlag, and Jan Borchers. ExamPen: How digital pen technology can support teachers and examiners. In CHI '10: Workshop on Next Generation of HCI and Education, Atlanta, USA, April 2010. .|
|Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, and Jan Borchers. PocketDRAGON: a direct manipulation video navigation interface for mobile devices. In MobileHCI '09: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, pages 47:1–47:3. ACM, September 2009. .|
|Leonhard Lichtschlag, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. Fly: a Tool to Author Planar Presentations. In CHI 2009: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 547–556, Boston, MA, USA, April 2009. ACM Press. .|
|Gero Herkenrath, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. TWEND: Twisting and Bending as new Interaction Gesture in Mobile Devices. In Extended Abstracts of CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Florence, Italy, April 2008. ACM Press. Student Research Competition 2nd Place, .|
|Thorsten Karrer, Malte Weiss, Eric Lee, and Jan Borchers. DRAGON: A Direct Manipulation Interface for Frame-Accurate In-Scene Video Navigation. In CHI '08: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 247–250, Florence, Italy, April 2008. ACM Press. Best CHI 2008 Note Award, .|
|Eric Lee, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. An Analysis of Startup and Dynamic Latency in Phase Vocoder-Based Time-Stretching Algorithms. In ICMC '07: Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, volume 2, pages 73–80, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2007. .|
|Eric Lee, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. Improving Interfaces for Navigating Continuous Audio Timelines. In CHI '07: Workshop on Supporting Non-Professional Users in the New Media Landscape, San Jose, USA, April 2007. .|
|Thorsten Karrer, Eric Lee, and Jan Borchers. PhaVoRIT: A Phase Vocoder for Real-Time Interactive Time-Stretching. In ICMC '06: Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, pages 708–715, New Orleans, USA, November 2006. .|
|Jonathan Diehl, David Holman, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. The Associative PDA: An organic user interface for mobile personal information management. In UbiComp '06: Extended Abstracts of the 2006 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, September 2006. .|
|David Holman, Predrag Stojadinovic, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. Fly: an organic presentation tool. In CHI '06: Extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, pages 863–868, New York, NY, USA, April 2006. ACM. .|
|Eric Lee, Henning Kiel, Saskia Dedenbach, Ingo Gruell, Thorsten Karrer, Marius Wolf, and Jan Borchers. iSymphony: An Adaptive Interactive Orchestral Conducting System for Conducting Digital Audio and Video Streams. In CHI '06: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 259–262, Montréal, Canada, April 2006. ACM Press. .|
|Eric Lee, Thorsten Karrer, and Jan Borchers. Toward a Framework for Interactive Systems to Conduct Digital Audio and Video Streams. Computer Music Journal, 30(1):21–36, March 2006. The video for this article appears in the Computer Music Journal Sound and Video Anthology 29(4), 2005, .|
|Thorsten Karrer. PhaVoRIT: A Phase Vocoder for Real-Time Interactive Time-Stretching. Diploma thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, November 2005. .|
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