Media Computing Group: Max Möllers

Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Max Möllers

Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Max Möllers


Research Assistant

Office location:   Room 2205
Office hours:   ~ 09:00 - 18:00. See my basic schedule.
Telephone:   +49 241 80 - 21066 (Media Computing Group), - 25490 (HumTec)
Email:   max@cs.rwth-aachen.de





I was a PhD student at Media Computing Group from September 2008 to December 2013.
I started working for Lufthansa in 2014 as an IT-Consultant.

I was conducting research on how to better capture the expressiveness of touch on a variety of interactive surfaces.

My project heritage can be found here (internal access only).


Research Projects

Touch interfaces provide great flexibility in designing an UI. However, the actual experience is often frustrating due to bad touch recognition. We saw that the relative location of the predecessor of a touch has a significant impact on the orientation and position of the touch ellipsis. We exploited this effect on an off-the-shelf touch display and showed that with only minimal preparation the touch accuracy of standard hardware can be improved allowing better recognition rates or more UI components on the same screen. (read more)

Note at CHI 2013.
3D Displays can be controlled using direct manipulation. This, however, introduces problems as the "direct" notion means that our object should stick to our fingers during interaction. However, on a viewer-centric display, head movements will also translate the object. We compared different methods to cope with these constrains. (read more)

Full Paper at ITS 2012, workshop submission at CHI 2012.
TaPS Widgets enable private spaces on Tabletops using a tangible widget. TaPS widgets do not need wearable hardware, scale well with additional users, require only low-cost hardware, and do not suffer from concurrent access conflicts. (read more)

Note at ITS 2011, alt.chi at CHI 2011
Hybrid documents ease text corpus analysis for literary scholars. Co-locating physical and digital media in one surface combines their advantages. (read more)

Full Paper at ITS 2010


Other Projects

Tabletop Tower Defense is a student project that brings classical tower defense to interactive tables. The game combines physical interaction with tangible towers and multi-touch input. (read more)



Teaching activities:

3rd Party Projects

Supervised Theses:
  • Ignacio Avellino (2013): A Framework for Inexpensive and Unobtrusive Tracking of Everyday Objects and Single-touch Detection
  • Norbert Dumont (2012): The Impact of Body Posture on Touchtable Accuracy
  • Christian Cherek (2012): Folio: Augmenting Books on Interactive Tabletops
  • Christian Corsten (2012): Co-Optjects: Instant User Interfaces Through Everyday Objects
  • Patrick Zimmer (2011): Touching Illusions - Exploring Techniques for Direct Touch Interaction on 3D Tabletop Displays
  • Torsten Sehy (2011): A Collaborative Learning Tool for Sorting Algorithms on Multitouch Tables

  • Ray Bohnenberger (2010): TaPS: Tangible Personal Spaces
  • Torsten Palm (2010): LookingThroughTime: Design Considerations for a History Augmented Tourist Handheld
  • Stephan Deininghaus (2010): An Interactive Surface for Literary Studies
  • Christian Köhler (2009): Using Mobile Phones for Sustainability in Domestic Environments

Publications

2014

Jan Borchers, Christian Corsten, Max Möllers, and Simon Voelker. Von der Fläche zur Kurve: Multi-Touch auf beliebigen Oberflächen und Objekten. In Multi-Touch: Interaktion durch Berührung, Xpert.press, chapter 17, pages 369–392. Springer Verlag, February 2014. BibTeX Entry.

2013

Maximilian Möllers. Capturing the Expressiveness of Touch: Detect, Improve, and Extend. Phd thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, December 2013. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Christian Corsten, Ignacio Avellino, Max Möllers, and Jan Borchers. Instant User Interfaces: Repurposing Everyday Objects as Input Devices. In ITS '13: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 71–80, October 2013. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Max Möllers, Norbert Dumont, Stefan Ladwig, and Jan Borchers. Improving Touch Accuracy on Large Tabletops using Predecessor and Successor. In CHI' 13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 755–758, April 2013. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2012

Max Möllers, Patrick Zimmer, and Jan Borchers. Direct Manipulation and the Third Dimension: Co-Planar Dragging on 3D Displays. In ITS '12: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces, ITS '12, pages 11–20, New York, NY, USA, Nov 2012. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Max Möllers, Patrick Zimmer, and Jan Borchers. Direct Manipulation and the Third Dimension: A Design Space for Co-Planar Dragging on 3D Displays. In CHI '12: Extended Abstracts of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, USA, May 2012. BibTeX Entry.

2011

Max Möllers, Patrick Zimmer, and Jan Borchers. TaPS Widgets: Interacting with Tangible Private Spaces. Proceedings of ITS2011, 2011. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Max Möllers, Ray Bohnenberger, Stephan Deininghaus, Patrick Zimmer, Karin Herrmann, and Jan Borchers. TaPS Widgets: tangible control over private spaces on interactive tabletops. CHI EA '11, pages 773–780, 2011. Homepage BibTeX Entry.

2010

Karin Herrmann, Max Möllers, Moritz Wittenhagen, and Stephan Deininghaus. Ein interaktiver Multitouch-Tisch als multimediale Arbeitsumgebung. In Claus Leggewie, Henning Lobin, Silke Schomburg, and Cornelius Puschmann, editors, Digitale Wissenschaft 2010, Cologne, 2010. Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW. BibTeX Entry.
Stephan Deininghaus, Max Möllers, Moritz Wittenhagen, Karin Herrmann, and Jan Borchers. Hybrid Documents Ease Text Corpus Analysis For Literary Scholars. In Proceedings of ITS 2010, 2010. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2009

Max Möllers, Moritz Wittenhagen, Karin Herrmann, and Jan Borchers. New Methods to Support Table-Based Creation Processes. In C&C '09: Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition, New York, NY, USA, 2009. ACM Press. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Max Möllers, Jonathan Diehl, Markus Jordans, and Jan Borchers. Towards Systematic Usability Verification. In CHI '09: Extended Abstracts of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, April 2009. ACM Press. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2008

Jonathan Diehl, Max Möllers, and Jan Borchers. Improving List Selection Performance with Pressure-Sensitivity on a Scroll Ring. In UIST '08: Extended Abstracts of the 21st Annual ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, October 2008. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Maximilian Möllers. Strategic Use of Corporate Venturing. Diploma thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, May 2008. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2007

Maximilian Möllers. Calibration-Free Gaze Tracking. Diploma thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, November 2007. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2006

Maximilian Möllers, Emmanuel Müller, Daniel Neider, and Leszek Seweryn. MediSign - Secure Pharmaceutic Distribution. In Informatiktage, pages 113–115, 2006. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.


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