Dipl.-Inform. Simon Voelker

Dipl.-Inform. Simon Voelker


Research Assistant

Office location:   Room 2204
Office hours:   On appointment. See my basic schedule.
Telephone:   +49 241 80 - 21058
Email:   voelker@cs.rwth-aachen.de
Citations:   Google Scholar





Research Publications Teaching




I am a PhD student and research assistant at the Media Computing Group. My research is in the area of interactive tabletops and tangible interfaces.

Master / Bachelor Theses

Talk to me if you are interested in working on a project dealing with the interactive tabletops or tangible interfaces. Feel free to present your own ideas if you have any, or ask for topics I currently offer.


Research Projects

An Interaction Model for Grasp-Aware Tangibles on Interactive Surfaces: Tangibles on interactive surfaces enable users to physically manipulate digital content by placing, manipulating, or removing a tangible object. However, the information whether and how a user grasps these objects has not been mapped out for tangibles on interactive surfaces so far. Based on Buxton’s Three-State Model for graphical input, this paer present an interaction model that describes input on tangibles that are aware of the user’s grasp. (read more)

Note at ITS 2014
Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets (PUCs) are simple physical widgets the can be detected by an unmodified capacitive touch screen without being touched by a user. They can be used on most existing projected-capacitive displays. (read more)

Note and demo at ITS 2013 and demo at UIST 2013
Indirect Touch is a multitouch system in which users indirectly manipulate objects on the vertical screen by with touches on the horizontal screen. This interaction improves ergonomics of interactions over an extended period by reducing gorilla arm (vertical screen) and stiff neck (horizontal screen). (read more)

Full paper at CHI 2013
Understanding Flicking on Curved Surfaces: In this paper we analyzed how people execute flicking gestures and explored what types of error they make and derived a first model to predict these errors . (read more)

Full paper at CHI 2012.
Dynamic Portals is a light-weight touch-based technique that allows to transfer virtual objects to distant locations on an interactive tabletop. (read more)

Note at ITS 2011. Received Best Note Award.
FingerFlux is a haptic output technique that provides near-surface haptic feedback on interactive tabletops. It combines an electromagnetic display with a permanent magnet attached to the user's index finger. (read more)

Paper and demo at UIST 2011.
BendDesk is an interactive desk environment that merges a vertical and a horizontal display with a curve. The entire surface is touch sensitive and supports direct manipulation of digital objects. (read more)

Full paper and demo at ITS 2010.

Teaching

SemesterCourse
SS 2015 PDUI Seminar
Lecture TA
WS 2014/15 iPhone Programming
Lecture TA
SS 2014 PDUI Seminar
Lecture TA
WS 2013/2014Programmierung für Alle (Java)
Lecture TA
SS 2013 Mulit Media Madness Project
Lab tutor, with René Bohne
WS 2012/13Designing Interactive Systems I
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Christian Corsten and Chat Wacharamanotham
SS 2012 Mulit Media Madness Project
Lab tutor, with Jan-Peter Krämer and René Bohne
WS 2011/12 Designing Interactive Systems I
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Chat Wacharamanotham


Other Involvements

Abend der offenen Tür / Open House Night
MACS: Maritime Control Systems of the Future

Publications

An arrow marks a major peer-reviewed archival publication.

2015

Simon Voelker, Andrii Matviienko, Johannes Schöning, and Jan Borchers. Combining Direct and Indirect Touch Input for Interactive Desktop Workspaces using Gaze Input. In Proceedings of the 3Nd ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (to appear), SUI '15, New York, NY, USA, August 2015. ACM. BibTeX Entry.
Florian Heller, Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. Transporters: Vision & Touch Transitive Widgets for Capacitive Screens. In CHI '15: Extended Abstracts of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1603–1608, April 2015. 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.
Kosuke Nakajima, Yuichi Itoh, Simon Voelker, Christian Thoresen, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. PUCs: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets on Unmodified Multi-touch Displays. In Proc. IPSJ Interaction '14: Proceedings of the Conference on Information Processing Society of Japan, pages 108–113. Information Processing Society of Japan, 2014. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
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

Simon Voelker, Kosuke Nakajima, Christian Thoresen, Yuichi Itoh, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. PUCs Demo: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets on Unmodified Multi-touch Displays. In UIST EA '13: Extended Abstracts of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pages 1–2, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Simon Voelker, Kosuke Nakajima, Christian Thoresen, Yuichi Itoh, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. PUCs Demo: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets. In ITS EA '13: Extended Abstracts of the ITS '13: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 325–328, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Simon Voelker, Kosuke Nakajima, Christian Thoresen, Yuichi Itoh, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. PUCs: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets on Unmodified Multi-touch Displays. In ITS '13: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 101–104, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Fabian Hennecke, Simon Voelker, Maximilian Schenk, Hauke Schaper, Jan Borchers, and Andreas Butz. Simplifying Remote Collaboration Through Spatial Mirroring. In INTERACT '13: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT '13, pages 624–631. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. Homepage BibTeX Entry.
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.
Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. An Evaluation of State Switching Methods for Indirect Touch Systems. In CHI '13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 745–754, New York, NY, USA, April 2013. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Fabian Hennecke, Simon Voelker, Maximilian Schenk, Hauke Schaper, Jan Borchers, and Andreas Butz. PerspectiveTable: Blending Physical and Virtual Collaborative Workspaces. In Workshop on Blending Interaction, Paris, France, April 2013. BibTeX Entry.

2012

Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, Lei Wang, and Jan Borchers. Understanding Flicking on Curved Surfaces. In CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '12, pages 189–198, New York, NY, USA, 2012. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2011

Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. Dynamic Portals: A Lightweight Metaphor for Fast Object Transfer on Interactive Surfaces. In ITS '11: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 158–161, New York, NY, USA, 2011. ACM Press. ITS 2011 Best Note Award, PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. FingerFlux: Near-surface Haptic Feedback on Tabletops. In UIST '11: Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, pages 615–620, New York, NY, USA, 2011. ACM Press. PDF Document Movie BibTeX Entry.

2010

Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, and Jan Borchers. BendDesk: Dragging Across the Curve. In ITS '10: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 1–10, New York, NY, USA, November 2010. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. The BendDesk Demo - Multi-touch on a Curved Display. In ITS '10: Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, page 317, New York, NY, USA, November 2010. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Simon Voelker. BendDesk: Seamless Integration of Horizontal and Vertical Multi-Touch Surfaces in Desk Environments. Diploma thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Jun 2010. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2009

Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. BendDesk: Seamless Integration of Horizontal and Vertical Multi-Touch Surfaces in Desk Environments. In Adjunct Proceedings ITS ’09. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2009. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.


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