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Dr. Florian Heller

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Office Hours: 9:00-18:00

Florian completed his PhD on physical interaction with audio at the Media Computing Group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers in 2016. To find out what he did next, check out our alumni page.


 Research

The 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 to the digital age.

I am a teacher of the very successful iPhone Application Programming lecture.

Projects

aixplorer_logo_list-1.png The Aixplorer is a next generation audio guide for the city of Aachen (read more)
CC_Logo.png The audio guide for the Centre Charlemagne runs on the Aixplorer  (read more)

Note at CHI 2016
aixplorerProjectLogo-1.jpg 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_Logo_list.png DiskPlay simplifies in-track navigation on turntables for DJs (read more)

Note and Interactivity at CHI 2012, Short Paper and Demo at NIME 2014.
MeHatesThisLogo.png 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.
PinstripeLogo.png Pinstripe is a textile Sensor that enables eyes-free continuous input anywhere on interactive clothing. (read more)

Full paper at CHI 2011.
FabriTouch_Logo.png FabriTouch is a textile touchpad integrated into everyday clothing. (read more)

Short paper at ISWC 2014.
PowerSocket_logo_list.png PowerSocket An ambient power consumption display (read more)

ACM Interactions 2012.
CounterEntropyLogo.png Counter Entropy is RWTH Aachen University's Team for the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition (read more) 

Case Study at CHI 2013.
Transporter_web.png Transporter Widgets are touch and vision transitive tangibles for capacitive touch screens.  (read more)

Work in Progress at CHI 2015
intuitex_logo.png Intuitex an intuitive textile input controller.  (read more)

Poster at MUC 2015, Late-Breaking Work at CHI 2016

 Other Projects

 Tutorials

 Student Theses

 Invited Talks

  • 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

ACM DL Author-ize serviceSimplifying orientation measurement for mobile audio augmented reality applications
Florian Heller, Aaron Krämer, Jan Borchers
CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2014
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCounter entropy: visualizing power consumption in an energy+ house
Florian Heller, Konstantinos Tsoleridis, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2013
ACM DL Author-ize serviceDiskPlay: in-track navigation on turntables
Florian Heller, Jan Borchers
CHI '12 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2012
ACM DL Author-ize servicePowerSocket: towards on-outlet power consumption visualization
Florian Heller, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011

Full List of Publications

    2018

  • Jan Thar, Sophy Stoenner, Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. YAWN: Yet Another Wearable Toolkit.  In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC '18, pages 232–233, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2018.
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  • Florian Heller, Jan Thar, Dennis Lewandowski, Mirko Hartmann, Pierre Schoonbrood, Sophy Stoenner, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers. CutCAD - An Open-source Tool to Design 3D Objects in 2D.  In DIS '18: Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS '18, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2018.
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  • 2017

  • Jan Thar, Florian Heller, Sophy Stoenner and Jan Borchers. HapticToolkit: Easily Integrate and Control Vibration Motor Arrays for Wearables.  In ISWC '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pages 249–253,September 2017.
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  • Florian Heller, Irene Meiying Cheung Ruiz and Jan Borchers. An Augmented Flute for Beginners.  In NIME '17: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017.
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  • 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.
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  • 2016

  • Florian Heller. Natural Interaction with Audio Playback: Tapping Physical Skills.Dissertationen / HCI Center der RWTH Aachen, Apprimus,  PhD Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, November 2016.
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  • 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.
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  • Florian Heller, Jayan Jevanesan, Pascal Dietrich and Jan Borchers. Where Are We? Evaluating the Current Rendering Fidelity of Mobile Audio Augmented Reality Systems.  In MobileHCI '16: Proceedings of the the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services,September 2016.
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  • Florian Heller, Lukas Oßmann, Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Philipp Brauner, Julia Van Heek, Klaus Scheulen, Laura Goßen, Rouven Witsch, Christian M"ollering, Thomas Gries, Martina Ziefle and Jan Borchers. Gardeene! Textile Controls for the Home Environment.  In MuC '16: Mensch und Computer 2016 – Proceedings, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Berlin, September 2016.
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  • Philipp Wacker, Kerstin Kreutz, Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Maps and Location: Acceptance of Modern Interaction Techniques for Audio Guides.  In CHI '16: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1067–1071, ACM, New York, NY, USA, May 2016.
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  • Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Florian Heller, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Thar and Jan Borchers. Grabrics: A Foldable Two-Dimensional Textile Input Controller.  In Extended Abstracts of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA '16, pages 2497–2503,May 2016.
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  • 2015

  • Florian Heller, Hyun-Young Kriz Lee, Philipp Brauner, Thomas Gries, Martina Ziefle and Jan Borchers. An Intuitive Textile Input Controller.  In MuC '15: Mensch und Computer 2015 – Proceedings, pages 263–266, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Berlin, September 2015.
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  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Physical Interaction with Audio.  In CHI '15 Workshop on Collaborating with Intelligent Machines,April 2015.
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  • 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.
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  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. AudioScope: Smartphones as Directional Microphones in Mobile Audio Augmented Reality Systems.  In CHI '15: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 949–952, ACM, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Apr 2015.
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  • 2014

  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. AudioTorch: Using a Smartphone as Directional Microphone in Virtual Audio Spaces.  In MobileHCI '14: Extended Abstracts of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services, pages 483–488,September 2014.
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  • Florian Heller, Stefan Ivanov, Chat Wacharamanotham and Jan Borchers. FabriTouch: Exploring Flexible Touch Input on Textiles.  In ISWC '14: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pages 59–62,September 2014.
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  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Visualizing Song Structure on Timecode Vinyls.  In NIME '14: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, pages 66–69,June 2014.
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  • Florian Heller. CORONA: Audio AR for historic sites. In AR[t] - Magazine about Augmented Reality, art and technology, pages 80–85,May 2014.
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  • Gero Herkenrath, Carl Huch, Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Geo-Sociograms: A Method to Analyze Movement Patterns and Characterize Tasks in Location-Based Multiplayer Games.  In CHI '14: Extended Abstracts of the 2014 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,April 2014.
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  • Florian Heller, Aaron Krämer and Jan Borchers. Simplifying Orientation Measurement for Mobile Audio Augmented Reality Applications.  In CHI '14: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 615–624,Apr 2014.
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  • 2013

  • 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.
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  • 2012

  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Diskplay: In-Track Navigation on Turntables.  In CHI '12: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,May 2012.
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  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Physical prototyping of an on-outlet power-consumption display. In interactions, pages 14–17, ACM, New York, NY, USA, Jan 2012.
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  • 2011

  • Florian Heller and Jan Borchers. Corona: Audio Augmented Reality in Historic Sites.  In MobileHCI 2011 Workshop on Mobile Augmented Reality: Design Issues and Opportunities, pages 51-54,Stockholm, Sweden, August 2011.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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, ACM Press, Vancouver, Canada, May 2011.
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  • 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.
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  • 2009

  • Florian Heller, Thomas Knott, Malte Weiss and Jan Borchers. Multi-User Interaction in Virtual Audio Spaces.  In CHI EA '09: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, pages 4489–4494, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
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  • 2008

  • 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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