- Route Charlemagne
- Aixplorer (internal sites) see also my blog on this!
- Design Patterns for location-based games: Thesis (in progress) by my student Christoph Will
- WS 2008/2009: Designing Interactive Systems
- SS 2009: Proseminar: Mensch-Maschine Interaktion
- WS 2009/2010: Designing Interactive Systems
- WS 2010/2011: Designing Interactive Systems
- SS 2011: BSc-Lab: Multimodal Media Madness
- WS 2011/2012: MSc-Lab: The Media Computing Project, see also iCatch for the result
I am currently most interested in the following aspects of mobile guides (see Aixplorer):
- Merging indoor and outdoor tracking
- Enhancing the social activity, i.e. support the group experience through the guide system (technically and conceptually).
- Locative gaming
I hope to be able to investigate these matters in detail once the AIXplorer platform is technically at a stage that allows quickly implementing relevant prototypes and run experiments on a large scale with real users.
Other than that I hope to get my hands on a prototyping kit for flexible displays (or a means to disassemble one to build it into a custom device) to further research into bendable device interaction.
- Gero Herkenrath. Designing Location-Based Games. PhD Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, April 2016.
- 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.
- Malte Weiss, Gero Herkenrath and Lucas Braun. Text Entry on Interactive Tabletops Using Transparent Physical Keyboards. In CHI 2012 Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods,May 2012.
- Martin Wermers, Gero Herkenrath and Jan Borchers. GroupAixplorer: An Interactive Mobile Guide for Small Groups. In CHI '11: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 2011.
- Gero Herkenrath. Deformable User Interfaces - An Explorative Study of Malleable Input Devices in Mobile Applications. Master's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University,May 2008.
- 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, ACM Press, Florence, Italy, April 2008.
- Stefan Hafeneger, Malte Weiss, Gero Herkenrath and Jan Borchers. PocketTable: Mobile Devices as Multi-Touch Controllers for Tabletop Application Development. In Extended Abstracts of Tabletop '08, pages 39–40,2008.