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Dr. Thorsten Karrer

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Thorsten completed his PhD with distinction ("summa cum laude") on semantic navigation in digital media at the Media Computing Group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers in 2013. To find out what he did next, check out our alumni page.


I was with the group until the end of August 2015. The following table gives a short overview on who took over my responsibilities:

Personal OrchestraChristian and Philipp
ThoMoNetworking Kerstin and Marcel
ThoKalmanTracker Simon
DeliciousLabelMaker Krishna
LaTeX Thesis Templates Christian

 Projects



Navigation in Digital Media along Non-Dominant Domains

 
 

DRAGON is a direct-manipulation interaction technique for frame-accurate navigation in video scenes.

Note at CHI 2008. Received Best Note Award. Note at CHI 2012. Full paper at GI 2012.


Smart Textiles and Flexible Devices


Large-Scale Installations


Side Projects

 


Past Activities:

 Personal information:

 ACM Author-izer direct links to the digital library

ACM DL Author-ize serviceMe hates this: exploring different levels of user feedback for (usability) bug reporting
Florian Heller, Leonhard Lichtschlag, Moritz Wittenhagen, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '11 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2011
ACM DL Author-ize servicePinstripe: eyes-free continuous input on interactive clothing
Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Leonhard Lichtschlag, Florian Heller, Jan Borchers
CHI '11 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2011
ACM DL Author-ize serviceMudPad: tactile feedback for touch surfaces
Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '11 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2011
ACM DL Author-ize serviceMudPad: a tactile memory game
Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
ITS '10 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, 2010
ACM DL Author-ize serviceMudPad: tactile feedback and haptic texture overlay for touch surfaces
Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
ITS '10 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, 2010
ACM DL Author-ize servicePinstripe: eyes-free continuous input anywhere on interactive clothing
Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Florian Heller, Jan Borchers
UIST '10 Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, 
ACM DL Author-ize serviceStacksplorer: understanding dynamic program behavior
Jan-Peter Krämer, Thorsten Karrer, Jonathan Diehl, Jan Borchers
UIST '10 Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, 
ACM DL Author-ize serviceMudPad: localized tactile feedback on touch surfaces
Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
UIST '10 Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, 
ACM DL Author-ize serviceFirst-person cooking: a dual-perspective interactive kitchen counter
Sarah Mennicken, Thorsten Karrer, Peter Russell, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '10 Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2010
ACM DL Author-ize servicePocketDRAGON: a direct manipulation video navigation interface for mobile devices
Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Jan Borchers
MobileHCI '09 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 2009
ACM DL Author-ize serviceFly: a tool to author planar presentations
Leonhard Lichtschlag, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
CHI '09 Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2009
ACM DL Author-ize serviceDRAGON: a direct manipulation interface for frame-accurate in-scene video navigation
Thorsten Karrer, Malte Weiss, Eric Lee, Jan Borchers
CHI '08 Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2008
ACM DL Author-ize serviceTwend: twisting and bending as new interaction gesture in mobile devices
Gero Herkenrath, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '08 CHI '08 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2008
ACM DL Author-ize serviceFly: an organic presentation tool
David Holman, Predrag Stojadinović, Thorsten Karrer, Jan Borchers
CHI EA '06 CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2006

Full List of Publications

( denotes a major peer-reviewed publication).

    2016

  • Christian Corsten, Andreas Link, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Understanding Back-to-front Pinching for Eyes-free Mobile Touch Input.  In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '16, pages 185–189, ACM, New York, NY, USA, Sept 2016.
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  • 2015

  • Simon Voelker, Christian Cherek, Jan Thar, Thorsten Karrer, Christian Thoresen, Kjell Ivar Øvergård and Jan Borchers. PERCs: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays.  In UIST '15: Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST '15, pages 6, ACM, New York, NY, USA, November 2015.
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  • Christian Corsten, Christian Cherek, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. HaptiCase: Back-of-Device Tactile Landmarks for Eyes-Free Absolute Indirect Touch.  In CHI '15: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 2171–2180,New York, NY, USA, April 2015.
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  • 2014

  • 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.
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  • 2013

  • Jan-Peter Krämer, Thorsten Karrer, Joachim Kurz, Moritz Wittenhagen and Jan Borchers. How Tools in IDEs Shape Developers' Navigation Behavior.  In CHI '13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 3073–3082, ACM, New York, NY, USA, April 2013.
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  • Thorsten Karrer. Semantic Navigation in Digital Media. PhD Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, July 2013.
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  • 2012

  • Jan-Peter Krämer, Joachim Kurz, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Blaze.  In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2012, pages 1457–1458, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2012.
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  • Jan-Peter Krämer, Joachim Kurz, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Blaze: supporting two-phased call graph navigation in source code.  In CHI '12: Extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA '12, pages 2195–2200, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2012.
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  • Benjamin Walther-Franks, Marc Herrlich, Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen, Roland Schröder-Kroll, Rainer Malaka and Jan Borchers. Dragimation: Direct Manipulation Keyframe Timing for Performance-based Animation.  In GI '12: Proceedings of the 2012 Graphics Interface Conference, pages 101–108,Toronto, Ont., Canada, Canada, May 2012.
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  • Leonhard Lichtschlag, Thomas Hess, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Canvas Presentations in the Wild.  In CHI EA 2012: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, pages 537–540,May 2012.
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  • Leonhard Lichtschlag, Thomas Hess, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Fly: Studying Recall, Macrostructure Understanding, and User Experience of Canvas Presentations.  In CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1307–1310,May 2012.
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  • Thorsten Karrer, Moritz Wittenhagen and Jan Borchers. DragLocks: Handling Temporal Ambiguities in Direct Manipulation Video Navigation.  In CHI '12: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,May 2012.
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  • 2011

  • Yvonne Jansen, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. MudPad: Tactile Feedback for Touch Surfaces.  In CHI '11: Extended Abstracts of the twenty-ninth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, pages 323–328, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, May 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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  • Thorsten Karrer, Jan-Peter Krämer, Jonathan Diehl, Björn Hartmann and Jan Borchers. Stacksplorer: Call Graph Navigation Helps Increasing Code Maintenance Efficiency.  In UIST '11: Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pages 217–224,October 2011.
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  • 2010

  • 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, ACM, New York, NY, USA, November 2010.
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  • 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, ACM, New York, NY, USA, November 2010.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Jonathan Diehl, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Interactive System Architecture for Layered Applications.  In Interactive System Architecture Workshop, Misc, August 2010.
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  • 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, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, April 2010.
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  • 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, Misc, Atlanta, USA, April 2010.
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  • 2009

  • 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.
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  • 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, ACM Press, Boston, MA, USA, April 2009.
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  • 2008

  • 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, ACM Press, Florence, Italy, April 2008.
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  • 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.
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  • 2007

  • 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, pages 73–80,Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2007.
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  • 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, Misc, San Jose, USA, April 2007.
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  • 2006

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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, ACM, New York, NY, USA, April 2006.
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  • 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, ACM Press, Montréal, Canada, April 2006.
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  • Eric Lee, Thorsten Karrer and Jan Borchers. Toward a Framework for Interactive Systems to Conduct Digital Audio and Video Streams. In Computer Music Journal, pages 21–36, number 1, March 2006.
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  • 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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