I'm a research assistant at the Media Computing Group.
I take a look at how Augmented Reality can be used to simplify the creation of digital models (e.g., for Personal Fabrication). Projects I'm involved in include interactive museum guide systems and using motion tracking for 3D modeling.
ARPen: Create digital models in mid-air You can now track a pen in 3D using just your smartphone! We have built an ARKit-based iOS app that can track a pen. We will analyze how this novel interaction technique enables users to create 3D models.
For instructions, head over to the GitHub repo
FLApp: The Future Lab Aachen App Our lab develops "FLApp", the mobile app that guides the user on a walking tour through the inner city, pointing out places of scientific discovery and innovation along the way.
Aixplorer is a mobile audio and multimedia tour guide that helps you explore Aachen's town hall and the Centre Charlemagne.
Note at CHI 2016
Personal Photonics aims to create new interaction techniques and user interfaces for photonics components, systems, and tools, to make them easier to use for makers, designers, artists, and other non-engineers, putting the photonics industry on center stage of the Open Innovation movement.
Researching ARPen interaction techniques
|SS 2019||Seminar: Post Desktop User Interfaces: Intelligent User Interfaces
|WS 2018/19||iOS Application Development
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Simon Völker
|SS 2018||Designing Interactive Systems II
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Paulina Reijsmeijer and Sebastian Hueber
|WS 2017/18||Media Computing Project
Tutor, with Christian Cherek
|WS 2017/18||iOS Application Development
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Simon Völker
|SS 2017||Designing Interactive Systems II
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Paulina Reijsmeijer
|SS 2016||Current Topics in HCI
Lecture TA and Lab tutor
|WS 2015/16||Designing Interactive Systems I
Lecture TA and Lab tutor, with Krishna Subramanian
|Donna Klamma||Evaluation of Rotation & Scaling Techniques for the ARPen||BA|
|Jan Benscheid||Making Sense of Lines: Interaction Sequences for 3D Modeling with Mid-Air Sketches||MA|
|Oliver Nowak||AR Menus: An Evaluation of Menu Interfaces in Pen-based AR Applications on Smartphones||MA|
|Felix Wehnert||ARPen—Sketching in Augmented Reality on Mobile Devices||BA|
|Adrian Wagner||Analyzing 3D Sketching Performance on Physical Objects in Augmented Reality||MA|
|Luka Raljević||Visualization of Changes in AR||MA|
|Jayan Jevanesan||Effect of Viewport Limitations on Posture in AR and VR||MA|
|Niklas Kaulitz||Influence of Holograms on Viewing Behaviour||MA|
|Pascal Zenker||HoloConnector: A framework enabling remote holographic definitions in the context of CNC Machine Simulation with Microsoft HoloLens||BA|
|Luisa Hoffmann||Eliciting User Gestures for the Interaction with a Pen-Based 3D Modeling Device||BA|
|Jan Kassel||FLApp: Bringing Augmented Reality to Mobile Tourist Guide Systems||BA|
|Kerstin Kreutz||Future Lab App, Aixplorer|
|Sebastian Hueber||Future Lab App|
|Oliver Nowak||Personal Photonics|
As a student assistant I was helping Simon Völker by working with the eye-tracker and user study software.
Thesis Supervisor: Leonhard Lichtschlag
In my thesis I looked at the effects of a canvas presentation (e.g. with Fly) on the presenter.
An arrow marks a major peer-reviewed archival publication.
- Philipp Wacker, Oliver Nowak, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers. ARPen: Mid-Air Object Manipulation Techniques for a Bimanual AR System with Pen & Smartphone. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '19, pages 619:1–619:10, ACM, New York, NY, USA, May 2019.
- Philipp Wacker, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers. Physical Guides: An Analysis of 3D Sketching Performance on Physical Objects in Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, SUI '18, pages 10, ACM, New York, NY, USA, October 2018.
- Philipp Wacker, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers. Physical Guides: An Analysis of 3D Sketching Performance on Physical Objects in Augmented Reality. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA '18, pages LBW626:1–LBW626:6, ACM, New York, NY, USA, April 2018.
- Philipp Wacker, Chat Wacharamanotham, Daniel Spelmezan, Jan Thar, David A. Sánchez, René Bohne and Jan Borchers. VibroVision: An On-Body Tactile Image Guide for the Blind. In Extended Abstracts of the CHI'16 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 3788–3791, ACM, New York, NY, USA, May 2016.
- 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.
- Leonhard Lichtschlag, Philipp Wacker, Martina Ziefle and Jan Borchers. The Presenter Experience of Canvas Presentations. In INTERACT 2015: Proceedings of the 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pages 289–297,September 2015.
- Philipp Wacker. How Does It Feel? Presenter Experience and Evaluation While Using Canvas Presentation Tools. Masters's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, October 2014.