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What and Who
Title:Cross-Device Interactions and Enabling Technology
Speaker:Raoman Rädle
coming from:University of Konstanz
Speakers Bio:Roman Rädle studied computer science at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In his bachelor, he focussed on database & information systems and in particular on the design of user interfaces to query OLAP databases. In 2007, he shifted his focus to human-computer interaction and the design of post-WIMP user interfaces. Since 2010, he is a Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Group led by Harald Reiterer. He further is a member of the Ph.D. Program GK1042 "Explorative Analysis and Visualization of Large Information Spaces" of the German Research Foundation (DFG). His research interests include human-computer interaction and the design, evaluation, and implementation of multi-device and distributed user interfaces. More specifically, he focusses on spatial navigation and cross-device interactions to support epistemic activities.
Event Type:Talk
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, MMCI
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Level:Expert Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Monday, 20 June 2016
Duration:60 Minutes
Building:E1 7 - MMCI
We are witnessing a considerable growth in number and density of powerful mobile devices around us. Such devices like smartphones and tablets are our everyday companions. They often have varying capabilities and form factors that make them suitable for different tasks and contexts.  However, many of these devices lack any awareness of the presence and states of other devices. As such, while there is an enormous opportunity in combining their capabilities together in our user experiences, doing so is often tedious and lacks appropriate tool support. For this reason, cross-device interaction is yet rarely observed in everyday life and outside of research facilities.

In this talk, I will discuss low-cost technologies that enable cross-device interactions with off-the-shelf mobile devices and show their potentials. In particular, it focuses on HuddleLamp and Connichiwa. Both cope with and support fluid changes of device combinations. Ideally, such cross-device technologies facilitate socially appropriate device configurations and thus create joyful user experiences.

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