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End of 2005 I got a Computer Science Diploma from the University of Bremen. Afterwards i moved to England to work in the quality assurance department of a global concern. Since 2007 I am working on my Ph. D. within the graduate school "Advances in Digital Media" and the "Digital Media" department of Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka.
In 2009 I took a break from my resaerch activities and worked as an IT-Consultant on a projekt outside the university context.
The working title of my Ph. D. thesis is "Motion-based Interaction with Mobile Devices".
I am working on answering the question: "How does a one-handed, motion-based controll could be designed to allow that it:
- is easely learned or better can be used intuitively (good affordance),
- has low mental and phisical demands and
- can be used with ease while it is effective an efficient.
With this goal in mind I dedicate my efforts on mobile software development (Windows Mobile, Android) and user studies about this topic. Further information about my work can be found on the MarbleControl website.
Walther-Franks, B., Schwarten, L., Teichert, L., Krause, M. and Herrlich, M. (2008). User Detection for a Multi-touch Table via Proximity Sensors. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.
Krause, M., Herrlich, M., Schwarten, L., Teichert, J. and Walther-Franks, B. (2008). Multitouch Motion Capturing. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.
Herrlich, M., Krause, M., Schwarten, L., Teichert, J. and Walther-Franks, B. (2008). Multitouch Interface Metaphors for 3D Modeling. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.
Schwarten, L., Walther-Franks, B., Grimmer, C. & Feige, S. (2008). A Comparison of Motion and Keypad Interaction for Fine Manipulation on Mobile Devices. In: Omar Abuelmaatti & David England (ed.), Proceedings of HCI 2008 (Volume 2), S. 93-96. Liverpool, UK: The British Computer Society. [PDF herunterladen]