Research

Publications

My research focuses on virtual characters, avatars, games, and mainly on the uncanny valley in human-computer interaction. In the last years, I started with investigations of the uncanny valley and self-perception of avatars in virtual reality.

2020

Audio VR: Did Video Kill the Radio Star?

Francisco Kiss, Sven Mayer, Valentin Schwind

Audio VR: Did Video Kill the Radio Star? Journal Article

Interactions, 27 (3), pp. 46–51, 2020, ISSN: 1072-5520.

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Implementation and In Situ Assessment of Contextual Privacy Policies

Anna-Marie Ortloff, Maximiliane Windl, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze

Implementation and In Situ Assessment of Contextual Privacy Policies Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference, pp. 14, Association for Computing Machinery, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2020, ISBN: 9781450369749.

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Improving Humans’ Ability to Interpret Deictic Gestures in Virtual Reality

Sven Mayer, Jens Reinhardt, Robin Schweigert, Brighten Jelke, Valentin Schwind, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze

Improving Humans’ Ability to Interpret Deictic Gestures in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2020.

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It’s Not Always Better When We’re Together: Effects of Being Accompanied in Virtual Reality

Rufat Rzayev, Florian Habler, Polina Ugnivenko, Niels Henze, Valentin Schwind

It’s Not Always Better When We’re Together: Effects of Being Accompanied in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6819-3/20/04.

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2019

#SociallyAcceptableHCI: Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies and Novel Interaction Paradigms

Marion Koelle, Ceenu George, Valentin Schwind, Daniel Perry, Yumiko Sakamoto, Khalad Hasan, Robb Mitchell, Thomas Olsson

#SociallyAcceptableHCI: Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies and Novel Interaction Paradigms Workshop

Human-Computer Interaction -- INTERACT 2019, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-030-29390-1.

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Das unheimliche Tal (Übersetzung aus dem Japanischen)

Masahiro Mori, Karl MacDorman F, Valentin Schwind

Das unheimliche Tal (Übersetzung aus dem Japanischen) Book Chapter

Konstantin Daniel Haensch, Lara Nelke, Matthias Planitzer (Ed.): pp. 212-219, Textem Verlag, Hamburg, 2019, ISBN: 978–3–86485–217–6.

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Effect of Orientation on Unistroke Touch Gestures

Sven Mayer, Valentin Schwind, Huy Viet Le, Dominik Weber, Jonas Vogelsang, Johannes Wolf, Niels Henze

Effect of Orientation on Unistroke Touch Gestures Inproceedings

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), pp. 9, ACM, Glasgow, Scotland UK, 2019.

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Effects of Smart Virtual Assistants' Gender and Language

Florian Habler, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze

Effects of Smart Virtual Assistants' Gender and Language Inproceedings

Proceedings of Mensch Und Computer 2019, pp. 469–473, ACM, Hamburg, Germany, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7198-8.

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EyePointing: A Gaze-Based Selection Technique

Robin Schweigert, Valentin Schwind, Sven Mayer

EyePointing: A Gaze-Based Selection Technique Inproceedings

Proceedings of Mensch Und Computer 2019, pp. 719–723, ACM, Hamburg, Germany, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7198-8.

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Online, VR, AR, Lab, and In-Situ: Comparison of Research Methods to Evaluate Smart Artifacts

Alexandra Voit, Sven Mayer, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze

Online, VR, AR, Lab, and In-Situ: Comparison of Research Methods to Evaluate Smart Artifacts Inproceedings

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), pp. 12, ACM, Glasgow, Scotland UK, 2019.

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Text Analysis Using Large High-Resolution Displays

Sven Mayer, Lars Lischke, Valentin Schwind, Markus Gärtner, Eric Hämmerle, Emine Turcan, Florin Rheinwald, Gustav Murawski, Jonas Kuhn, Niels Henze

Text Analysis Using Large High-Resolution Displays Inproceedings

Proceedings of Mensch Und Computer 2019, pp. 189–197, ACM, Hamburg, Germany, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7198-8.

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The Effect of Presence and Appearance of Guides in Virtual Reality Exhibitions

Rufat Rzayev, Gürkan Karaman, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze, Valentin Schwind

The Effect of Presence and Appearance of Guides in Virtual Reality Exhibitions Inproceedings

Proceedings of Mensch Und Computer 2019, pp. 11–20, ACM, Hamburg, Germany, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7198-8.

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Understanding Pointing for Workspace Tasks on Large High-Resolution Displays

Lars Lischke, Valentin Schwind, Robin Schweigert, Paweł{} Woundefinedniak W, Niels Henze

Understanding Pointing for Workspace Tasks on Large High-Resolution Displays Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Association for Computing Machinery, Pisa, Italy, 2019, ISBN: 9781450376242.

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Understanding the Social Acceptability of Mobile Devices using the Stereotype Content Model

Valentin Schwind, Niklas Deierlein, Romina Poguntke, Niels Henze

Understanding the Social Acceptability of Mobile Devices using the Stereotype Content Model Inproceedings

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), pp. 12, ACM, Glasgow, Scotland Uk, 2019.

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Understanding Visual-Haptic Integration of Avatar Hands Using a Fitts’ Law Task in Virtual Reality

Valentin Schwind, Jan Leusmann, Niels Henze

Understanding Visual-Haptic Integration of Avatar Hands Using a Fitts’ Law Task in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Mensch und Computer 2019, ACM Press, 2019.

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Using Presence Questionnaires in Virtual Reality

Valentin Schwind, Pascal Knierim, Nico Haas, Niels Henze

Using Presence Questionnaires in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), pp. 12, ACM, Glasgow, Scotland Uk, 2019.

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Utilizing the Proteus Effect to Improve Interactions using Full-Body Avatars in Virtual Reality

Martin Kocur, Niels Henze, Valentin Schwind

Utilizing the Proteus Effect to Improve Interactions using Full-Body Avatars in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Workshop on User-Embodied Interaction in Virtual Reality (UIVR) 2019, Hamburg, Germany, 2019.

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2018

Avoiding the Uncanny Valley in Virtual Character Design

Valentin Schwind, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze

Avoiding the Uncanny Valley in Virtual Character Design Journal Article

Interactions, 25 (5), pp. 45–49, 2018, ISSN: 1072-5520.

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Gender- and Age-related Differences in Designing the Characteristics of Stereotypical Virtual Faces

Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze

Gender- and Age-related Differences in Designing the Characteristics of Stereotypical Virtual Faces Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '18, ACM Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5624-4/18/10.

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I Like to Move It: Investigating the Effect of Head and Body Movement of Avatars in VR on User's Perception

Elhassan Makled, Yomna Abdelrahman, Noha Mokhtar, Valentin Schwind, Slim Abdennadher, Albrecht Schmidt

I Like to Move It: Investigating the Effect of Head and Body Movement of Avatars in VR on User's Perception Inproceedings

Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. LBW099:1–LBW099:6, ACM, Montreal QC, Canada, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5621-3.

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Implications of the Uncanny Valley of Avatars and Virtual Characters for Human-Computer Interaction

Valentin Schwind

Implications of the Uncanny Valley of Avatars and Virtual Characters for Human-Computer Interaction PhD Thesis

Dissertation, University of Stuttgart, 2018.

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NLATool: An Application for Enhanced Deep Text Understanding

Markus Gärtner, Sven Mayer, Valentin Schwind, Eric Hämmerle, Emine Turcan, Florin Rheinwald, Gustav Murawski, Lars Lischke, Jonas Kuhn

NLATool: An Application for Enhanced Deep Text Understanding Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations, pp. 4, 2018.

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On the Need for Standardized Methods to Study the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies

Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze, Jens Reinhardt, Rufat Rzayev, Niels Henze, Katrin Wolf

On the Need for Standardized Methods to Study the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies Inproceedings

CHI'18 Workshop (Un)Acceptable!?! – Re-thinking the Social Acceptability of Emerging Technologies, pp. 6, 2018.

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Physical Keyboards in Virtual Reality: Analysis of Typing Performance and Effects of Avatar Hands

Pascal Knierim, Valentin Schwind, Anna Maria Feit, Florian Nieuwenhuizen, Niels Henze

Physical Keyboards in Virtual Reality: Analysis of Typing Performance and Effects of Avatar Hands Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2018.

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The Effect of Offset Correction and Cursor on Mid-Air Pointing in Real and Virtual Environments

Sven Mayer, Valentin Schwind, Robin Schweigert, Niels Henze

The Effect of Offset Correction and Cursor on Mid-Air Pointing in Real and Virtual Environments Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2018.

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Touch with Foreign Hands: The Effect of Virtual Hand Appearance on Visual-Haptic Integration

Valentin Schwind, Lorraine Lin, Massimiliano Di Luca , Sophie Jörg, James Hillis

Touch with Foreign Hands: The Effect of Virtual Hand Appearance on Visual-Haptic Integration Inproceedings

Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '18), ACM, New York, NY, 2018.

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Up to the Fingertip: The Effect of Avatars on Mid-Air Pointing Accuracy in Virtual Reality

Valentin Schwind, Sven Mayer, Alexandre Comeau-Vermeersch, Robin Schweigert, Niels Henze

Up to the Fingertip: The Effect of Avatars on Mid-Air Pointing Accuracy in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '18, ACM Press 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5624-4/18/10.

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Virtual Reality on the Go? A Study on Social Acceptance of VR Glasses

Valentin Schwind, Jens Reinhardt, Rufat Rzayev, Niels Henze, Katrin Wolf

Virtual Reality on the Go? A Study on Social Acceptance of VR Glasses Inproceedings

Adjunct proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, ACM Press, 2018, ISBN: 9781450359412.

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2017

“These are not my hands!”: Effect of Gender on the Perception of Avatar Hands in Virtual Reality

Valentin Schwind, Pascal Knierim, Cagri Tasci, Patrick Franczak, Nico Haas, Niels Henze

“These are not my hands!”: Effect of Gender on the Perception of Avatar Hands in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2017, (Honorable Mention Award).

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“Where's Pinky?”: The Effects of a Reduced Number of Fingers in Virtual Reality

Valentin Schwind, Pascal Knierim, Lews Chuang, Niels Henze

“Where's Pinky?”: The Effects of a Reduced Number of Fingers in Virtual Reality Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), ACM, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4503-4898-0.

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Design and Evaluation of a Computer-Actuated Mouse

Francisco Kiss, Valentin Schwind, Stefan Schneegass, Niels Henze

Design and Evaluation of a Computer-Actuated Mouse Inproceedings

16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2017), ACM Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5378-6.

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FaceMaker - A Procedural Face Generator to Foster Character Design Research

Valentin Schwind, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze

FaceMaker - A Procedural Face Generator to Foster Character Design Research Book Chapter

Oliver Korn, Newton Lee (Ed.): Game Dynamics: Best Practices in Procedural and Dynamic Game Content Generation, pp. 95-113, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-53088-8.

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Improving Software-Reduced Touchscreen Latency

Niels Henze, Sven Mayer, Huy Viet Le, Valentin Schwind

Improving Software-Reduced Touchscreen Latency Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Association for Computing Machinery, Vienna, Austria, 2017, ISBN: 9781450350754.

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Is there an Uncanny Valley of Virtual Animals? A Quantitative and Qualitative Investigation

Valentin Schwind, Katharina Leicht, Solveigh Jäger, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze

Is there an Uncanny Valley of Virtual Animals? A Quantitative and Qualitative Investigation Journal Article

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 111C , pp. 49–61, 2017, ISSN: 10715819.

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PredicTouch: A System to Reduce Touchscreen Latency using Neural Networks and Inertial Measurement Units

Huy Viet Le, Valentin Schwind, Philipp Göttlich, Niels Henze

PredicTouch: A System to Reduce Touchscreen Latency using Neural Networks and Inertial Measurement Units Inproceedings

Proceedings of the Interactive Surfaces and Spaces on ZZZ - ISS '17, pp. 230–239, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2017, ISBN: 9781450346917.

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Procedural Content Generation for Game Props? A Study on the Effects on User Experience

Oliver Korn, Michael Blatz, Adrian Rees, Jakob Schaal, Valentin Schwind, Daniel Görlich

Procedural Content Generation for Game Props? A Study on the Effects on User Experience Journal Article

Computers in Entertainment, 15 (2), pp. 1:1–1:15, 2017, ISSN: 1544-3574.

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Tactile Drones - Providing Immersive Tactile Feedback in Virtual Reality through Quadcopters

Pascal Knierim, Thomas Kosch, Valentin Schwind, Markus Funk, Francisco Kiss, Stefan Schneegass, Niels Henze

Tactile Drones - Providing Immersive Tactile Feedback in Virtual Reality through Quadcopters Inproceedings

CHI EA '17 - Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 2017, ISBN: 9781450346566.

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2016

MAGIC-Pointing on Large High-Resolution Displays

Lars Lischke, Valentin Schwind, Kai Friedrich, Albrecht Schmidt, Niels Henze

MAGIC-Pointing on Large High-Resolution Displays Inproceedings

CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 34rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, 2016, ISBN: 9781450340823.

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RSVP on the go - Implicit Reading Support on Smart Watches Through Eye Tracking

Tilman Dingler, Rufat Rzayev, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze

RSVP on the go - Implicit Reading Support on Smart Watches Through Eye Tracking Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - ISWC '16, pp. 116–119, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2016, ISBN: 9781450344609.

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The Uncanny Valley and the Importance of Eye Contact

Valentin Schwind, Solveigh Jäger

The Uncanny Valley and the Importance of Eye Contact Journal Article

i-com, 15 (1), pp. 93–104, 2016.

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2015

Accuracy of a Low-Cost 3D-printed Head-Mounted Eye Tracker

Valentin Schwind, Norman Pohl, Patrick Bader

Accuracy of a Low-Cost 3D-printed Head-Mounted Eye Tracker Inproceedings

2015.

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Determining the Characteristics of Preferred Virtual Faces Using an Avatar Generator

Valentin Schwind, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze, Oliver Korn

Determining the Characteristics of Preferred Virtual Faces Using an Avatar Generator Inproceedings

Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3466-2.

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Historical, Cultural, and Aesthetic Aspects of the Uncanny Valley

Valentin Schwind

Historical, Cultural, and Aesthetic Aspects of the Uncanny Valley Book Chapter

Catrin Misselhorn (Ed.): 122 , Chapter 5, pp. 81-107, Springer International Publishing, Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-15514-2.

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Remote Drawing on Vertical Surfaces with a Self-Actuated Display

Patrick Bader, Norman Pohl, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze, Katrin Wolf, Stefan Schneegass, Albrecht Schmidt

Remote Drawing on Vertical Surfaces with a Self-Actuated Display Inproceedings

Mensch und Computer 2015 - Tagungsband, pp. 447–450, 2015.

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Self-Actuated Displays for Vertical Surfaces

Patrick Bader, Valentin Schwind, Norman Pohl, Niels Henze, Katrin Wolf, Stefan Schneegass, Albrecht Schmidt

Self-Actuated Displays for Vertical Surfaces Inproceedings

Interact, pp. 282–299, 2015.

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The Uncanny Valley and the Importance of Eye Contact

Valentin Schwind, Solveigh Jäger

The Uncanny Valley and the Importance of Eye Contact Inproceedings

Mensch& Computer 2015 - Tagungsband, 2015, (Best Paper Award).

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TUIs in the Large: Using Paper Tangibles with Mobile Devices

Katrin Wolf, Stefan Schneegass, Niels Henze, Dominik Weber, Valentin Schwind, Pascal Knierim, Sven Mayer, Tilman Dingler, Yomna Abdelrahman, Thomas Kubitza, Markus Funk, Anja Mebus, Albrecht Schmidt

TUIs in the Large: Using Paper Tangibles with Mobile Devices Inproceedings

(Ed.): Adjunct Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (to be published), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2015.

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2014

A Mobile See-through 3D Display with Front- and Back-touch

Patrick Bader, Stefan Schneegass, Niels Henze, Valentin Schwind, Katrin Wolf

A Mobile See-through 3D Display with Front- and Back-touch Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, pp. 1063–1066, ACM, Helsinki, Finland, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2542-4.

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Design and Evaluation of a Layered Handheld 3D Display with Touch-sensitive Front and Back

Patrick Bader, Valentin Schwind, Niels Henze, Stefan Schneegass, Nora Broy, Albrecht Schmidt

Design and Evaluation of a Layered Handheld 3D Display with Touch-sensitive Front and Back Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, pp. 315–318, ACM, Helsinki, Finland, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2542-4.

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Towards Transparent Handheld See-Through Devices

Valentin Schwind, Patrick Bader, Stefan Schneegass, Katrin Wolf, Niels Henze

Towards Transparent Handheld See-Through Devices Inproceedings

Proceedings of the NordiCHI Workshop on Interactions and Applications for See-Through Technologies, 2014.

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Chairs/Committee

CHI PLAY Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction in Play (Associate Chair)
INTERACT Int. Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Associate Chair)
VRST Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2017 (Publicity Chair)
MUC Mensch und Computer 2017 (Program Committee)

Reviewer

CHI SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
AH Augmented Humans International Conference
IEEE VR IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
MobileHCI ACM Int. Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
IJHCI Int. Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
ISMAR Int. Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
EICS ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
TEI Int. Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions
VRST Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
CHI PLAY Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction in Play
IJHCS International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
ACMMM ACM Multimedia Conference
MUM International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
MUC Mensch und Computer

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