We have an exciting programme in fornt of us and we are still adding new guests.
Leading figures in the HCI area will give a practice-oriented course that will present an overview of tools and methods available to researchers in HCI. Join our school if you want to step out of your methodological comfort zone or when looking for ways to appreciate our field’s diversity.
The teachers of the summer school:
Susanne Bødker, Aarhus University
Susanne Bødker is professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Computer Science Department, University of Aarhus. Her research areas include participatory design, computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction. Her PhD thesis, Through the Interface—a Human Activity Approach to User Interface Design was an early attempt to present activity theoretical HCI to an international audience. Much of her research since can be seen as consolidation and expansion of this theoretical frame.
Erin Brady, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Erin Brady is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Her graduate work in Computer Science was completed at University of Rochester.
Before coming to IUPUI, Dr. Brady was a research assistant at University of Rochester from 2010 to 2013, and a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University from 2013 to 2015. During her graduate study, she did a professional internship at Google in Mountain View where she worked to improve the web accessibility of one of their projects, and a research internship at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore.
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology
Full Professor, head of the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology and head of the Human Computer Interaction Group, and ACM Distinguished Scientist and ACM Distinguished Speaker.
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction; Design; Computer Supported Cooperative Work; Ubiquitous Computing; Health IT.
Topic areas include people/design perspectives on: self care, health and wellbeing; reflection, motivation and social-emotional life skills; sustainability; community building and active engagement for older people; social interaction and collaboration; smart cities to live in. She also hosts a podcast series called ‘Changing Academic Life’.
Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University of Technology
Professor in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Morten is a founder and head of t2i Interaction Lab at Chalmers. Before joining Chalmers, Morten completed his PhD from ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) and had a period as associate professor at University of Bergen. In 2002, Morten Fjeld received the ETH Medal for his PhD titled “Designing for Tangible Interaction”. His research interest focus at design of tangible user interfaces, tabletop computing and cognitive modelling. Through the years, Morten gained extensive industrial experience in fluid mechanics, simulations and user interface design.
Krzysztof Gajos, Harvard University
He is a Gordon McKay professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research interests are in human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and applied machine learning. The phrase “intelligent interactive systems” describes well many of his interests: he is interested in how intelligent technologies can enable novel ways of interacting with computation, and in the new challenges that human abilities, limitations and preferences create for machine learning algorithms embedded in interactive systems. The main themes in his current research are personalized adaptive accessibility, creativity support tools, interactive machine learning, methodologies for conducting large-scale experiments with online volunteers, and crowdsourcing.
Niels Henze, University of Stuttgart
Niels Henze is assistant professor for Socio-Cognitive Systems in the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems and the SimTech Cluster for Simulation Technology at the University of Stuttgart. Beforehand he was postdoctoral researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction group at the University of Stuttgart. Niels’ research interests are mobile human-computer interaction and pervasive computing. Particularly, he is interested in large-scale studies using mobile application stores as a research tool, interlinking physical objects and digital information, and multimodal interfaces.
Jacek Kucharski, Lodz University of Technology
Jacek Kucharski graduated from Lodz University of Technology (TUL), Poland, in 1990. He received his PhD and DSc degrees in 1993 and 2004 respectively, both at the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering, TUL. The main scientific activity of prof. J. Kucharski embraces the computational intelligence methods, particularly fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic, and their applications to various industrial processes. J. Kucharski is a co-author of two books as well as an author or co-author of more than 140 scientific papers published in journals and at conferences. Since 2007 he has been working at Institute of Applied Computer Science, TUL.
Andrew L. Kun, University of New Hampshire
Andrew L. Kun was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1968. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1992, 1994, and 1997, respectively. He has been an assistant and then associate professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of New Hampshire since September 2000. Currently, a significant part of Andrew’s research is focused on driving simulator-based exploration of in-car user interfaces, and estimation methods of the drivers’ cognitive load to determine the effect of the user interface on the driving performance. In this area he is interested in speech interaction, as well as the use of visual behavior and pupil diameter measures to assess and improve the design of user interfaces.
Jennifer Marlow, FXPAL
Jennifer Marlow is currently a Research Scientist at FXPAL. She works on understanding how technology designed to support remote collaboration can facilitate social interaction, information sharing, and telepresence.
Jennifer received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, where her dissertation focused on the social dynamics of impression formation in online peer production for expertise assessment, learning, and professional development. Jennifer is also interested in designing technology to support sharing, collaboration, and awareness across time, geographic distance, and language boundaries.
Nicolai Marquardt, University College London
Nicolai Marquardt is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Computing at the University College London. At the UCL Interaction Centre he is working in the research areas of ubiquitous computing, physical user interfaces, proxemic interactions, and interactive surfaces. Nicolai received his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Calgary working with his advisor Saul Greenberg. He is a former intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge/UK and Redmond/USA and received an MSc/diplom degree in Media Systems from the Bauhaus-University Weimar. Nicolai is co-author of the book Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook (Morgan Kaufmann 2012) with Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Bill Buxton (sketchbook.cpsc.ucalgary.ca).
Orit Shaer, Wellesley College
Orit explores new human-computer interaction techniques that provide seamless interfaces between people, computers, and the physical world.
Emerging interaction styles such as tangible computing, gesture-based interfaces, and virtual reality extend beyond the desktop paradigm and offer a more natural, intuitive, and accessible form of interaction. With a broad range of application-domains, including scientific visualization, energy management, and education, these interfaces show a potential to significantly enhance the way people interact and leverage digital information. Through her research she seeks to contribute to these next generation interfaces by developing frameworks, software tools, and specification techniques that aid their design, implementation, and evaluation.
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart
Albrecht is a professor at the University of Stuttgart. His central research interests are novel user interfaces and innovative applications enabled by ubiquitous computing. Before moving to Stuttgart he was a professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, had a joined position between the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) and the University of Bonn. He completed his PhD thesis on the topic of “Ubiquitous Computing – Computing in Context” at Lancaster University. Before he became professor at the B-IT-Center, Albrecht headed the DFG-funded “Embedded Interaction Research Group” at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. Albrecht’s teaching and research interests are media informatics and the areas of user interface engineering, pervasive computing and mobile interactive systems.
Stefan Schneegaß, University of Stuttgart
Stefan Schneegass is an assistant professor for computer science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart in 2016. Since the start of his Ph.D. in 2012, he worked on several different national and international research projects and published at the major venues in human-computer interaction. Stefan holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Duisburg-Essen. During his studies, he worked as student assistant at the Pervasive Computing and User Interface Engineering group and for the DFKI Saarbrucken. His current research interest is in the area of human-computer interaction, in particular mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous interaction.
Katrin Wolf, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Katrin Wolf is a professor for Media Informatics at the Hamburg University of Applied Science in the faculty of Design, Media & Information and before she was a professor for Media Informatics at the BTK, the University of Art and Design in Berlin. She had worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Human Computer Interaction Group at the University of Stuttgart, where she worked in the meSch project on projected guidance systems and in the RECALL project on lifelogging video navigation. Katrin has lectured in computer science, interaction design as well as human-computer interaction in practical and theoretical courses for several years. Her research focus is on human-computer interaction. Particularly, she is interested in multimodal interaction, spatial interaction techniques, navigation concepts for VR and ubicomp as well as in interaction design.
Jonna Häkkilä, University of Lapland
Jonna Häkkilä is professor for Industrial Design at University of Lapland, Finland (2014-). Prior to this, she worked as a Director, User Experience (UX) and research team leader Center for Internet Excellence, University of Oulu, Finland. She is an adjunct professor in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at University of Oulu, and a co-founder of user experience design house Soul4Design. She ramped up and led UX, concepting and prototyping research teams at Nokia Research Center in 2007-2011.