Mensch und Computer 2023 (2023-09-06)

PDA was part of the MuC again, the annual German flagship conference on Human-Computer-Interaction and Usability. (more...)


Best Short Paper Award for CoShare at MuC '23 (2023-09-05)

CoShare: a Multi-Pointer Collaborative Screen Sharing Tool received the Best Short Paper award at MuC '23, the annual German flagship conference on Human-Computer-Interaction and Usability. (more...)


MIT Global Startup Labs at University of Regensburg (2023-06-28)

During July, a team from MIT will support Media Informatics students in developing the skills needed to found a successful startup. We will host the team at TechBase. (more...)


Poster Presentation at WIDS'23 (2023-05-25)

Nicole Schönwerth and Tina Emmert presented their master's research project “How Do Users Like Their Tangibles? — An Exploration of Interaction Techniques for Data Transfer with Everyday Objects” as a poster at the Women in Data Science conference at the University of Regensburg. (more...)


Raphael Wimmer awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2022 (2023-04-28)

One of 15 Bavarian educators who received this prize for extraordinary effort and results in teaching in higher education. (more...)


Measuring the Latency of Graphics Frameworks on X11-Based Systems (2023-04-24)

Andreas Schmid presents Late Breaking Work on the latency of graphics frameworks at CHI 2023 in Hamburg. (more...)


BMBF meeting Human-Technology Interaction (2022-11-22)

We presented the progress of the VIGITIA project and our current prototypes of interactive tabletop applications at the final meeting of the BMBF program “Innovation and Technology Partnerships for Human-Technology Interaction: Intelligent, Connected Objects for Everyday Life” at Berlin Open Lab. (more...)


Ongoing cooperation with Industrial Design students at OTH Regenburg (2022-11-11)

Last Friday we welcomed a new group of students taking the elective course “Pleasing Objects” of the Industrial Design program at OTH Regensburg together with their lecturer Katharina Scheidig at our VR4 lab. (more...)


Workshop at Code Week Bayern together with Philipp Rümmer (2022-10-29)

Raphael Wimmer will be supporting Philipp Rümmer in organizing the programming workshop Rätsel lösen mit dem Computer: Experimente mit Constraintprogrammierung during Code Week Bayern. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger 4.0 - Recap (2022-10-05)

We are looking back on an exciting and insightful week at the Culture and Creative Center Degginger. (more...)


A hand is a hand is a hand is a table? - Talk at the 8th conference of the DGEKW section "Digitazation in Everyday Life" (2022-09-16)

Sarah Thanner gave a talk with the title A hand is a hand is a hand is a table? On the (re)configuration of future choreographies at the 8th conference of the section Digitization in Everyday Life of the German Association of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies (DGEKW) Digital Futures in the Making: Imaginaries, Politics, and Materialities at University of Hamburg. (more...)


Visit by mayor Getrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer (2022-09-15)

As our rental agreement at the Techbase Regensburg was renewed, we got a visit by the mayor of Regensburg, Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer. (more...)


Mensch und Computer 2022 (2022-09-07)

At this year´s Mensch und Computer conference, Andreas Schmid and Vitus Maierhöfer organized the 15th workshop Be-greifbare Interaktion. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger 4.0 (2022-08-29)

The pop-up-science exhibition “VIGITIA meets Degginger” enters its fourth round. (more...)


DotTrack at SIGGRAPH'22 (2022-08-11)

At the SIGGRAPH'22 conference, Andreas Schmid presented the paper Determining the Orientation of Low Resolution Images of a De-Bruijn Tracking Pattern with a CNN as a virtual poster. (more...)


Visit by mayor Christian Moser (Deggendorf) (2022-08-04)

The mayor of Deggendorf, Christian Moser, visited our Lab VR4 where we presented some demos. (more...)


Open Labs Day at MINT-Labs Regensburg (2022-07-15)

On 15.07.2022 we were represented with some demos at the Open Labs Day of the MINT-Labs Regensburg. (more...)


Visit by district president Walter Jonas (2022-05-24)

Walter Jonas, the district president of the Bavarian Upper Palatinate district (Oberpfalz), visited our VR4 Lab where we presented several demos. (more...)


Visit by Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder (2022-05-05)

We presented current and upcoming research. (more...)


Annotation Extraction at CHI'22 (2022-04-27)

Andreas Schmid presented the paper Extracting Handwritten Annotations from Printed Documents Via Infrared Scanning as a virtual poster at the CHI'22 conference. (more...)


Talk at the 43rd congress of the German Association of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies (2022-04-06)

In the beginning of April Sarah Thanner together with Libuše Hannah Vepřek gave a talk on the becoming of human-technology relationships (German title: Imaginieren – Intraagieren – Rekonfigurieren: Mensch-Technologie-Relationen im Werden) at the 43rd congress "Time. On the temporality of culture" of the German Association of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies (DGEKW), organised by the Chair of Comparative European Ethnology at the University of Regensburg. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger 3.0 - Recap (2022-03-31)

We are looking back on an exciting and insightful week of our pop-up science exhibition at the creative center Degginger. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger 3.0 (2022-03-09)

The pop-up-science exhibition “VIGITIA meets Degginger” enters its third round. (more...)


Virtual Networking Meeting Human-Technology Interaction (2021-11-24)

The VIGITIA project presents its project progress at the networking meeting of the BMBF funding program “Human-Technology Interaction”. (more...)


"Graph-based Development of Curricula and Courses" (Lightning Talk at U:FF '21) (2021-11-02)

On 2. November 2021, Raphael Wimmer gave a Lightning Talk on “Graph-based Development of Curricula and Courses” at the University:Future Festival '21. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger 2.0 – Recap (2021-10-15)

We are looking back on an exciting and insightful week of our pop-up science exhibition at the creative center Degginger. (more...)


Discussing Digital Transformation and the Workplace at bidt-Konferenz 2021 (2021-10-13)

Raphael Wimmer participated in a great panel and said some smart things. (more...)


Project Showreel 10/2021 (2021-10-11)

Check out our showreel of recent and upcoming projects. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger 2.0 (2021-09-16)

Hands-on research: The pop-up science exhibition “VIGITIA meets Degginger” enters its second round. (more...)


PDA group at Mensch und Computer 2021 (2021-09-09)

We presented our projects ScreenshotMatcher (Short Paper, Demo) and DotTrack (Demo) at the Mensch und Computer 2021 conference. ScreenshotMatcher was awarded with an honorable mention award! Further information on can be found on the ScreenshotMatcher and DotTrack project page. (more...)


New results of the ongoing cooperation with Industrial Design Students from OTH Regensburg (2021-07-08)

The second semester of the VIGITIA projects ongoing collaboration brought forth new exiting ideas for use cases as well as interaction design. (more...)


Workshop „Methodologies for code in ethnographic research. From theory to practice” (2021-07-03)

Together with members of the “Code in Ethnography” working group Rebecca Carlson (Toyo University), Ruth Dorothea Eggel (University of Bonn), Lina Franken (University of Vechta) und Libuše Hannah Vepřek (LMU Munich), Sarah Thanner organized a workshop on Methodologies for code in ethnographic research. (more...)


Workshop: Methodologies for code in ethnographic research. From theory to practice (2021-06-11)

Together with colleagues from LMU Munich, University of Bonn and Toyo University Sarah Thanner is co-organizing a workshop that discusses ethnographic methods for researching computer code. The workshop will take place on July 2nd and July 3rd. Further information can be found on the website of the commission Digitalisierung im Alltag (Digitalization in everyday life). (more...)


Sketchable Interaction at CHI21 (2021-05-08)

We will present our paper Sketchable Interaction: Drawing User Interfaces with Interactive Regions as an Interactivity (Demo) at CHI2021 conference. Further information can be found on the Sketchable Interaction page. (more...)


Now online: Results report "Interactive tables in everyday life" (2021-05-04)

The results report of the pop-up science exhibition “Interactive Tables in Everyday Life - Vigitia meets Degginger” (September 2020) is now online. (more...)


Now online: Results report "Table use in everyday life" (2021-05-04)

The result report of the online survey “Table use in everyday life” (06.04.2020-18.08.2020) within the VIGITIA project is now online. (more...)


PDA group at Workshop on Esports and High Performance HCI 2021 (2021-04-10)

Andreas Schmid will present a short paper on a new method for measuring end-to-end latency at the first Workshop on Esports and High Performance HCI, co-located with CHI'21. Further information on can be found on the project page. (more...)


Cooperation with Industrial Design Students from OTH Regensburg (2021-03-22)

The results of the course “Pleasing Objects”, that was offered last winter semester as part of the Industrial Design programme at the faculty of architecture at OTH Regensburg in cooperation with VIGITIA, are now being presented on a website. (more...)


DotTrack at TEI 2021 (2021-02-16)

We will present our paper Dothraki: Tracking Tangibles Atop Tabletops Through De-Bruijn Tori at TEI 2021 conference. Further information on can be found on the DotTrack project page. (more...)


Kick-off: Cooperation with the Industrial Design students at OTH Regensburg (2020-12-03)

As part of the cooperation with the elective course “Pleasing Objects” in the Industrial Design program of the Faculty of Architecture at the OTH Regensburg, we had the pleasure to welcome fourteen students together with their lecturer Katharina Scheidig to the virtual demo show and to give an insight into the current status of the VIGITIA project. (more...)


VIGITIA meets Degginger (2020-09-09)

Prototypenausstellung “Interaktive Tische im Alltag” von 14.-19.9.2020 im Degginger, Regensburg (more...)


DispLagBox at Mensch und Computer 2020 (2020-09-01)

We will present DispLagBox, a precise and easily replicable device for measuring display latency, as a short paper at Mensch und Computer 2020. (more...)


VIGITIA: Table Survey Started (2020-06-04)

We started a survey to better understand how people work at tables. (more...)


Augmented Realities put on the table - Talk at MeDiA Lab at Humboldt University of Berlin (2020-05-27)

On Wednesday, 27.5.2020, Sarah Thanner gave a talk at Media & Digital Anthropology Lab at Humboldt University of Berlin and presented her ongoing PhD research. (more...)


Evaluating workflow-specific HTML Editor (2020-05-18)

We are currently evaluating a custom, simplified HTML Editor developed for and with Technische Zentrale @UR. (more...)


VIGITIA: Workshop with Creative Professionals (2020-01-23)

The VIGITIA project presented its first prototype setup to creative professionals in the context of a workshop held at the center for creative culture Degginger in Regensburg. (more...)


VIGITIA Project Partner Meeting (2019-12-09)

The VIGITIA partners came together for a second project meeting to discuss the current status of the project and future work. (more...)


Co-Organizing the ZD.B Symposium (2019-11-28)

Our group co-organized and participated in the second ZD.B Symposium - the network congress for the ZD.B scientific initiatives. (more...)


Prekäres Essen auf smarten Tischen? - Talk at Fulda University of Applied Sciences (2019-11-21)

On Thursday, 21. November 2019, Sarah Thanner gave a talk on possibilities and challenges in digital public health and nutrition at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. (more...)


VIGITIA: Demo of first prototype (2019-10-15)

First prototype of the University of Regensburg with demo applications for the projection of cutting patterns and the “rewind” function. (more...)


Presenting our research at the 60th anniversary festivities of Infineon Regensburg (2019-09-14)

Raphael Wimmer presented past and ongoing research projects at the University of Regensburg booth. (more...)


My table - the interactive helper (2019-08-09)

Researchers at the University of Regensburg are developing interactive table surfaces to make everyday life easier. (more...)


Position paper "VIGITIA: Supporting everyday activities at tables through Projected AR" (2019-08-09)

We present the goals and methods of the VIGITIA project in a position paper. The paper will be presented at the VARECo workshop on September 8, 2019, as part of the Mensch und Computer 2019 conference. (more...)


VIGITIA: Kick-Off Meeting at University of Regensburg (2019-07-25)

On 25.07.2019, the VIGITIA partners gathered for a first joint meeting at the University of Regensburg. (more...)


Das Analoge muss ins Digitale - talk at the Regensburg University Library (2019-06-05)

On Wednesday, 05. June 2019, Raphael Wimmer will give a talk about the group's research on physical and digital affordances (event details). (more...)


Visit by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic (2019-04-25)

Tomáš Jan Podivínský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic visited our lab together with a delegation from the Regensburg Chamber of Commerce. (more...)


Erfinderworkshop am 21. und 22. Februar 2019 (2019-01-28)

Am 21./22.2.2019 organisiert die Nachwuchsgruppe den diesjährigen Erfinderworkshop der GI-Fachgruppe “Be-greifbare Interaktion” in Regensburg mit dem Schwerpunkt Tangible Blocks. (more...)


PDA Group at CHI '2018 (2018-04-21)

We will present a poster and a workshop paper at CHI 2018. (more...)


Presenting 'Files as Directories' at Salon de Refusés 2018 (2018-04-09)

On 9. April 2018, Raphael Wimmer presented initial work on using file system semantics for accessing structured data within files at the Salon de Refusés 2018. (more...)


Jürgen Hahn joins the group (2018-02-01)

Jürgen Hahn joined our group today as a PhD student. Jürgen recently finished his M.Sc. at University of Regensburg under the supervision of Bernd Ludwig. (more...)


Invited Talk at TU Dresden (2018-01-09)

Raphael Wimmer gave a talk about “Keeping the User in Control” at the Interactive Media Lab led by Raimund Dachselt at TU Dresden. Slides (PDF) (more...)


Florian Bockes joins the group (2017-10-16)

Florian Bockes joined our group today as a PhD student. Florian recently finished his M.Sc. at University of Regensburg under the supervision of Christian Wolff. (more...)


Preetha Moorthy joins the group (2017-08-16)

Preetha Moorthy joined our group today as a PhD student. Preetha recently finished her M.Sc. at Bauhaus University Weimar under the supervision of Eva Hornecker. (more...)


Invited Talk at Saarland University (2017-07-12)

Raphael Wimmer gave a talk about the state of paper and digital documents in public administration at the Human-Computer Interaction and Interactive Technologies Lab at Saarland University. We talked a little bit about e-government, prototyping techniques, and lab organization. Slides (PDF) (more...)


Invited Talk at Bauhaus-University Weimar (2017-05-17)

Raphael Wimmer gave a Research Talk about “Affordances of Paper, Public Administration, and Toolkits” at the Bauhausinteraction Colloquium at the Bauhaus-University Weimar. Slides (PDF) (more...)


Invited Talk at Media Interaction Lab (2017-04-05)

Raphael Wimmer gave a short talk about our research (and upcoming challenges) at the Media Interaction Lab in Hagenberg. Slides. (more...)