Physical-Digital Affordances Group, University of Regensburg


The junior research group “Physical Affordances for Digital Media and Workflows” at the University of Regensburg is led by Dr. Raphael Wimmer. It explores how the unique affordances of physical and digital media can be combined to enhance knowledge work and workflows (more about our goals).

This project is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts and coordinated by the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt). From 2017 to 2020, the project was funded in the context of the Centre Digitisation.Bavaria (ZD.B).

The group is associated with the Institute of Information and Media, Language and Culture (I:IMSK) and the Chair of Media Informatics at the University of Regensburg.


2021-09-16: VIGITIA meets Degginger 2.0

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

2021-09-09: PDA group at Mensch und Computer 2021

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...)

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

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...)

2021-05-08: Sketchable Interaction at CHI21

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...)