Monday, 19 January 2009

No 3 ;-) Paul defends his PhD - Congratulations!

Paul Holleis defended today his PhD thesis on "Integrating Usability Models into Pervasive Application Development" in Munich - My No.3. He worked together with Matthias on the DFG project “Embedded Interaction”. Paul is now with Docomo Eurolabs in Munich. 

The set of publication Paul produced is impressive - you probably don't have time to read all of them ;-) but at least take a look at the following ones: an extension to KLM for mobile phones [1], an integrated development environment that includes usability models [2], and a explorative study in wearable computing [3]. 

In Germany we have a tradition to make a hat for the candidate. Paul's hat has items on it that insiders can interpret, including a world map with bikes, miniature TEI'07 proceedings, Birkenstock shoes, a key with a label "Amsterdam", a display, a phone, a yoyo, a control unit for vibration motors, 4 flags of town, and some context-aware plug-and-play hardware (and obviously batteries).

[1] Holleis, P., Otto, F., Hussmann, H., and Schmidt, A. 2007. Keystroke-level model for advanced mobile phone interaction. InProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (San Jose, California, USA, April 28 - May 03, 2007). CHI '07. ACM, New York, NY, 1505-1514. DOI=

[2] P. Holleis, A. Schmidt: MakeIt: Integrate User Interaction Times in the Design Process of Mobile Applications. 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive'08), Sydney, Australia, May 2008

[3] Holleis, P., Schmidt, A., Paasovaara, S., Puikkonen, A., and Häkkilä, J. 2008. Evaluating capacitive touch input on clothes. InProceedings of the 10th international Conference on Human Computer interaction with Mobile Devices and Services(Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 02 - 05, 2008). MobileHCI '08. ACM, New York, NY, 81-90. DOI=

1 comment:

safroe said...

Congrats to everyone :-)